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Japan to lower minimum age to 16 at state-run vaccination sites

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Good. Keep on jabbing. Almost 71 million people double jabbed as of yesterday.

Not a lot of vaccine hesitancy here.

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Whoopee!

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Not a lot of vaccine hesitancy here.

No. Some of our anti-vaxxers were predicting very high levels of vaccine hesitancy.

Not the first thing they’ve been wrong about.

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How do they get their vouchers?

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Just curious, to anyone who has had one of these vaccines, do they fully disclose potential side effects to you before asking for your consent?

Or they just wave a form in front of you and expect you to agree without reading anything in detail?

If it's the latter, heaven help these kids.

Because the government won't.

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Those aged 16 and older in Japan do not need parental permission or to be accompanied by parents or guardians to receive the shots.

Setting quite a dangerous precedent there that minors do not need parental consent. A slippery slope...

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Not a lot of vaccine hesitancy here.

Unless you have your ear to the actual ground here...

Hesitancy is the wrong word. People simply want to make their own choices. Pretty simple and fundamental, democratic human right...

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There are adults out there who haven’t been given their first shot because of shortage and now these fools are saying for children who are not at all in the risk category to be given their shots! The way these authorities do their work is simply awful!

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This week when we had our second jab at the local hospital I was surprised by how many young school children were having it too.

Surprised? With the hysterical response to COVID19, surprised that they were brainwashed and bullied into it?

Those kids had about as much "choice" as they do with their school lunches...

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Surprised? With the hysterical response to COVID19, surprised that they were brainwashed and bullied into it?

Those kids had about as much "choice" as they do with their school lunches...

Maybe the kids zichi was talking about had health problems? I got vaccinated through the company and I’m not sure how it works from the wards or cities.

There is a defensible argument that vaccinating kids isn’t a good idea from the risk/benefit view, but vaccinating kids with health problems may be more compelling.

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There is a defensible argument that vaccinating kids isn’t a good idea from the risk/benefit view, but vaccinating kids with health problems may be more compelling.

I don't see any problem with parents/guardians electing to have their kids vaccinated if they feel that it's necessary - assuming they were not bullied into it...

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@prionking

One can talk to a doctor, look on the www to get info and trust the science because it is sound.

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@prionking : Here lies the problem. The anti vaxxer views are just too extreme. If you made tour views more presentable rather than just to mock and tell the rest of us that we are 'sheep' etc etc then we might listen. There is no balance to your arguments.

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No need to be accompanied by guardians is a boon to those who have antivaxer parents/guardians

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... And anybody sensible would research the side effects themselves. As I did and they were totally as expected.

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The government plans to finish vaccinating all eligible people who wish to receive shots by November.

Actually, in my city, it is not possible to reserve past November 20. Just wonder if they will stop vaccination after that in case of first shot or will change the way.

In Japan also it has been an hesitancy, but many get the social pressure too.

For exemple, what’s going for the one not vaccinating in a company that organized vaccination ?

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Larry LackyToday  06:26 pm JST

@prionking

One can talk to a doctor, look on the www to get info and trust the science because it is sound.

I have talked to doctors, who have differing opinions. Some are against this injection, some pro.

Which "science" are you talking about? The "approved" version for public consumption? Or peer-reviewed and verifiable results from doctors in the field who are dealing with severe adverse reactions from these experimental injections and developing effective treatment protocols for patients who would otherwise be sent home with an aspirin until they get very sick, too late to treat with the drugs that work well in the early stages?

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Sounds dangerous to give children the vaccine when it has not been throughly tested long term side effects to come as they rushed a vaccine into the market

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@Zichi So there were 5 kids. I wouldn't called that a lot. Just more than the 0 you unexpected. But the vaccine has only been approved for kids older than 12. Were they older than 12? Because if not the hospital was breaking the law!

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Just curious, to anyone who has had one of these vaccines, do they fully disclose potential side effects to you before asking for your consent?

Or they just wave a form in front of you and expect you to agree without reading anything in detail?

No need to worry about silly stuff like that. Dont you trust your government and media??

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@Zichi Yes, that does sound like a lot for a rural location.

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No need to worry about silly stuff like that. Dont you trust your government and media??

Could you tell us which media we should be reading to get closer to the truth regarding vaccines?

Links would be lovely.

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