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Old 12-11-2021, 01:55 AM   #761
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Man, those poor patient people running the vaccine shots for the kids. Literal constant screaming and crying from at least one kid. Saw one that that had to be physically restrained by both parents while screaming, punching and thrashing trying to get away. They handed him a massive ipad and some bose headsets to calm him afterwards.

They had two therapy dogs distracting and calming kids there - seemed like a great idea, super patient.
My one son had issues until recently and he just turned 10. A few years back he was at a flu clinic and had a full meltdown. They brought him into “the room” a special quiet place he could calm down. At that point I was done with the whole thing so I attempted to pin him. Yelled to the nurse to just do it. Then he super human breaks grip and the needle breaks off. Blood sprays out. He flips out more.

Eff me that was awful, and that poor nurse, but their pros. I saw a meltdown at the covid drive in last month and the nurses were laughing and keeping spirits up. God bless them.
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Old 12-11-2021, 07:40 AM   #762
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Man, those poor patient people running the vaccine shots for the kids. Literal constant screaming and crying from at least one kid. Saw one that that had to be physically restrained by both parents while screaming, punching and thrashing trying to get away. They handed him a massive ipad and some bose headsets to calm him afterwards.

They had two therapy dogs distracting and calming kids there - seemed like a great idea, super patient.
Yikes. My kids have generally been super chill about getting vaccines, but they have always got them at public health in a private room with just a nurse/parent. Our booking is coming up, hopefully no meltdowns occurring during that time- my oldest would definitely amp up the anxiety if others are crying.
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Old 12-11-2021, 08:14 AM   #763
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I heard something on the news about a few quiet clinics they have for kids with sensory issues and such... fewer people, low lighting, etc. I think you have to call 811 and make a special booking, if your child would benefit from something like that. Sorry for the vague details. It sounded interesting, but doesn't apply to me, so I didn't pay close attention.
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Old 12-11-2021, 09:30 AM   #764
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I heard something on the news about a few quiet clinics they have for kids with sensory issues and such... fewer people, low lighting, etc. I think you have to call 811 and make a special booking, if your child would benefit from something like that. Sorry for the vague details. It sounded interesting, but doesn't apply to me, so I didn't pay close attention.
We did that with my kid at the old Children's Hospital. It isn't quite as simple as calling 811 for a booking. There are a few layers of approval to go through before you can get an appointment.
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Old 12-11-2021, 11:16 AM   #765
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In case any one is traveling and wants a booster I Was able to get the booster in Anaheim no questions asked 2 days ago.

I am American but a permanent resident in Canada. I'm in Anaheim for work and I booked through Walgreens the same way you book a covid test. I put in a US address (my parents) and they never asked me for any proof. I showed them my Canada drivers license instead of my US passport to test it and they never batted an eye.

However I do have CDC vaccine card, which they asked for, as all of my vaccines have been in the States.

So I had 2 doses of Pfizer in March, Had symptom free Covid in August, Booster of Pfizer in December.
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Literal constant screaming and crying from at least one kid. Saw one that that had to be physically restrained by both parents while screaming, punching and thrashing trying to get away. They handed him a massive ipad and some bose headsets to calm him afterwards.
You'd think they were giving them their shots while flying on an airplane or something.
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Old 12-12-2021, 11:30 PM   #767
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My oldest got his first jab today. He had to be held to get it, was super anxious about it but in the end it’s done.

My carrot for him… he gets to go to his first flames game once he is double jabbed.
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7 year old and 5 year old got their shots on Friday at Brentwood. 7 year old was fine, but 5 year old lost her s**t when it was her turn. Had to take her to a "private" room and it still took three of us to hold her down. She had the flu shot 3 weeks prior and although she did cry there too, it wasn't even close to this.

Hats off to all the nurses and volunteers with support dogs. And the dancing robot.
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Old 12-13-2021, 02:03 PM   #769
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So uhh, we ever going to get booster doses available to the general population or just the 60+?

*Asking for my pregnant wife that is approaching 8 months out from her 2nd dose that also has comorbidities but still isn't eligible.

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The laziness and lack of planning around booster doses in Canada is ridiculous. Even without Omicron, basically every person over 50 and anyone with any kind of comorbidity should have had the option to get a 3rd dose right at 6 months.

In the UK, they're trying to get every adult a 3rd dose in the next 3 weeks. In BC they're just sending out invites to 65-69 year olds and most people under 65 will be waiting until January.
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The laziness and lack of planning around booster doses in Canada is ridiculous. Even without Omicron, basically every person over 50 and anyone with any kind of comorbidity should have had the option to get a 3rd dose right at 6 months.

In the UK, they're trying to get every adult a 3rd dose in the next 3 weeks. In BC they're just sending out invites to 65-69 year olds and most people under 65 will be waiting until January.
What’s the hold up in BC? Ontario opened it to 50+ today.
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So uhh, we ever going to get booster doses available to the general population or just the 60+?

*Asking for my pregnant wife that is approaching 8 months out from her 2nd dose that also has comorbidities but still isn't eligible.

Isn’t that happening? Booking for booster is already open.
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The laziness and lack of planning around booster doses in Canada is ridiculous. Even without Omicron, basically every person over 50 and anyone with any kind of comorbidity should have had the option to get a 3rd dose right at 6 months.

In the UK, they're trying to get every adult a 3rd dose in the next 3 weeks. In BC they're just sending out invites to 65-69 year olds and most people under 65 will be waiting until January.
Exactly, the date that you received your first & second dose already has your age/health/etc built into it.

Just say "If you're 6 months out from your 2nd dose you're eligible". So much simpler.

I have a classmate that is American, had a J&J shot and AB couldn't figure out how to give him a valid Vax Passport. So he got two shots of Pfizer because nobody could figure out how to get a passport that worked.
But my pregnant wife can't get her third shot.
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Isn’t that happening? Booking for booster is already open.
You would think so because at the announcement they said that boosters would be rolled out to "All Albertans"*

*Rolled out in age groups so only 60+, healthcare workers, select healthcare issues, etc are eligible, 18-59 TBD but don't worry folks, it's available to everyone!


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https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx


Even the way the media wrote it up followed the Gov't announcement "Available to Everyone" except for those that aren't eligible which is pretty much everyone.

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Health Minister Jason Copping said Wednesday afternoon that third doses will be offered in stages, beginning with older Albertans first.

Third doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to Albertans 60 and older first, starting on Monday. Albertans who are in this age group can begin booking appointments for their third dose starting on Thursday.
https://globalnews.ca/news/8416768/a...cember-1-2021/

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The laziness and lack of planning around booster doses in Canada is ridiculous. Even without Omicron, basically every person over 50 and anyone with any kind of comorbidity should have had the option to get a 3rd dose right at 6 months.

In the UK, they're trying to get every adult a 3rd dose in the next 3 weeks. In BC they're just sending out invites to 65-69 year olds and most people under 65 will be waiting until January.
Yeah, its whacked. After 2 years one would think we understand how important it is to protect our weak and vulnerable.

Is there a way around it if you talk to your doctor? My parents were both wondering as well.
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Yeah, its whacked. After 2 years one would think we understand how important it is to protect our weak and vulnerable.

Is there a way around it if you talk to your doctor? My parents were both wondering as well.
When my wife got her flu shot they asked if she was a healthcare worker and would have given her the booster then because they had an opened vial that was going to go to waste.

Should have lied.
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You would think so because at the announcement they said that boosters would be rolled out to "All Albertans"*

*Rolled out in age groups so only 60+, healthcare workers, select healthcare issues, etc are eligible, 18-59 TBD but don't worry folks, it's available to everyone!



https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx


Even the way the media wrote it up followed the Gov't announcement "Available to Everyone" except for those that aren't eligible which is pretty much everyone.


https://globalnews.ca/news/8416768/a...cember-1-2021/

Okay, weird. I was about to book for wife and I but I kind or got hung up by the eligibility requirements because of “mixed dose”, so I stopped and assumed it was because the websites had maybe not been fully updated yet.

I think I posted somewhere above about the confusing way they stated things differently depending on the page you’re on.

But anyway, I thought it was basically free-for-all post 6 months.
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Getting our booster tomorrow and I’ll take the flu shot, too.
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Okay, weird. I was about to book for wife and I but I kind or got hung up by the eligibility requirements because of “mixed dose”, so I stopped and assumed it was because the websites had maybe not been fully updated yet.

I think I posted somewhere above about the confusing way they stated things differently depending on the page you’re on.

But anyway, I thought it was basically free-for-all post 6 months.
If you're mixed you can say you need a third to complete a full course for travel.
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When my wife got her flu shot they asked if she was a healthcare worker and would have given her the booster then because they had an opened vial that was going to go to waste.

Should have lied.
not all health care workers are currently eligible (although maybe in the above vial wastage scenario)


this 50+ front line health care worker, 6 months+ post vaccine not eligible, as my doses were just over 8 weeks apart


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