One of the newscasters just got her shot, and said that they would have kept her 15 mins., but because she had a bad reaction to a vaccine in the past, they gave her a special sticker on her clothes, and kept her for 30 mins.
Yes, that's good advise from the Dr. From what I'm reading, it's not so much that the mrna versions of the vaccine *prevent* people from getting the disease, but that the outcomes are far better if you do catch it. I know that they wanted a preventative, but it's not turning out that way.
Also, I've noticed that with all of the vaccines given, numbers of cases are going back up.
So far, the explanation is that the variants are out-pacing the original virus. That's a big problem, and the percentage of each vaccine's efficacy is going down when faced with various variants.
They are already working on new tweaks to the current vaccines, hoping that they will be effective against some of them, or, at least, more effective if they already offer some protection.
I'm sorry that Ds has had trouble getting his. As a person with health conditions, and a veteran, I had hoped that he'd have had an easy time getting it.
They have said that the vaccine should become available to all groups, not just elderly, essential workers, etc. in the next few weeks.
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