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Will You Take the Covid Vaccine?

Your option: Israel announced that 703 residents of Kfar Chabad have been vaccinated against Covid-19. If the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines were offered to you today - would you take them and why? Comments

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Of course
January 14, 2021 10:44 pm

Common sense is to take it

Relieved to get 1st shot
Reply to  Of course
January 15, 2021 4:53 am

Why play Russian roulette with your life? There is no way to predict who the plague will hit, how it will affect the person nor the long range affects of it. To those who question the rapidity of the vaccine release – thank G-d that He allowed the usual delays in medical cures be waived.

Pinchos Woolstone
Reply to  Of course
January 15, 2021 10:26 am

I would wait 3 0r so months to assess the effect of the initial vaccination program.
Further, companies like Johnson and Johnson and Zeneca are going to be offering a one shot vaccine in the very near future.

wait and see?
Reply to  Pinchos Woolstone
January 15, 2021 11:36 am

meaning to say despite the fact that clinical trials have already done this (vaccinate many and wait several months to see how it goes), you want a further trial on other people before you will join? You want to live ‘rent free’ in a herd immunity and only later vaccinate to give back to the herd. Hmm.

How will this provide herd immunity?
Reply to  wait and see?
January 15, 2021 12:50 pm

How will this provide herd immunity?Fauci himself said that they hope it will keep people out of the ICU. It will not stop transmission of this virus.” Vaccinated” ppl will still contract and spread the virus but the hope is they will not get as sick .

Mr. Boruch Hoffinger
Reply to  How will this provide herd immunity?
January 16, 2021 5:12 pm

Dr. Fauci is a liar. Doctor says Dr. Zelenko said this.

Mr. Boruch Hoffinger
Reply to  Pinchos Woolstone
January 16, 2021 5:11 pm

There is the Zelenko Protocol.
No vaccine is necessary.
99.8% recover.
No vaccine and shutdown is necessary. Masks also are a waste of time.
58% of Americans would not have died if they had enough vitamin D in their bodies.
Zinc also lacking.
Pfiz cannot be trusted. They received the 2.3 billion dollar fine from the United States government.
They do not stand financially for damages behind their product.

Mr. Boruch Hoffinger
Reply to  Of course
January 16, 2021 5:07 pm

The informed will not take it.
Type of common Sense are you talking about?
I did a lot of research.
[email protected]

Medical Experimentation will now become the norm?
Reply to  Of course
January 19, 2021 10:57 am

This is the first ever mRNA vaccine. It is 100% experimental, and the speed at which it has been developed and tested precludes us from knowing much about its side effects, especially in the long term.

As of December 18, 2020, the adverse event rate in the U.S. was 2.79%. This means your risk of harm from the vaccine is far greater than your risk of dying from COVID-19, which has an overall noninstitutionalized infection fatality rate of just 0.26%.

Among those under the age of 40, the COVID-19 infection fatality rate is a mere 0.01%.

January 14, 2021 10:46 pm

Overall Israel has 15-20% vaccine rates. This is like 1% of kfar chabad

Reply to  703?!?
January 15, 2021 1:54 am

Until now it has been mostly the older population, which has been vaccinated. Kfar Chabad has a much larger young population than old, which is why not as many people have been vaccinated there. Also, don’t know where you got your numbers from, but Kfar Chabad has about 6,500-7,000 people, so the real number is about 10% having been vaccinated.

I’m waiting for now
January 14, 2021 10:47 pm

I’m not against vaccines in general. What worries me is how fast these vaccines were rolled out. It normally takes years to get approval, so this seems very abrupt
I’m waiting for now until there is more date on the vaccines and maybe a 2.0 version or better ones from other pharmaceuticals

Reply to  I’m waiting for now
January 15, 2021 2:23 am
  1. A prototype vaccine for this kind of pandemic has been in the pipeline for many years. When COVID started they had to modify the vaccine for the specifics of COVID-19 but they were not starting from scratch.
  2. The delay in vaccines being approved is usually due to funding, – the vaccine development takes part in stages, – after each stage the developers require more funding to continue, – this can take many years. These COVID vaccines have been well funded with urgency for obvious reasons.
Reply to  I’m waiting for now
January 15, 2021 8:20 am

They had more money and ppl for trials this time around. And science is more developed

It’s been worked on for a long time
Reply to  I’m waiting for now
January 15, 2021 9:22 am

They have been working on a covid vaccine around 17 years when the SARS covid outbreak happened in European countries and Canada, remember to do your research before assuming that you know better than actual experts

The fast track excluded all animals trials
Reply to  It’s been worked on for a long time
January 15, 2021 12:53 pm

Until now they never brought a vaccine for
any coronavirus to market, i’ve never got past the animal trials because the animals didn’t do well how many died. The hope is that humans can handle it??

Not yet
January 14, 2021 10:58 pm

As a preschool teacher, I was offered the option to take the vaccine. As of now I am not taking it. Before I do so, I would need to get direction from my trusted medical professional. I need to know whether he recommends that a young woman who had covid already should be taking it now. Until now I am hearing a lot of strong opinions, but none are from those I trust to be my professionals. Follow a Rofe Yedid!

Reply to  Not yet
January 15, 2021 11:38 am

thank you for being the only person I have seen thus far who is waiting until they can speak to their healthcare provider!! This is exactly the correct response. No one should delay getting it because they want to “wait and see.” that is not a responsible thing to do. but this response IS VERY responsible. it balances the need to protect others with our requirement to also protect our own health. Thank you!

You had the virus vaccine could be more dangerous
Reply to  Not yet
January 15, 2021 12:55 pm

You had the virus vaccine could be more dangerous. There have been severe reactions to the vaccine on ppl who had recently had the virus

Frontline american doctors
January 14, 2021 11:00 pm

Check them out. You’re taking more risks with the unknown effects the vaccine can have, than contracting and recovering from Covid. Time will tell

Will the vaccine be the ultimate protection
January 14, 2021 11:14 pm

Will the vaccine be the ultimate protection against every strain and mutation and variant lol of covid 19? Are the side effects in this vaccine more effective than the right covid treatment ? Very suspicious of the fact that so many top officials who are high risk recovered from the virus bec they were actually treated for it. Trump survived,Chris christie who has asthma survived and many high risk top officials got the virus and survived, what is their agendas? Why are so many americans dying?I Don’t trust them!!! They’re not out to save us and that’s mildly putting it,I… Read more »

Paranoid nonsense
Reply to  Will the vaccine be the ultimate protection
January 15, 2021 12:19 am

Seek help for your paranoia. Seriously, dude.

I'm not a dude
Reply to  Paranoid nonsense
January 15, 2021 12:33 am

I wish I was paranoid,reality scares me

Absolutely yes
January 14, 2021 11:15 pm

It’s safe and effective

How do you know
Reply to  Absolutely yes
January 15, 2021 12:35 am

Are you sure

Not going to volunteer to get super sick.
Reply to  How do you know
January 15, 2021 1:02 am

My wife was sick as a dog for two days after getting the vaccination. It was horrible. I am taking a pass.

Our Drs Advocating for This!
Reply to  Not going to volunteer to get super sick.
January 15, 2021 2:11 am

Someone I know , In Crown Heights. She already HAD and recovered from Covid!! Got the vaccine and got super sick within hours. “but these side effects were expected” – What is this brain washing? Sick within hours and sick like a dog for almost a week!? Still not back to themselves. Covid is just as bad, or easier, for most.
No thanks. Hard pass.

Reply to  Not going to volunteer to get super sick.
January 15, 2021 7:32 am

If your wife had been sick as a dog -or worse – with covid, you wouldn’t have the option to ‘pass’ getting covid. And look around at some of the covid survivors (never midn the dead ones) – you might not like what you see.

I was sick after vaccine and would take it again
Reply to  Not going to volunteer to get super sick.
January 15, 2021 8:58 am

Hi there as someone who works in an emergency room I took the vaccine even after having covid as I would like to get as much immunity as possible.
When I was sick from covid I was in bed for around a month. I was sick from the vaccine too but definitely would take it again being sick for one or two days is nothing compared to what I see on a daily basis

Reply to  Not going to volunteer to get super sick.
January 16, 2021 1:33 pm

Is it better than ch”v maybe getting sick from covid?

Very safe..
Reply to  Absolutely yes
January 15, 2021 12:24 pm

Twenty-three people died in Norway within days of receiving their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with 13 of those deaths — all nursing home patients — apparently related to the side effects of the shots, health officials said.

Reply to  Very safe..
February 4, 2021 5:32 pm

In Norway they have stopped giving it to elders over the age of 85 due to too many deaths. Very prudent.

388,688 dead US citizens
January 14, 2021 11:29 pm

388 THOUSAND dead covid patients, about a 9/11 every day would gladly take the vaccines

and i have a boat to sell you
Reply to  388,688 dead US citizens
January 15, 2021 12:14 am

practically every single death is being labeled covid. hospitals are getting big bucks for covid deaths – i heard from from a top doctor…

Just to add
Reply to  and i have a boat to sell you
January 15, 2021 12:45 am

They’re not bothering to save lives,unless it’s for the elites,all the old elites at high risk didn’t die of covid

OY -
Reply to  and i have a boat to sell you
January 15, 2021 7:33 am

where are you getting your information??? And I have a bridge to sell you!

Or maybe they wouldn't have gone to the hospital
Reply to  388,688 dead US citizens
January 15, 2021 12:38 am

I bet most of them would have preferred being treated like the old at risk elites who survived the virus and not used to show how many are dying and how bad trump is and how much we need the vaccine

January 14, 2021 11:29 pm

Yes. Local rofe yedidim are encouraging it.

I don't care
Reply to  Yes
January 15, 2021 12:45 am

They’re not hashem

Get Advice
Reply to  I don't care
January 15, 2021 5:05 am

Then ask your Rov what to do. Must likely he will tell you…to consult with your physician!

Do you think you’re a prophet
Reply to  I don't care
January 15, 2021 9:24 am

Lol. sooo basically you want Hashem to come down and tell you to take it. Spoiler alert: He doesn’t do that. Plus God said take care of yourself He gave us doctors for a reason

Reply to  I don't care
January 16, 2021 1:34 pm

And neither are you, but atleast they are hashems ‘medical’ messangers

Not all doctors encourage it
Reply to  Yes
January 15, 2021 5:16 am

Dr zelenko and other doctors are not encouraging it. My doctor in crown hts discourages it. He says it has not been tested enough. Also in israel many got bad reactions from the 1st dose and 2 deaths. With 2 million having gotten the 1st dose there are still over 9,000 new cases with 7,6% of those tested infected. This is under lockdown. Now lockdown is NOT decreasing the new cases when it did 2x before. Many got covid soon after being vaccinated and many in serious condition. DO NOT PUT ALL YOUR TRUST IN THIS UNTESTED VACCINE. Put your… Read more »

Wow Dr Zelenko
Reply to  Not all doctors encourage it
January 15, 2021 10:42 am

No one discourages it for older people. Get on with it put your trust in Hashem who gave us the Vaccine!

CA halted 300 K vaccines
Reply to  Wow Dr Zelenko
January 19, 2021 11:07 am

California just halted 300,000 vaccine doses after side effects. Six San Diego health care workers had allergic reactions to vaccines they received at a mass vaccination centre on January 14.
California’s state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions.
Dr. Erica S. Pan on Sunday recommended providers stop using lot 41L20A of the Moderna vaccine pending completion of an investigation by state officials, Moderna, the US Centers for Disease Control and the federal Food and Drug Administration.

January 14, 2021 11:39 pm

Yes, absolutely. It should bring an end to this iyh.

Wishful thinking
Reply to  Yes
January 15, 2021 12:46 am

I hope you’re right and I’m wrong

not fast enough
January 15, 2021 12:05 am

With close to 1M cases/day, the virus is changing too fast for a 6-12 month roll out of the vaccine.

another expert
Reply to  not fast enough
January 15, 2021 10:47 am

Wow. just wow.

Another dumbie
Reply to  another expert
January 15, 2021 1:08 pm

Wow just wow

Living with the times
January 15, 2021 12:07 am

Not sure if people here follow the news, but this virus is killing thousands of people every day. The entire world is lining up to get the vaccine as fast as possible in order to save lives. What could possibly be going on between your ears that this is even a question? It’s a safe vaccine and yes, it will cover the mutations. These questions have been addressed by Dr. Fauci and others. I highly recommend that members of this community take their collective heads out of the sand and follow what’s happening during this most awful of times. Be… Read more »

You mean the laboratory virus they created?
Reply to  Living with the times
January 15, 2021 12:53 am

Dr fauci and the cdc contradict each other at times and keep changing their views and guess what else? They’re lying and serving a higher agenda,they’re all old and alive and know full well the cure!

Reply to  You mean the laboratory virus they created?
January 15, 2021 10:03 am

It is against the Torah to 1. lie 2. do what is bad against your health. #impraying4u

serious response
Reply to  You mean the laboratory virus they created?
January 15, 2021 1:03 pm

if you truly believe this and are not just tying to stir up trouble, please seek help. It must be truly unbearable to live in such a paranoid place

Keep following the "news"
Reply to  Living with the times
January 15, 2021 12:55 am

They like their sheeple viewers

Reply to  Keep following the "news"
January 15, 2021 11:35 am

Newscasters are essentially PAID ACTORS who read from a script. Look into media ownership (no, I’m not pulling out the white supremacist nonsense about Yidden) and you’ll find there are essentially FOUR major owners of all the major media.

They are pushing their agenda, and it is not from Torah.

AT&T, Comcast, Disney, and Viacom control what your hear on the news.

Following the "news"
Reply to  Living with the times
January 15, 2021 1:14 am

And actually thinking for yourself while following the news, you might realize they contradict each other and they want us to believe they’re learning as they go along. They’re hiding thevtruth,they know it’s curable but the cure isn’t for the sheeple,it’s only for the elites

I would wait.
January 15, 2021 12:20 am

I want to know how long immunity lasts from this vaccine. Right now we have no idea. Will people need to get re-vaccinated every six months? I would like to have some data on autoimmune conditions that may arise from it. Will the body turn on its own proteins that may be similar enough to the spike protein and cause autoimmune disorders? But most importantly, I want to know if there is any data that ME getting the vaccine protects someone else. If it does not prevent transmission, then I (someone low risk) do not think it prudent to undertake… Read more »

Was waiting for someone to write this...
Reply to  I would wait.
January 15, 2021 12:34 pm

The only reason someone of low risk would take a new vaccine, that we don’t know it’s safety, would be to protect others who are higher risk. But if all the vaccine does is prevent a person from being sick, but doesn’t stop transmission (as was announced that they “don’t know” if one can transmit the virus after a vaccine), why would anyone who has a 99.99% survival rate, take a vaccine which at best will make them sick for a few days (not including all the other possible side effects). Especially if someone recently recovered from covid and has… Read more »

I would wait.
January 15, 2021 12:21 am

To add, though, if I was a community doctor or other community figure, I would urge others to take it. From a public health perspective, it’s a no-brainer, even if it was only 25% effective.

For an individual, it is more nuanced – especially if it does not prevent transmission.

Risk/benefit ratio
January 15, 2021 12:21 am

As many have discussed , let’s examine the risk/benefit ratio of this particular vaccine… on the one hand, we have determined (even among the most optimistic reports,) some severe reactions…. even in the course of the few short weeks since it’s been “rolled out”(and that’s not even taking into consideration, that the first vaccine is weaker than the follow-up one , and the effects may be cumulative and/or become more evident over time)…. On the other hand, in terms of benefits, we’re not being promised ANYTHING…the efficacy of the vaccine has not been established to be more than 6 weeks… Read more »

Still believe Zelenko?
Reply to  Risk/benefit ratio
January 15, 2021 10:05 am

You are living under a rock!

Reply to  Still believe Zelenko?
January 15, 2021 12:38 pm

100%. Look at the data. The real data. Not the fake data that gave it to people after 5 days, or only gave HCQ or also with azithromycin. It needs to be all 3 (HCQ, Zithromax, Zinc) right in the beginning of symptoms.

Participant Study
January 15, 2021 2:28 am

I enrolled as a volunteer in the Jansen vaccine that has not yet been approved.

I received a shot in November and there’s a 50/50 chance I received a vaccine or a placebo.

I’m thrilled to have had the zechus to be able to play a small part in helping find a solution to the pandemic.

No regrets.

Hope you got the placebo
Reply to  Participant Study
January 15, 2021 12:39 pm

That way you don’t suffer from the potential (long term) side effects

A Torah perspective for at risk population
January 15, 2021 3:12 am

Rabbi Farkash didn’t pasken , but he shared his thinking with me, a person above 65. I was concerned and very reluctant .
He said: The virus is FOR SURE dangerous , the vaccine MAYBE so I need to get it .
Hope this is helpful for some readers

Ok but...
Reply to  A Torah perspective for at risk population
January 15, 2021 1:11 pm

For a child or someone younger then you…
The virus is FOR SURE not dangerous and the vaccine PROBABLY is

A bubby
Reply to  Ok but...
January 15, 2021 3:33 pm

The virus can be very dangerous to children. People of all ages and health conditions have had it with some very serious and even fatal results. Don’t be fooled by the mild cases.

Vaccine Vs treatment
January 15, 2021 3:32 am

I had the virus back in March/April then I had a relapse in July so Ive had it twice and I believe I should have the best protection so I dont need to take the vaccine. . When the vast majority of people survive especially now since we know more about the virus and there are treatments and therapies available, I dont see that why people have to get vaccinated. Its not like the other deseases that there are no alternatives and the vaccine acctually prevents death, so I dont believe that the vaccine is necessary. Futhermore, its not a… Read more »

The correct opinion according to Jewish Law
January 15, 2021 9:50 am

The correct opinion is that a jew can have any opinion he wants, however the way a jew acts in practice is to ask the Rov of his community what he should DO and he goes ahead and do it. Anything different from that is OK provided that you are not jewish.

Why do we fall into the conspiracy traps
January 15, 2021 10:54 am

There is an extraordinary level of anti-vaxxer and conspiracy theorists in our community and the greater charedi community at large.
many things can be true at once.

  1. Vaccine is a good thing here to help
  2. It is understandable for young healthy people to be more scared of a new vaccine than actual covid as it is generally harmless to them.
  3. Vaccine science is real and antivaxxers should be in cherem.
But nevertheless you preach tolerance.
Reply to  Why do we fall into the conspiracy traps
January 15, 2021 12:45 pm

All the left does is preach tolorence and unity etc. but when it comes to the bottom line anyone who doesn’t agree with them should be banned. I think we must redefine the word tolerance to mean:
“the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree,”

Whoops. It’s meant to say “willingness to tolerate opinions that are 100% aligned with my opinions”

Reply to  Why do we fall into the conspiracy traps
January 15, 2021 1:12 pm

Please don’t use such strong language against a fellow Jew.

Sign me up!
January 15, 2021 11:45 am

As soon as I am able to get the vaccine I will. I had covid (and BH recovered after a week) and I am not worried about getting the virus for my own health/safety. But I am worried about the possibility to spread it to others. As an RN, I have looked into the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and I am confident to take it. We should not confuse the facts: the RNA vaccine has been in process and development for MANY years. It is not a “brand new” technology that has been created after Covid, it has… Read more »

Great talk
January 15, 2021 11:52 am

Vaccine or not Vaccine, that is the question 🤔. Throw a coin heads or tails.

Big Pharma
January 15, 2021 2:40 pm

Just get the vaccine and don’t raise any questions that may hurt my bottom line.

January 16, 2021 12:08 am

If the vaccine–which is not a vaccine by definition–has been tested on animal in the last decade that it has been in development, how did those studies pan out?

And by the way:
January 16, 2021 12:16 am

The PCR test that was used to detect coronavirus was set at a 40-cycle threshold of amplification/replication as per the FDA’s recommendation. However, even infectious disease “expert” Tony himself is on record stating that an amplification/replication cycle above 35 is going to spit out almost all false-positives; others say anything above 30 cycles is meaningless. There was even a New York Tmes article stating that the PCR test has spit out 90% false-positives. It takes almost zero critical thinking skills to draw the obvious conclusion. Ninety percent false positives means no pandemic. So, why did the FDA recommend a cycle-threshold… Read more »

And by the way:
January 16, 2021 9:48 am

First of all, the real problem is that this “vaccine” is not a vaccine. Look it up! Second of all, “doctor” Fauci claimed that the HCQ cocktail is not effective against the coronavirus. However, he deliberately avoided using the same protocol used successfully by doctors around the world, and instead gave it to old folks already on their death bed. And finally, if too much information concerning Tony Fauci’s dishonesty, it won’t make it past the guardian of the gate. For instance, my past contribution to these comments has yet to see the light of day even thought it is… Read more »

January 16, 2021 9:28 pm


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