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quovadis

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So it's going to be like the drivers license renewal booking system, but with probably 20x as many people trying to get in
It was very efficient in the beginning but the problem has been that the current phase/Sisonke programme is coming to an end on Saturday and there have been many healthcare workers who have waited until the very end for whatever reason and now they're panicking and arriving in droves this week at the sites hoping to walk-in without appointment or voucher issued and creating congestion. Seems that FOMO has taken hold.

I'll go with a month.
There are a quite a few sites opening this week which will initially be handling additional overflow for the current phase.
 

flytek

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Sorry to hear that.
Funny enough everyone I know who was vaccinated this week is man down.
Isn't that expected? You basically get given the virus as well as the ability to beat it...mostly..unless they miscalculated and something they didn't think of kills you later?
 

quovadis

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Isn't that expected? You basically get given the virus as well as the ability to beat it...mostly..unless they miscalculated and something they didn't think of kills you later?
The J&J vaccine being administered uses an adenovirus as a delivery mechanism so your body will mount a response regardless resulting in most people having mild flu-like symptoms the day of or after. It must be said however there are many who take the opportunity for a day off work regardless ;)
 

Geoff.D

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These reports should be talking about effectiveness and NOT efficacy for starters.
It is long overdue that all reports use the medically correct definitions for words and terms.
 

quovadis

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These reports should be talking about effectiveness and NOT efficacy for starters.
It is long overdue that all reports use the medically correct definitions for words and terms.
Efficacy refers to results under very ideal and controlled conditions and parameters such as a clinical trial. Effectiveness is measured by observational studies in more generalised population groups and real world conditions.
 

rambo919

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Started getting whatapps about the third wave being planned to hit tomorrow...... so if the great poobah want's a family meeting..... stock up on booze pronto.
 

Geoff.D

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Efficacy refers to results under very ideal and controlled conditions and parameters such as a clinical trial. Effectiveness is measured by observational studies in more generalised population groups and real world conditions.
I see you edited your post! The point was Mia got it wrong!. NEJM got it right.
 

Nurple Derple

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So how far in advance would people receive notifications of their appointment to receive the vaccine?
 
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