Covid-19 Vaccine: Yes or No?

@kareng (55648)
United States
May 6, 2020 10:16pm CST
So I've been thinking about this for awhile now. We all know that a vaccine is in the making for the Covid-19 virus. It won't be available for some time but what do you think about it? Would you be willing to take it? Is it worth the chance? Do you think it will be safe? Or will you be saying, "No, I'll take my chances?" I'm on the fence about this vaccine at the moment. I guess it will all depend on if the virus gets worse, is not over with in another month or two, etc. What are your thoughts on taking the Covid-19 vaccine? Do you think it will be effective? Do you think it will make you sick? Photo Credit: Pixabay © 2020 Karen Gros
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@JudyEv (326791)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 May 20
As long as they do the proper testing before releasing it on the public, then it should be okay I guess. I wouldn't be rushing into getting vaccinated.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
9 May 20
@JudyEv That is true. And it is a shame.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
I'm not rushing in either. There is one vaccine that has been released by Moderma. I don't think I would trust it. Different method used to develop it and I have heard nothing of safety issues, testing, etc.
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@JudyEv (326791)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 May 20
@kareng It's a shame to think you can't trust the companies that make and market such vaccines. But some have no ethics - or so it seems.
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7 May 20
Too much meddling going on.. it's kind of tricky to get rushy as long as am not infected I'll lay back and wait especially if it will come from China..
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
There is one out now that was developed in a new way, using genetics. They also didn't grow the virus in a lab for days and days as the traditional method does. I think it is a bit too soon for a vaccine. I don't want to trust this new one. Too many questions.
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@Lavanya15 (12888)
• Chennai, India
8 May 20
Oh ok
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@LadyDuck (460525)
• Switzerland
7 May 20
Until the vaccine is experimental I would not take the chance. Even after it is "official" I want to be more than sure that it does not cause dangerous side effects. I am not really pro vaccines and medications.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
I agree. I do not want to take this new one developed with using genetics. It has already been released.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
10 May 20
@LadyDuck I think the ones that will rush out into public before this is all over and rush on vaccines may be creating a whole new epidemic. There is a mystery disease now affecting young children here in the U.S. that is connected to Covid-19. It's all pretty scary!
@LadyDuck (460525)
• Switzerland
8 May 20
@kareng I will be more than careful, I prefer to stay inside that to risk to get some permanent disease because of side effects of a quickly made vaccine.
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@moffittjc (118827)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 May 20
Ultimately, I would like to have the vaccine. I went through having the virus, and it wasn't fun at all. And I only had a moderate case. But I have my reservations about a vaccine, at least in the early stages of when it's available. I feel like they're rushing so fast to develop a vaccine that they compromising safety. There's a reason it normally takes years for new vaccines to be developed, because they have to be tested for safety and long-term effects on humans. I think they're going to bypass many of those steps in the rush to get the vaccine to market. I don't wan't to get the vaccine, and then a year or two later hear that they found out it causes cancer or kidney failure or something like that.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
I totally agree. There is one company that already has one vaccine out. It was developed by Moderna and based on genetics instead of growing the virus for days. Gotta wonder about that.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
11 May 20
@moffittjc This one was supposedly already released. I think it is a bit soon with the virus still active everywhere.
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@moffittjc (118827)
• Gainesville, Florida
8 May 20
@kareng I'm sure all across the world there are going to be multiple versions of vaccines developed. It will be interesting to see which one wins out and beats everybody to the market.
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
7 May 20
I will wait a bit to see how safe it is before I get it.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
9 May 20
@DianneN Looks like lots of choices will be available but then again, will we know what our dr's offices are using?
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
9 May 20
@kareng We shall see.....
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
8 May 20
@kareng I heard on the news another one is almost ready. Thanks! Will check it out.
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@just4him (308746)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 May 20
I'm not sure how I feel about it. I generally don't take vaccines, mostly because of food allergies. I'm sure if it was necessary, I would.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
The one that is out now was not made like the previous vaccines and growing the virus. It was based on genetics. I'm not sure I would trust that one.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
11 May 20
@just4him I'm just an old skeptic!!
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@just4him (308746)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 May 20
@kareng I don't know if I would either.
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@wolfgirl569 (96528)
• Marion, Ohio
7 May 20
It depends how fast they try to push it through. If they rush the testing I will not trust it.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
7 May 20
I agree. There is actually one vaccine already released that was developed differently. I wonder how the two different versions will compare to each other? It was developed by Moderna. It was developed without growing huge amounts of the virus and based on genetics.
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@wolfgirl569 (96528)
• Marion, Ohio
7 May 20
@kareng I heard they aare testing one somewhere. Might be that one.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
@wolfgirl569 That is the one we are most accustomed too. It's grown for days and days in the lab. This other one was not and based on genetics. Has to make you wonder....
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@RasmaSandra (74146)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 May 20
I have never had a flu shot and I don't even remember the last time I had the flu. So I would not take that vaccine.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
11 May 20
I have never gotten the flu since I have been taking the vaccines. That doesn't mean I will take one for Covid-19 though.
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@JohnRoberts (109857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 May 20
It seems far away from a vaccine. It won't happen until the political agendas and money making companies have exhausted exploiting the situation.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
Actually there is one already released by Modermn. It was developed by genetically and not grown in the lab for days on end as traditionally done. I don't think I would trust that one very much at all. I didn't read anything on trials either.
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@LindaOHio (158794)
• United States
7 May 20
I would take it; and it shouldn't make you sick.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
What got me to thinking was the one that is out now by Moderna was made differently. They didn't grow the virus in the lab for as long as they usually do. It is based on genetics. I hope the health care folks disclose whether you are getting this one of the other one that was made the way traditional vaccines are made.
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• Agra, India
7 May 20
I will take it only after it is proven to be 100 percent sage
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
It has to have a high safety rating. This one developed by Moderma--I haven't seen any data on testing or safety.
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• Agra, India
8 May 20
@kareng is that so
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
9 May 20
@amitkokiladitya Yes, and Dianne said that another one was about to be released.
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• Guangdong, China
7 May 20
I suppose it is still a long way to go. Look back to the SARS, did the SARS vaccine come out? No. But it had been happened for more than a decade. Why didn't its vaccine come out? There are maybe two different corona viruses, the vaccines for both maybe develop in two varied ways. But how could I believe that the second virus vaccine comes out while the former one is not yet to come?
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
There is one out now developed by Moderma. It was developed in a whole new way with genetics and by not growing the virus for days in a lab. I don't think I would trust it.
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• Guangdong, China
8 May 20
@kareng I suppose it had better go for a few years for the safety of virus vaccine.
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• Guangdong, China
8 May 20
@kareng that would be safer for people's health. Otherwise, some side effects would be happen later I guess.
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@DocAndersen (54407)
• United States
7 May 20
the math doesn't work for me, i think i will wait for more data on the vaccine effectiveness to consider it.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
There is one out now that I don't trust at all. New method used without growing the virus in lab for days and days. Based on genetics. I didn't see anything on trials but they had to have tested it. I'll wait. I would rather make sure it is effective vs. taking something brand new without much data out on it.
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@Lavanya15 (12888)
• Chennai, India
7 May 20
There is lot of research going on.. Don't know how it give relief from it... I think it take time for getting effective medicine..
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
That is the traditional way to develop the vaccines. They grow the virus in a lab for days and study it. There is a vaccine out now by Mederma that was developed in a different way. I am not sure I would trust it.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
10 May 20
@Lavanya15 I'm totally not on board with it.
@Lavanya15 (12888)
• Chennai, India
8 May 20
@kareng for getting official messages from it its not possible to trust those... Take care
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@youless (112166)
• Guangzhou, China
7 May 20
I think the vaccine can't be finished so soon. It is very challenging no matter how much we want it to succeed. There are already many rumors about the vaccine and medicine and I don't think they are real. At least all of these will be available after some time.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
8 May 20
Moderma has a vaccine out now. It was developed based on genetics and not grown in the lab the way vaccines have been developed in the past. I think I'll wait.
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@saundyl (9783)
• Canada
11 May 20
Personally I wouldn't want to be one of the first to accept it. I definitely wouldn't be one of the volunteers for testing! If they find a safe and viable vaccine for Covid-19 then I would be willing to take it... to protect others around me as well as myself.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
13 May 20
True. I think a vaccine needs to be thoroughly tested first though. And yes, people do get sick and have reactions from vaccines.
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@saundyl (9783)
• Canada
11 May 20
On a second note - Some vacinnes already make people a little sick - it depends on your body's reaction to what is in it. Some flu vaccines people get a bit of a fever from. Others get a sore arm.
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@marguicha (216479)
• Chile
7 May 20
I won´t accept it while it was in the experimental moment.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
7 May 20
I'm skeptical all the way. There is actually a vaccine already developed and released by Moderna. It was developed with a genetic method and did not require the virus to grow huge amounts.
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@msdivkar (23359)
• India
7 May 20
Covid19 vaccine is far away but anytime it comes and proved that it is effective and safe, it would be better to have it because this virus is not going away in a hurry and is here to stay for long time.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
7 May 20
There is actually one vaccine already released by Moderna. It was made with a genetic method and did not require having to grow large amounts of the virus.
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@Lushlala (4028)
• Gaborone, Botswana
8 May 20
All vaccines go through stringent tests and trials before they are mass-produced for public consumption. However, we always have to allow a slight margin of error. For that reason, I'd tread very carefully until I knew 100% it was safe.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
10 May 20
I agree, but this one is ready a bit soon.
@Hannihar (129686)
• Israel
12 May 20
@kareng They have been finding vaccines or something here in my country. When they find and know it is safe yes I will take it because I want this over and I trust them here. I get my flu shot and trust that so I will trust this.I sure if there are side effects they will tell us.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
14 May 20
That is if they know about them. There is one company that is in the second round of testing. So how do we really know if enough people were tested? It is really soon for a vaccine where as in the past they have taken years to develop.
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@kareng (55648)
• United States
16 May 20
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@Hannihar (129686)
• Israel
14 May 20
@kareng I guess each place will decide what is best for their people. Here they are working on things too. I trust them to do the right thing.
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