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This year's flu jab

Old 14th Sep 2020, 15:28
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Why is the adult dose not done by a nose spray?

I've no idea, but I do know that I'd not be at all happy if my nose reacted in the same way as my left arm has!
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 00:34
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I'm glade you're rallying. Mine's this Saturday, so very wary. Life's a bit crap right now so don't want to add to the list.

I'm desperately concerned for our local services, but a lot of it is just because they don't think, or can't figure out a way to program their phone system. It got me banned from Skype! I'd written this but decided it was just an old bloke moaning, but this is in the buffer.


It was calls to my surgery. They have a protracted message for people that have no notion about what to do about the plague. It's basically, don't 'present yourself'. Don't write anything if you intend sticking it in our door. If you feel ill, isolate. If you feel really ill, dial 999. Okay, got the hint. Do you really need to spent two minutes, eight-seconds telling me that and further jamming your lines? Things are getting bad here.

Can I talk to a GP? Often you can, but it entails getting through in the first place. Hundreds of people call every day, their office staff has dwindled to 2, from 6. So, I use Skype to dial again and again to find a crack in the system. It seems that sounds like a spamming machine and Skype automatically banned me. I then get an email saying they're refunding the 5.99 I pay for UK, Ireland, Canada and the US. Of course, UK is landlines only. After years, no warning, just f-off.

However, they did have a human to talk to, if you can type fast. He was good. I explained, and he put things right. However, that rapid dialling was a main feature, so not such a good working tool anymore if you can only dial once a minute. Is there another similar system that will show my cell phone number to the recipient? That's useful.
Of interest? When I dialled the police on a 999 call, I heard him say, 'From an unverified (something like) numbering system'. It seems they can see through the subterfuge.

Here, it doesn't matter if you do get through. Poor woman fell near her house. Local folk attended, but they said 5 hours for an ambulance. Indeed, she was in the road for 5 hours. Local RLNI chaps stayed as well for the whole 5 hours.

I once stopped for an accident at pub turning out time. It was horrible, and I had to steel myself to start being of use. God, it's 50 years ago and it's like yesterday. The ambulance was about twenty-five minutes, and it seemed like an eternity. 5 hours. It's becoming horrific.




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Old 15th Sep 2020, 07:14
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If it's any reassurance, I'm 100% back to normal this morning. The worst of the side effects seemed to be the period from about 24 to 48 hours after the jab. By last night I felt pretty much OK, and this morning the only indication that I'd been out of sorts at all was just a slightly sore arm from the jab.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 07:24
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Phew, that's a relief. You had us all worried there.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 09:04
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MrMac ; You "guess" that you will have to get the jab. Now you are getting the bigger picture. Lots more coming on down the road fella !.

Joli : Amen to that. Wondered where I would get my larf of the day. Very worried (!)
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 10:50
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Hopefully they didn't give you the wrong one.

When I booked mine, the practice had a big warning banner on the website explaining that the under-65 jab was a different one from that for us oldies, and we should all ensure that we booked the right one.
Don't think it can be all that different. Has an ` adjuvant` to try and counter the decline of immune system response. If it's ok for a 65 years plus 1 day person, can't be a disaster for a 64 years plus 11 months client.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 10:55
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 11:43
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Having been fortunate to receive the flu jab for several years now, I follow the same vaccination pattern as for all my 'tropical' jabs (hep A/B, YF etc) over the years .... vaccination on a Friday evening with an empty weekend to recover either in bed with a hot water bottle and paracetamol or in the garden snoozing in the sunshine. If one has the luxury of planning one's jab, it can make all the difference. Glad you're feeling better VP.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 15:22
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 17:06
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Of course, why not .... or any others of their ilk!
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 18:47
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Originally Posted by UniFoxOs View Post
Had the same reaction as OP to the first flu jab I was offered, by my company, in 1970. Never had the reaction since - 'cos I never had another .
This has to be the most pointless post to this thread.

VP, thank you for starting this. I knew our GP will start the over 65 programme on the 21st but didnt realise the significance.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 18:55
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I too hadn't realised, until this post by LowNSlow : This year's flu jab that there was a different vaccine for the over-65s. I am sure I'd have been far less concerned about the side effects had I bothered to check the NHS website beforehand, or if my GP had warned that the over-65s vaccine had been designed to give the immune system a bit of a boost. All told the side effects weren't that bad, just a bit worrying in the present climate. I'm 100% back to normal now, and the period of feeling a bit unwell only lasted for around 36 hours all told, so not too bad. Certainly not as bad as getting the flu, I'm sure.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 19:17
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Originally Posted by Landflap View Post
MrMac ; You "guess" that you will have to get the jab. Now you are getting the bigger picture. Lots more coming on down the road fella !.

Joli : Amen to that. Wondered where I would get my larf of the day. Very worried (!)
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I think you have the wrong end of the stick with me. I will be having the jab much the same as I have to have many other jabs and ant Malarial tablets due to where I have worked. Been doing this for years with no reaction so my comment was on VP reaction to this years Flue vaccine. I will be having this, as I have unfortunately seen what happens when you do not take them or indeed have access to them first hand. I recommend you spend time in some 3rd world countries and see the results up close and personal to see the results of none vaccination and not listen to that self publicist and arse wipe the ex Dr Wakefield.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 23:51
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Mrs TTN and I had ours last evening at 1845 (six hours ago). No adverse reaction so far, not even a stiff arm. Will report back if there is any deterioration, but I am optimistic as I have never had any bad reactions in the past ( I have been having them since I was 55 as I was a cancer sufferer, which put me in the frame for annual flu jabs.)
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 23:55
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It's only the flu jab team......
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 09:32
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I have my first Flu shot booked in for next week in the UK. From your description I am not sure I want it, but the company are doing it for all employees so I guess I will have to have it. Hope you feel better soon.
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The usual trick is for companies to arrange for the jabs to be on a Friday, so any consequences are in your time, rather than theirs.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 10:36
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We have let our staff choose their own times and dates to fit with their schedules, and we will see if we get any bad reactions. As many people are part working from home we do not anticipate much of an issue with this. Indeed my own shot is back in the UK next Wednesday morning, so if I suffer like VP then I will be at home already, and not back in Germany where most of our staff are based.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 11:11
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To put my adverse reaction into perspective, I think that, had I still been working, I'd have taken one day off when I felt a bit too rough to be at work. Over the years I've had a fair few vaccinations, and the only other time I can remember feeling rough for a day or so afterwards was, I think, the yellow fever one, years ago. The side effects from last Saturday's flu jab seemed to me to be similar to those I remember from the yellow fever jab.

Much of my concern was because I'd not ever had an adverse reaction to the flu jab before, plus, I'm sure, the fact that this damned plague tends to focus one's attention on feeling a bit unwell.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 21:39
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I get the flu shot every year - never had a reaction significantly worse than a sore shoulder. My wife also gets the shot every year (she very nearly died from the flu shortly after we got married - I came home from work and she was incoherent with a temperature of over 105 deg F ) and she's a bit of a pain wimp but has never complained about the side effects.
The Shingles vaccine I got last year was a different story. It took me out for about two days, felt like crap, no energy, just nasty. The worst part though is it's a two part vaccine - I had to go back several weeks later and get another shot - same nasty reaction to the second as the first
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 21:39
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If it's any reassurance, I'm 100% back to normal this morning.
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