@JPTasker I have just read your article on the J&J vaccine currently with no plans of Canada to import right now based on ?demand for the vaccine. My background is as a former Critical Care RN and someone who can only have the J&J vaccine. With my two weeks of effort and over
24 phone calls to my MP, Health Canada (can't get through at all), to Special Access staff person who was helpful but didn't call me back with any info., to Border Services to see if for a medical exception I could drive from Vancouver to the US to acquire the J&J vaccine there,
to calling Pharmacies in Blaine, Bellingham to inquire if available - not, also Seattle to an info. number about an immunization clinic there with J&J vaccines, to considering going to the UK for it, or California, I have nearly exhausted all my own ideas on how to be immunized
I am very pro-vaccine and want to be protected as Canadians are being currently with the other 3 immunization products which my GP understands I cannot have as a choice. This creates an unequal provision for myself to be protected from Covid and IF immunization is required for
travel or attending events, even going to a doctor's office not immunized when I WANT TO BE, then that goes against my human rights in Canada. I am now living my day 481 of self isolation, have worn a mask (now wear 2) since March 7, 2020 when leaving my home, shop for groceries
a half hour before they close later at night when I really don't wish to be out at 10 pm shopping, haven't socialized with anyone at all since last March, distance when out from others, etc. I've stayed well and intend to. So, my stance is those in Canada who can only have the
J&J vaccine of which there MUST BE many, are not fully aware of this refusal by our Federal govt. to not import any J&J vaccine when it is under a contract to do so. IF 300,000 vials were imported from the Baltimore plant, then surely it indicates there is a need for this vaccine
to be provided. I have called my BC Healthline to be told it's not their problem to acquire the J&J vaccine or give any input yet your article is saying the Federal govt. want input from the Provincial govts about a need for this vaccine. Are the public being made aware of this?
No they are not. There's not been any conversation about this by MP's, even my own MP's staff who I have called numerous times over past weeks about this issue have now told me there is nothing an MP can do and virtually, to quote, "You're on your own with this need for the J&J
vaccine. IF other Canadians can be immunized for free, WHY should I have to try and figure out how to get immunized against Covid by going to another country and having it cost me thousands for air fare, Covid tests prior (by Air Canada's outsourced company which is charging up
$129 for a rapid test which in our province there were thousands sent here and never used) plus the cost of hotel accommodation in the other country: US or UK, and in the UK having Canada on the Amber listing means I'd have to have 3 Covid tests over a week while in quarantine
which can cost from £170 to £270 each totalling nearly $1,500 just for the tests to have myself declared out of quarantine (how much would a week in a hotel cost - thousands) and then be able to get a J&J vaccine. Upon return more quarantine in a hotel in Canada too as even
though the J&J is a one dose vaccine (as is the company policy for this vaccine) I'd not be considered immunized even if after the 14 days post vaccine. So a trip to the UK could end up costing over $5,000. Should a Canadian who wants to be immunized have to pay that amount if
the person could afford this? I think the Canadian govt. IF they are not going to provide this product should then pay for and provide an alternative for people like myself who want the protection. Why should I continue to live as I am currently worried IF I contract Covid or a
variant, I could end up very seriously ill when I am in excellent health and plan to stay that way. Am I going to have to live like this for the future while the Federal govt. dither about whether to import even 100,000 doses of the J&J vaccine. I do not think so. This needs to
discussed on National new on all our Canadian and Local TV channels. Those who want and can only have a J&J vaccine need to know to contact their provincial Health contact number since the Federal govt. are sidestepping this issue which I personally find fault with and they did
April 2020 promised Canadians the FOUR vaccines NOT THREE. I'm tagging the following: @JustinTrudeau @CPHO_Canada @jjhorgan @JonathanWNV @BowinnMa @CTVNationalNews @LisaLaFlammeCTV @CTV_AvisFavaro @annedrewa @keithbaldrey @richardzussman @PennyDaflos Maybe someone else can also
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