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View Poll Results: Covid 19: Will you get the vaccination?
Yes, definitely 164 60.74%
Not sure. Let's wait and see 36 13.33%
No way. I don't need it 17 6.30%
What vaccine? 1 0.37%
Probably - but not straight away 39 14.44%
Only if they make me 13 4.81%
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Old 30.03.2021, 09:20
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It's not even an interesting point... it's just commonly accepted knowledge and science that flu can affect everyone and so everyone should get the flu jab to protect themselves and others. Pretending like only "risk groups" can be affected by it is just abject nonsense.

I agree with you, but what I find interesting is that the public health approaches are so different in the four countries I have experience with. The US is adamant that the flu shot is for everyone; the three European countries maintain 65+ have it for free, the rest pay. As I say, I get it here for free and take it every year, but there are many who would probably take it if it were free and more than halfheartedly advertised to them.
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Old 30.03.2021, 09:21
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It's not even an interesting point... it's just commonly accepted knowledge and medical science that flu can affect everyone and so everyone should ideally get the flu jab to protect themselves and others as much as is enabled from the jab. Pretending like only "risk groups" can be affected by it is just abject nonsense.
I don't think it is commonly accepted knowledge, totally news to me. The only person I am aware of getting a flu jab is a member here via Facebook posts.

Only had flu twice in 30 years, the worst turned out to be COVID so having the jab would not have helped.
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Old 30.03.2021, 09:50
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I agree with you, but what I find interesting is that the public health approaches are so different in the four countries I have experience with. The US is adamant that the flu shot is for everyone; the three European countries maintain 65+ have it for free, the rest pay. As I say, I get it here for free and take it every year, but there are many who would probably take it if it were free and more than halfheartedly advertised to them.
My company provide it yearly for all staff, but I think health insurance in CH mainly cover the costs anyway. I haven't checked.

Almost everyone I know at work gets it, from younger to older.
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Old 30.03.2021, 09:51
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

When I arrived in 1985 I was pleased to learn that my employer, together with our group medical insurance company, provided free (at least for the employee) flu jabs in October/November to anyone that wanted one.

So I had one every year for 25 years, and one every year since then. Never had the flu in that period.
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Old 30.03.2021, 09:54
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The only person I am aware of getting a flu jab is a member here via Facebook posts.
The only person I know who gets flu shots is my wife, I've never had one, nor have I ever had the flu or a bad cold.

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Old 30.03.2021, 11:39
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My company provide it yearly for all staff, but I think health insurance in CH mainly cover the costs anyway. I haven't checked.
They only cover costs for elderly people or people who are in risk groups on basic insurance, some supplementary policies cover vaccines.

Having said that it doesn’t actually cost much even if you have to pay for it yourself.

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They only cover costs for elderly people or people who are in risk groups on basic insurance, some supplementary politicise cover vaccines.
Eh? My company pay for the shots for all our employees is what I was saying.
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My company provide it yearly for all staff, but I think health insurance in CH mainly cover the costs anyway. I haven't checked.

Almost everyone I know at work gets it, from younger to older.
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Eh? My company pay for the shots for all our employees is what I was saying.
So you werenít referring to health insurance in this bit? I would have thought that was patently obvious that was the part I was replying to.

Why mention health insurance at all if you were actually only commenting on your company policy.
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Old 30.03.2021, 13:23
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So you weren’t referring to health insurance in this bit? I would have thought that was patently obvious that was the part I was replying to.

Why mention health insurance at all if you were actually only commenting on your company policy.
Patently obvious... except you only quoted the part about work? Sheesh...
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Old 30.03.2021, 13:33
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Patently obvious... except you only quoted the part about work? Sheesh...
Except I did not only quote the part about work, I quoted the whole sentence which included the part about health insurance and then specifically mentioned health insurance in my reply.

Either you canít read or a trip to Specsavers is in order.
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Old 30.03.2021, 13:51
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Eh? My company pay for the shots for all our employees is what I was saying.
Mine too, but then I'm in Pharma so they probably get mates rates.
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Old 30.03.2021, 14:05
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

We were charged 22 chf for my husbandís flu shot. He can get one from his employer (Uni Zrh), but he never can get his shit together to go get the flu shot when itís offered. I donít remember if I was charged for mine (over 65).

Iíve been getting a flu shot for 20 years, never had the flu. I believe that if youíre in contact with a lot of people, you should get the shot.Even if youíre not itís a good idea. Before I started getting the shot, I had 3 bouts of walking pneumonia (mycoplasma). Never been so sick in my life.
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On Tuesday, MPs heard that about 100 people are trying to enter England each day with a fake negative Covid certificate.
Lucy Moreton, of the Immigration Services Union, which represents UK border and customs staff, told the All Party Parliamentary group on coronavirus that the documents are "very easy" to forge.
Asked how many fakes could be slipping through the net, Ms Moreton said it is "inherently unknowable", adding that a lot of border and quarantine controls are based on "trust".
She told the committee that long queues found at airports could be a "breeding ground" for coronavirus.
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Old 20.04.2021, 19:48
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Iíve been getting a flu shot for 20 years, never had the flu.
Never have had a flu shot, never have had the flu (nor even a cold).

Probably have had COVID, albeit without symptoms, will find out on the 29 if I have antibodies.

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Old 20.04.2021, 19:57
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Never have had a flu shot, never have had the flu (nor even a cold).

Probably have had COVID, albeit without symptoms, will find out on the 29 if I have antibodies.

Tom
So an oddity. Or just not at risk.
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Never have had a flu shot, never have had the flu (nor even a cold).

Probably have had COVID, albeit without symptoms, will find out on the 29 if I have antibodies.

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How the hell have you never had a cold? That's ridiculous!
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How the hell have you never had a cold? That's ridiculous!
Tom has been breathing too much of his motorcycle smoke.
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It's his raw meat eating. Superpowers! Kinda like unpasterized milk.
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Old 20.04.2021, 22:10
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How the hell have you never had a cold? That's ridiculous!
In the first 18 years of school, I missed exactly three days, as I found three spots of chicken-pox on my torso (my sisters had is FAR worse), otherwise, no other sick days.

None afterwards, either.

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Old 20.04.2021, 22:11
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It's his raw meat eating. Superpowers! Kinda like unpasterized milk.
And NOT washing my hands and using sanitizer!

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