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Dedicated June 2022

Vaccinations

on September 7, 2021 at 2:23 PM

Posted in Etiquette and Advice 90

How do I tell wedding guests that they must be vaccinated if they are planning to attend our wedding?

How do I tell wedding guests that they must be vaccinated if they are planning to attend our wedding?

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  • Jm Sunshine
    Jm Sunshine ·
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    Playing devil's advocate....since full vaccines from earlier this year are waning (and essentially ineffective at this point) and boosters for Pfizer begins Sept. 20th, how are you handling that?
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  • Dedicated June 2022
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    My wedding is not until June.. I don’t see how any of that matters.
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  • Christina
    Dedicated October 2021
    Christina ·
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    This is just not factual.
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    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    I'm sorry, but I don't understand your analogy to abortion. Can you explain further? Also, are you saying that people I care about dying from COVID doesn't affect me? My own in-laws, for instance, refuse to get vaccinated. I am genuinely afraid of my MIL dying (especially considering she just moved from a high vax rate state to a low vax rate state) but by your logic her decision doesn't affect me so I should just stop trying to get her to see reason?

    To keep this on topic of weddings, I'm not getting married, but if I were, I would impose this restriction in the hopes that it would be the pressure the holdouts who are dear to me needed to (finally) make the right decision for their own and their community's health.

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    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    The devil needs no advocate. Can you please share where you read that vaccines are essentially ineffective for the general population at this point? The current recommendation for boosters for immunocompromised people isn't relevant to this topic.

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  • Hannah
    Dedicated October 2021
    Hannah ·
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    I didn’t mean to take a political stance one way or the other on abortion here - it could be vice versa in this situation. But anyways, you may care about your family members getting sick, but ultimately that is not your choice to make? There are obvious risks associated with getting the vaccines that people must evaluate for them selves along with a multitude of other inputting factors (e.g. if they have already had COVID before, then they are really only 5-10% less protected than a fully vaccinated individual). Im just saying that the vaccine doesn’t prevent transmission, so even if you have a fully vaccinated event, people can still get sick. And that (in my opinion) it’s not your place to evaluate people’s’ individual risks for them. I guess a lot of this is just coming from a sentiment that I would feel really bad to exclude special family members or friends just because they weren’t vaccinated! But every bride and groom gets to make their own decision.
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  • Dedicated June 2022
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    Thanks for slowing the progress of all mankind- but that’s just my opinion.
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  • Kacey
    Savvy February 2022
    Kacey ·
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    You said it yourself: every bride and groom gets to make their own decision. But here you are questioning and criticizing other bride and groom's decisions and inserting your own views on whether or not they should do a vaccination requirement (even though the original question was about how to tell guests, not asking for opinions on whether to require vaccines in the first place). If you don't want to require vaccinations at your wedding, then by all means don't! If you feel bad excluding people for that reason then don't. In my case, my most special family members and friends are fully vaccinated and expressed to me they would feel much more comfortable at a fully vaccinated wedding. For me, their comfort outweighs the feelings of my unvaccinated extended family members who I haven't seen since 2017. It might not be the same for you and that is OK!

    It's crazy to me when people talk about the importance of allowing individual choice when it comes to vaccines but get mad when others make their own individual choice to not be around unvaccinated people. You can't have it both ways.

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  • Dedicated June 2022
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    I was joking when I said my last comment, but I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thank you commenting Kacey ❤️
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  • Meshaun
    Beginner October 2021
    Meshaun ·
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    Instead of doing vaccinations for everyone what about being tested at least 2 days in advance to be sure because everyone doesn’t have the same view points when it comes to that!
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    Expert November 2021
    Sara ·
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    Well that wasn't the OP's question.. Also, protecting the health and safety of others (by requiring vaccinations) is much more important than catering to people with different viewpoints.

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  • Anna
    Beginner December 2021
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    I have the same problem but i guess its easier to ask for a test than the vaccine good idea i gonna use that thanks

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  • Meshaun
    Beginner October 2021
    Meshaun ·
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    Okay! I guess! I was just giving a suggestion because everyone did different and to be honest with the vaccine there isn’t a 100% chance to not get it! I know multiple people who got the vaccinated and ended up sick
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  • Dedicated June 2022
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    We are hoping that it is far enough away that COVID rates start to go way down because of herd immunity.. hopefully it doesn’t come to us also having to test them. The tests also provide false negatives some times so it would make the bride and groom, grandparents- one of them whom is a 93 year old grandfather who survived the Holocaust and just beat COVID- and just everyone else less cautious and happier is what I care about. I am tired of debating. My question was NOT about if I should require it. It was about how to tell them.
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  • Dedicated June 2022
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    Thank you to everyone who answered my question😊
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  • Jm Sunshine
    Jm Sunshine ·
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    The vaccine was developed prior to the Delta variant and like the flu shot has waning immunity especially against new variants:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

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  • Jm Sunshine
    Jm Sunshine ·
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    The current vaccine was not developed for new variants and is showing waning immunity.

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
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  • Dedicated June 2022
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    I would quit while you think your ahead. The website actually hurts your argument.
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  • Jacks
    Rockstar November 2054
    Jacks ·
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    No. Vaccinated individuals shed less virus when sick, are sick for shorter time and don't overwhelm the health care system. The reason to get the vaccine is help to protect everyone not just yourself.

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  • Hannah
    Dedicated October 2021
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    I would just say that if you are going to host your wedding and you are concerned about the spread of COVID, then enforcing mask wearing would be more safe that enforcing the vaccine. Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e2.htm?s_cid=mm7031e2_w
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