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Any suggestions? Am sure Gransnet followers will have plenty of ideas.

(29 Posts)
Greengage Thu 24-Sep-20 15:52:22

My doctors' surgery is going to undertake doing flu jabs in their car park. In their words 'so wear appropriate clothing for the weather and so that you can easily expose one shoulder'!
A trench coat and an evening gown perhaps?
Any suggestions?

AGAA4 Thu 24-Sep-20 16:05:35

Apart from wearing a scoop neck jumper that could be pulled down I have no other ideas. Is this what is known as 'giving someone the cold shoulder' grin

Lisagran Thu 24-Sep-20 16:07:08

A “cold shoulder” top?

EllanVannin Thu 24-Sep-20 16:11:01

Don't forget your vest.

Davida1968 Thu 24-Sep-20 16:14:21

A short-sleeved top, under a really warm shawl?

trisher Thu 24-Sep-20 16:21:42

Big coat, hat, scarf, gloves, with a short sleeved top under it, sleevless top under that if it's cold, and warm trousers. Just slip arm out of coat before you step up. If you need to take a bag take a rucksack . Mind it could be roasting hot and sunny that day who knows? You might need a brolly and wellies!. Though how the staff will cope I don't know. We've had hailstones today!

Jaxjacky Thu 24-Sep-20 16:34:25

Short sleeved top under thick cardi, just slip arm out of cardi.

M0nica Thu 24-Sep-20 17:10:45

Chanel No 5 and a warm coat. That will lighten up the doctor/nurses day.

Tweedle24 Thu 24-Sep-20 17:13:05


Lisagran Thu 24-Sep-20 17:13:10


toscalily Thu 24-Sep-20 17:52:21

I suggest a sleeveless top and fleece or coat, easy to slip off one shoulder. We are going to have our flue jabs on Saturday morning, arranged by our doctors surgery to be held in the car park of the community hall, drive in style. When OH first read the instructions he said " are they going to blowdart us from the other side of the carpark" grin

Puzzler61 Thu 24-Sep-20 17:57:08

Jaxjacky your answer appeals as the most practical to me, but I liked Lisagran’s fashionable take on it.
I’m having mine Saturday.

Pittcity Thu 24-Sep-20 21:41:39

A fur coat Monica?

Charleygirl5 Thu 24-Sep-20 22:37:36

I had mine today but thankfully indoors. T shirt, long-sleeved warm cardigan and a jacket.

Callistemon Thu 24-Sep-20 22:51:18

M&S were selling a sleeveless trench coat last year - they must have had a crystal ball.

Chewbacca Thu 24-Sep-20 22:57:30

So they did Callistemon! I'd forgotten about that monstrosity, I'm kicking myself now that I didn't snap one up!

Callistemon Thu 24-Sep-20 22:58:30

They would have been ideal for just this occasion.

Kamiso Thu 24-Sep-20 23:04:54

I was a bit taken aback at the idea but it does make sense. Just make sure you have a large enough umbrella to cover yourself and the syringe!

grumppa Fri 25-Sep-20 00:06:34

Quilted gilet?

MrsRochester Fri 25-Sep-20 07:34:33

What a strange idea.

Ours are indoors as usual. 1 minute appointments, in and out, staff in full PPE (Suits etc) and patients in masks.

Hope it isn’t raining for yours.

BlueBelle Fri 25-Sep-20 07:45:12

Glad I m going to Boots no queue just sit in their little booth at the appropriate time whilst out shopping

MrsRochester Fri 25-Sep-20 07:55:20


We booked Boots before we received our appointments with the GP. Called Monday to cancel to be told they’d been trying to contact us, they were having to cancel all appointments because they’ve received no vaccine allocation (we’re in the North West).

Spangler Fri 25-Sep-20 08:01:01


Chanel No 5 and a warm coat. That will lighten up the doctor/nurses day.

And a burlesque corset!

downtoearth Fri 25-Sep-20 09:12:55

Haven't packed away one short sleeved top as I have mine on saturday,jumper will be in car ready to put on.

DanniRae Fri 25-Sep-20 09:31:17



Chanel No 5 and a warm coat. That will lighten up the doctor/nurses day.

And a burlesque corset!

Steady on there Spangler!!