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This year's flu jab

Old 1st Oct 2020, 08:13
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Originally Posted by Harley Quinn View Post
Under 65 vaccination last Saturday, for the first time at my local surgery. No side effects, in and out the door in less than 10 minutes.
Same her - but the over 65s type for me.
However, Mrs N.O. did suffer from a type of mild nocturnal vertigo, apparently worse when her eyes were closed!. Not sure if any connection with the over 65s vaccine though.
Thankfully, OK now.
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Old 1st Oct 2020, 12:39
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Had my >70 one on Monday with no side effects at all. Missus B had hers last week and they added the Pneumonia one as well. She was under the weather for two days and had to take a Panadol Extra at one point.
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Old 3rd Oct 2020, 12:24
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I was in and out of the medical centre in less than ten minutes. A very efficient operation with batches of six at a time being processed. I developed some side effects the following day: aching muscles, a slight headache and feeling a bit low but it's no great inconvenience considering the benefits. I wouldn't have bothered with it except for the risk of having flu and Covid at the same time.
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Old 3rd Oct 2020, 12:37
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Had my over 70s jab yesterday,the surgery had taken over the village hall for flu jabs.Only side effect is a slightly aching arm.
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Old 3rd Oct 2020, 16:39
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No problems at all. Mrs PN thinks it might be down to the skill of the nurse etc
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Old 3rd Oct 2020, 16:42
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Er, the skill of the nurses at what? When I was younger, I met some very skillful nurses.
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Old 3rd Oct 2020, 18:10
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When I was at school, each autumn term we used to get a flu jab in the school sanitorium. Sister, who was in charge of the san, and the nurse were both very gentle and everyone's preferred administers of the dreaded jab. The school doctor, a veteran local GP, always looked as though he was playing darts, sighting carefully at the treble 20 and almost chucking it in. One year I drew the short straw and guess what? His method was the least noticeable injection I've ever had, the slightest of scratches and "All done, hold this over it for a minute or two and off you go..." Since then I've had injections for all sorts of things including two in the corner of my right eye and while none have been excruciating, none have been quite as expertly administered as that one. And I thought nurses were supposed to be the best as they do it so often...
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Old 3rd Oct 2020, 18:22
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Since then I've had injections for all sorts of things including two in the corner of my right eye.
Slight thread drift- I was in the RAF and regularly had Smallpox/TABT/Cholera/Yellow Fever jabs etc and had the vaccination certificates in my passport held by a rubber band. I was never, ever, asked by anyone, and I travelled quite widely, in over twenty years to show them.

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Old 4th Oct 2020, 05:42
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Originally Posted by NRU74 View Post
Slight thread drift- I was in the RAF and regularly had Smallpox/TABT/Cholera/Yellow Fever jabs etc and had the vaccination certificates in my passport held by a rubber band. I was never, ever, asked by anyone, and I travelled quite widely, in over twenty years to show them.
At H M Country Spa somebody decided my entry would have a mass jab in so to speak. Hence on a cold November afternoon we were all told to dress in uniform trousers, and to wear the infamous PT vest.....and a greatcoat. The reason for this eclectic combination soon became obvious as we lined up, in alphabetical order, naturally, outside 3 ( A ) Wing HQ and were then subjected to a production line process of which Mr Ford would possibly have approved whereby anything that could be squirted in was. ....I also recall it wasn't long after many of us suffered after effects........strangely enough.
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Old 4th Oct 2020, 15:17
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
At H M Country Spa somebody decided my entry would have a mass jab in so to speak. Hence on a cold November afternoon we were all told to dress in uniform trousers, and to wear the infamous PT vest.....and a greatcoat. The reason for this eclectic combination soon became obvious as we lined up, in alphabetical order, naturally, outside 3 ( A ) Wing HQ and were then subjected to a production line process of which Mr Ford would possibly have approved whereby anything that could be squirted in was. ....I also recall it wasn't long after many of us suffered after effects........strangely enough.
Ah, the dreaded jabs parade... and the occasional dull thud of a fainting airman hitting the floor as the queue nervously shuffled forward. I haven't forgotten lying shivering and aching in bed for nearly 24 hours after one of those punctures though. Yellow fever or TABT maybe.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 16:53
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Had mine (over 65) yesterday morning, and as usual my appointment was for 10 seconds. That's what we normally get as max time in our surgery.

No side effects yet.

Arm was bruised for about 12 hours. Now OK.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 16:59
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I booked my (under 65 private Iím not in the vulnerable category but one of my family members is and my employer provided a voucher so it was no cost to me) about a month ago for next week. About 2 weeks ago I went in to boots to ask if they thought it would still go ahead. They had no idea but boots would be in touch. No info. Iíll rock up at my appointment time and see what they say.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 18:54
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FType and I got ours last Sunday, drive in arrangement, one hour slot according to surname initial, arrived early, queued for 72 minutes and JUST made it before closing time. Four or five days of just noticeable arm discomfort, otherwise nothing (yet).
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 09:23
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I had mine about 10 days ago and so far I've not caught any 'flu or even Covid, so it seems to have been 100% successful so far.
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 13:10
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Had mine this morning. Appointment at 10:37 precisely! Arrived 5 minutes early, and was in and out in one minute - the whole operation was done with military type precision. Most impressed.
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 13:20
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#me2. All by the numbers

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Old 10th Oct 2020, 14:25
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The wife rang the surgery yesterday, but the Doc said that the earliest slots available will be 3rd November. The later the better, I reckon.
Just got to keep my nose clean till then.
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 14:57
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My local GP's surgery is running low on flu vaccines as with the same last year. Seems to be the same across the UK although the manufactory's say there's no problem on pre-ordered vaccines and delivers are on track. Over 50's are in the queue now behind the over 65's for flu jabs, boots the chemist have now stopped doing flu jabs due to the covid pandemic.

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Old 10th Oct 2020, 23:44
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Where I am in the New Forest we have two doctors surgery. Normally receive a text when the 'flu-vac appointments are due.
From local "nextdoor" it seems much panic from people in a particular area nearby who've either received an appointment for weeks away and then having decided to hit the local Chemists for an earlier appointment. Now not possible due to lack of vaccine.
Yesterday I called my medi-centre to see about a 'flu shot; am booked in for Tuesday 13th. Some years I choose not have one (mercury issues). Even now I keep other vaccinations up to date (ex C.C.).
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 08:07
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Just an update to say that after almost 24 hours I have had no adverse symptoms whatsoever, not even a slightly sore arm.
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