Utopia Parkway wrote: »
Got my vaccine appointment on Saturday out in Ballybrit. Not ideal on a bank holiday Saturday afternoon as I imagine the traffic could be horrific. Just wondering how long I should give myself driving out from the city centre? And I hear the entrance isn't the main entrance but is at the back of the racecourse or something?
ratracer wrote: »
Shop St/ High St look like it’s a massive party form some WhatsApp videos going around. Looks nuts, but at least seems pretty good natured so far. Even fully vaccinated, I don’t think I’d fancy being in the middle of it!
Mervyn Skidmore wrote: »
Was in town around 5pm. Huge crowds drinking everywhere, plenty of rubbish on the streets and a strong stench of pi$$ coming from the portaloos. Wasn't a very welcoming place today.
puddles59 wrote: »
I have an appointment in the racecourse for my vaccine on Wednesday at 11..just wondering if anyone knows could I arrive at a different time or does it have to be at that specific time.
"Since the start of May, we have been looking at the top symptoms in the app users - and they are not the same as they were," he says.
The change appears linked to the rise in the Delta variant, first identified in India and now accounting for 90% of Covid cases in the UK.
Fever remains quite common but loss of smell no longer appears in the top 10 symptoms, Prof Spector says.
"This variant seems to be working slightly differently," he says.
"People might think they've just got some sort of seasonal cold and they still go out to parties and they might spread around to six other people.
"We think this is fuelling a lot of the problem.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57467051
_Whimsical_ wrote: »
New general Covid info, I'm sharing because it's relevant to people in Galway because if we are aware we can be vigilant and hopefully keep our local area well and functional.
Symptoms of the newer Delta variant have changed somewhat.
From the Dr running the NHS ZOE program that tracks symptoms :
I know lots of people who assume it's not Covid unless your smell is affected.
Most all between 60 -70 and huge numbers of very vulnerable still only have 1 dose of Astrazeneca and that only gives them 30% protection on average. Also we aren't sure how effective the vaccines are yet. A little extra caution now, particularly in avoiding older/vulnerable if you're unwell at all, while numbers are low could do a lot.
klr87 wrote: »
I got my second shot (Moderna) at the racecourse this morning. I can endorse what others have said: It was very efficiently run from beginning to end, as I left the observation area just 30 minutes after my 10:20 appointment time. This despite the much larger numbers being processed - both second and first doses, judging by the apparent age profiles.
I'm feeling tired right now, but I doubt that's the dreaded second dose side-effects. Bit too soon for those. More like waking up at some ungodly hour this morning, and having done a lot of walking already today, most but not all of it getting too and from Ballybrit.
CruelSummer wrote: »
Good old Galway. Imagine being closed for nearly 18 months & then having to deal with this sh** when being told they can only trade outdoors - on top of mounting debt, struggling to hire staff, trying to maintain outdoor areas in Irish weather. Absolutely ridiculous.
zell12 wrote: »
Any Galway cases of the Delta (Indian) variant?
oxygenman wrote: »
3 confirmed cases in GRETB training centre in Mervue yesterday, don't know if it's the Delta variant.
Wouldn't be surprised if there was a lot more, place is full of young people from all over the country.
Storm 10 wrote: »
Strange its not on the news if its true, have you proof of this there is nothing on their twitter or any other news platform surely if they had three cases they would close and isolate.
xckjoo wrote: »
Any recent experiences with the delay between registering for the vaccine and the appointment date?
JoeA3 wrote: »
Seems random. My wife had an appointment within a couple of days. For me, it was nearly 2 weeks. I've heard of others getting one within hours of registering and some waiting weeks... not much pattern to it that I can see.
VanWildcard wrote: »
I thought they were working down through oldest to youngest of those registered, not by registration order. Would that make sense in your scenario?
So a 36 year old cold register today, a 39 year old tomorrow and the 39 year old could be called a week or two earlier.