Why are we NOT being given an anti-body test after being double jabbed?

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Re: Why are we NOT being given an anti-body test after being double jabbed?

Post by Lisafuller » Tue, 30 Nov 2021 1:57 am

MikeJones wrote:
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Personally, I don’t really care what the antibody test shows, it’s not like you’re going to overdose if you get a booster while your antibody count is still high. For me personally, I don’t want to get poked an additional time just to satisfy my curiosity.

Similar situation during my last Heath checkup, the doc said I’ve got insufficient immunity against Hep B and recommended I test for Hep A. I told them, I got my Hep A & Hep B jabs over 20 years ago, so I’m due for both. They argued that they had never seen a case where Hep A was not good for life…. so I asked, then why do I need to test? The doc said, just to be sure. I then said, what is the harm then in just taking the vaccine… after all, it’s been over 20 years. I even pulled up the MOH info on the web that showed a Hep A booster is recommended after as few as 10 years. The doc said you can find lots of things on the web, but only the test is for certain. Finally, I told them, look — just give me the vaccine for both A&B or I’ll find another doctor!

Imagine if I went along with this doctor, I would have gotten poked 2 additional times, one to test and probably one for the separate Hep A.

From the docs point of view if you test first then come back for booster, then they can charge you (or your insurer) twice :D

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Hahaha, I think if anything it would just be to make sure they wouldn’t be jabbing you unnecessarily.

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Re: Why are we NOT being given an anti-body test after being double jabbed?

Post by Lisafuller » Tue, 30 Nov 2021 1:58 am

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Well, they are less likely to fall foul of any malpractice suit if they check you first before giving a vaccine…


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Good point, didn’t even think about this. With suing becoming so common nowadays doctors are going to want to cover their behinds wherever they can, which I guess in this case would include extensive t3sting beforehand to ensure vaccine eligibility.

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Re: Why are we NOT being given an anti-body test after being double jabbed?

Post by malcontent » Tue, 30 Nov 2021 5:34 pm

BBCDoc wrote:
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 7:33 pm
Well, they are less likely to fall foul of any malpractice suit if they check you first before giving a vaccine…


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Does that really apply in Singapore though? It seems like only blatant cases make it to court and even then, it’s not very punitive.
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Re: Why are we NOT being given an anti-body test after being double jabbed?

Post by BBCDoc » Wed, 01 Dec 2021 6:45 am

Can be also covering against any Singaporean complaining to the MOH about the GP.

MOH investigation would show the GP went by the guidelines if he tested first before giving the vaccine booster.


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