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Risk of headache, fatigue, sore arm... I'll take any of these over a) being dead or b) making someone else dead.

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1 hour ago, RobL said:

I'm in the clinically vulnerable group, although I'm only in my early 40s.  Had a text from my GP surgery on Jan 7th about them getting in the Pfizer vaccine, haven't heard anything since.  Hopefully someone will pull their finger out sometime soon and start getting the rollout going quicker/better...

My wife as a nurse practitioner is doing a fair bit extra doing jabs in the surgery, the limiting factor giving the stuff is the amount of vaccines available. In our area, the GP surgeries are told how many doses they are getting at a particular time and then fill the slots according to the groups who are eligible for vaccination, so currently it's the over 70's and anyone in the groups above them. 

If you received a letter telling to you shield then you should be receiving the call  fairly so

As I mentioned earlier supply of the vaccine is the limiting factor for any vaccination programme, for Covid it is more complicated owing to the differing requirements for storage. For example the Astra Zeneca vaccine can be treated like the flu vaccine, fridge storage at between 2 and 8 degrees C although unlike flu vaccine it has to be drawn up rather than coming in single dose ready for use syringes. The Pfizer vaccine needs to be stored at minus 70 degrees C, requires reconstitution before use and has to be given quite quickly after that. Thus it  cannot easily be given in care homes or on home visits and our surgery has to use a health centre that has been provided with the appropriate storage, as do the I other ones in the area

Mrs T is waiting to learn about about what the other vaccines will require as and when they appear. 

I am 67 in just over a weeks time with an underlying, but non shielding heath condition and Mrs T reckons mine turn will be mid-late February all being well. 

Still keep safe everyone. 

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Text off the GP last Saturday, booked for Tuesday just, took longer to go around the one way system in the GP’s than answering the questions and have the vaccination (AZ).

 

No obvious side effects, no fatigue, just the usual achy injection site.

 

SWIMBO is a couple of years shy of group 4 so she’s got to wait a few weeks yet.

 

My daughter - a dental nurse has had it, brother-in-law and his wife had theirs, we’re all waiting for the second dose. 

 

Son in law should be getting one soon, he's in the army.

 

Younger brother's 69, he won't be long, youngest brother's 62, a bit of a wait for him.

 

** Should have said this is the NHS at its best - well done everyone involved!

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Dad - 82 - Done :thumbsup:

Mum - 81 - Done :thumbsup:

Mother in law - 80 - Done :thumbsup:

Big sister - 59 - NHS - Done :thumbsup:

Little brother - 48 - NHS - Done :thumbsup:

 

...as for me - 56 - :shrug: I know my place :lol:

 

Well done NHS - keep it up :clap2:

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Booked in for this coming week with the second one booked for mid April. After nearly a year of shielding it won't come soon enough.

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A headline on Yahoo says that 20% think the whole thing is a Government conspiracy.

So only 20% of the population are idiots?  I'd have put it higher than that.

I'm still waiting for the call to get mine. Maybe March? 

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Good to know UK is looking after its citizens especially  those who are old and vulnerable.

 

Good luck to those fortunate  enough to be invited.

WE minions will wait patiently for Our turns...

 

I  rather see the elderly vaccinated before the younger generation. 

 

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34 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

A headline on Yahoo says that 20% think the whole thing is a Government conspiracy.

Probably the same people who, if they had been standing in the middle of the East London docks in 1940, would have said that we weren't at war and that the government had just made it up. Cretins!

 

John. 

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Removed as it's semi-political/contentious - also, better safe than sorry. We don't want any rows on the subject either.
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1 hour ago, Whofan said:

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I'm not altogether happy with that decision, to be honest.

 

I'll leave it at that.

 

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6 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

A headline on Yahoo says that 20% think the whole thing is a Government conspiracy.

 

Had an appointment with our practice nurse a fortnight ago around half-way through her shift and I was the first patient she had seen that day who believed Covid was a real threat.     

 

As she was running a clinic doing diabetic bloods and related checks that day she was a bit dispirited to say the least that so many people in a definitely at risk group are in such denial , some quite vociferously so.

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The  deities only know when this country will get enough vaccines to do the entire population. So far, there hasn't been enough to do all the healthcare workers yet!

 

 

 

 

Chris

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Keep a lookout for any adverse reactions that might cause uncharacteristic activities.  Yesterday I cleaned my mancave and swmbo cooked a decent meal! :frantic:

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Had our jabs yesterday (Sunday) morning at 0915 - administer by an ex-pupil who lives just around the corner from us - then it was home for bacon baps!!

 

Last time I met an ex-pupil in a medical situation I was on the receiving end(!!) of a colonoscopy - again a delightful young lady but who seemed more interested in catching up with news of other old members of staff than the task in hand!!

 

No reaction to the jabs but a serious lack of bacon baps today - just 'healthy' muesli.

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7 hours ago, Graham Boak said:

I should add that I have developed a slight ache in the arm in the 24 hours after the jab but nothing more serious yet.

That is a fairly normal reaction to having alien (as in not your own bodies, not in the sense of being injected with extra- terrestrial nano machines that will turn you into a Dalek or Cyberman) stuff being injected into arm. It is a sign that the body's defences are working as they should in reacting to 'hostile' organic material. Even though most vaccines are based on dead viruses, they can still elicit an immune response. This is a gross simplification of some very complex and clever systems, most of which I have forgotten. Mrs T tells me they will be starting on Group 5 (my group) before too long around here. All the care homes and staff have been along with most of the health care workers and others in Groups 1to 4 in our immediate area. She has just signed up to do another session on Saturday. 

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My wife received a fake email this evening saying she was up for a Moderna vaccination - “click this link” etc. It looked very plausible, but closer examination showed it was a phishing email from a dodgy email address. Absolute scumbags. The lowest of the low.

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Waited until nurse had did done the jab. Looked around finished. No reactions since. Happens the nurse worked with my eldests daughter Karen as a community nurse.

 

Amazing & weired. Went to my birthday dinner with wife to Karen's (above) place. Very nice time. Being vintage she drove us there & back. Very nice.

 

Until 36 hours later Karen rang her & husband had Covid19. My wife & I are both 82 not a happy thought wife has a couple of issues.  I have plenty of issues but being dopey does not count with Covid. Thought wwe have got to get the wretched thing. But no had all the tests.

 

Karen had head aches & loss of taste. Plus 2 weeks not breathing as well as usual. Phil husband is asmatic sailed throught it with out any symptoms. Two sons living same house. They did not get it either. Weird.

 

Laurie

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Just now, TonyOD said:

My wife received a fake email this evening saying she was up for a Moderna vaccination - “click this link” etc. It looked very plausible, but closer examination showed it was a phishing email from a dodgy email address. Absolute scumbags. The lowest of the low.

Yes that type, some selling false Covid Vaccines, those congregating for gigs, secret drinking session with a mass of drinkers etc. should all be placed on an island & left there.

 

Laurie

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10 minutes ago, LaurieS said:

Yes that type, some selling false Covid Vaccines, those congregating for gigs, secret drinking session with a mass of drinkers etc. should all be placed on an island & left there.

 

Laurie

 

 

Sadly they already have - on this one !

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It seems very much that we are either genetically susceptible to covid or not. No other real explanation for members of the same household to react differently to the virus.

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4 minutes ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

It seems very much that we are either genetically susceptible to covid or not. No other real explanation for members of the same household to react differently to the virus.

Think you are right. My wife & i were sat at a table for a couple of housrs, in a longe fro 4 hours. 2 Car journeys with two people who had Covid.

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My neighbour over the road is a nurse on the respiratory ward at Ipswich General. They went from twiddling their thumbs to flat out on this last surge.

I last had flu in the Asian epidemic back in the fifties, and kill colds stone dead in 48 hours. I put much of it down to virtual constant tonsillitis from my teens until I managed to stongarm the specialist into removing them at 38.  Never as much as a sore throat since. I'm hoping my defenses will keep this critter at bay. I've not knowingly been directly exposed, though I have been in contact with others who have had it and recovered without much in the of symptoms.

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