Dominicans to get third dose of vaccine; should be different from already received vaccine

windeguy

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I think I am going to get a vaccine to protect me from the vaccines
They are working on getting the word out about it since it already exists. It is called "Anti-Vaxx".

Readily available just by thinking about it, even in the DR.
 
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This third shot decision currently being made by some individual seems to be based on considerations other than just health. I'm not an expert but would postulate that any booster shot would probably be effective and a bit less of a risk for complications if it was a third jab of the same vaccine you have had two times previously. If one is getting a different vaccine that uses a completely different approach to stimulating the immune system I suspect this is being done to primarily address travel needs and not primarily to enhance Covid protection. Science hasn't yet announced that mixing traditional vaccines with a mRNA type is better, more effective or completely safe to do. Lots of opinions out there on the interweb but no health organization with credibility is advocating this booster practice on a large scale. It seems a booster shot will be needed at some point, but when and what type is best to use is still up-in-the-air.

It should be ok to mix & match vaccines for most people as individually most vaccines are safe for most people receiving them. However, there are no guarantees. If someone had no complications from the Sinovac shots, then one can probably assume a third shot of the same vaccine will offer a boost in protection without much risk of complications this time. However, for someone who has not had the mRNA type before and injects one on top of a traditional vaccine they cannot draw on past experiences to draw any conclusions in the absence of scientific data to use. There was much heated discussion about all of these vaccines when they first came out with respect to clinical trials, efficacy and it all being one big experiment with the net effects being unknown. This is pretty much where we are with the idea of booster shots and using more than one type of vaccine. Those who are committed to their goal will press forward regardless. Those without a pressing ulterior motive may just wait for the bodily of scientific data to catch up to the reality we currently face. Of course if you waited for something other than Sinovac to become available and just prefer the Pfizer over the other option then this booster issue doesn't apply to you at this point.
 

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You can't get the third dose. Not approved at this time.
Two of my friends did just that, got a third dose, at Jumbo in POP. Two Sinovac previously and the third Pfizer yesterday.

Remember, this is the DR where the simple is hard and the impossible is easy.
 

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This third shot decision currently being made by some individual seems to be based on considerations other than just health. I'm not an expert but would postulate that any booster shot would probably be effective and a bit less of a risk for complications if it was a third jab of the same vaccine you have had two times previously. If one is getting a different vaccine that uses a completely different approach to stimulating the immune system I suspect this is being done to primarily address travel needs and not primarily to enhance Covid protection. Science hasn't yet announced that mixing traditional vaccines with a mRNA type is better, more effective or completely safe to do. Lots of opinions out there on the interweb but no health organization with credibility is advocating this booster practice on a large scale. It seems a booster shot will be needed at some point, but when and what type is best to use is still up-in-the-air.

It should be ok to mix & match vaccines for most people as individually most vaccines are safe for most people receiving them. However, there are no guarantees. If someone had no complications from the Sinovac shots, then one can probably assume a third shot of the same vaccine will offer a boost in protection without much risk of complications this time. However, for someone who has not had the mRNA type before and injects one on top of a traditional vaccine they cannot draw on past experiences to draw any conclusions in the absence of scientific data to use. There was much heated discussion about all of these vaccines when they first came out with respect to clinical trials, efficacy and it all being one big experiment with the net effects being unknown. This is pretty much where we are with the idea of booster shots and using more than one type of vaccine. Those who are committed to their goal will press forward regardless. Those without a pressing ulterior motive may just wait for the bodily of scientific data to catch up to the reality we currently face. Of course if you waited for something other than Sinovac to become available and just prefer the Pfizer over the other option then this booster issue doesn't apply to you at this point.

I have seen numerous articles indicating mixing vaccines produces better CV19 antibody results.
Learned? Not sure, but that seems to be their findings, meager as they may be.

I am of the opinion that mixing is better than staying with a third shot of the same.
 

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Last night on ABC World News they reported Pfizer & Moderna vaccines may protect for years.

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I just completed a clean-up of this thread. Bickering and snarkiness are off topic. Please stay discussing the original post.
 

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POP Jumbo has both Sinovac and Pfizer. Shopping line is long but escorted right to the 2 areas giving the different vacs. 1... ONE person getting vaccinated at each station. Asked for the Pfizer and they asked for our vacation record and..
We showed ours that had the 2 Sinovac jabs. They could not do a booster.
 

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3 doses is good... but what happens when the Dominican variant appears.. the Dominican strain causes many side effects...unabated presidente drinking, irrational desire for jeeptas they cant afford...a strong attraction for the men to chase all the women 24 hours a day...the thirst to be in sosua and all that implies...and of course driving like a maniac at all times...I wonder if there will be a vaccine for that one...........
 

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My sister is a professor of geriatrics and practicing geriatrician at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She texted me recommending that I get the Pfizer booster. My husband, myself and one son have the Sinovac vaccine as most Dominicans. Another son waited out to get the Pfizer. I will check out to see if Multicentro Winston Churchill vaccination center has authorized the third dose. Good for Jumbo in Puerto Plata!
 
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Cdn_Gringo

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I don't recall reading that a great many additional Pfizer vaccine doses had arrived. They must be close to running out again by now.
 

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My sister is a professor of geriatrics and practicing geriatrician at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She texted me recommending that I get the Pfizer booster. My husband, myself and one son have the Sinovac vaccine as most Dominicans. Another son waited out to get the Pfizer. I will check out to see if Multicentro Winston Churchill vaccination center has authorized the third dose. Good for Jumbo in Puerto Plata!
If one place won't do a third booster shot, why will another?

I know the answer already. This is the DR, just show up and try to get it.

I know two people who got a "booster" shot of Pfizer at Jumbo in POP. I suspect they failed to mention already having two Sinovac vaccinations.
Just a guess on my part.

I also know someone who's family including himself , his wife and young son had CV19 back in Q3 of last year.
He reached the stage of going into a coma, was in the Bournigal hospital, where they gave him Ivermectin and he recovered. His son felt like he had a cold for 2 days and his wife also had mild symptoms. He thinks the ivermectin saved him. Who knows....