How many have been vaccinated so far?

How many have been vaccinated so far?

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julian64

13,264 posts

218 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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In my practice we have 970 over 80s, 250 of which have had their first dose and climbing daily

Already hitting the problem of people promising to come and not turning up though frown.

rich888

2,610 posts

163 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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TwigtheWonderkid said:
steveo3002 said:
TwigtheWonderkid said:
Camoradi said:
In other news, marathon runner criticized for falling behind in the first 5 metres of race

hehe
Well he did promise he would take the lead from the start, and indeed is still claiming to be in the lead even though we can all see he isn't. And given that in all other similar races he's said he's won when he's clearly lost badly, you can understand why so many are sceptical.
and he's so thick he didnt realise his shoe laces were tied together , turned up and the wrong race track on the wrong day lol
Indeed, and got the race coordinator pregnant.
Whilst running backwards with his eyes closed biggrin

vaud

39,833 posts

119 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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julian64 said:
In my practice we have 970 over 80s, 250 of which have had their first dose and climbing daily

Already hitting the problem of people promising to come and not turning up though frown.
What happens with the excess doses before they hit their time limit?

julian64

13,264 posts

218 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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vaud said:
julian64 said:
In my practice we have 970 over 80s, 250 of which have had their first dose and climbing daily

Already hitting the problem of people promising to come and not turning up though frown.
What happens with the excess doses before they hit their time limit?
Currently toward the end of the day they have been offered to any staff that wanted them so not to waste.

yajeed

4,873 posts

218 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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Same here. With a pretty small margin for wasted doses tolerable it’s the only sensible thing to do.

You could over book, but having the elderly wait even longer (in the rain) would hardly be patient focused.

Armchair Expert

673 posts

38 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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Tried to find out when will my mother who is 89 be given the vaccine but didn't find an answer.

Randy Winkman said:
But we are way ahead of the EU. biggrin
The EU have said yesterday that all EU nation will start vaccinations at the same time!

I asked in another thread should the Scottish government be vaccinating before the EU says it is OK to do so?

rdjohn

4,832 posts

159 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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Given that vaccination is THE good news story, i am surprised that the numbers are not being fed to the BBC for them to be read out alongside new cases and deaths each evening.

Despite the advanced planning, i just have sneaky feeling that there will be a propensity for things to go badly wrong. There is a limit to the number of staff that you can give surplus doses to.

It will be the next big mud-slinging story, if they do not try to keep everyone informed.

vaud

39,833 posts

119 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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Given how long data collation can take, my guess is they will keep to a weekly number.

oyster

10,216 posts

212 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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Sophisticated Sarah said:
It’s not bad going for the first week. I’m guessing those figures include the early week where I guess it was starting sporadically too? We’ll have a better idea of stabs per day in late January once Christmas is out the way and they’re into a rhythm.

While I think the government reaction to Covid has been and continues to be ridiculous, it’s quite clear that the at-risk groups (elderly, heart issues etc) do need protection. Fingers crossed for success and that the side effects are minimal smile
What has Christmas got to do with it?

I sincerely hope vaccinations don't slow down because of Christmas. What even makes you think it might?

Bullett

9,816 posts

148 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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Interesting. I was wondering about this very subject and curious why the numbers were not being shouted from the rooftops.
It should be pretty easy to count if the doses are tightly controlled/monitored.

I understand the mistakes they made with targets for testing but just announcing figures with no targets would be positive.


Gargamel

12,934 posts

225 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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+1 to the figures, my Mother was vaccinated last night. (83 and at risk) Though my Dad (82) has not been invoted, but the GP told them it was going to the most at risk first so since he has no risk indicators he will recieve it later.

Seems to be going well, no point in a mass roll out yet until more doses are available (only 800,0000 so far ready and available)




Terminator X

10,745 posts

168 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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This will take years, 68m people if all took it x2 doses!

TX.

Terminator X

10,745 posts

168 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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JagLover said:
In reality we don't need to vaccinate the whole population to return to normal.

Once NHS and care home staff have been vaccinated, along with the over seventies, then this will probably be less dangerous than seasonal flu.

Whether we do go back to normal at that point is another matter entirely of course!.
The day we can get rid of these fking masks will be a Red Letter Day.

TX.

TheLurker

897 posts

160 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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Gargamel said:
+1 to the figures, my Mother was vaccinated last night. (83 and at risk) Though my Dad (82) has not been invoted, but the GP told them it was going to the most at risk first so since he has no risk indicators he will recieve it later.

Seems to be going well, no point in a mass roll out yet until more doses are available (only 800,0000 so far ready and available)
Do we know when more will be available?

Deathmole

959 posts

9 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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Terminator X said:
JagLover said:
In reality we don't need to vaccinate the whole population to return to normal.

Once NHS and care home staff have been vaccinated, along with the over seventies, then this will probably be less dangerous than seasonal flu.

Whether we do go back to normal at that point is another matter entirely of course!.
The day we can get rid of these fking masks will be a Red Letter Day.

TX.
Lol, they'll never be done away with.

JmatthewB

147 posts

86 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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Terminator X said:
The day we can get rid of these fking masks will be a Red Letter Day.

TX.
I can live with occasionally wearing a mask. I can't live without seeing friends at the pub.

768

8,327 posts

60 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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yajeed said:
Same here. With a pretty small margin for wasted doses tolerable it’s the only sensible thing to do.

You could over book, but having the elderly wait even longer (in the rain) would hardly be patient focused.
Another issue I'd imagine is that if you bang out all the doses and then another batch doesn't arrive in time, coupled with the ability of people to remember an appointment, you'll have lots of people slipping well beyond the dose interval. As soon as someone misses the intended timeframe for a second dose I'm sure we'll hear about it all over the place.

JmatthewB

147 posts

86 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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768 said:
Another issue I'd imagine is that if you bang out all the doses and then another batch doesn't arrive in time, coupled with the ability of people to remember an appointment, you'll have lots of people slipping well beyond the dose interval. As soon as someone misses the intended timeframe for a second dose I'm sure we'll hear about it all over the place.
I thought the 21 days between doses was a minimum time? I'm sure the booster would still be effective if it was delayed a week or so, even though it's better to get everyone immune in the shortest time possible.

vaud

39,833 posts

119 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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Terminator X said:
This will take years, 68m people if all took it x2 doses!

TX.
This is the start phase for priority, not the peak volume of vaccinations.

BrundanBianchi

1,106 posts

9 months

Thursday 17th December 2020
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Terminator X said:
This will take years, 68m people if all took it x2 doses!

TX.
But the scientists are confident that at ( only ) 60 ( odd ) percent effective take up, in the population ( where they factor in the effectiveness percentage of the vaccines ) the control measures can be relaxed. So if there aren’t any massive screw ups, we should see relative normality resume within a year.