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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Vaccination
This week both me and Graham have had our Covid Vaccination. It also meant that I left the house for a couple of hours! So it was the highlight of my week.
Of course, we are not fully protected yet, and will never be 100% protected, but at least it’s a start. If I caught Covid I would most likely develop complications because of my poor immune system. This is why we have been so careful since the beginning of the pandemic. But this feels like the beginning of a more safer future.
We have also been taking part in the Office of National Statistics Covid study and get tested regularly. I really don’t get why people object so much to getting tested. My children take it in their stride and we are all happier knowing that we are free from the virus and won’t be passing it on to anyone else.
There was a feature on the local news this week about someone who had attended our local hospital and although put in the non covid infected ward they still ended up with Covid. This is only one case in probably thousands but it was still a relief when my son’s test came back negative a couple of weeks after his visit to the same hospital.
The vaccination is only the beginning though, we don’t know what the future holds. Hopefully we can get on with our lives and put this all behind us. But we can never forget the lives that have been lost. What a dreadful year it has been. But we have been offered a way back to freedom and fingers crossed it all works out. Vaccination and testing has to be the way forward.
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week.
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Sir and I are getting our vaccine on Tuesday. If he’ll have it! Will be a weight of my mind knowing it’s been done before they go back to school
It really isn’t so bad but then I’m used to being jabbed with needles. Good luck.
Must feel good to be on the road to relative safety. Certainly lowers the odds of you catching it. It is good to hear how well your family have taken to testing. We’ve not been tested once. I’ve just sent off my consent form for my two school ones to be tested when they go back, which will be a new experience. I hope they soon get into the rhythm of being tested as it looks like it will be twice weekly. What a strange old world!
The kids have been great from the start. I have to do the Little Man’s for him but he only complains a little. The school testing will be strange I’m sure but it’s a small price to pay for safety.
Ahh! That is great news. I am so pleased for you and Graham.
My youngest is getting a Covid test next week from the school and is terrified about it. It’s the fear of the unknown despite me showing her videos of people having the same test. I am sure once she has the first test she’ll take the next however many in her stride. x
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having done many tests I can say, it’s unpleasant but it doesn’t hurt, it’s over quickly and there are no lasting affects. I hope Ellie gets on okay. x
I’m so glad that you and Graham have both had your first vaccination. I think vaccination and testing is going to be the way forward – fingers crossed that with more people being vaccinated, we can start to look forward to some more normality again. #WotW
It’s good to hear you have had your vaccine, I think I’ll feel a lot safer once we’ve had ours but I have no idea when that will be!
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I hope you don’t have to wait too long. I know I’m not out of the woods yet, but it does feel like we may be able to venture out this summer.
We must all get vaccinated quickly. I have been told by my wife’s friend who is a reputed expert in this field in California that vaccination is very effective, it will protect us not only from Covid but host of other diseases too. If this is true then we have a greater incentive in getting vaccinated fast.
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I totally agree John, in particular those of us with auto-immune conditions need all the help we can get.
Fantastic news, the vaccine really does make you feel so much more positive, doesn’t it? We have a local testing area near us and I send Darren every two weeks to get a test. He is the only one leaving the house at the moment but he also has to enter other people’s homes. Keeping everything crossed this is the start of getting back to some sort of normal #WotW
We take part in monthly testing for the ONS which started last March. We have never had a scare which has been good, but we’ve really not been out much either. Fingers crossed x