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Flu jabs delay ?

(18 Posts)
silverlining48 Tue 01-Sep-20 12:43:05

I phoned our surgery about booking a flu jab but was told to phone again in a few weeks. Then yesterday I heard an item on the radio that flu jab availability will be very late this year, probably into end December, as there is a problem.
Has anyone heard of a delay?

HAZBEEN Tue 01-Sep-20 12:46:39

This is the first I have heard of this. I have an appointment on 26th Sept for mine.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 01-Sep-20 12:49:34

My appointment is for 17th September

kittylester Tue 01-Sep-20 13:21:49

I've got mine booked with our pharmacy next week.

tanith Tue 01-Sep-20 14:16:29

I have an app on sat 5th sept

Oopsadaisy4 Tue 01-Sep-20 14:24:01

Just been told ours is October

Calendargirl Tue 01-Sep-20 14:27:14

Booked with Boots mid September.

Saw on GP page they are starting about 7th October, but at our local town hall.

Our surgery had given no info until a few days ago.

Illte Tue 01-Sep-20 14:36:03

Got an appointment today for the 12th Sept, no problem. Several dates to chose from.

Franbern Tue 01-Sep-20 15:08:07

I asked at my GP surgery and have been told they are expecting them on 18th September.

BlueBelle Tue 01-Sep-20 15:21:45

I m booked in with Boots on 3 October they told me they weren’t getting their medications in until the last week of September I ve not had anything contrary to this so far

NotAGran55 Tue 01-Sep-20 15:22:04

We are booked in on September 12th at our surgery and 18th September at Boots .

silverlining48 Tue 01-Sep-20 15:27:50

So it’s just me then.... I am not sure why R4 reported a problem which matched with the difficulty I have had getting booked.
Will try again or else Boots etc. Thankyou all.

EllanVannin Tue 01-Sep-20 18:22:01

Mine's on the 24th of this month when I have my INR. It was booked in July.

Auntieflo Tue 01-Sep-20 18:56:03

Our surgery rang last week offering the flu jab, so we are booked in for mid Sept.

Grannynannywanny Tue 01-Sep-20 19:09:04

I phoned our surgery last week and was told the diary wasn’t open yet. Decided to try Boots and got appt for Oct 6th. I think it will be a mammoth task for health centres to get through them all. Our waiting room would normally be packed for a couple of hours at each session. With the need for distancing now it’s going to slow it down to a snail’s pace.

cornergran Tue 01-Sep-20 19:12:20

23rd September for us. Probably in the surgery car park hmm. Hope it’s not raining grin.

annodomini Tue 01-Sep-20 19:39:28

In an normal year, we would form a massive queue on a Saturday morning and be directed to one of several consulting rooms where doctors/nurses and health-care assistants would administer the jab. This year they will be using larger spaces- I'm guessing the community centre and/or the town hall - and inviting us to attend in socially distanced and masked blocks. I expect the notifications will be arriving any day now.

rubysong Tue 01-Sep-20 19:57:49

Does the immunity from the flu jab last a year? We are just worried that if we have it in September we may be vulnerable in January/February. If it lasts a year then the sooner the better.