I'm a class of '21 Preppie parent and we were told any cadets not vaccinated before I-Day will receive the vaccination on I-Day.Does anyone have any idea if USAFA has started rolling out vaccines for cadets? I am apart of the incoming class of 2025 and was wondering if they have a plan to vaccinate.
First off, I absolutely believe in vaccines. I also believe our children receive too many vaccines in a short period of time at birth through preschool. I don’t believe a covid vaccine should be mandatory when the deaths are .03 percent of people who contact it. It is not even close to a top 5 death rate on individuals. The media has caused this disaster of concern. It fits their prerogative and is a scare tactic to society. I acknowledge people have died from it although mostly elderly and people with underlying health concerns. I have also had someone close die from it but they also had ”STAGE 4 CANCER” but that wasn’t the cause of death, goes to help support their numbers. Also, mandating cadets receive a vaccine that is not even FDA approved is ridiculous. There are no long term studies to prove there aren’t going to be long term affects from receiving it. Ill throw a hypothetical at you. What if in 2 years they say no one that received a COVID vaccine will be allowed to be a pilot because the significant signs of seizures associated with the vaccine? Your son or daughters dreams just fell apart because they were mandated to take it before it was even FDA approved. Would you change your tune then ? Also, the meme was a joke but has validity to the shot, mask etc.The difference between the fictional Contraceptive Vaccine and the COVID vaccine's are significant. The first is that COVID can result in death or severe medical problems for the rest of your life. Secondly, while the vaccine will not protect you 100%, it has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms and effects of contracting the disease. So in effect, you may still have a chance of getting COVID, but if you do, it will likely be a far less severe case. To my knowledge, pregnancy is binary so there is no comparison. Thirdly, getting the vaccine can help prevent you from spreading the disease to someone else. Pregnancy is not contagious.
If you don't believe in vaccines, that is your call, but do not spread false statistics.
My guys are flying American tomorrow to CO. Based on their app, no test necessary or Q at this time. My son is getting mandatory shots and titers next week.Check your rules if flying to Colorado. We are trying to work in the vaccine between other shots for titers that came back "not immune" :-( and the polio vaccine - LOTS of shots! Just think it will make flying to CO much easier as I believe (right now) the airline requires we have either a negative test 3 days before the flight or the shot record. As one who has erroneously tested positive in the past, that's not a test result I want to have to deal with the day before we are supposed to fly out.
I had just assumed that since my son had all the shots as a kid that he was immune -- apparently not and so then I assumed it was a single booster, but noooooooo! When they say "plan accordingly" to get all the shots done take it seriously as re-shots may require 2 doses with a 4 week wait in between. UGH! We'll get there in plenty of time, but my own OCD just wanted him to be able to check off one more box in the kit! LOLMy guys are flying American tomorrow to CO. Based on their app, no test necessary or Q at this time. My son is getting mandatory shots and titers next week.
I am surprised the immunity didn’t show up. We are also moving as fast as we can. Did you need to track down another prescription for additional shots (like USAFA gave for the polio)? Or is the doctor fine with administering the shots since immunity didn’t show up? That does suck. Can I ask which shots he has to get again from the negative titers?I had just assumed that since my son had all the shots as a kid that he was immune -- apparently not and so then I assumed it was a single booster, but noooooooo! When they say "plan accordingly" to get all the shots done take it seriously as re-shots may require 2 doses with a 4 week wait in between. UGH! We'll get there in plenty of time, but my own OCD just wanted him to be able to check off one more box in the kit! LOL
It seems like the event got cancelled? did anyone manage to join?USAFA COVID Vaccine Town Hall
Please join USAFA at 5:00pm MST on 1 April for a COVID vaccine town hall. Experts from the USAFA Medical Group and Department of Biology will provide an update on vaccination efforts at USAFA, discuss the science, safety, and benefits of the vaccine, and address your questions.
Join us on Teams here: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NGM3NmFjOWItNzI1NC00NDhiLTkwMzQtM2YyZTkzYTBiOTBk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%227ab80a06-f029-45c0-84d1-7dad19ce3c61%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%229b578923-aec3-42b3-a226-461ec86a005f%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d&btype=a&role