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8 hours ago, 47of74 said:

One thing I wish states would do would be to give people the option to have a sticker placed on their drivers licenses and print new licenses with some sort of symbol that indicates a person is fully vaccinated.  Same with the Federal government and passports.  I don't see the vaccine cards lasting too long if people have to carry them everywhere.  Having them on licenses and passports would be better because those documents are a lot more durable than vaccine cards.  Of course with covidiots like Reynolds, Abbott, DeSatan, Noem and so on that's a lot easier said than done.   (Note I said option.  I'm not down with making it mandatory). 

I do wonder if it will become like yellow fever vaccination for a while in that you need to show evidence of vaccination to enter/get a visa for certain places. 

I am happy because NZ and Australia have come to an agreement to allow cross-Ditch travel, so quite a few friends will be able to go and see family without needing to quarantine soon. 

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I just got a plastic sleeve for my vaccine card and put it in the place I keep my passport. I'm not laminating it in case we need to get boosters for a few years.  I did stop by Krispy Kreme as there's one where I live for the free donut on the way home from the vaccination site although it's not something I would do every day even though it's the offer. About a full day after I got the second Moderna, I got the body aches which I say are just like when you've overdone it during a workout. I did feel my body temperature go up, but it's not high enough to be considered a fever. I'm sure I'll be fine tomorrow, as I've been drinking plenty of water and rested today.

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Staples and I think Office Depot (look for a coupon for the latter I think) will laminate your vax card for free after the second dose.

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On 4/6/2021 at 6:50 PM, 47of74 said:

One thing I wish states would do would be to give people the option to have a sticker placed on their drivers licenses and print new licenses with some sort of symbol that indicates a person is fully vaccinated.  Same with the Federal government and passports.  I don't see the vaccine cards lasting too long if people have to carry them everywhere.  Having them on licenses and passports would be better because those documents are a lot more durable than vaccine cards.  Of course with covidiots like Reynolds, Abbott, DeSatan, Noem and so on that's a lot easier said than done.   (Note I said option.  I'm not down with making it mandatory). 

Yeah, I can see that being nice - my yellow card is kept in my passport wallet and very rarely handled but it's still starting to get that "old card stock" softness to it and feels fragile. Right now I have my vaccine card in there with it. With all the RFID stuff passports have it seems like travel vaccine records could be linked to that electronically - what I have now is handwritten scrawls with a grungy ancient-looking date stamp beside it recording what vaccine was given, where, and when. It looks very mid-last-century compared to how most things are these days. Which I guess is probably necessary for many of the areas where vaccines like Yellow Fever are required - they aren't generally the most technologically advanced countries and governments out there. But for Covid, which will likely effect most if not all countries, I think it could be recorded electronically.

I'm also slightly amused that there is some uproar among the Trumpsters online about the Covid vaccine possibly being required (OMG!) for international travel in the future. Clearly the uproar is not by people who have traveled much... there are already plenty of vaccine requirements for travel to certain places, and already a yellow card to record those vaccines that has to be presented when asked upon entry to those countries. (I've never been asked, but I have the card!)

I get my second Pfizer vaccine THIS AFTERNOON! I have never been so excited to get a shot before. I think my mom (already fully vaccinated) is going to join me and after the shot is done we'll go walking and to catch some Pokemon. She's already 4 levels ahead of me in Pokemon Go. There are few things more hilarious than having a notification come up on your phone from Discord planning a raid and saying "-alisamer's (70+ yo) mom - I got u fam!"

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11 hours ago, ADoyle90815 said:

I did stop by Krispy Kreme as there's one where I live for the free donut on the way home from the vaccination site although it's not something I would do every day even though it's the offer. 

I can't eat Krispy Kreme (dairy allergy) but I'm getting my shot at the grocery store this weekend, so I might have to buy myself a treat while I'm there. Like when you used to get a lollipop when you got shots at the doctor as a kid. Except it might be a pint of dairy-free Ben & Jerry's...

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52 minutes ago, Alisamer said:

I get my second Pfizer vaccine THIS AFTERNOON! I have never been so excited to get a shot before.

Ditto!  ❤️  Afterwards, we’re picking up takeout to celebrate.  We are so looking forward to eventually seeing our loved ones in person again.  Feeling hopeful! 

We both have old yellow cards.  My husband has an extensive vaccination record from his military days.  I don’t get the uproar over producing records for international travel.  It’s been a requirement in some jurisdictions for eons.  
We are keeping copies of our Covid-19 cards with our passports, in our vehicles, in our carry-on luggage, etc., and we’ve also taken photos to keep on our phone.  I’ll have to buy some plastic sleeves for them, like @ADoyle90815 mentions above.  

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1 hour ago, Alisamer said:

I'm also slightly amused that there is some uproar among the Trumpsters online about the Covid vaccine possibly being required (OMG!) for international travel in the future. Clearly the uproar is not by people who have traveled much... there are already plenty of vaccine requirements for travel to certain places, and already a yellow card to record those vaccines that has to be presented when asked upon entry to those countries. (I've never been asked, but I have the card!)

I bet a lot of the Branch Trumpvidians whining about the vaccine being required for international travel wouldn't travel internationally.  If they did it would just be on a cruise ship or to some resort in Mexico at most.  Traveling internationally would mean being exposed to other cultures and languages which is anathema to many BTs.  Especially if they're to non-Christian and/or non-white parts of the world. 

I always let my primary care doctor know if I was traveling outside the US so they could refer me to travel medicine.  I think most of the time if vaccines were required they were ones I got a long time ago.  I do recall having some shots that were not required but highly recommended by the travel medicine doctor on a couple of my trips.  Plus it was good to get a letter to carry with my documents saying that I had medication and if foreign officials had any questions who they could call. 

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12 minutes ago, CTRLZero said:

Ditto!  ❤️  Afterwards, we’re picking up takeout to celebrate.  We are so looking forward to eventually seeing our loved ones in person again.  Feeling hopeful! 

We both have old yellow cards.  My husband has an extensive vaccination record from his military days.  I don’t get the uproar over producing records for international travel.  It’s been a requirement in some jurisdictions for eons.  
We are keeping copies of our Covid-19 cards with our passports, in our vehicles, in our carry-on luggage, etc., and we’ve also taken photos to keep on our phone.  I’ll have to buy some plastic sleeves for them, like @ADoyle90815 mentions above.  

Triplo!

And I'll get some Thai food takeout too, not so much to celebrate but because getting the vaccine requires going into the big city (of 2500 people) which is an event in itself.  So my day also includes plans for an oil change, a pop into the drugstore for a few things (including possibly some post-easter chocolate eggs?  Why yes please!), a trip to the 'fancy' grocery store, and some takeout thai soup for dinner -- actually enough for a few meals just in case I'm not feeling up to cooking tomorrow.

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18 hours ago, ADoyle90815 said:

I just got a plastic sleeve for my vaccine card and put it in the place I keep my passport. I'm not laminating it in case we need to get boosters for a few years. 

I bought plastic sleeves for my whole family.  I heard not to laminate it, too.

Only two days until all the adults will have at least one dose.  

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I think of this scene from MASH every time I see some unmasked person in a business.

God where's Colonel Potter when you need him?  Few anti-maskers would want to cross him.

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Meanwhile our rollout has hit another speed bump with the Astra-Zeneca vaccine now being not suggested for under-50 year olds due to the clotting risk. This has led to people with appointments being turned away today, ffs, and a lot of confusion. The only vaccine we really have here is the A-Z vaccine, with a limited amount of Pfizer. CSL is making the A-Z vaccine under licence, but we don't have capacity at this stage to produce the RNA vaccines. 

To be honest I'm frustrated. Yes, there is a clotting risk, but it is significantly less than the risk of DVT caused by travelling or of clotting caused by the pill. My state will let you get the vaccine as long as you're aware of the risks, which hopefully means the rollout will continue, but at this rate I'll be over 70 before I get vaccinated. I am now extremely dubious as to whether I'll be able to travel internationally again ever - well other than to NZ, which I am travelling the hell out of ASAP.

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On 4/7/2021 at 3:42 AM, Ozlsn said:

I do wonder if it will become like yellow fever vaccination for a while in that you need to show evidence of vaccination to enter/get a visa for certain places. 

I am happy because NZ and Australia have come to an agreement to allow cross-Ditch travel, so quite a few friends will be able to go and see family without needing to quarantine soon. 

Costa Rica denied me entrance from So America because my Yellow Fever shot had been administered too close to my travel date. All of my family took a vacation  and I went back home to the US. I’m still bitter some 5 years later. Still haven’t been to Costa Rica.😝

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I had to go to Urgent Care this morning for what was diagnosed as a superficial eyelid infection. The physician and I were bonding over how great it was to get our vaccinations against COVID-19. (And how irritating it was to see people who didn't know how to wear a mask properly.) A few minutes later, before I left, I saw that her laptop had a Fauci sticker on it. 

I went to CVS to pick up my prescriptions and was surprised about how many people there were in a store that was usually pretty empty in the mornings. Then I saw that they were signed up for COVID-19 vaccinations. It mainly looked like people who were younger than sixty. Colorado recently opened up eligibility to all adults.

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Mr. Jumper and I both got our second doses last week, so it was a relief to feel like we are moving forward... and then one of children was placed in quarantine after a classmate tested positive. So far she has no symptoms, thank goodness, but she is not handing it well emotionally (very outgoing teenager, pissed about missing gymnastics).
 

We have been on tenterhooks from day one, obviously because of worry that she’d get sick (my grandma died from it, so I know it’s no joke)... but also because I a really important specialist appointment this week that I made 6 months ago, which I would have to cancel, even though I am vaccinated. Geez, that sounds really selfish when I type it out.

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