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Who is talking about setting up in a cowshed?  There are plenty of nice, warm venues large enough to do this on the IOM without OTT adaptations.  

It was quite revealing when at one of the briefings last week he spent quite a while explaining how the IOM's clinicians had debated whether to extend the period between doses, and it was a consensus

Always something to moan about.  Can’t you just be grateful that you live here and not, virtually, anywhere else in the world.  Last time I looked the UK/CI/IOM were streets ahead of the rest of the w

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I'm struggling to see the obsession with who is or isn't winning a theoretical race. Its a global thing and until the world has been done then it doesn't really matter who gets it or when.

It reduces significantly the number of cases where death or intensive medical intervention is needed. It is thought to reduce transmission too. Aside from that, it doesn't prevent you catching it and as its still a notifiable disease, self-isolation remains a requirement and consequently there would still be pressure on both workers and workplaces.

Cohort one will all have had J1 by 19 April IIRC.

 

 

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Vaccinations are taking place this week at our pop-up clinic for adults over the age of 18 who use the DHSC’s Learning Disability Day or Respite services, or those of its partner organisations.

The clinic is located at the Greenfield Park/Tall Trees complex on the Noble’s Hospital site.

Spaces are still available if parents and carers of adults with learning disabilities still need to book them in to receive their first Covid-19 vaccination.

Appointments for this clinic cannot be booked through 111 – they should be made directly with the Learning Disability Service. The team can be contacted on 698326 or 685102 between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.

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11 minutes ago, piebaps said:

I'm struggling to see the obsession with who is or isn't winning a theoretical race. Its a global thing and until the world has been done then it doesn't really matter who gets it or when.

It reduces significantly the number of cases where death or intensive medical intervention is needed. It is thought to reduce transmission too. Aside from that, it doesn't prevent you catching it and as its still a notifiable disease, self-isolation remains a requirement and consequently there would still be pressure on both workers and workplaces.

Cohort one will all have had J1 by 19 April IIRC.

 

 

I agree, insofar as I couldn’t care less as to whether we are ahead or behind any other country, or ‘our good friends in the Channel Islands’. 
From a more self-centred perspective though, the sooner me, my family, my friends and everyone else on the IOM is protected, the better. There are people behind the numbers - and in a sense we are all in a race against Covid. I’d like to get the jab before Covid catches up with me. 

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Fair play SB. I should add I've had my J1 so I'm alright jack which my explain my sudden relaxed view:D

On that note, St Georges Day is fast approaching, better go and find my flag.

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37 minutes ago, piebaps said:

I'm struggling to see the obsession with who is or isn't winning a theoretical race. Its a global thing and until the world has been done then it doesn't really matter who gets it or when.

It reduces significantly the number of cases where death or intensive medical intervention is needed. It is thought to reduce transmission too. Aside from that, it doesn't prevent you catching it and as its still a notifiable disease, self-isolation remains a requirement and consequently there would still be pressure on both workers and workplaces.

Cohort one will all have had J1 by 19 April IIRC.

 

 

I thought it stopped any infection at all in 70% of people and prevents serious infection or death in the remainder.

Therefore, if that is true then it is highly significant in the war on infection rates and therefore rapid vaccination is not a nice to have. It's essential. 

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1 hour ago, StrangeBrew said:

From a more self-centred perspective though, the sooner me, my family, my friends and everyone else on the IOM is protected, the better. There are people behind the numbers - and in a sense we are all in a race against Covid. I’d like to get the jab before Covid catches up with me. 

I think it's also about honesty.  While, if you listened carefully to Quayle and Ashford, they only mentioned that they would be increasing vaccinations for two weeks to start with, they clearly gave the impression that they would be 'ramping up' over a longer period because they wanted to give a good news story.  Hence all the pointless wily-waving about whether we are doing 'better' than Jersey/Guernsey/the UK/wherever.

But people are going to get annoyed when they then revert back to the previous pattern, without explanation.  As with everything else PR seems more important than the science involved, but they're not really even good at the PR.

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1 minute ago, Gladys said:

Getting mine tomorrow; at my age, I am grateful. 

Same here. Quite a few of us apparently. I’ll carry a rolled up Times under my left arm. 

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2 hours ago, Gladys said:

Getting mine tomorrow; at my age, I am grateful. 

 

2 hours ago, The Old Git said:

Same here. Quite a few of us apparently. I’ll carry a rolled up Times under my left arm. 

Both at the secret Marine Drive hub???

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5 minutes ago, wrighty said:

 

Both at the secret Marine Drive hub???

You know the one, Wrighty, up in Pigeon Stream car park, the one with the skirting boards. 

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You can't miss it, there's a load of coastguard walters standing on the cliff edge shouting for Fido (which is not a euphemism but could easily be). 

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