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scrubbedexpat091 Jun 17th 2021 12:23 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Did some searches at surrounding clinics and found some 2nd dose spots on Monday, so Monday now for us instead of Friday, 5 days earlier, works for me. Moderna or Pfizer, they don't specify which mRNA it will be, depends on what the clinic has when you arrive.

Jerseygirl Jun 17th 2021 11:21 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Toronto General Hospital…for the first time in 15 months, there are no infectious Covid cases in the hospital’s ICU. :thumbsup:

Gozit Jun 18th 2021 10:14 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5 (Post 13018374)
i just got an email asking for my preference for the second dose, having had AZ for the first dose. We have chosen to switch to Pfizer, for the same reason as you. Can I ask if you had bad side effects after getting your second dose, a lot of articles seem to say this is the case.

I had what I would say moderate side effects from both doses of Pfizer.

1st dose for about 3-4 days I felt extremely tired/lethargic and did not want to do much except lay on the couch. Also had a right sore arm but that is to be expected.
2nd dose same tired/lethargic but lasted 8 days. Also on the 2nd and 3rd nights I tossed and turned and had a really high heart rate/fast beating heart. I also just felt generally unwell and didn't want to eat too much. But nothing too horrible and nothing I felt like I needed medical attention for. Just shy of two weeks past my second dose and I feel fine now. I can get back to life! (No, i'm not waiting for Tam to pat me on the back and say its ok to resume my pre-pandemic activities)

scrubbedexpat091 Jun 18th 2021 6:34 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Canada has extended the border closure with the US until July 21 however there is some hope this time around, seems Monday we will learn more about the starting of exemptions for fully vaccinated Canadians to travel to/from Canada.

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-e...y-21-1.1618748



scilly Jun 19th 2021 3:38 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Trudeau has also said that he wants a minimum of 75% with 1st jab, and 20% with both jabs in Canada as a whole before considering opening the border.

scilly Jun 19th 2021 3:40 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
OH had his second jab yesterday ............. in and out, no fuss about being on time.

He was out after the 15 minute wait less than 5 minutes later than what had been his appointment time.

He's feeling a little "pressure" if he presses on the site, but otherwise nothing.

bats Jun 19th 2021 4:42 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by scilly (Post 13019332)
Trudeau has also said that he wants a minimum of 75% with 1st jab, and 20% with both jabs in Canada as a whole before considering opening the border.

We are close to that
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...3237696867.png

Jerseygirl Jun 19th 2021 2:49 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, has announced 75% of Torontonians have had a 1st dose, 25% have had 1st and 2nd doses.

Siouxie Jun 19th 2021 3:25 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 13019444)
John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, has announced 75% of Torontonians have had a 1st dose, 25% have had 1st and 2nd doses.

Hamilton have their figures on their website, including age, 'postcode area' and category.. - 71.8% vaccinated (no breakdown of how many are 'fully vaccinated')
https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/...e-distribution

scrubbedexpat091 Jun 19th 2021 7:20 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
After much difficulty and confusion on the part of the vaccine appointment people on the phone, and a website that wasn't working, we have been rescheduled at a different location for Tuesday now, our Monday appointment was cancelled due to lack of supply and location not having sufficient vaccine available, so hoping the new location on Tuesday will have enough and we will be able to get it done.


scrubbedexpat091 Jun 19th 2021 9:10 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
The 75% and 20% number going around, is that 75% and 20% of total population or eligible population?

The entire population isn't eligible, namely those under 12.

Anyhow of the eligible population we have reached 75% and 20%.

75.410%

of Canadians 12+ have received at least one dose

20.287%

of Canadians 12+ are fully vaccinated

BristolUK Jun 19th 2021 10:52 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13019533)
The 75% and 20% number going around, is that 75% and 20% of total population or eligible population?

In NB it's been eligible.

scrubbedexpat091 Jun 23rd 2021 4:42 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
My experience with dose 2 at a government vaccination centre.

It was basically a very efficient vaccine assembly line.

At the entrance a police officer and appointment verification person, show appointment text asked some questions the one do you have COVID, have you been exposed to a positive case, traveled outside Canada in the last 14 days.

Then off to stop 2, mask replacement and hand sanitizer.

Step 3 registration and PHN and personal info verification.

Step 4 get shot
Step 5 lounge for 15 minutes.

And done.

With the 15 minute wait after, was in and out in 30 ish minutes.

The people injecting people only have verify arm, read a quick disclosure of which vaccine your getting, pick up a prefilled syringe and into arm.

Very well managed and efficient.


scilly Jun 23rd 2021 5:25 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13020685)
My experience with dose 2 at a government vaccination centre.

It was basically a very efficient vaccine assembly line.

At the entrance a police officer and appointment verification person, show appointment text asked some questions the one do you have COVID, have you been exposed to a positive case, traveled outside Canada in the last 14 days.

Then off to stop 2, mask replacement and hand sanitizer.

Step 3 registration and PHN and personal info verification.

Step 4 get shot
Step 5 lounge for 15 minutes.

And done.

With the 15 minute wait after, was in and out in 30 ish minutes.

The people injecting people only have verify arm, read a quick disclosure of which vaccine your getting, pick up a prefilled syringe and into arm.

Very well managed and efficient.

That's been our experience, except for the policeman. No police at the places we went to. that must be something to do with Kelowna :lol:

We've also found that they don't worry too much about the appointment time .............. if you're in the line, they'll take you.

OH has had both his jabs, once at River Rock Casino, the other at the Convention Centre downtown, while I've only had my first, at River Rock. Every time, we've arrived early (due to allowing for traffic delays does that!), and we've just sailed right in.

Been out either before or just a few minutes after the "official" appointment time.

All the people vaccinating us have been nurses, and really good.

scrubbedexpat091 Jun 23rd 2021 5:37 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
They were not checking times at all, just that you had an appointment, I can't say if you showed up 7 hours early if they would let you in, but 50 minutes early nobody cared.



Originally Posted by scilly (Post 13020984)
That's been our experience, except for the policeman. No police at the places we went to. that must be something to do with Kelowna :lol:

We've also found that they don't worry too much about the appointment time .............. if you're in the line, they'll take you.

OH has had both his jabs, once at River Rock Casino, the other at the Convention Centre downtown, while I've only had my first, at River Rock. Every time, we've arrived early (due to allowing for traffic delays does that!), and we've just sailed right in.

Been out either before or just a few minutes after the "official" appointment time.

All the people vaccinating us have been nurses, and really good.


BristolUK Jun 23rd 2021 6:19 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13020989)
They were not checking times at all, just that you had an appointment, I can't say if you showed up 7 hours early if they would let you in, but 50 minutes early nobody cared.

Yes, I wondered about that but here the advice throughout has been keep the appointment, and if you arrive too early, wait in the car.

The correct booking time might reveal itself at Registration although with the priority on getting people done I can't imagine them saying you're an hour early, go to the back of the line :lol:

scilly Jun 23rd 2021 9:31 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 13021003)
Yes, I wondered about that but here the advice throughout has been keep the appointment, and if you arrive too early, wait in the car.

The correct booking time might reveal itself at Registration although with the priority on getting people done I can't imagine them saying you're an hour early, go to the back of the line :lol:

This appears to be the route they are following .......... "get this one done although s/he is early. It won't make much difference, but we'll get the vaccine in an arm .:nod:

scrubbedexpat091 Jun 23rd 2021 11:33 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Probably helped that there was no line to speak of really. On a busy day they might care more.

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 13021003)
Yes, I wondered about that but here the advice throughout has been keep the appointment, and if you arrive too early, wait in the car.

The correct booking time might reveal itself at Registration although with the priority on getting people done I can't imagine them saying you're an hour early, go to the back of the line :lol:


BristolUK Jun 23rd 2021 11:45 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13021070)
Probably helped that there was no line to speak of really. On a busy day they might care more.

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My first jab, although there was tape directing people back and forth, I only had two people ahead of me for registration and then a jabber was available immediately.
Second jab the space used was massively expanded (12 registration points instead of 2 - more of everything really) and I had a quarter of a mile line of people shuffling 6 feet, stopping, shuffling 6 or even 12 feet and so on. It still didn't take that long.

From the time shown on my sheet I think I was in and out the building in 35 minutes. It just seemed longer with all that shuffling along in the humid arena.

The old Ice Hockey venue. I worked out how far I shuffled by googling the rink length and multiplying. :rofl:

scilly Jun 24th 2021 2:24 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
I have my 2nd jab booked for July 12th at the River Rock Casino :nod:

I was more interested in getting an appointment there than in the soonest ........ it is so convenient for us, has lots of parking, and lots of space inside.

There was a very small line when we had our first jabs done there, about 6 people outside the door, health status check and new mask was right inside the door.

But by the time we left, there was a long line outside the building.

I'm just hoping that it will be similar in July.

Jerseygirl Jun 27th 2021 2:01 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Yesterday we drove through Toronto’s main shopping area, then onto Yorkville. People and cars everywhere. The Harbourfront is busier than it’s been in years. Good to see the city coming back to life. :thumbsup:

Jerseygirl Jun 27th 2021 3:08 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
They are planning to vax 25K people today at the Scotiabank Arena, Toronto. This will break the North American record for number of people vaccinated in 1 day. Just walked by and the number of people is unbelievable. Music playing, people dancing. Although the lines are extremely long, everyone is moving along very quickly. Seems to be very well organized. Well done T.O. :thumbsup:

bats Jun 27th 2021 3:39 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 13022533)
They are planning to vax 25K people today at the Scotiabank Arena, Toronto. This will break the North American record for number of people vaccinated in 1 day. Just walked by and the number of people is unbelievable. Music playing, people dancing. Although the lines are extremely long, everyone is moving along very quickly. Seems to be very well organized. Well done T.O. :thumbsup:

let's hope they do it!

Jerseygirl Jun 27th 2021 3:44 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 13022542)
let's hope they do it!

Even if they don’t achieve 25K, a hell of a lot of people will have been vaccinated today. So that’s gotta be good. :nod:

Jerseygirl Jun 28th 2021 3:27 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
26,771 people vaccinated today in Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena. :thumbsup:

76% of people in Ontario have received 1 dose. 35% have had 2 doses.

https://www.cp24.com/news/more-than-...tone-1.5487460

bats Jun 28th 2021 3:54 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 13022766)
26,771 people vaccinated today in Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena. :thumbsup:

76% of people in Ontario have received 1 dose. 35% have had 2 doses.

https://www.cp24.com/news/more-than-...tone-1.5487460

Yeay!

Jerseygirl Jun 28th 2021 2:24 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
210 cases yesterday in Ontario…3 deaths. :)

caretaker Jun 28th 2021 11:00 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Hey look at these numbers!
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...0c982cdae7.png

Jerseygirl Jun 30th 2021 8:00 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Ontario…184cases yesterday. 1% positivity. Yesterday’s numbers were greater because they added some that were missed in 2020. :blink:

scrubbedexpat091 Jun 30th 2021 8:08 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
After 470 days, the BC State Of Emergency order expires at 11:59pm tonight. :beer::drinkingbeer:

78% of the population age 12+ have had at least 1 dose, with 29% of the population 12+ fully vaccinated.


Jerseygirl Jun 30th 2021 8:13 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13024033)
After 470 days, the BC State Of Emergency order expires at 11:59pm tonight. :beer::drinkingbeer:

78% of the population age 12+ have had at least 1 dose, with 29% of the population 12+ fully vaccinated.

The vax figures in Ontario for fully vaccinated is approx 32.5%, and 67.1% 1 dose (age12+). Today we went into Stage 2…Stage 3 is 21 days away.

scrubbedexpat091 Jul 5th 2021 9:05 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Don't get a cough during a pandemic. :lol:

I have had a dry cough for about a month now, non-productive, otherwise I feel fine, but good luck seeing a doctor, they wont see me because well COVID, but I don't want to fuss with the ER as its not an emergency, but GP's are being overly cautious I guess.

scilly Jul 5th 2021 9:38 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13026001)
Don't get a cough during a pandemic. :lol:

I have had a dry cough for about a month now, non-productive, otherwise I feel fine, but good luck seeing a doctor, they wont see me because well COVID, but I don't want to fuss with the ER as its not an emergency, but GP's are being overly cautious I guess.


Are you taking any medications?

I have had a dry cough for the last 10 or so years, but it is a side effect of one of the other prescription drugs I have to take.

As long as it doesn't become a big problem, I'll stick with the current situation, because it means changing the medication that causes it, and that can be a big hassle.

But it is something I didn't know about before it all started.

Are you signed up with a doctor in Kelowna??

I've found that my doctor doesn't want to see me unless it is imperative, but they will discuss things in a telephone interview. If necessary, they ask me to make an office appointment, but I could also have the opportunity for a video discussion if we were set up for that.

Jerseygirl Jul 5th 2021 9:57 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Same here…phone consults but the doctor will see you if necessary. I thought BC was back to normal now?

scrubbedexpat091 Jul 5th 2021 11:25 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 13026031)
Same here…phone consults but the doctor will see you if necessary. I thought BC was back to normal now?

There is no provincial order preventing doctors for seeing patients in office , I think some of the doctors just like working from home, my GP is currently only in the office 1 day a week for 4 hours, the rest of the appointments all phone or video, and based on her dog barking, I think she works from home.

Jerseygirl Jul 6th 2021 1:05 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13026059)
There is no provincial order preventing doctors for seeing patients in office , I think some of the doctors just like working from home, my GP is currently only in the office 1 day a week for 4 hours, the rest of the appointments all phone or video, and based on her dog barking, I think she works from home.

I thought it was done because of Covid. I have never had a doctor who works from home only taking phone consults, apart from the last 16 months…even then my doctor said he would see me I wanted a face to face,

scrubbedexpat091 Jul 6th 2021 1:15 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 13026092)
I thought it was done because of Covid. I have never had a doctor who works from home only taking phone consults, apart from the last 16 months…even then my doctor said he would see me I wanted a face to face,

It only started with COVID last year, but seems to be sticking around and not going away, but every doctor will do what is best for them I suppose.

printer Jul 6th 2021 1:38 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13026096)
It only started with COVID last year, but seems to be sticking around and not going away, but every doctor will do what is best for them I suppose.

I find it quite ridiculous that doctors appear to be afraid to see anyone in office unless they really have to yet there is no problem seeing a physio, chiropractor, massage therapist, acupuncturist and many other personal service companies out there. This is going to turn into a huge problem for the health services in next few years as more and more people are left with serious issues often beyond the normal treatment because they couldn't or wouldn't see a doctor when it was needed.

scilly Jul 6th 2021 1:53 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 13026031)
Same here…phone consults but the doctor will see you if necessary. I thought BC was back to normal now?

No, only in Stage 3 of a 4 stage recovery. We won't move to Stage 4 until September.

Things are relaxed though ................ masks don't have to be worn as long as you have had both vaccinations, with the second more than 2 weeks ago. Places can still require you to wear a mask though before you enter, otherwise it is your choice.

I notice most of the people walking past the house still have masks with them though, ready to pull them up over mouth and nose if not there already.

I think lots of people are going to play it safe with masks, I know OH and I will do.

Casinos are allowed to open, with spatial distancing even of the slot machines. Night clubs can open but with spatial distancing and no-one is allowed to dance so many of them are waiting until September. Cinemas are open, with spacing, etc etc

I think my physio will still require his place to run as it has since last July ........... no companion allowed in, face masks mandatory, hand sanitizing mandatory, arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time, etc etc.

My doctor appears to be working on the same procedures as before. Phone discussion first, followed by video conference or in office visit if necessary, and it seems that many doctors may well follow the same principle because they have found that it actually saves them time. They are even sending new prescriptions for medications already in use directly to the pharmacist, which something my doctors had never done before last year, you always had to go in for a face-to-face discussion about a renewal, which I can understand. But now that everything is computerised and doctors and pharmacist are all on the same programme here, then it is easy for them. The doctor can talk to me on the phone with her laptop open to my file, all details available.

I have no objection to that .... I rather like the phone talk first, saves time going over it all again in the office if that is called for, just get right down to business!

scilly Jul 6th 2021 1:57 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
I do know that the doctor's office staff were working from home in the early days of covid, and so were some of the doctors .......... but the clinic is on the university campus, and the university was shut down.

After things eased up last June/July, some of the office staff still worked from home, one in particular who is in her 50s and another who has had breast cancer and treatment ..... understandable. It didn't make any difference, they had access to the office computers.

I have no idea whether any of the doctors were still working from home then or now, though some of them seemed to be using their own phones.

As I said, it doesn't worry me, go with the flow!


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