I am a 59 year old type 2 diabetic. I was unable to attend to get my usual flu jab this year. At the time I told myself I wouldnt be coming within 2 metres of anyone so should be ok. I have unexpectedly secured a position with civil service. If anywhere is Covid Safe it will be there, I may even be working from home.
My surgery announced a flu clinic this Saturday. I was surprised as they had indicated the one before Christmas would be the last due to supplies.
Today a link was put on the Surgery website and all those who were considering the jab must read. The walk in clinic is for general 50-64 age group.
The link states that the vaccine being given is called FluBlok and that it doesnt have the UK marketing authorisation which is a legal requirement in the UK. It's still being monitored for safety. The department of health and social care have agreed to it being used it seems as an emergency measure. I imagine to reduce potential hospital admissions from flu.
Has anyone heard of this vaccine? Has anyone had it?
I must admit I dont think I will.