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[WA] Free Pint to People on Day of Vaccination Fr 12PM-6PM @ Windsor Hotel (South Perth)

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A Perth pub is offering a free pint to people who get vaccinated against COVID-19, but the offer only applies on the day of the shot.

South Perth’s Windsor Hotel has announced they are giving away a free pint of Ogden’s Brewery beer to those who can prove they have had their jab.

The promotion runs between 12pm-6pm daily.

The move comes hot on the heels of a similar one in Melbourne, which was shot down by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

The Prince Alfred Hotel was offering free pints to those who had received their shot, but the TGA called the pub and warned them about regulations that prevent using ‘alcohol, tobacco or registered medicines’ as incentives to get vaccinated.

But Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the move was a bit ‘heavy-handed’ and said he would ‘get it sorted’.

Now The Windsor is having a go, with the promotion beginning on Saturday.

Perth punters considering a jab now have the choice of two drinks after getting a shot at one of the city’s vaccination hubs: a juice box, or a pint of Ogden’s finest.

Or, they could have both.

via Perthnow

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Comments

  • +17 votes

    Can't even sign up to get a jab at the moment!

    • +6 votes

      Call your GP and get AstraZeneca

      • +7 votes

        Alcohol thins the blood and raises heart beat. Helps prevent blood clotting

        • +2 votes

          man, that's a good way to promote AstraZeneca!

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      i believe you can get AZ easily if you chose to.

  • +8 votes

    Damn, where were these offers in March and June 😞

    But this is great. Can't think of anything more Aussie. Come on peeps, roll up your sleeves, join the 9% (last in the OECD and locking down cities to manage a 2019-emergent virus in 2021 🥺)

    • +4 votes

      I would happily roll up my sleeve if Australia had secured enough Pfizer vaccine for people in their 30's. At the moment I'm being told I can't get one.

      • +7 votes

        No, you're not eligible for Pfizer (I presume… that depends on your vaccine phase eligibility). Australia has inadequate supply, which is slowly improving, but future projections of supply doesn't help now when we have a problem with people being infected and becoming ill and dying, just like it didn't help in February when the vaccination program began and we had the same problem.

        You are eligible for AZ. Discuss with your doctor. Consent centers around a discussion of risk vs. benefit. Both are very low - the risk of TTS is very rare, but so is the risk of significant morbidity and mortality in your age group from an acute SARS infection if you contract COVID. Given both risk and benefit are so low for you, the consideration is fairly mute. What's more relevant is the community vs individual aspect - by getting COVAX, you protect everyone else around you, including the most vulnerable like the elderly and those with chronic diseases (who are often the more marginalized and poor), and you add your number to the goal of herd immunity and stopping lockdowns, improving personal liberties, opening borders and travel, and improving national and household economies 👍

        • +5 votes

          The issue here is that not many people in this age group want AZ due to all the bad press surrounding it. I totally get what you're saying, but the government has an almost impossible task on their hands if they think they are going to suddenly change peoples minds and talk them into getting AZ.

          • +1 vote

            @bonezAU: There are lots of community issues that are hampered by poor reputation and bad press and public opinion. We can only try our best to communicate the science and make education the goal.

            COVAX, including AZ which is the principally supplied vaccine of the last six months and will be at a minimum for the near future, is unequivocally the right decision for everyone. We're six months into our vaccination program, Australia is dead-last, and the only barrier is turning public opinion.

            • +1 vote

              @miracle:

              COVAX, including AZ which is the principally supplied vaccine of the last six months and will be at a minimum for the near future, is unequivocally the right decision for everyone

              That's weird, because all the medical experts are saying 'çonsult your GP'. Do we listen to them, or some random guy on Ozbargain says it's right for everyone?

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                @SJDR: don't need to talk to anyone, just take the jab if you are willing to take the risk…

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              @miracle: In addition to the poorer safety (even if the risk is still low) and efficacy of AZ, there's some other considerations- for example AZ is not an FDA approved vaccine, so events in the US requiring vaccination (in the hypothetical event we're ever allowed to travel again) are already turning away people with AZ.

              Weighing up the current information, health advice, and geopolitical factors, I'll wait for Pfizer.

              https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/questions-raised-about-fu...

          • +8 votes

            @bonezAU: The press on AZ has been horrendously handled - partly due to changing info but also incompetence & confusion.

            IMHO this was an excellent article that simply explains the risk of fatality via AZ clotting vs other risks we happily live with i.e driving to get the vax.
            https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/risk-of-...

            Also largely missed is that doctors now know how they were treating this very rare condition was incorrect and so the numbers of fatalities will drop. They're currently 1 in 1.5-2m range.

            I seriously wonder how many people give as much thought to worrying about adverse effects from any other new medication or other incredibly unlikely stuff i.e hit by lightning.

            Instead of doing scare ads, the govt should run simple fact based graphics like this but might be a case of the cat out of the basket - I'd hope the high % of sub40's in ICU in this early part of SYD spread might get folks to relook at the facts as IMHO AZ now is a lot better that Pfizer maybe in 2-4mths.

            • +1 vote

              @Nikko: That's all well and good but I'm following the recommendation of my state govt which is to wait for Pfizer. It says I can get AZ if I wish by discussing with my GP, but Mark McGowan came out like the QLD premier and recommended people under 40 don't get it, so I'm just waiting for Pfizer now.

              People will make up their own minds, especially those in Sydney who may decide to get AZ now rather than wait for something else. In the current form it seems up to the individual to assess and make a decision.

              Thank you for registering.
              Based on the current WA Health rollout plan, we are not ready to take your booking at this time.

              You will be notified by email when you can book a vaccination.

              If you are aged between 30-39, you’ll be contacted directly to make a booking once more of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is made available by the Australian Government. If you are an adult aged under 60 and wish to have an AstraZeneca vaccine, please contact your GP for an appointment. You are also welcome to check back with us at any time, particularly if your circumstances change, by logging into VaccinateWA.

            • +3 votes

              @Nikko: 👍

              That article is perfect for educating relative risk of AZ

              (I didn't think I'd ever be so complimentary of a news.com.au article 😂)

        • +4 votes

          Forgive my potential ignorance, but I was under the impression that being vaccinated didn't actually eliminate the chance of you getting COVID and spreading it, it just increases antibodies and allows you to fight it off with less potential health impact?

          • +4 votes

            @Schmiddler: You're right.

            Vaccines don't eliminate. They reduce. Less likely to contract. Less severe disease. Less morbidity. Less death. Less transmission to those you contact.

            Elimination is not feasible for respiratory viruses. But once herd immunity is reached, COVID and it's strains will sink into the background of the group of viruses that contribute to our seasonal colds every year, with relatively low rates of morbidity and mortality.

            Have a read of the history of the Spanish Flu. Before the advent of vaccines, the outbreak of the 1918 flu killed countless millions and took a few years to reach herd immunity. But then it's subsequent strains were still being detected up to the 1950s, but it's effect had well and truly changed after it's initial novelty to the human race.

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              @miracle: Gotcha, that's what I thought. Again, as you've noted, the press/announcements throughout this entire pandemic and vaccine rollout have been both less than accurate and largely confusing with the information presented.

          • +1 vote

            @Schmiddler: Or more specifically, according to the FDA it produces (allegedly) 'vaccine antibodies' and not 'covid' antibodies.n They issued a warning a few weeks back not to use the standard antigen test on vaccinated people as it only picks up antibodies in unvaccinated people who have been exposed and now have natural immunity. if you want to find antibodies in vaccinated people you needed to use a different test.

            https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/an...

            https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and...

            "SARS-CoV-2 antibody (often referred to as serology) tests look for antibodies in a sample to determine if an individual has had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 antibody tests can help identify people who may have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or have recovered from a COVID-19 infection.

            At this time, researchers do not know whether the presence of antibodies means that you are immune to COVID-19; or if you are immune, how long it will last.

            In people who have received a COVID-19 vaccination, antibody testing is not recommended to determine whether you are immune or protected from COVID-19."

            Which is kinda pathetic given that they managed to get emergency use authorisation for the injections on the basis that 1) they produced antibodies in the victims…errm 'participants' and 2) that the presence of 'antibodies' was conflated with 'immunity' from the covid. Even with the benefit of hindsight people are still lining up for it….

            Neg away!

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            @Schmiddler: it reduce chance of hospitalization and severity of sympton, therefore technically should reduce viral load that potentially infecting other people unknowingly.

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              @ray6005: That's the 'story' but it is completely unproven by long term studies…because there hasn't been any. All the political talking heads and the great God Fauci are saying it will not stop you from catching or transmitting it leading me to wonder 'why bother'. And now ironically we have some airlines banning vaccinated travellers for fear of blood clots. And given the growing number of deaths and severe reactions around the world in people who have had the injection I think I'll take my chance with the bug itself, which seems to be getting weaker already (i.e the 'delta' 'varient' lols) as these things tend to do in the wild anyway.

              Even if you believe the official numbers (many don't) the death rate in those who actually catch it is still only .04%. I guess that's why they have to import other fear vectors to keep the muppets lining up for the injection. Now everyone repeat what the TV people told them this week….'Loooooong covid!'

              Tally ho!

              • -1 vote

                @EightImmortals: What the heck was this reply?

                Feels like trolling. How else would you come to the conclusion that the statistics for the positive effect of vaccines out there, but there's enough data that somehow COVID-19 is fine…

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                @EightImmortals: Care to share where you're getting the .04% figure?

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                  @Schmiddler: Some guy on the internet. :)

                  Someone did the maths using the official figures, can't find the link now (probably cos of censorship, or my lousy memory.) But basically he took the worlds population of 8 Bn the amount of 'cases', the amount of claimed covid deaths (4 million) and did the maths and came up with .04%.

                  I'll post the link if it turns up.

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                    @EightImmortals: But is that the number of deaths per global population? Not the same as a death/mortality rate. A statistically relevant mortality rate is deaths/case which is substantially higher than 0.04% - not everybody in the world has has COVID.

                    This pandemic is really showing me that the average punter doesn't understand stats even to a basic level, which is a bit concerning.

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                      @Schmiddler: Yeah I'll have to find the link as I can't remember how he did the maths. I think it was deaths per cases but don't remember now. Either way I was reassured that my choice to avoid the injection was the right one. :)

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                        @EightImmortals: Regardless of your views on the vaccine, the maths that this guy has done are not in line with any accurate statistics available. 0.05% lines up exactly as 4 million deaths / 8 billion people, so I'm certain that's what his calculation boiled down to - which as I stated is a redundant figure. It's as useful as saying the fatality rate of BASE jumping is only 383/8000000000*100 = 0.0000047875%, when in terms of its active participants it is one of the most dangerous things you can do.

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                          @Schmiddler: You think the only people that tested positive are the ones that had covid?

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                            @ozhunter: Probably not, but I'd be willing to bet that the figure of people who've had it is a lot closer to what is reported than it is to 8 billion.

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                              @Schmiddler: Maybe, maybe not.

                              Didn't the WHO estimate around 750mil in early October?

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                                @ozhunter: If they did, 750 million is a lot closer to 190 million (the numbers I’m seeing from a cursory search) than it is to 8 billion. What’s your point?

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                @EightImmortals: https://www.smh.com.au/national/don-t-be-concerned-by-vaccin... The media expert reiterated the benefits of vaccinated people in sydney today.

      • +2 votes

        If there's no pre-existing health issues that would preclude you from getting AZ, then get AZ. The risk of mortality as a result is minute, and it's the right thing to do for the community.

        • +1 vote

          Except the AMA says don't if you're under 60.

          • +1 vote

            @Vomo: ATAGI is in charge of immunisation recommendations (not the AMA) and announced a change in recommendation today based on the outbreak of the Delta variant in NSW.

            • -1 vote

              @hypie: Thanks, good to know about the change.

            • +1 vote

              @hypie: Scotty from marketing has a tonne of AZ that he needs to dispose of before the expiry date, so he asks ATAGI to "review" the situation and they come back with a super convenient answer, just the one Scotty was looking for in fact.

              I'm by no means anti-vax but I am anti AZ for younger people and waiting for Pfizer. Good luck and best wishes to anyone under 60 who wants to get AZ.

              It's a real pitty that the Australian government was allegedly so rude to Pfizer in the first place.

              • +2 votes

                @bonezAU: No, this was always likely to happen. In a world with 0 covid cases, the risk of being infected is lower than the risk of adverse events.

                As soon as you have covid in the community, the risk of being infected and as such having an undesirable outcome from the virus is substantially higher.

                End of the day… 3 deaths in 4 million doses is perfectly acceptable risk when you start seeing 20-30 people in the ICU.

                Remember the UK and World is primarily vaccinated on AZ.

                Federal government backed the wrong vaccines, likely to save money. Bad call.

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                  @hypie: Your figures are wrong.
                  In Australia
                  From 21 Feb to 4 July 355 people died following vaccination and 36,387 had adverse events.
                  During the same period 0 people died from Covid.

                  • +1 vote

                    @bob19: Please provide your source.

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                    @bob19: Are you Clive Palmer? Deaths following vaccination means nothing by itself, every day thousands of Australians die after brushing their teeth. Probably half the people who had the Smallpox vaccine are dead now. The important questions are : what did they die of, how old are they and what is the background natural death rate of vaccinated people in that age category versus a control group of unvaccinated people?

                    Putting out simple figures without any qualification or supporting evidence makes your post highly misleading.

                  • +1 vote

                    @bob19: This is very misleading as you’ve left out a very important piece of information in a subsequent sentence:

                    “Since the beginning of the vaccine rollout to 4 July 2021, over 8.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given. The TGA has received and reviewed 355 reports of deaths in people who have recently been vaccinated and found that only three were linked to immunisation.”

                    Source: https://www.tga.gov.au/periodic/covid-19-vaccine-weekly-safe...

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            @Vomo: unless you are in Sydney outbreak area!!!!

  • +19 votes

    Welcome this incentive.

    However, given the fact that, for some people, the AZ can cause a significant degree of tiredness for a day or so, adding a pint of beer on top - may not be safe - particularly if the person then plans to drive …

    Maybe this offer should be extended to, for example, within 72 hours of the jab - so that people have time to recover from the vaccine and then celebrate with a nice cold one.

    This can easily be verified by people showing their My Health vaccine record - which is usually available online within 24 hours of the jab.

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      Extending… sure if it drives more people in.

      Approx. 50% of AZ doses will produce side-effects (so 50% will have none), and of those the majority will be mild, such as localized swelling/pain. For the minority that get more moderate-to-severe side-effects (I was one), the onset is typically no earlier then 8-10hrs, and duration is typically 10-14hrs. I wouldn't recommend it necessary to plan your post-jab diary to allow for a recovery period, but if you want to be conservative a Friday or Saturday booking would be ideal for the ordinary worker.

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        or offer a stubby to take home instead

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        i am under 38 and have a headache within first 7 days occasionally.

    • +2 votes

      Yep totally agree with this comment.

      Before the jab make sure you hydrate yourself with enough water (3 litre + every day for at least a day before) and keep doing the same for next 48 hours (after the jab).

      doesn't matter West or East roll up your sleeves.

    • +1 vote

      Agreed. I was a bit worn out after my first jab and, despite wanting a drink, I knew it was best to rest. Great idea but the execution could use a bit more thought.

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        1st jab's effects are nothing compared to the ones after the 2nd jab. but u wont have much effect on the day of the vaccination, usually its the next day(s).
        I had both my shots, so speaking from my experience.

        • +2 votes

          +1 - had same reaction myself, 1st shot was just sore arm, 2nd shot felt like early days of getting the flu, very lethargic and general aches and pains.

          All said it was no big deal so is nothing to worry about and is actually expected with vaccinations of most any type.

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          according to the UK website, the first dose of AZ side effect should be more than the second dose if occurs.

          https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-maga...

          For the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, side effects tend to be milder with the second dose. The types of side effects are the same and should still only last a day or two. They include pain or discomfort in the arm where you had your injection, headaches, and feeling tired or feverish.

  • +14 votes

    ‘A shot for a shot’ would’ve been a more catchy campaign tagline.

    • +1 vote

      There's a job in marketing for you, sir

    • +5 votes

      Here is Oz an excellent idea. Not so much in the US.
      Funny how an ad campaign can have two completely different meaning in different countries.

    • +40 votes

      3 (over 4 million doses) have died due to TTS adverse event associated with the AZ vaccination. 911 deaths from covid in Australia to date. Worldwide death toll from Covid-19 stands at 4 million.

      NSW: Several young individuals remain in the ICU battling Covid-19 without any clear underlying health conditions. A 70 year old died yesterday of Covid-19.

      Your move.

      • -2 votes

        In 2017 there were 1,255 deaths due to influenza (Influenza and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses). The flu kills almost 4% per 100,000, Covid far less. Many flu patients were treated in our ICU departments, including young people. Enlighten us all as to why there were no government mandated lockdowns?

        • +16 votes

          You chose to quote the ABS statistics and deliberately left out the next two sentences which answers your own question.

          Read the whole page. Then look through some papers on Covid-19, then come back to me.

          Here is the link if you are reciting something from the Covid deniers handbook.

          https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/Lookup/by%20Subject...

          • +2 votes

            @hypie: You don't get to dictate the lives of others. Do you ever wonder how you arrived at this point on your life where you believe that you should be able to?

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                @hypie: I'm a senior registered nurse. But you have a university degree "in this field" so I stand corrected.