I saw this article the other day day and it struck me how I had never considered a situation like this arising.
Its amazing how much our everyday lives have changed and adapted throughout the varying stages of this covid crisis.
The last few years both our sons have transitioned to high school and each time were required to show evidence of their having been vaccinated. The list can be extensive, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), rotavirus, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, pneumococcal and meningococcal diseases, and human papillomavirus virus (HPV), some are required, while others remain optional. At each stage of their development we weighed up the pros and cons of these and based our decisions on the available research and real benefit versus risk.
A recent article I read discused the phenomena of “Tribilization” on the subject of vaccination for Covid 19 and how people can align themselves with one or other side of the debate and refuse to discus, investigate or more frighteningly even consider the conflicting notion. As difficult as it can be at times to remove fear and uncertainty from any decision making process its import to remember regardless which “tribe” we might fall into, we must continue to think and questioning.
If our primary source of information comes from your search engine, be aware its primary goal is marketing. If you like dogs verus cats then all of the feeds from your search will actively stream more of what you "want", more dog pictures!. Thus its necessary and difficult to find non bias sources of data to broaden your perspective.
Our Staff have ALL been fully vaccinated for some considerable time now, we continue to perform our daily work observing full Covid in-office protocol. We do this because we have a large diverse patient group, some are not eligible for vaccination, some have significant systemic health issues and some choose not vaccinate. Aside from any personal reasons, our governing college has directed that these measures will continue for the foreseeable future.
For our staff this posses a considerable increase in physical and emotional strain so please remember the minor delays and inconvenience experienced during your visit or on the phone are aimed at your continued safety and protection.