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    To be honest, I am not holding my breath for any fast resolution.

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    Thanks Nuke,

    When you think about it, it really couldn't of been any more difficult than it is! Very cold temp, two jabs, three weeks apart. Yes I think we will end up with lots of different vaccines for Covid 19. The two that are nearest the finish line are both based on the same type of vaccine it will be interesting to see what other ones come through.

    beau,

    help is on the way with these vaccines & the antibody one too

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    The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, we are the first country to do this & the first dose's are "thought" to be given to people next week.

    This is the one that needs to be kept below 70 that Nuke started this thread about

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    A glimmer of hope that life will be able to return to something like normal in the not too distant future although care will still have to be taken,

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    Yes there is a way out now. Here's the link to the BBC news:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55145696

    And here's the vaccine priority list:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...19-vaccination

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    Watching 'Hancocks half-hour' (well 10 minutes) on BBC Breakfast earlier it seems that they are still banking on the Oxford/AstraZenica vaccination that doesn't need such cold storage temperatures so will be easier to distribute.
    (It's also five times cheaper).

    Let's face it, anyone who is shielding won't want to have to make two (risky?) trips of possibly miles to a Hospital/Nightingale/Distribution clinic with extra cold storage to get jabbed twice.
    Some won't be able to make such journeys.

    There was no mention of how they plan to get the extra cold temperature vaccination to the 'top-priority' of Care Home residents/workers.

    I don't want to put a downer on the news, but it does strike me as more of a 'we've won the race to approve it' political announcement (stunt) than a breakthrough yet.
    We'll have to see how things play out in the next week/month.
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    On Sky news they are going through how they went through the data to say it's safe for use

    There is no where near enough of this jab to go round & the other two that are being checked for safety once given the go ahead will also be used in the UK

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    While undoubtedly they will try to squeeze as much political capital as possible from it I don't think it can be called a stunt. You're right that the temperature means distribution is going to be difficult but it does mean that NHS employees will be able to be vaccinated. It will also be possible to organise care homes so that the vaccine can be taken into them rapidly enough to maintain effectiveness. Though of course 'possible to organise' is not the same as actually doing it. Proof the pudding etc.

    Definitely though people WILL think long and hard before committing to travelling twice to receive especially as initial vaccines are aimed at elderly and/or clinically vulnerable. From a personal POV classed as vulnerable and a non-driver but NOT housebound there's no way I can get to a big centre and there isn't likely to be one within walking distance. And even if I could there's still a recommendation to avoid public transport. Many of us will be relying on GP as per flu vaccination and precious few surgeries will be able to store this particular vaccine at the necessary temperatures.

    Best hope IMO is for Oxford/Astra Zeneca to come up with the goods.

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