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COVID 19 vaccine for foreigners

AlPage48 (1394 posts) • +1

The article shows that things in China are consistently inconsistent.

Meanwhile in Kunming...
My wife asked the local doctor who is in charge of the vaccinations about getting the shot and was told she should not because she has arterial stents.

Her cardiologist told her she should get the shots.

Doctors are not all getting the same message.

Geezer (1953 posts) • 0

@AlPage48: I have 5 stents, last two in 1996. Over the past two years, I have had four open heart procedures, including a quad by-bass 15 months ago. Last week my cardiologist CALLED ME and on a video appointment told me the cardio team recommended I get the COVID vaccine.

AlPage48 (1394 posts) • 0

Thanks Geezer.

I'll pass that info on to my wife.

She'll be seeing her cardiologist after the spring festival holiday.

joming (23 posts) • 0

USA mRNA vaccines such as Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna approved by USFDA being rolled out for vulnerable groups in the West are inherently different from Chinese vaccines (e.g. Sinovac and Sinopharm) that use dead, truncated, or broken viral particles instead to "teach" our immune systems though Chinese versions currently are not recommended for inoculating recipients over 60ish years old, or young children. Always seek second and third opinions from health experts. Best of health to your wife and to Geezer.

Geezer (1953 posts) • 0

DanDare is absolutely right. This isn't the place for medical advice.

My post addressed having stents and what MY doctors said in MY case. This is a really thin slice. Perhaps a consideration, but not advice.

I am no authority on viruses, heart disease, or vaccines. In trying to understand and decide in the current environment of conflicting facts, BS, politicized "science," and outright nonsense, I am sure the more I read, the less I can be confident.

My response to my cardio team was, "I think I'll wait a couple of months and see what the body count for the vaccine is."

AlPage48 (1394 posts) • +1

Good point Geezer.

The only ADVICE we could give here would be to consult with a doctor, and if needed, get a second opinion.

DanDare (141 posts) • +1

One thing I learned here, do not get a second opinion from a doctor (or even consultant) in the same hospital. They will not want to contradict each other.

If you want a second opinion go to another hospital.

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