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BS: UK Flu Jab shortages...???

punkfolkrocker 30 Nov 18 - 06:33 AM
Dave the Gnome 30 Nov 18 - 06:40 AM
Backwoodsman 30 Nov 18 - 08:00 AM
Will Fly 30 Nov 18 - 08:32 AM
punkfolkrocker 30 Nov 18 - 08:37 AM
Donuel 30 Nov 18 - 02:38 PM
keberoxu 03 Dec 18 - 01:22 PM
MikeL2 03 Dec 18 - 02:32 PM
David Carter (UK) 04 Dec 18 - 10:31 AM
keberoxu 04 Dec 18 - 05:12 PM

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Subject: BS: UK Flu Jab shortages...???
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 30 Nov 18 - 06:33 AM

..anything to do with Brexit...???

My old mum is still waiting for her health centre to pull their finger out,
and in the meantime, I can't get an under 65's to prevent her catching it from me
if I start to go down with it...


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Flu Jab shortages...???
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Nov 18 - 06:40 AM

As your Mum's carer you should be able to get one, PFR. Latest news is that there is now plenty to go round. According to the news report I heard anyway!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Flu Jab shortages...???
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 30 Nov 18 - 08:00 AM

Got mine early October - first I've heard of a shortage.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Flu Jab shortages...???
From: Will Fly
Date: 30 Nov 18 - 08:32 AM

The government underestimated the number of jabs needed - and some of those available were for the wrong strain of flu.

A week or three ago, our Health Centre was advertising jabs - "Walk In And Get Yours Now" and, when Mrs. F phoned up to enquire, was told that they had none and she would have to wait. All stocked up now, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Flu Jab shortages...???
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 30 Nov 18 - 08:37 AM

A week or so ago BBC News announced that the very last batch of over 65s was finally available...

I booked my mum's back in Sept - the health centre said they'd run low,
and would get her a jab in late Oct to early Nov...

Still waiting...

They say she's at the top of the list and will get a home visit asap they sort out staff problems...

I asked my Health centre for an under 65's jab earlier this week
an they said no, they are only doing jabs for patients entitled to free NHS cinjections.

So I've been phoning round local pharmacies...

Boots have run out of under 65s, and can't say if or when next available.
Also there's no point trying any other Boots in the nearby areas.

The nearest independant pharmacy says they decided that due to supply problems, they wouldn't bother at all this year.

Tesco might have some next week depending if the qualified pharmacist is working shifts...

However, LLoyds on the outskirts of town might be able to fit me in for one later today...

Sounds too good to be true, but I'll go all the same.
Despite the heavy rain..


Last year I decided to get a flu jab [I've never had one before..]
Tesco told me to drop in the next day.
So I did, to be told they'd just run out and wouldn't get any more that winter;
and that all other chemists in town were in the same boat.

The following day I went down with flu that knocked me out for about 2 weeks...!!!!!

Probably caught it waiting in Tesco.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Flu Jab shortages...???
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Nov 18 - 02:38 PM

Over here it is full supply but with no real 'jab' training.

The jab can maximize later pain by jabbing too deep and squirting all in one spot. The preferred way to give the shot is to go less than needle length and slowly squirt as one slowly withdraws the needle.

Some kids got the adult dose but they are OK.
The wrong flu shot?
Our NIH virtually guess a year ahead of time as to what version to protect against.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Flu Jab shortages...???
From: keberoxu
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 01:22 PM

The big deal where I live is the shortage of
the new vaccinations against "zoster" or shingles.

I'm on a waiting list now.
And so are a lot of others,
according to the Washington Post to which
I can never succeed in my attempts to make blue clicky links.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Flu Jab shortages...???
From: MikeL2
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 02:32 PM

Hi

In my area there has been no shortages of either jab.

We were contacted in late September and had ours ( over 65 ). All the Gp's and Heath centre have been advertising people who want jabs to go and get them. Also most of the pharmacies have been advertising and only on Friday when I went to a pharmacy on the other side of town are still advising people to go in.
At our gp's most people are commenting how well it it has been   organised.

As my wife and I got our flu jabs were given jabs for shingles.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Flu Jab shortages...???
From: David Carter (UK)
Date: 04 Dec 18 - 10:31 AM

Why are there now separate vaccines for under 65 and 65 and over? I havn't heard a satisfactory answer to this. There is a vague statement on the NHS website saying that the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine "has been shown to be more effective in this age group" than the quadrivalent vaccine, but I would like to see the statistical analysis for this. Some pharmacies seem to have got only one type in, not realising that there are two and are turning the other type of people away. And our doctor's receptionist, thinking that there were vaccines for over 65 and under 65, told me that there wasn't one for me as I was 65 exactly.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Flu Jab shortages...???
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Dec 18 - 05:12 PM

Just came from the shop where I am on the waiting list for the Shingrix vaccine.
The practitioner there confirmed that the shop, along with many others,
is entirely at the mercy of GlaxoSmithKline and their reps,
who come along at intervals and say the next batch of vaccine
is "coming soon," whatever that means.


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