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Re: UK hits 15,000,000 vaccination target

UK(or parts of it at least) is now starting to vaccinate 50 and older.

The reason for the UK being high risk probably has a lot to do with the so-called UK variant.
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Old 17.03.2021, 13:11
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Scotland are already talking of opening up the country early April.

Booked my UK jab for Sunday when I'm home again this weekend. Lovely.
Not quite fully open. Just starting to. I think they said end of June for back to some sort of normal.
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Not quite fully open. Just starting to. I think they said end of June for back to some sort of normal.

They're talking pubs and restaurants opening indoors for serving food before the end of April and i said 'opening' not open or normal.

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Old 17.03.2021, 13:34
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They're talking pubs and restaurants opening indoors for serving food before the end of April.
There is a possibility of it happening in a limited way from the 26th of April. Outdoor at pubs and restaurants for up to 6 from 3 households from then.

But like I said the aim to move to 'level 1' is end of June
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Scotland are already talking of opening up the country early April.

Booked my UK jab for Sunday when I'm home again this weekend. Lovely.
Is going to the vaccination centre a valid reason for breaking quarantine?

A friend is considering doing this but is unsure of the rules.
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Old 17.03.2021, 14:09
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Is going to the vaccination centre a valid reason for breaking quarantine?

A friend is considering doing this but is unsure of the rules.
I asked this very question, and was told no. If in quarantine - you are "at higher risk" of being infected... so not allowed to goto the vaccination center.

Now waiting for the 29th, as apparently some rules will be relaxed...

Also, Hayes has started doing sub-40-year olds...
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Re: UK hits 15,000,000 vaccination target

If you are curious how we are doing here:

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/en/epid...gic/vacc-doses

Here are the swiss numbers on a map by canton, we are over 1 million now..

Let's hope it starts to reduce the numbers getting ill soon.
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Wow, UK deaths down 41% in one week!! The vaccine really appears to be a game changer! Cases too, dropping through the floor. I've been very critical of the UK government over their pandemic handling, but credit where it's due, the vaccine rollout (as well as the decision to focus on the first dose) really seems to be paying dividends.

By comparison, much of the rest of Europe appears to be experiencing what looks like a third wave. Really hoping Switzerland can get her act in order with the vaccine rollout!

To be honest that opinion is pretty common in the UK. Most of the UK gov decisions have been useless at various points but they've been properly on the ball with vaccinations and it's starting to really pay off.

The Swiss approach isn't helping my GBP/CHF exchange rate sending cash back to the UK though
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Old 17.03.2021, 14:49
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If you are curious how we are doing here:

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/en/epid...gic/vacc-doses

Here are the swiss numbers on a map by canton, we are over 1 million now..

Let's hope it starts to reduce the numbers getting ill soon.
We have fully vaccinated close to 400'000 people. In roughly 2 months. Pretty bad
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We have fully vaccinated close to 400'000 people. In roughly 2 months. Pretty bad

Compared to the UK doing 400k almost daily.....
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UK(or parts of it at least) is now starting to vaccinate 50 and older.

The reason for the UK being high risk probably has a lot to do with the so-called UK variant.
This raises the question are British Expats ( most likely those who forgot or chose to forget or simply
couldn't bother to deregister from their UK GP & the NHS ) booking trips to the UK to get vaccinated
rather than the interminable wait in many European countries ( a morally questionable activity, I'm sure )
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Re: UK hits 15,000,000 vaccination target

I just got a call from the UK to get vaccinated on Saturday but of course I had to decline it. If travel restrictions ease I would consider fitting it into my (usual) UK travel schedule including of course the second jab.
Whether one would or should go to the UK to get the vaccine has been discussed at length in a thread with that specific topic.

Interestingly when I asked about which vaccine they said possibility of Pfizer at the surgery but otherwise "Oxford" at mass vaccination centres but it could always change. At no point were the words "Astra Zeneca" mentioned.
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Re: UK hits 15,000,000 vaccination target

Why would someone resident in CH for at least 5 years receive a call from UK to be vaccinated?
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I just got a call from the UK to get vaccinated on Saturday but of course I had to decline it. If travel restrictions ease I would consider fitting it into my (usual) UK travel schedule including of course the second jab.
Would you feel safer travelling getting at least the 1st jab here, though? I think the risk of getting infected en route is real, at least for me...I'd worry about bringing the bug with me..Which can be reality no matter of the vaccine, I know.
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Why would someone resident in CH for at least 5 years receive a call from UK to be vaccinated?
Why *would* they? Well if they're(rightly or wrongly) still registered with a doctor's practice there.
You're probably asking why *should* they? Well if they're also UK resident for example.
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Would you feel safer travelling getting at least the 1st jab here, though? I think the risk of getting infected en route is real, at least for me...I'd worry about bringing the bug with me..Which can be reality no matter of the vaccine, I know.
I guess I would feel safer in general after being vaccinated. If the opportunity arises during my normal schedule to get a vaccine and a follow-up vaccine I would take it.

With testing it's arguably safer to take a plane than it is to take a train.

As far as I know the vaccine stops you getting so ill, it doesn't necessarily prevent you from passing on the virus.
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Re: UK hits 15,000,000 vaccination target

As I understand it you can stay registered with your GP surgery in Britain for up to 5 years after leaving the country. My sister was in Saudi for about 10 years and she had a heck of a job getting registered with a GP in Scotland when she returned. She's had foot surgery done privately at a cost of thousands because the NHS refused to treat her (and she kept paying NI the entire time she was in Saudi). The reason for going private was a bone spur that prevented her from walking properly.
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I guess I would feel safer in general after being vaccinated. If the opportunity arises during my normal schedule to get a vaccine and a follow-up vaccine I would take it.

With testing it's arguably safer to take a plane than it is to take a train.

As far as I know the vaccine stops you getting so ill, it doesn't necessarily prevent you from passing on the virus.
Yes. My folks are getting vaxed in CZ now, so that's already an improvement.

Teachers are getting vaxed as well in CZ, 90 000 signed up, it is not mandatory.

But travelling somewhere where there is a ban of leaving the home except for the doctor's or groceries, 15000 cases per day, 10 000 covid patients hospitalized, hospitals running out of oxygen, would make zero sense. To add potential work and stress to their healthcare there, quarantining myself, etc. I will have to wait more, despite my emergency reasons I got for zipping over there for. I will vax 1st. June/July hopefully.
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Interestingly when I asked about which vaccine they said possibility of Pfizer at the surgery but otherwise "Oxford" at mass vaccination centres but it could always change. At no point were the words "Astra Zeneca" mentioned.
In Malta everyone under 70 gets AZ, which is how my wife is getting AZ on Monday. Some friends in the 70-80 age group have not been vaccinated yet are somewhat pissed off According to the chief medical officer AZ is up to 94% effective after just 1 jab based on actual experience to date.
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As I understand it you can stay registered with your GP surgery in Britain for up to 5 years after leaving the country. My sister was in Saudi for about 10 years and she had a heck of a job getting registered with a GP in Scotland when she returned. She's had foot surgery done privately at a cost of thousands because the NHS refused to treat her (and she kept paying NI the entire time she was in Saudi). The reason for going private was a bone spur that prevented her from walking properly.
How would the GP surgery know you've left the UK anyway.
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