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I was recently offered the AstraZeneca from my surgery in England, unfortunately, it was way too soon and I wouldn't get the time off from work to receive it. I'd prefer to get it here so I wouldn't have the rigmarole of the UK PCR circus.

I am keen to learn of others who have also received a call. The rollout does seem to be quite advanced, it would appear those in the 40-50 year old category are the current target now.
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Old 25.03.2021, 22:44
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Watching all my friends get it, whilst I can’t even register interest yet.
Very depressing.
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Shussshhhh! Let the sleeping dogs lie
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Old 25.03.2021, 23:05
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Like almost everything in Switzerland, it’s going to differ by canton. I’ve had both, my misses has had one, second already scheduled. We're both Cancer survivors in our 60s.

My advice to everyone is, if its offered, take it.
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Old 25.03.2021, 23:17
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I'd prefer to get it here so I wouldn't have the rigmarole of the UK PCR circus.
What do you mean by this?
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What do you mean by this?
I would guess OP means the PCR test up to 72 hours in advance of going to the UK, the tests on days 2 and 8 in the UK, and the PCR test up to 72 hours in advance of returning to Switzerland.

What do you think he meant?
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Got my AZ on my usual weekend commute back to UK last Sunday - second one booked for June.

No after effects other than felt a bit knackered on Monday after a few 3-4km walk which I'd usually breeze, but other than that all good.
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I would guess OP means the PCR test up to 72 hours in advance of going to the UK
You don't need a PCR test to get to the UK - only to get back here. Antigen is fine to get into the UK.
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You don't need a PCR test to get to the UK - only to get back here. Antigen is fine to get into the UK.
Only if it meets the standards.
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What do you mean by this?
He means the test to fly, day 2 and 8 test package and test to fly back.
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I am keen to learn of others who have also received a call. The rollout does seem to be quite advanced, it would appear those in the 40-50 year old category are the current target now.
Unless you have a relevant chronic illness I doubt you'll see a vaccine here before June.
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Only if it meets the standards.
Which the ones which are used at Amativa and similar over here for example do meet because I checked before I used them.
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I would guess OP means the PCR test up to 72 hours in advance of going to the UK, the tests on days 2 and 8 in the UK, and the PCR test up to 72 hours in advance of returning to Switzerland.

What do you think he meant?
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Old 27.03.2021, 16:58
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So if I were to get a vaccination in America, it wouldn't be considered valid in Switzerland?
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Old 27.03.2021, 17:33
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Shussshhhh! Let the sleeping dogs lie
Ah well- just a reminder then:

''If you're moving abroad on a permanent basis, you'll no longer automatically be entitled to medical treatment under normal NHS rules. This is because the NHS is a residence-based healthcare system. You'll have to notify your GP practice so you and your family can be removed from the NHS register.''

so it is surprising you got an invitation from NHS GP in UK to have your vaccine there - somehow.
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So if I were to get a vaccination in America, it wouldn't be considered valid in Switzerland?
What do you mean by "considered valid"?
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Perhaps for Schengen travel- as the EU is seriously considering vaccination passports for inter-european travel.
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I would guess OP means the PCR test up to 72 hours in advance of going to the UK, the tests on days 2 and 8 in the UK, and the PCR test up to 72 hours in advance of returning to Switzerland.

What do you think he meant?
Ahhh, I see. I don't know, I somehow read it as getting the vaccine here would exempt them from UK PCR test

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You don't need a PCR test to get to the UK - only to get back here. Antigen is fine to get into the UK.
But you need 2 PCR tests and 10 days quarantine once there, before you can trot off and get your vaccine.
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Old 27.03.2021, 22:22
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What do you mean by "considered valid"?
I know I wasn't quite clear. I guess it doesn't really matter where you get vaccinated as long as you have the appropriate documents to back it up
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Re: Inoculated Expats

For now- and yet. If vaccination passports are required for travel, I imagine it won't be long for false one's to become available on line, sadly. So Schengen could perhaps insist on them being checked against an official Register as well as paper copy.
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