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Covid Vaccine Priority

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by SamA, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. SamA

    SamA Type 2 · Member

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    Does anyone know where Diabetics will feature in the priorities ? Is any type of D considered a health issue ?

    Who is making representation on behalf of Ds in the policy definition ?

    S
     
  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Everything is still up in the air until further information is received. The interim list of priorities is age based.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...e-on-priority-groups-for-covid-19-vaccination


    This interim ranking of priorities is a combination of clinical risk stratification and an age-based approach, which should optimise both targeting and deliverability. A provisional ranking of prioritisation for persons at-risk is set out below:

    1. older adults’ resident in a care home and care home workers1
    2. all those 80 years of age and over and health and social care workers1
    3. all those 75 years of age and over
    4. all those 70 years of age and over
    5. all those 65 years of age and over
    6. high-risk adults under 65 years of age
    7. moderate-risk adults under 65 years of age
    8. all those 60 years of age and over
    9. all those 55 years of age and over
    10. all those 50 years of age and over
    11. rest of the population (priority to be determined)2
    The prioritisation could change substantially if the first available vaccines were not considered suitable for, or effective in, older adults.
     
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  3. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I believe under 65 and with diabetes (not shielded) puts into level 7. From what I have read, if you were forcibly shielded (and under 65) then you are a 6

    Most diabetics I don’t believe were classed as clinically vulnerable

    Believe still open for debate as certain ethnic groups have been found to be at higher risk but haven’t been put higher in the chart
     
  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    If anyone wants my place in the queue you're welcome to it.
    I'll be right at the back behind the bike sheds.
     
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  5. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    And having had Covid19 I can think of nothing worse than being injected with more of the stuff. If having the virus didn't make me immune for long how the **** is a vaccine going to help?
     
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  6. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  7. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You are assuming the vaccine contains the virus, which it doesn't.
     
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  8. hankjam

    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Nifty bit of mRNA kit.
     
  9. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I just saw on the news, first in line 'the elderly' but no actual age was given.
     
  10. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    According to Dr John Campbell the immunity from having Covid is short but the immunity from vaccination could even be 10 years. I'll take that (with both hands).
     
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  11. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    It is scary that people who refuse to be vaccinated could ruin the whole project for everyone (including the NHS). I don't think frontline workers should have to risk their lives to care for patients who have not done their best to protect themselves.
     
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  12. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    How exactly?

    If/when you've had your vaccine you'll (allegedly) be fine.

    When I don't have mine then I'll be at risk which is exactly as it should be.
     
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  13. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    But we don't actually know what is in the vaccine, meaning the virus it's self. It wont be available until stringent tests are done. it normally it takes 4 stages and up to 10 years for a vaccine to be used. For me, I would take it. Like most medicines, it may not be effective for all, with possible side affects too.
    For me, two injections, 3 weeks apart is nothing compared to being in ICU so critically ill, it is something I wouldn't want anyone or their families to go through.
    I wish you well :)
     
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  14. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    People do have the right to decline a vaccine, it's their choice, personally, I feel it's a bad one
     
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  15. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone catching Covid risks passing it on to others, especially if they need hospital care. The main point of vaccination is not to protect the individual vaccinated. That can never be done 100%. It is to lower the risks for the whole community. If, unvaccinated, you catch Covid, will you accept to isolate at home alone however ill you may become and die there alone if need be?
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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  17. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I'll certainly isolate if ill.
    As to whether I should die at home.. I think I've paid quite enough into the NHS to receive treatment thanks.. just like all the drunk drivers, injured rugby players and everyone else who could be considered to be the agent of their own problem.
    However with decent metabolic health why should I be any more susceptible?
    I think you need to consider exactly what you are suggesting before going too far down the path you seem to be on.
     
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  18. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Then what exactly is the main point of vaccination?
     
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  19. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    See my post #2
     
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  20. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    ££££s?
     
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