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Which is better place to take the vaccine?

[OP]
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May 4, 2020
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Which is better place to take the vaccine?

Hi
Which is better, go to local pharmacy or other dedicated centres etc.?
Thank you.
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Deal Expert
Feb 7, 2017
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Better how ?

Truly IT DOESNT MATTER
They are all serving up the same vaccines anyhow

Just get the shot ASAP

That’s what is important

The sooner you get it
The sooner YOU will be protected

And everyone around you
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Jul 4, 2021
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I got mine both in a hospital -- better? I dunno, it's "better" in that I got free parking vs community center, I guess... and closer to the house for emergencies, just in case...

what is odd is: haven't you gotten even a dose yet? go get 'em!
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Whichever gives Moderna.
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Dedicated center is safer. Pharmacy is for convenience.
lwlwlwlw wrote: Hi
Which is better, go to local pharmacy or other dedicated centres etc.?
Thank you.
Masks can reduce spread of COVID-19 by 83.3% and keep economy open, wear one even after you are fully vaccinated.
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lwlwlwlw wrote: Hi
Which is better, go to local pharmacy or other dedicated centres etc.?
Thank you.
probably minimal difference favouring either venue.

At a pharmacy, there may be fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated and unvaccinated customers in the pharmacy at the time you go. While at the dedicated clinics, you know everyone getting a shot at the clinic will be either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. The person giving you the shot at either locations may or may not be vaccinated.

So long as everyone is masked, socially distanced (except the person giving you the shot), and you wash your hands, you should be fine getting your shot at either venue.
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Depends.
If you suffer from a condition such as vasovagal syncope (fainting while getting needles) you may want to get your vaccine at a clinic that is prepared & capable of handling you.
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Jun 14, 2019
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Rather get a nurse who does injections more frequently then say a pharmacist who does one once in a while or even worst a pharm tech who has emergency certification to administer the shot.

But anyway Moderna is preferred for long lasting, hoping to get a 3rd shot of that vs the pfizer.
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If we are required to get a booster (third) shot, I will return to the mass immunization clinics organized by the Ontario government. My second shot was at a pharmacy and it was a bit chaotic and not well organized, compared to my first shot at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It was well run and the staff was very professional. Definitely will not be returning to a pharmacy for any type of vaccinations in the future.
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YPfailsSW2 wrote: Rather get a nurse who does injections more frequently then say a pharmacist who does one once in a while or even worst a pharm tech who has emergency certification to administer the shot.

But anyway Moderna is preferred for long lasting, hoping to get a 3rd shot of that vs the pfizer.
Thank you all, yes that is my concern, is someone do the injection on daily basis. I was thinking who do that at pharmacy? but anyway you made it clear to me now and I thank you. I will go wit Moderna.
One more question, I will do my google search but thought to ask. How about mobile clinic? If they have experiences nurses then I would go but where to find them in Toronto? Thank you very much again.
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Dec 8, 2008
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YPfailsSW2 wrote: Rather get a nurse who does injections more frequently then say a pharmacist who does one once in a while or even worst a pharm tech who has emergency certification to administer the shot.

But anyway Moderna is preferred for long lasting, hoping to get a 3rd shot of that vs the pfizer.
How do you know Moderna is preferred for long lasting?
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Pharmacy you can shop after your shot rather than sit in a chair fiddling with your phone.
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mr_raider wrote: E_Ro5M0UYAEyMc2.jpeg
"Shading shows confidence interval". Look at Moderna.
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alpovs wrote: "Shading shows confidence interval". Look at Moderna.
Yeah. But it's fairly recurrent across studies.

Moderna's internal data suggests waning after 9 months instead of 6 like Pfizer.
[OP]
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Sorry, also want to ask, they all give paper which shows I took the vac right?
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lwlwlwlw wrote: Sorry, also want to ask, they all give paper which shows I took the vac right?
Yes they do

Your receipt of vaccination will come to you from Ontario Public Health within 24 hours
It will show all the data as to what you got … including the vaccine batch codes etc
[OP]
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May 4, 2020
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Thank you all. Not sure what I would have done without your help. I am thankful. I took pfizer shot today. they only had that one. thanks again.

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