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Ex Lurker

(3,811 posts)
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 12:01 AM Sep 2021

My 82 y/o double vaxxed mother is reluctant to take the third shot

She cited the 16-2 vote against by the FDA advisory panel. This is what inconsistent messaging gets you. I know it doesn't make sense but I wasn't going to argue with her. She was moderna vaxxed so it's not an issue yet. My dad is all for the third shot. If and when it's approved maybe he can convince her.

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My 82 y/o double vaxxed mother is reluctant to take the third shot (Original Post) Ex Lurker Sep 2021 OP
Honestly, she probably doesn't really need the third shot. PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2021 #1
Agree 100%!! beaglelover Sep 2021 #23
I'm near her age, and although I was super excited to get my first shot, marybourg Sep 2021 #2
What's your reason? nm Ex Lurker Sep 2021 #3
I don't really know. I guess it's a mix of exasperation with the lunatic fringe marybourg Sep 2021 #4
The lunatic fringe caused the mutations? That's one I haven't heard before. I am 89 pidge Sep 2021 #7
Yes, the unvaxxed act as a reservoir for the virus to circulate marybourg Sep 2021 #8
Thanks,,,my old head is spinning with all of the confusing info out there. My vaxxed pidge Sep 2021 #11
There won't be any lines for it relayerbob Sep 2021 #10
I live in a highly-vaxxed mega senior community. marybourg Sep 2021 #13
Wasn't the vote 18 to 0 in favor of elderly people getting the booster? PTWB Sep 2021 #5
Yes nm Ex Lurker Sep 2021 #6
My 84 year old mother decided to get the booster A_Woman_from_MI Sep 2021 #9
Let her have her internet. pidge Sep 2021 #12
Tell your mom to get the booster shot! dem in texas Sep 2021 #14
My parents are wavering as well. BlueTsunami2018 Sep 2021 #15
If they had covid and then got vaxxed, they already should be LisaL Sep 2021 #16
THe combination Dorian Gray Sep 2021 #18
Yep Dorian Gray Sep 2021 #17
I got the booster yesterday markie Sep 2021 #19
My mom is 92 Raftergirl Sep 2021 #20
How did she get a third Moderna? Ex Lurker Sep 2021 #21
She just went to a CVS, and since she had Moderna Raftergirl Sep 2021 #22

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,807 posts)
1. Honestly, she probably doesn't really need the third shot.
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 12:14 AM
Sep 2021

Unless she's planning to attend events where a lot of unvaxxed will be there without masks. The fall-off in protection is simply not as scary as advertized.

Plus, and very much to the point, the rest of the world absolutely needs to be able to get their first, and then their second shots. Yeah, really, they do.

marybourg

(12,582 posts)
2. I'm near her age, and although I was super excited to get my first shot,
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 12:19 AM
Sep 2021

I’m kinda lukewarm about this third one.

marybourg

(12,582 posts)
4. I don't really know. I guess it's a mix of exasperation with the lunatic fringe
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 12:27 AM
Sep 2021

having caused these virus mutations, and just vaccine weariness. Like is this going to go on forever? I don’t want to stand on line in a pharmacy. I want to just stay home.

pidge

(274 posts)
7. The lunatic fringe caused the mutations? That's one I haven't heard before. I am 89
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 12:34 AM
Sep 2021

and do most of my own errands so go out every day. I do agree with you on the vaccine weariness though……..I had Moderna so just waiting.



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marybourg

(12,582 posts)
8. Yes, the unvaxxed act as a reservoir for the virus to circulate
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 12:40 AM
Sep 2021

and mutate. If we were all vaxxed, there would be no one harboring much virus.

pidge

(274 posts)
11. Thanks,,,my old head is spinning with all of the confusing info out there. My vaxxed
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 12:53 AM
Sep 2021

granddaughter got it…okay now.



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marybourg

(12,582 posts)
13. I live in a highly-vaxxed mega senior community.
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 12:57 AM
Sep 2021

Mostly Pfizer from the 24/7 mass vaxx site last Jan-Apr. There are going to lines at the pharmacy.

A_Woman_from_MI

(164 posts)
9. My 84 year old mother decided to get the booster
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 12:43 AM
Sep 2021

despite my suggestion she wait until her PCP scheduled it. She usually listens to me, but yes, inconsistent information can be confusing. She just went ahead and signed up for the third shot at the local pharmacy.

Pfizer. I read somewhere today that it is recc'ed for over 65, but still.

I could pull her internet plug Whatcha think?

dem in texas

(2,673 posts)
14. Tell your mom to get the booster shot!
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 03:34 AM
Sep 2021

I am an 82 year old Grandma and I got my booster last week. So thankful.

My 78 year-old sister-in-law, who had all her shots, got a break-through case of Covid-19 in July and it killed her. My 84 year old husband was heart-broken to lose his "baby" sister. I made sure he got his booster shot too. I want to keep my "old boy" around as long as possible.

BlueTsunami2018

(3,474 posts)
15. My parents are wavering as well.
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 05:33 AM
Sep 2021

They’ve both had covid last year, my dad nearly died and they both are double vaxxed but for some reason they’re hesitant to get the booster. My guess is the constant naysaying by Fox but I’m always countering the bullshit when I go over for Sunday dinner. I plead with them to turn the brain poison off but apparently it’s highly addictive. I put the parental controls on those channels once as a joke and my dad was really mad. It was pretty funny actually but frustrating and a little scary at the same time. That shit really has a hold on their audience.

My mom is more reasonable, she voted for Biden and is more open to alternate viewpoints. In the end I’ll get them both to do it. Having had the virus tempers the anti-mask, anti-vax nonsense pretty well. It just bothers me that I have to remind them of that as a reality check when the bullshit starts getting deep.

It’s hard raising boomer parents these days.

LisaL

(44,966 posts)
16. If they had covid and then got vaxxed, they already should be
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 05:46 AM
Sep 2021

more immune than those who only got vaxxed.

Dorian Gray

(13,479 posts)
18. THe combination
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 05:52 AM
Sep 2021

of Covid and vaccine is great protection. They should be okay until you move the needle. (literally and figuratively. lol.)

I might wait a bit to get the booster too if I were in their situation.

Dorian Gray

(13,479 posts)
17. Yep
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 05:49 AM
Sep 2021

My 78 year old mother is feeling the same way. She wants to "wait and see." Though she did say she'd more than likely get it in January, a year after her first shot. "As long as everything goes well."

They also dropped the ball re: health care workers and educators. They should have been in this booster grouping. I guess they can claim to be smokers if they want the shot bad enough.

This is where I am going to be critical of the messaging here. The Biden Admin and the CDC really did a disservice to everyone by jumping the gun and announcing boosters earlier than approval.

We need strong and well thought out messaging. (And an exit plan for masking in states that are mandating it. Like a percentage of people vaccinated, that community can safely unmask.)

I know people are worried about breakthrough cases, but those will slow down and subside once a community reaches 85% vaccination.

We are having a messaging crisis right now. Boosters etc.

Raftergirl

(1,280 posts)
20. My mom is 92
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 10:16 AM
Sep 2021

and very healthy. She has no comorbitities and is not immune compromised. She got her booster two weeks ago (Moderna) because she is not stupid. Her internist recommended she get it.

Raftergirl

(1,280 posts)
22. She just went to a CVS, and since she had Moderna
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:42 AM
Sep 2021

that is what she got. She went to one CVS that only had Pfizer so they told her to go to another CVS that had Moderna.

This was two weeks ago, so before the ruling by FDA.

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