New covid vaccine

Started by Pigskin, October 03, 2023, 10:51:53 PM

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Pigskin

The whole family received the new covid vaccine today. Some of us also received the RSV vaccine, and others added on a flu shot. Glad that's over.  lol
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theaardvark

Which new vaccine?

Having just cleared my first infection, and the Paxlovid rebound, I'm guessing I don't need a new booster for a while...
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Pigskin

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Nephews University of Winnipeg classes shut down due to a covid out break.
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GOLDMEMBER

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theaardvark

COVID running through my associates... me, then my daughter, now a staffer... thinking they were all acquired externally, limited exposure and testing caught infection early... 

Its on a serious upswing in the US, and it looks like they are bracing for it here too... with the flu and RSV adding into the mix, its going to be a long winter for the respiratory ICU. 
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Pigskin

Covid cases are jumping up quickly.
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theaardvark

Quote from: Pigskin on October 07, 2023, 07:45:55 PM
Covid cases are jumping up quickly.

Haven't heard any severe cases among my associates, but I am sure they are happening.  Bought SO2 meters back in 2020, been using them a lot.  Great tool for people with infections, lets you know if it is getting better, worse, or its time to go to the hospital.

Wonder what the NDP will do... I sure hope they keep the free test kits and vaccines available.  I wonder if they will change protocols for isolation or return to work... I know I was physically fine to work during my rebound, but as long as I tested +, I stayed isolated.  Not sure everyone will do that... I hope they will, but so many people are dismissing it as just the flu now, and not even testing, no wonder it is on the rise.
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Pigskin

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The new Moderna XBB vaccine has finally made it's way to Winnipeg. Shoppers seems to have received a large shipment and is now booking appointments. My wife's office received another small shipment which is already spoken for. Side effects pretty similar to the other vaccines. Mild headache, sore shoulder for a couple of days.
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Pigskin

$271.00 for an RSV shot. Good new, most private health plans cover it.
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theaardvark

Any idea if the updated Novavax non-mRNA vaccine is in Manitba yet?
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Pigskin

My wife reporting that on Thursday from 2-10 pm at a Winnipeg ER. 63 people reported flu like symptoms, but only 9 with fever. Out of those 9 people, 5 had covid. 80% of the 63 people were children under 16 years old. 95% of the 63 people had NOT received a flu shot or updated there Covid vaccine.
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theaardvark

Quote from: Pigskin on December 16, 2023, 08:31:52 PM
My wife reporting that on Thursday from 2-10 pm at a Winnipeg ER. 63 people reported flu like symptoms, but only 9 with fever. Out of those 9 people, 5 had covid. 80% of the 63 people were children under 16 years old. 95% of the 63 people had NOT received a flu shot or updated there Covid vaccine.

RSV a factor?
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Pigskin

3 Doctors leaving Manitoba. My wife received a text this morning from one of her friends says she was leaving Manitoba. Shortly after that 2 more sent her messages saying the same thing. 2 are headed to Sask. 1 to North Dakota. Not good. So it sounds like on March 1st. we will be short 3 more Doctors. 
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theaardvark

They just announce half a billion in federal funds to stop this... 400 new doctors, 200 new nurses, 100 home care workers.

Will be interesting to see if it helps...
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Blueforlife

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Quote from: theaardvark on February 16, 2024, 07:23:37 PMThey just announce half a billion in federal funds to stop this... 400 new doctors, 200 new nurses, 100 home care workers.

Will be interesting to see if it helps...
Big investment after years of PC cut.  It will help.

Nice to see support for health care.  Too bad about losing doctors.
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Pigskin

Apparently one high school in the St. James has a large breakout of Covid. Many of the student and their family's have been infected. My niece was feeling ill on Friday morning and did not go to school. Saturday morning both of her parent where ill. Headache, stomach issues, and sore throat. They all tested positive for covid. My niece and her father are up to date on there covid and flu shots, and felt much better Tuesday morning. Mom on the other hand is not up to date on her covid vaccine and she is still having a very difficult time.   
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Marni

I got Covid for the first time coming home from Mexico, I've had two more shots than my husband and took paxlovid, zero symptoms after 1 day on meds and negative 6 days later! It's been a month now and my husband still has issues!
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theaardvark

Quote from: Marni on February 22, 2024, 02:57:59 PMI got Covid for the first time coming home from Mexico, I've had two more shots than my husband and took paxlovid, zero symptoms after 1 day on meds and negative 6 days later! It's been a month now and my husband still has issues!

When I got COVID (fully VAXed at the time) I took Paxlovid and had basically no symptoms other than making the test bar go red.  A little fever, a little headache, some muscle pain, but nothing worse than the mildest flu I've had. 

Did get the dreaded Paxlovid rebound infection, a few days later.  Couple days of negative tests and then back to positive for 5 days with zero symptoms.

I occasionally have rough days, which I blame on long-COVID, but I know its just me aging and not taking proper care of myself...

Sad that the Novavax updated vaccine does not seem to be available anywhere, will have to take the pFizer  XBB.1.5 update next month I guess
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