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BlueBelle Sat 05-Jun-21 13:28:08

My 18 year old granddaughter was called up for her vaccine today when she arrived at the allotted time the queue of young folks went all the way up the long road and round the corner into the main road it took over half an hour to work to the front
Well done to the youngsters in my town for helping themselves and others

mistymitts Wed 09-Jun-21 02:50:31

Very good to hear young people are eager to be vaccinated. I know people say you have the right to choose whether or not you go ahead but I am a little annoyed at those who don’t take up the jab when offered because they think it isn’t safe or hasn’t been tested long enough in the community. They are relying on everyone else to make their little world safe for them, I have no good feelings for them, especially as they are putting others at risk. But do feel proud of all the youngsters queuing up fo it, even if it is so that they can all party again! They have it it tougher than most.

LadyStardust Tue 08-Jun-21 21:51:22

My son is 23 and got a message from a friend 3 weeks ago, who's Mum is a practice nurse at a GPs. Around 12 of them all got themselves to the other side of town as there were vaccines going spare. They would've been wasted if not used. I said to him, how are you going to get there? He said, I don't care, I'm going even if I have to walk! (it would've taken about an hour and a half) He was very grateful and they all joked it was the first time they had all been out together for well over a year!

LtEve Tue 08-Jun-21 21:37:13

My youngest got a call from his surgery today, he turns 25 on Friday and has his first jab booked for Saturday. Very efficient.

BlueBelle Tue 08-Jun-21 17:58:21

Reluctance of the young to be vaccinated? (234 Posts)
Here you go wintershite

winterwhite Tue 08-Jun-21 17:51:07

Ah I see Bluebelle. I thought I must have missed something. Didn't see the other thread, sorry. Will now go and have a look for it. Not my experience either with DGCs of 21 and 19 champing at the bit.

MaggsMcG Tue 08-Jun-21 15:43:08

I'm in England, in Hertfordshire actually and today they called the 25-29s. It was all over Instagram and I'm sure it goes for all of England not just my County. The aim for the whole country is for all adult (over 18) to be vaccinated by the end of July.

BlueBelle Tue 08-Jun-21 15:01:12

wnterwarmer I started this as there is a thread entitled something along the lines of Why won’t the young get vaccinated and that’s not my experience at all and I wanted to show the other side of the coin

cupcake1 Tue 08-Jun-21 14:21:29

Our 18 year old DGD had hers on Saturday. All good - she said she didn’t feel a thing!! When she originally got her invite and later told me “Thank god” was her reply!!

Aepgirl Tue 08-Jun-21 11:24:47

Well done to all those, young or old, who have had their vaccines.

SueEH Tue 08-Jun-21 11:21:12

My three were on the nhs website at midnight last night to book theirs.

winterwhite Tue 08-Jun-21 11:11:14

Was it expected that the 18-30 yr-olds would be reluctant to be vaccinated? I hadn't heard that.
Excellent that the roll-out is reaching them at last since they are the ones out mixing the most, but why are we congratulating them on taking it up? I think I've missed something.

JaneJudge Tue 08-Jun-21 07:20:09

BlueBelle

janejudge this was a month or more ago sorry if I made it sound like yesterday She just felt he hadn’t heard when she felt he should but all was well I was just trying to illustrate to ninathenanna that it’s worth trying other ways

oh good smile

BlueBelle Tue 08-Jun-21 06:18:44

janejudge this was a month or more ago sorry if I made it sound like yesterday She just felt he hadn’t heard when she felt he should but all was well I was just trying to illustrate to ninathenanna that it’s worth trying other ways

JaneJudge Mon 07-Jun-21 07:14:26

BlueBelle, people with Down syndrome should have been called ages ago! I think they were in group 3

BlueBelle Sun 06-Jun-21 15:36:55

Ninathenanna I have a friend with a grown up Downs son and she was really worried as he hadn’t been called up for his vaccination I advised her to go to the vaccination centre at the end of the day, they nearly always have people who have not turned up and are only to pleased to give it to anyone needing it
He proudly got his jab

FannyCornforth Sun 06-Jun-21 10:20:42

Thank you Jane - yes, that's all I meant. Being a bit dim, I'm afraid smile

JaneJudge Sun 06-Jun-21 10:18:26

ninathenana

I'm pleased for them but slightly miffed too.
My 30 y.o. son has had "the letter" being autistic he could not travel to a hub or stand amongst a crowd for maybe an hour. So I contacted our GP (which is where DH and I had our jabs) I was told he would have to wait to be contacted which will be about 3 wks or more.

are you in the UK? Our GP service did an LD/autism clinic type thing for people who couldn't travel to hubs. I know you have said he autism not LD but would it be worth asking if your GP service has an LD nurse there?

That said, I went to a very busy centre for my second vaccination and they got through people really quickly smile

Also, just another thought. Would it be worth asking your local vaccination centre if he could 'drop in' during a quiet period of the day? or whether he could go at the end when there are less people there?

I am pleased for your GD BlueBelle

What do you mean Fanny? The vaccine is logged on the NHS system for vaccines so you can just go on and book your next one. My second one was cancelled (a lot of people's were) as we live in an area where the Indian variant is high. It said log on to the nhs site to rebook and all the 2nd vaccinations had been brought forward by several weeks

FannyCornforth Sun 06-Jun-21 10:10:42

Excellent news BlueBelle, your GD must be very pleased indeed

I've been wondering about these 'random' vaccinations - what happens about the second vaccine?
Once you've had the first, is it the same setup as for everyone else?
Are you given a time for the next one?
Does anyone know?

ninathenana Sun 06-Jun-21 08:29:26

I'm pleased for them but slightly miffed too.
My 30 y.o. son has had "the letter" being autistic he could not travel to a hub or stand amongst a crowd for maybe an hour. So I contacted our GP (which is where DH and I had our jabs) I was told he would have to wait to be contacted which will be about 3 wks or more.

MerylStreep Sat 05-Jun-21 20:32:02

BlueBelle

Anyway this was just meant to be a positive thread amid a lot of negativity especially about the younger generation

And it is, BlueBelle 😄👏👏👏

grannysyb Sat 05-Jun-21 19:52:21

My two older grandchildren were taken to Twickenham stadium recently and both got their first vaccinations, they are 18 and 19. Just waiting for 14 year old to get hers!

BlueBelle Sat 05-Jun-21 17:58:39

Anyway this was just meant to be a positive thread amid a lot of negativity especially about the younger generation

Parsley3 Sat 05-Jun-21 17:05:11

Well done those youngsters! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Chestnut Sat 05-Jun-21 16:46:17

I'm not implying anything, just heard it on the news and thought what a big job, all those countries, and how sad that they are so far behind. It does make me feel a bit guilty, but then Africa always makes us feel guilty I suppose.

BlueBelle Sat 05-Jun-21 16:35:45

chestnut I agree we need to carry on helping and producing the vaccines until the world is vaccinated
I m not sure what you are implying by your post
I thought it was a positive sign but obviously you don’t