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Old 03.04.2021, 11:30
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Like I said, it differs from canton to canton, so what may be valid in Zurich will not apply elsewhere, such as down here. In Ticino, the appointments are not bookable online - once registered, we wait for a text message with the dates of the appointments.
Hubby got his invitation by text message, but I didn't get mine yet.
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Old 03.04.2021, 11:36
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Re: When can we take covid vaccine

If you installed the AlertSwiss app, make sure you also select your Kantons of interest and turn on notifications for the app. I turned on the whole country out of curiosity.

Sorry if this is blatantly obvious but thought I would mention it.
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Not like they’ve not had time to get sorted The U.K. had training courses for vaccinators, and trained up volunteers such as out of work air crew to give vaccinations. Sort yourself out Switzerland!!
Indeed.

Back home, all the medical and medical-adjacent folks I know are spending their free time volunteering as vaccinators. Doctors, nurses and EMTs as you'd expect, also pharmacists, dentists, vets... even my nephew the volunteer fireman.

Has Switzerland expanded the ranks of vaccinators?
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Didn't want to twist facts on the application (like I can work from home, but would hugely benefit from working in person in one of my lines of work, or that I volunteer regularly with Red Cross, but not a health professional), so was placed in a group N with 0 chances to get vaccinated before summer. Looks like the only way not to spend this summer like the summer of 2020 will be to get a vaccine elsewhere. A bit frustrating, considering the amount of people reluctant to get vaccinated.
I rather enjoyed the summer of 2020 - seemed pretty normal. What I can't cope with is another winter like the one we just had.
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Hubby got his invitation by text message, but I didn't get mine yet.
I got my text on Thursday evening, with first appointment in about 2 weeks.
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I rather enjoyed the summer of 2020 - seemed pretty normal. What I can't cope with is another winter like the one we just had.
I so agree with that.
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Indeed.

Back home, all the medical and medical-adjacent folks I know are spending their free time volunteering as vaccinators. Doctors, nurses and EMTs as you'd expect, also pharmacists, dentists, vets... even my nephew the volunteer fireman.

Has Switzerland expanded the ranks of vaccinators?
On the contrary, apparently we cant even get some of our general practitioners to do it. Claim is that the renumeration is to low....

"In addition to the vaccination centers, the jabs are also administered in the practices of general practitioners. And they, of all people, who know their patients best, now at least occasionally no longer show any desire for it. As "20 Minuten" reports, there are individual practices in the cantons of Thurgau, Zug and Zurich that want to drop out or do not even want to start vaccinating in the future."

https://www.blick.ch/politik/streit-...d16436666.html
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Old 03.04.2021, 18:45
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Indeed.

Back home, all the medical and medical-adjacent folks I know are spending their free time volunteering as vaccinators. Doctors, nurses and EMTs as you'd expect, also pharmacists, dentists, vets... even my nephew the volunteer fireman.

Has Switzerland expanded the ranks of vaccinators?
Neuchâtel has.
They’re using a team of people, amongst others, who under normal circumstances organise the annual music festival.
It has been cancelled yet again this year and the employees along with pool employees and others have been trained to work in the vaccination centres.
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Old 03.04.2021, 19:16
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Indeed.

Back home, all the medical and medical-adjacent folks I know are spending their free time volunteering as vaccinators. Doctors, nurses and EMTs as you'd expect, also pharmacists, dentists, vets... even my nephew the volunteer fireman.

Has Switzerland expanded the ranks of vaccinators?
yes, they're using people from unemployed sectors for the logistics.

But to do the vaccines themselves, there isn't a lack of personnel, rather a lack of doses.
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Old 06.04.2021, 16:51
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Re: When can we take covid vaccine

If you get invited to get your Vaxzevria vaccine: Nope it's not a new vaccine. Astrazeneca simply changed it's name.

In case you didn't trust it before, do you trust it more now?
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Old 06.04.2021, 17:18
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Got my dates today.
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Re: When can we take covid vaccine

Back from easter break and got on various business calls today. People I spoke to in Singapore, London and US got their first jab within the past week. Even the guy in Brazil has his appointment tomorrow.

This is getting quite depressing.
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On the contrary, apparently we cant even get some of our general practitioners to do it. Claim is that the renumeration is to low....

"In addition to the vaccination centers, the jabs are also administered in the practices of general practitioners. And they, of all people, who know their patients best, now at least occasionally no longer show any desire for it. As "20 Minuten" reports, there are individual practices in the cantons of Thurgau, Zug and Zurich that want to drop out or do not even want to start vaccinating in the future."

https://www.blick.ch/politik/streit-...d16436666.html
they should do a go fund me. or maybe ask the nation to clap them once an evening.
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Old 06.04.2021, 19:44
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On the contrary, apparently we cant even get some of our general practitioners to do it. Claim is that the renumeration is to low....

"In addition to the vaccination centers, the jabs are also administered in the practices of general practitioners. And they, of all people, who know their patients best, now at least occasionally no longer show any desire for it. As "20 Minuten" reports, there are individual practices in the cantons of Thurgau, Zug and Zurich that want to drop out or do not even want to start vaccinating in the future."

https://www.blick.ch/politik/streit-...d16436666.html
In my GP practice, the doctor administering the shots is not one of the regular practice docs. So I wonder if she’s hired by the management group (Winti Med). When I got my shot, she told me she spent the morning administering shots in a care facility.
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Back from easter break and got on various business calls today. People I spoke to in Singapore, London and US got their first jab within the past week. Even the guy in Brazil has his appointment tomorrow.

This is getting quite depressing.
Most of my friends in Singapore who are 55+ already received their first or second vaccine. In the US, most of my family (there are eight of us and I am the youngest at 56 years of age) have received both doses/and/or the J&J single-dose vaccine.

I am planning to get the J&J vaccine when I go back to the US in late April. As a reference, when I checked the vaccine portal last week, only two pharmacies had the J&J vaccine in stock in my area but when I checked yesterday, 14 pharmacies had inventory - all within the same 10-mile radius.
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Got my dates today.
If it's not a personal question - how far in advance? I guess with the bumper amounts due in May those invites will start flying out shortly.
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On the contrary, apparently we cant even get some of our general practitioners to do it. Claim is that the renumeration is to low....

"In addition to the vaccination centers, the jabs are also administered in the practices of general practitioners. And they, of all people, who know their patients best, now at least occasionally no longer show any desire for it. As "20 Minuten" reports, there are individual practices in the cantons of Thurgau, Zug and Zurich that want to drop out or do not even want to start vaccinating in the future."

https://www.blick.ch/politik/streit-...d16436666.html
Do you know why they‘re dropping out? Reliable sources report that many of the practices that volunteered to vaccinate didn‘t get any vaccines. In several cases, they got that message AFTER arranging appointments for 100+ patients willing to get the jab. Or even after having given them a first jab - no second doses for weeks. Can you imagine how much perfectly senseless work that generates for the practice team? Some decided they weren‘t up to waiting for Godot. Roll your eyes all you want: they have my sympathy. (It was never about profit. Even the revised Zurich tariff doesn‘t make vaccinating profitable. At least it comes closer to covering the cost.)
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Most of my friends in Singapore who are 55+ already received their first or second vaccine. In the US, most of my family (there are eight of us and I am the youngest at 56 years of age) have received both doses/and/or the J&J single-dose vaccine.

I am planning to get the J&J vaccine when I go back to the US in late April. As a reference, when I checked the vaccine portal last week, only two pharmacies had the J&J vaccine in stock in my area but when I checked yesterday, 14 pharmacies had inventory - all within the same 10-mile radius.
Biden just announced that all adults will be eligible for the vax in the US from April 16, so I’m assuming there will be even more places with inventory when you‘re there.
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Do you know why they‘re dropping out? Reliable sources report that many of the practices that volunteered to vaccinate didn‘t get any vaccines. In several cases, they got that message AFTER arranging appointments for 100+ patients willing to get the jab. Or even after having given them a first jab - no second doses for weeks. Can you imagine how much perfectly senseless work that generates for the practice team? Some decided they weren‘t up to waiting for Godot. Roll your eyes all you want: they have my sympathy. (It was never about profit. Even the revised Zurich tariff doesn‘t make vaccinating profitable. At least it comes closer to covering the cost.)

The quoted article is refering to practices that drop out due to the low renumeration per jab given not due to lack of vaccine.
Others are also donating their free time to volunteer. Nothing says that vaccinations have to be given during normal working hours.
These are extraordinary times that require extraordinary measures. It should not be about money. So no sympathy from my side for those that make it about that.
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The quoted article is refering to practices that drop out due to the low renumeration per jab given not due to lack of vaccine.
Others are also donating their free time to volunteer. Nothing says that vaccinations have to be given during normal working hours.
These are extraordinary times that require extraordinary measures. It should not be about money. So no sympathy from my side for those that make it about that.
Tbh it's pointless having gps do this with the number of vaccines we have. We are now behind even our Eu neighbours.
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