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On 6/3/2021 at 2:10 AM, Ghostsof1915 said:

Canada is the beautiful stallion that no one bets on, is slow out of the gate, but does amazing in the final stretch. 

But Trudeau has no clue what he is doing...... :rolleyes:

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Got my second dose booked.  I was on the CEV list that got letters April 6th, but had to wait till May 16th to get my vaccine, as I had to stop taking a medication for a time period.

 

But looks like I am getting invited for the second dose with the CEV crowd,  I can book today if I wanted, which seems odd since its only been 20 days.

 

I wanted to go to the drive through and its first date is June 27 so I will do that, 6 weeks between doses.  

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5 minutes ago, stawns said:

interesting story about my second dose on wednesday night

 

much like my first dose, I got a text from a work colleague, who is good friends with the guy who runs the clinic for Interior Health in Vernon, who said "if you can make it down, there's one left waiting for you thst expires at 7:30.  It was 7:10, so I grabbed my stuff and headed out to the clinic.  Halfway there she sends me an address.......I google map it and it's a house.  The next text says "it's weird, but go".  

 

I pull into a culdesac and go up to the door and the wife answers and the first words out of her mouth are "I know this is sketchy, but it's legit, it's not some back alley vaccine.  i go out to their pool deck and the guy is there with a cooler and medical equipment.  I feel better because he's the guy who took my info for my first shot.  I guess the clinic closes at 5 and they had doses left over that would have been thrown out, but he convinced interior health to let him take them home and find arms to put them in.

 

Both my doses ended up being the last dose of the day, from ones tghat would have been discarded otherwise

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50 minutes ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

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That's how I felt!  Ultimately that was very open minded of interior health as several people got shots that would have been thrown out otherwise.  I was glad I recognized the guy, that's for sure

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2 hours ago, BCNeil said:

Got my second dose booked.  I was on the CEV list that got letters April 6th, but had to wait till May 16th to get my vaccine, as I had to stop taking a medication for a time period.

 

But looks like I am getting invited for the second dose with the CEV crowd,  I can book today if I wanted, which seems odd since its only been 20 days.

 

I wanted to go to the drive through and its first date is June 27 so I will do that, 6 weeks between doses.  

At the risk of causing some confusion:   I phoned the BC Vaccine hotline (1-833-838-2323) and was told that I should have a minimum eight weeks between my first and second Pfizer shots.

 

The lady I spoke to said that if I had less than eight weeks when I showed up for my second shot I would probably be told to go home and rebook.

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2 hours ago, stawns said:

interesting story about my second dose on wednesday night

 

much like my first dose, I got a text from a work colleague, who is good friends with the guy who runs the clinic for Interior Health in Vernon, who said "if you can make it down, there's one left waiting for you thst expires at 7:30.  It was 7:10, so I grabbed my stuff and headed out to the clinic.  Halfway there she sends me an address.......I google map it and it's a house.  The next text says "it's weird, but go".  

 

I pull into a culdesac and go up to the door and the wife answers and the first words out of her mouth are "I know this is sketchy, but it's legit, it's not some back alley vaccine.  i go out to their pool deck and the guy is there with a cooler and medical equipment.  I feel better because he's the guy who took my info for my first shot.  I guess the clinic closes at 5 and they had doses left over that would have been thrown out, but he convinced interior health to let him take them home and find arms to put them in.

 

Both my doses ended up being the last dose of the day, from ones tghat would have been discarded otherwise

That is quite the story, I believe you but that sure does seem sketchy...especially considering how IH just let a worker take vaccines home in the hopes that he would find people who meet the criteria to get the jab. Either way, congrats on getting the 2nd dose. You have quite the story to tell for many years now

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4 hours ago, UnkNuk said:

At the risk of causing some confusion:   I phoned the BC Vaccine hotline (1-833-838-2323) and was told that I should have a minimum eight weeks between my first and second Pfizer shots.

 

The lady I spoke to said that if I had less than eight weeks when I showed up for my second shot I would probably be told to go home and rebook.

I was about 7-8, but it wasn't a booked shot.  Pfizer themselves said 3-4 didn't they?

 

https://www.pfizer.ca/statement-pfizer-position-dosing-intervals-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine

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5 minutes ago, stawns said:

I was about 7-8, but it wasn't a booked shot.  Pfizer themselves said 3-4 didn't they?

 

https://www.pfizer.ca/statement-pfizer-position-dosing-intervals-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine


When my wife and I got our Pfizer shots we were told the second would be in 16 weeks. As we were walking out I said 20 bucks says that now that there are more doses available there will soon be an announcement that the interval will be shortened considerably. IMHO the dosage interval laid out by the government has always been more about supply availability than the optimum efficacy. I do believe that Pfizer originally said 3 weeks.

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Just now, 4petesake said:


When my wife and I got our Pfizer shots we were told the second would be in 16 weeks. As we were walking out I said 20 bucks says that now that there are more doses available there will soon be an announcement that the interval will be shortened considerably. IMHO the dosage interval laid out by the government has always been more about supply availability than the optimum efficacy. I do believe that Pfizer originally said 3 weeks.

my gf just got a text that they have extra doses today.  She got AZ for the first and this will be pfizer, but it's been about 6 weeks, so she's not sure if it's too soon

 

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3 weeks is due to the clinical trials protocols that the companies stuck to.  They use this value as part of their consumer dosage interval because if the end-user chooses to follow a different interval, they can reduce their liability.

 

8 weeks for our provincial government's interval is purely based on supply considerations, and the need to appear "fair" (ie. to prevent queue-jumping for 2nd doses).

 

As long as the dosage intervals fall within the manufacturers' 3 weeks and NACI's stated 16 weeks, it's probably ok.  Heck, they even bumped expiring AZ dozes to now expire a month later than the label - go figure!  :picard:

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added link to CBC article on Health Canada's unilateral expiry extension on expiring AZ doses
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3 hours ago, stawns said:

I was about 7-8, but it wasn't a booked shot.  Pfizer themselves said 3-4 didn't they?

 

https://www.pfizer.ca/statement-pfizer-position-dosing-intervals-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine

I believe it was.

 

But the point of my post was that, from what the lady I spoke to told me, if you book your appointment for a second shot on a date that is less than eight weeks from your first shot, there may be a risk that you'll be refused service at the vaccination clinic when you show up and be told to re-book.  

 

Which would be a nuisance. 

 

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13 hours ago, UnkNuk said:

I believe it was.

 

But the point of my post was that, from what the lady I spoke to told me, if you book your appointment for a second shot on a date that is less than eight weeks from your first shot, there may be a risk that you'll be refused service at the vaccination clinic when you show up and be told to re-book.  

 

Which would be a nuisance. 

 

Or, you just wait for the 8 weeks...like the rest of us. We have been dealing with Covid for 18 months almost, surely people can wait 8 weeks in between jab 1 & 2

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1 hour ago, Canuckster86 said:

Or, you just wait for the 8 weeks...like the rest of us. We have been dealing with Covid for 18 months almost, surely people can wait 8 weeks in between jab 1 & 2

Yes, of course.

 

The point of my post was to give a (hopefully helpful) heads up about booking your second shot.

 

Again:  IF you receive your second dose  email/text notice from the BC Vaccination folks you MAY find that you seem to be able to book, online, an early vaccination date ie one that is less than eight weeks from your first dose.

 

Be careful about doing that because you MAY find that when you go for your second shot they refuse to give it to you and you'll have to re-book. 

 

But perhaps everyone here already knew about the eight week waiting period.  I didn't, until I phoned the Vaccine hotline and the lady there explained the situation as I outlined in my earlier post. 

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The fear now is that the Indian Variant B 1.617 may outpace and overtake the current vaccine rollout and effectiveness.    Too bad so many travelers were allowed in from there for over a year when it was confirmed early on that nearly every flight from India had at least one positive case on board let alone the many who were caught with fake / fraudulent negative test reports they bought on line to try and fool enforcement efforts.  (What kind of humans would stoop so low and get on a plane with covid and/or fake test result documents and jeopardize others?) 

The Government knew about this for awhile and was too slow to clamp down on that and now that variant is taking hold in few pockets in our country (mainly Brampton and Surrey) and spreading much more easily.   Hopefully that can be contained or we'll likely see a fourth wave in about 2 months like the U.K. is starting to see with this same variant.  Fingers crossed !

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