View Poll Results: Which Covd-19 Vaccine have you had?

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  • Moderna

    8 10.81%
  • Pfizer-BioNTech

    25 33.78%
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

    0 0%
  • Astra-Zeneca

    31 41.89%
  • Russian Sputnik - umm - 'vaccine'

    3 4.05%
  • Chinese Sinovac - umm - 'vaccine'

    4 5.41%
  • Any 'new' vaccines not mentioned above

    3 4.05%
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    ^A large part of my wife's family lives in the very poor province of Masbate - as of now, yjey have nothing.

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    Had my Astra-Zeneca vacination on Tuesday afternnon at Buriram General Hospital. First day passed without discomfort with normal sleep. On Wednesday I went downhill, with aches similar to a normal virus infection but no respiratory or issues or fever. Although I was not worried, my wife was from her observation and asked our son/stepson to spend the night to help out with any eventualities (she is recovering from a broken leg). Thursday I felt better, but spent a quiet day around home. Not sure if all reaction has passed until my second injection in eight weeks.

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    The fact that you felt a bit crook shows that the vaccine is having the desired outcome as your body builds antibodies.

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    Right - forgot to mention that I have been advised (by a trusted friend) not to take NSAIDs (Aspririn, Ibuprophen, Naproxen, etc.) to deal with the aches. Made sense to me so I followed the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    but makes folks in the sticks very irritated.
    Plenty of Thais getting jabbed at our local district hospital, none available for yellow carded falang. "We'll call you".

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    I got in just before the Newin exemption for the Buriram MotoGP was pulled. There were crowds at the local stadium (Buriram United) when I went for my 90-day report, but the process at the hospital for 'eligible' (aged and those with one of the seven identified diseases) residents was orderly and once registered and pre-screened was quite reasonable - not up the the Kaiser annual flu shot process, but pretty good for Thailand. Don't know when my wife will be able to obtain a vaccination - maybe the U.S. embassy will allow citizens some of the vaccines they 'donated' to be reserved for U.S. citizens with more than the 1-days notice for the Bangkok 'opportunity'.

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    ^Sadly, don't count on the US Embassy for anything. They wont lift a finger, other than the Veterans Administration which is making a fine effort for retired and disabled veterans here. And they are only able to do something here as this is the only country with a resident VA office.

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    Got first shot of Pfizer just now in Dubai. Shockingly organized and its little wonder how they've been so successful in their vaccination campaign. Got in the agents car with my backpack full of water and some lunch thinking id be there all day. Rode about 15 minutes to the building and was in and out in 40 minutes and back in the car. Back in the hotel and in the shower again by 0850 AM. There were 25 of us in this group and it was fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Got first shot of Pfizer just now in Dubai. Shockingly organized and its little wonder how they've been so successful in their vaccination campaign. Got in the agents car with my backpack full of water and some lunch thinking id be there all day. Rode about 15 minutes to the building and was in and out in 40 minutes and back in the car. Back in the hotel and in the shower again by 0850 AM. There were 25 of us in this group and it was fast.
    Congratulations are in order.

    How long till No. 2?

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    got my 2nd at ramkhamheang indoor stadium last week. 1st was cinovac, 2nd AZ
    took about 4 hours each time but relatively painless and unpaid for

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Congratulations are in order.

    How long till No. 2?
    I can get it 19 days later but the ship I’m working on has to sail before then so it’ll be 2-3 months later. Better than nothing and at least it’s unlikely now that I get hospitalized and die, even with just the one shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Got first shot of Pfizer just now in Dubai. Shockingly organized and its little wonder how they've been so successful in their vaccination campaign. Got in the agents car with my backpack full of water and some lunch thinking id be there all day. Rode about 15 minutes to the building and was in and out in 40 minutes and back in the car. Back in the hotel and in the shower again by 0850 AM. There were 25 of us in this group and it was fast.

    25 people in the group???? I've been 3 times here (twice for me and once for my wife) - there were between 2.000 - 5,000 being done daily at each site, of which ours was just one in this country with 7,600 islands, vaccination sites on many of them, and numerous sites on most of the larger islands. 118 million souls - we yet to even reach 10 million of them after many weeks. What will it take Dubai at 25 a group? Thousands of years? And yet you say they have a successful program? How so?
    Last edited by Davis Knowlton; 26-07-2021 at 03:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    25 people in the group???? I've been 3 times here (twice for me and once for my wife) - there were between 2.000 - 5,000 being done daily at each site, of which ours was just one in this country with 7,600 islands, vaccination sites on many of them, and numerous sites on most of the larger islands. 118 million souls - we yet to even reach 10 million of them after many weeks. What will it take Dubai at 25 a group? Thousands of years? And yet you say they have a successful program? How so?
    You forget their vaccination program started probably in December.

    OK a lot of those were Sinopharm but now they are adding booster shots for those.

    United Arab Emirates has administered at least 16,444,844 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 84.2% of the country’s population.
    Their target was 70% by the end of 2021. I'd call that successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    I can get it 19 days later but the ship I’m working on has to sail before then so it’ll be 2-3 months later. Better than nothing and at least it’s unlikely now that I get hospitalized and die, even with just the one shot.
    Even 12 weeks doesn't make it bad; that was the period during Phase III trials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You forget their vaccination program started probably in December.

    OK a lot of those were Sinopharm but now they are adding booster shots for those.



    Their target was 70% by the end of 2021. I'd call that successful.
    Didn't realize the entire population of the country was about the same as that of Manila.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Didn't realize the entire population of the country was about the same as that of Manila.
    Only 12% of those are Emiratis....


    • UAE Population in 2021 is 9.99 Million according to the data provided by the United Nations.
    • The Population Density in the United Arab Emirates is 118 per square kilometer.
    • The Total Expat Population of UAE in 2021 is 8.84 million.
    • Dubai Population in 2021 is 3.43 Million according to official Dubai Government website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    25 people in the group???? I've been 3 times here (twice for me and once for my wife) - there were between 2.000 - 5,000 being done daily at each site, of which ours was just one in this country with 7,600 islands, vaccination sites on many of them, and numerous sites on most of the larger islands. 118 million souls - we yet to even reach 10 million of them after many weeks. What will it take Dubai at 25 a group? Thousands of years? And yet you say they have a successful program? How so?
    Heh, nah man I mean in MY group, AKA the people I went with that the agent put through the process. I didn't mean 25 in total for the whole thing.

    The place was massive and the vaccination floor I was on (there are 6 vaccination floors) had about 75 cubicles per side (4 sides per floor) and everyone was in the cubicle and out of the cubicle in about 2-3 minutes. Huge parking lot etc. Constant flow of people.

    The place burns through people quick, and its all air-conditioned and professional.

    They've got a population of around 8 million and about 70% have been fully vaccinated with 2 doses, on top of the people they are doing (like me) who aren't part of the population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Even 12 weeks doesn't make it bad; that was the period during Phase III trials.
    Thats what I thought too, but I just learned literally 2 minutes ago, you have to have both doses at the prescribed dates to get your certificate. If you wait 2-3 months like I need to do, then when you return you have to start from dose one again and repeat the process.

    So, that means that I got one shot with no papers, go to work, go BACK to Dubai, and re-start again with the shots and a 20 day separation. Gotta get both to get the cert...

    So basically im never going home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Thats what I thought too, but I just learned literally 2 minutes ago, you have to have both doses at the prescribed dates to get your certificate. If you wait 2-3 months like I need to do, then when you return you have to start from dose one again and repeat the process.

    So, that means that I got one shot with no papers, go to work, go BACK to Dubai, and re-start again with the shots and a 20 day separation. Gotta get both to get the cert...

    So basically im never going home.
    You know how it works in the UAE... there is always a way round it. Like getting the second one, getting an antibody test two weeks later and making an appointment with someone at the Covid team and asking them nicely.

    If they see your antibody numbers are through the roof, they can probably issue it with the click of a button.

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    Glad to see a few here getting jabs. However it is all an incredibly complicated process for most of us living here and working outside Thailand.

    All boils down to simply not enough vaccine to go around coupled with getting documents in place to move about freely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    OK a lot of those were Sinopharm
    This is the one I got the other day in Bangkok. No side effects, apart from felt a bit groggy for the 1 day.

    Very streamlined. In and out in an hour including the 30 minutes observation.

    2nd dose in 3 weeks from the date of the 1st.

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    ^^Indeed. I'm long retired, so not really impacted. But many I know are - it's hard to move around here in normal times...right now it's near impossible for the unvaccinated, and not much better for those who are.

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    A big difference between here and the sandpit is an app that is worthy of the name.

    With an app appointments can be booked, certs can be downloaded etc. (OK, so admittedly it can't procure vaccine).

    The Chiang Mai 'app' (Chiang Mai Chana) seems to be basically just an online form to be filled out.

    Thailand has had a year longer than many countries to get its act together on this but until it became a crisis I guess it was never going to happen, was it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    Very streamlined. In and out in an hour including the 30 minutes observation.

    2nd dose in 3 weeks from the date of the 1st.
    And a vaccine with highly questionable efficacy, unfortunately.

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    ^ Not too bothered at all about efficacy to be honest.

    I'm bothered about freedom of movement. Without being double jabbed, you will not be going anywhere without quarantine and severe restrictions.

    If and when they start following the western rules where you will not be admitted to restaurants, pubs, sporting events and etc without proof of vaccine, then you will come to realise that efficacy may not be high on the list for most people my age.

    They could double dose me with water for all I care. I just want some form of normality to creep back into my and my families life, and this is the only path to achieving it.

    This is my own personal situation, so I fully expect others to have their own agenda with the for/against debate about being vaccinated and which jab to have.
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