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IanG

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Sep 27, 2004
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Saw an article today reporting that ScoMo was pleading for over 50s to get the vaccine.

Really?

You incompetent f***, we'd be getting the vaccine if you had organised the vaccination properly.

Total deflection that statement, trying to shift the blame. If he wants to see who to blame he should look in a mirror.

Yes its just misdirection. I and my wife would get it if we could (both over 50) but we can't as yet.
 

mrposhman

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Oct 6, 2013
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Really good table here showing the impact of the AZ vaccine for both a 55 year old and a 25 year old.

Clearly shows why those under 50 are being advised against taking it, but why it is still being promoted for those over 50.

For a 25 years old 11 in a million will get serious side effects from the vaccine, and 23 in a million will die from Covid, it reduces but not significantly.

For a 55 year old, 4 in a million will get serious side effects from the vaccine, but 800 in a million will die from Covid. Thats a significant difference.

 
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TT33

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Feb 17, 2004
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Yes its just misdirection. I and my wife would get it if we could (both over 50) but we can't as yet.

I got The 1st jab a couple of weeks ago, my wife had to get advice from the Doc about getting it due to an ongoing medical condition. He advised her to get it asap, the 1st available time for her was late June!!!
What an absolute cockup the Feds have made of this rollout. They were trying to blame the States (as usual, nothing's their fault) but they can't pass the buck on this at all.
 
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larabee

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According to news this morning you can. But when and where who knows.
according to the Aust Govt Dept of Health website, we can't.

also, according to the news, the "State and territory leaders reached an in-principle agreement to bring forward the vaccination of Australians over 50 years of age"
doesn't mean over 50s can go out and get it today, even if there were enough doses to go around


it truly is a *smile* show
 
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TT33

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Media hysteria about blood clots has caused further consternation about being vaccinated. How many people have actually died from the AZ vaccine side affects, as far as I can see only 1 in Australia & she had other health issues.
There would be far more deaths if another outbreak occurred, than people dying from the vaccine. You've got more chance of dying in a car accident than from the vaccine.
Again the media have caused a lot of unnecessary worry for people with their sensationalist carrying on.
 
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Al Bundy

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Aug 27, 2003
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Yes its just misdirection. I and my wife would get it if we could (both over 50) but we can't as yet.
Book myself in next week into a clinic. Only had to wait a week. I delayed it so I can get a letter from my GP with the meds I take for them for the paperwork. Maybe ring around.
 

Redford

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Dec 18, 2002
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Book myself in next week into a clinic. Only had to wait a week. I delayed it so I can get a letter from my GP with the meds I take for them for the paperwork. Maybe ring around.

Just use your prescriptions as evidence. (A heap of GP's aren't even validating anything anyway.)
 
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Althom

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I dunno. I suspect it's more to do with the fact this ***'ed up Federal Government hasn't put any process and technology in place for the GP's to record and validate anything via.
It should just be a matter of flashing your Medicare card. Goes into the Vaccinations record on your My Health record but the problem is most GP's don't want a bar of the My Health setup.
 

Redford

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Then people wonder why when they pitch up for their 2nd injection they can't get it.
Havent personally heard of 2nd injections being problematic. Thought that the limited supply - the real issue - still accounted for the 2nd dose quantities that are needed regardless. If it didn’t, then that would make hundreds of thousands of first dose recipients redundant for purpose, and put the whole country truly at “base camp zero.”
 

Althom

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Jul 23, 2016
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Havent personally heard of 2nd injections being problematic. Thought that the limited supply - the real issue - still accounted for the 2nd dose quantities that are needed regardless. If it didn’t, then that would make hundreds of thousands of first dose recipients redundant for purpose, and put the whole country truly at “base camp zero.”

There's been several reports of people pitching up for their 2nd and being told no because there's no record of their first.
 

Althom

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Jul 23, 2016
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Who wants Government Mu#$##&#&#$ having easier access to their medical history? I sure know I don't.
Unfortunately the vaccinations are supposed to be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register which you can access via My Gov or via the Medicare Express app but in order to access it via the Medicare Express App you have to have Medicare linked to your My Gov account.
IMO it's a not so subtle way to force everyone onto My Gov.
 
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