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my parents are still waiting , they were offered a jab, but didnt have transport or mobility to take up the offer as it was too far and my mother cannot get into and out of a car, so they are waiting for the doctor to come visit them, I will have to check to make sure they have kept in touch with their practice over that., as like a lot of elderly, they dont want to make a fuss.

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Sorry if this is boring, my wife just txt me to say they have 987 ppl booked in for their jab today. The numbers are going up weekly and the teams have really become super efficient at processing ppl

the fact still remains that the jab only protects the person immunised by preventing the severe symptoms, there is no proof that those vaccinated cant catch the virus and pass it on, far too many peop

Surprise, surprise! We had a phone call from the doctor this morning, and we have both had the jab. We also have a date for the 2nd one, on 2nd June. I had assumed we weren't going to get an

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I notice that the Omni vaccination calculator with my details typed in, has gone from how many people in front of me, to "contact here" (here being an NHS link) to arrange a vaccination.. I don't need to It's tomorrow:default_biggrin:

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4 hours ago, Chelsea14Ian said:

Hope they get sorted soon.I'm sure you will check on when they will be vaccinated. 

Just given them a call, they had been taken off the list as they had said they couldnt get to the vaccination site, but are now back on and the doctors will come out to them when they get a new stock of the astra zennica vaccine as thats easier to transport to the patient.

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Just been Pfizered. All very relaxed but very organised and very efficient. Actually a very pleasant experience with plenty of light hearted banter all round. There's a temporary shelter outside the leisure centre for the queue and although it's a nice day today, some of the outside marshalls must have had a grim time of it lately. Bless 'em all.

 

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 A new system has come into use at my GP surgery that I discovered when I  went for routine blood tests last week Having  already removed all the seating from the waiting room because someone complained about the standard of the cleaning of the seats between patients use of them, the waiting room is now closed completely presumably due to another nitpicker  whinging and patients now  have to stand outside the surgery waiting to be seen - regardlesss of weather conditions. I did point out that if  I was left out there long enough to get cold they would have no chance of getting any blood out of my veins - chemo  treatment 15 years ago rendered them very uncooperative. Sure enough they had to get  a specialist nurse in to take the sample.

 

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2 hours ago, snunn said:

not sure why I feel so excited 

I was like that, mainly as I didn't expect it so soon but probably also because it's part of the light at the end of the tunnel.

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A work friend of mine tipped me off that friends of our age (just past 60) have managed to book Covid jabs via the NHS website, even though the website says you are not eligible until 64. The website asks for your NHS number and birth date and whether you have any health conditions (I declared I hadn’t any).
So, I have managed to book my first jab week Saturday but have to go to a pharmacy in Buckingham, even though there are centres in Milton Keynes that are inoculating people who have been contacted by their Drs surgeries. I did fleetingly worry whether I am somehow queue jumping, but assume that as I’ve booked through the NHS website  and have received email confirmation of the appointments (including for the second jab) that must be okay. Maybe some centres have had less take up than others. I had heard that our area is ahead of the game in rolling out the programme, given we have a relatively younger population than other parts of the country.

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They are accepting bookings for the over 60's now, we managed to book ours earlier this evening, first for 4th march second for 20th may. At least we will have had the first for when we can get to the boat 12th april.

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It is hard to believe that only a few weeks ago they had just started to roll out the vaccine to the over 80s and now us (only just) over 60s are lining up. What a great success story. Even the German media are impressed, 18 million to 4 million. :default_beerchug:

 

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1 hour ago, psychicsurveyor said:

It is hard to believe that only a few weeks ago they had just started to roll out the vaccine to the over 80s and now us (only just) over 60s are lining up. What a great success story. Even the German media are impressed, 18 million to 4 million. :default_beerchug:

 

And hopefully, our economy will recover in a similar way as a result. :default_drink_2:

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yes the sooner we get everyone vaccinated the sooner we can get back to normal, if we can win this race and be one of the first countries back into full normal production we will have a jump on all of the other economies throughout the world.

Has anyone yet noticed how quiet America has been over the last few months, yet they are still ranked no1 on the WHO for deaths, it seems as if they are just ignoring all those deaths, they dont seem to have any form of lockdown.

As for the people refusing to have the vaccination, I think thats called natural selection, they have made their choice and will have to live (or die) by it.

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18 minutes ago, grendel said:

As for the people refusing to have the vaccination, I think thats called natural selection, they have made their choice and will have to live (or die) by it

I also feel it's inevitable that some form of vaccine passport will be required

It may be just for travel abroad initially (like the yellow fever card) but it will creep into certain forms of employment criteria, then certain industries and before you know it, I do believe (even though human rights activists will kick and scream) that it may become part of everyday life requirements for purchasing event tickets etc

 

 

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This morning I went onto the NHS website and had a look-see rebooking a vaccination.

It states only use this service if you are aged 64 or over.

So, not for me or MrsG just yet, however at the rates they are getting through the population it shouldn't be too long now

There's one thing for sure, when my turn comes I won't be asking for an appointment that is suitable to me, no matter what time of day or where my work diary puts me on any given day, I will be downing tools and going straight there without passing 'Go' or collecting £200

 

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Pretty much what I did Griff, just took the first one offered.

I had the pfizer jab tuesday morning and have had a bit of a headache and felt tired for a couple of days but nothing that stopped me working, seems to be much less today, a very small price to pay for a good level of protection in a couple of weeks time.

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3 hours ago, Tempest said:

I also feel it's inevitable that some form of vaccine passport will be required

It may be just for travel abroad initially (like the yellow fever card) but it will creep into certain forms of employment criteria, then certain industries and before you know it, I do believe (even though human rights activists will kick and scream) that it may become part of everyday life requirements for purchasing event tickets etc

This seems to be an area where things are changing. When I suggested those in work should be vaccinated first I was shot down because the vaccine doesn't prevent you getting or spreading the virus, just reduces your own chances of suffering the worst symptoms. If that is the case then a vaccine passport isn't going to prove you're any more of a risk than the next person, only to yourself if you've refused to have it.

And if it does prevent the spread, then get the workers in for a jab regardless of age. Bit late now of course.

 

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the thing is, now all the kids are heading back to school, would this not be a good opportunity to jab all of them at once too, much like they had at school when i was little, jab all the kids, with the same blunt needle.

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54 minutes ago, grendel said:

the thing is, now all the kids are heading back to school, would this not be a good opportunity to jab all of them at once too, much like they had at school when i was little, jab all the kids, with the same blunt needle.

Apart from the fact it is untested on children and the risk of death and hospitalisation is age dependant. Probably best to leave the setting of the criteria to the experts. :default_biggrin:

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Both my wife and me have now had our 1st jabs, pfizer for us. My wife's was through work nhs nurse, I was surprised to be called, I received a txt inviting me to book an appointment. Tbf the txt msg I received looked very dodgy so I called my GP, I was wrong it was genuine. Had mine at the Wickford Community Centre, very well organised took 20 mins job done, no side affects for me apart from the usual sore arm, my wife was a different story quite poorly for a few days. She had covid back in June last year so no idea if that had any bearing on her bodies reaction to the vaccine. Kim will be working at a vaccination hub in basildon for a few weeks, all staff have been asked to carry their vaccination cards with them. If any vaccine is left over at the end of the day staff members will get their 2nd jabs instead of it being wasted. I have to say I'm very impressed by the vaccine roll out programme it somthing Boris has got right. 

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