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  #2818187 24-Nov-2021 07:50
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Well, it’s 8 months for me, and I live in Auckland. So join the queue I guess. Will I get a gold QR code when I manage to get a booster? Have already asked about booking in. Not available yet. So will rely on a walk-in on Monday (hopefully not too much of a queue).





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  #2818188 24-Nov-2021 08:02
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@sbiddle. I popped into Unichem on Lambton Quay on Monday to confirm that they will be offering boosters with no appointment required. They confirmed that but highlighted the 6 months criteria which they regard as non negotiable.

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  #2818210 24-Nov-2021 08:58
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sbiddle:

 

I'm very interested to see how sports events handle it, and one example being Parkrun that I do most weeks (which hasn't been allowed to operate under L2). Scanning 200+ codes each week before people are allowed to run and ensuring nobody who hasn't been scanned can run is just a logistical nightmare. Sure you could get people to validate themselves online but then wouldn't know somebody wasn't vaxxed until the end of the event.

 

 

Parkrun is probably a bit different because, from what I understand, it's a bit more casual. Generally marathon events involve all participants wearing a bib, so it would be possible to check vaccine certificates when people turn up to the pre-race check-in.




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  #2818325 24-Nov-2021 10:18
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With regards to the expiry dates. It is pretty clear that this is nothing to do with boosters. As others have pointed out, some people are already eligible for a booster (bookings open on the 26th if I recall correctly).

 

I don't have an issue with this. It is the primary doses that do the heavy lifting in terms of preventing hospitalization and death. And it is simpler messaging that you get a vaccine pass once you have had two doses.

 

Many people like the posters on this thread will be getting their boosters regardless, due to the evidence of better protection it requires.

 

Once the vaccine pass system has bedded in for a couple of months, the policy could be changed, such that new passes issues are set to expire months after your second dose, with a new pass being able to be issued to those who have had boosters. But no need to complicate the messaging with that now. Getting primary doses into people should be the absolute focus.


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  #2818337 24-Nov-2021 10:40
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alasta:

 

Parkrun is probably a bit different because, from what I understand, it's a bit more casual. Generally marathon events involve all participants wearing a bib, so it would be possible to check vaccine certificates when people turn up to the pre-race check-in.

 

 

 

 

Park run is just an example.  We have a 'casual run' here every week in Nelson, which they have currently restricted to 100 people due to level 2

 

Traditionally this attracts around 200 people on a nice weather evening, 

 

I'm sure there are plenty of such events all over the country


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  #2818338 24-Nov-2021 10:41
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Scott3:

 

With regards to the expiry dates. It is pretty clear that this is nothing to do with boosters. As others have pointed out, some people are already eligible for a booster (bookings open on the 26th if I recall correctly).

 

I don't have an issue with this. It is the primary doses that do the heavy lifting in terms of preventing hospitalization and death. And it is simpler messaging that you get a vaccine pass once you have had two doses.

 

Many people like the posters on this thread will be getting their boosters regardless, due to the evidence of better protection it requires.

 

Once the vaccine pass system has bedded in for a couple of months, the policy could be changed, such that new passes issues are set to expire months after your second dose, with a new pass being able to be issued to those who have had boosters. But no need to complicate the messaging with that now. Getting primary doses into people should be the absolute focus.

 

 

 

 

Yep, This makes sense, absolutely tied to government policy rather than anything to do with the actual vaccine effectiveness.

 

 

 

 


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  #2818347 24-Nov-2021 11:18
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I can also confirm, that if you go and download a new vaccine pass, it has a new expiry date. I got mine on the first day they were available last week, and just for giggles went and requested a new one just now. The pass now has an expiry six months from today.




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  #2818351 24-Nov-2021 11:28
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Scott3:

 

... It is the primary doses that do the heavy lifting in terms of preventing hospitalization and death. ...

 

 

There is now strong evidence that boosters make a big difference on both those counts 5 - 6 months down the track. 

 

In the not too distant future it seems likely a booster will be required to be considered fully vaccinated.  Sure for most that will not be an issue for a couple of months but many essential healthcare workers and similar are now past the 6 month mark.

 

 


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  #2818368 24-Nov-2021 11:56
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For the people running android, my pass disappeared from my device. Seems to be a known issue. - so would be a good idea to check if it is still on it a couple days after you install.


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  #2818374 24-Nov-2021 12:02
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Scott3:

 

For the people running android, my pass disappeared from my device. Seems to be a known issue. - so would be a good idea to check if it is still on it a couple days after you install.

 

 

Do you have a link to where this is documented as an issue? My pass is still there, with a lot of other loyalty cards loaded into Google Pay.





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  #2818378 24-Nov-2021 12:09
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Scott3:

 

For the people running android, my pass disappeared from my device. Seems to be a known issue. - so would be a good idea to check if it is still on it a couple days after you install.

 

 

I've found my pass shortcut randomly disappears from my Android Home screen.  Hopefully if it's a known issue it can be resolved as that will be annoying when it's frequently required.


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  #2818382 24-Nov-2021 12:18
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Groucho:

Scott3:


For the people running android, my pass disappeared from my device. Seems to be a known issue. - so would be a good idea to check if it is still on it a couple days after you install.



I've found my pass shortcut randomly disappears from my Android Home screen.  Hopefully if it's a known issue it can be resolved as that will be annoying when it's frequently required.



From observations It seems to be a Samsung thing. And one of 2 reasons

The Google pay update last week reset it.

Having smart unlock enabled..so when safety measures are removed it panics and deletes it

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  #2818456 24-Nov-2021 13:14
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One other person at work experienced all their payment cards disappearing from google pay when adding the covid pass too.

 

Right PITA to re-add my visa card when I wanted to use it to buy something but seems to have not disappeared again.





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  #2818466 24-Nov-2021 13:43
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I've had the home screen shortcut for the pass disappear a couple of times on my S10+, but the pass itself has never disappeared from Google Pay itself.




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  #2818469 24-Nov-2021 13:50
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Also consider that if you have multiple Google accounts on your device that you'll probably need to check that the account the Vaccine Pass is loaded to is the same as the account your payment cards are associated with if you want everything to appear in Google Pay together. I haven't attempted to load the pass to multiple accounts.




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