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Flu and covid

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Whitewavemark2 Tue 05-Oct-21 12:59:35

Anyone had either of these yet?

Just like petrol these are in short supply in the South.

Not had either yet.

Liz46 Tue 05-Oct-21 13:02:04

We've had our flu jabs but I think there has to be six months between the second jab and the booster so we are not due for our booster until after the sixteenth.

threexnanny Tue 05-Oct-21 13:06:22

We've also had our flu jabs and it seems to have been stronger this year as we felt under the weather for a few days. Not heard about boosters yet.

rosie1959 Tue 05-Oct-21 13:18:12

No not had either we had our flu jabs yesterday no after affects.
My husband had an iffy virus a while ago which needed a PCR to check but that disappeared before he received the results.
I don’t actually seem to catch much anyway my excuse is I don’t have time

Shinamae Tue 05-Oct-21 13:19:15

My surgery rang me yesterday and I am going to the local leisure centre on Friday to have the booster and the flu jab together, not sure if this is a good idea, any opinions?

ginny Tue 05-Oct-21 13:30:11

Had flu jab just over a week ago.
Covid due late this month.

JaneJudge Tue 05-Oct-21 13:32:19

A lot of GP surgeries put notices up on facebook saying people would be called when they had had 6 months between last covid jab. I'm not sure about flu jabs.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 05-Oct-21 13:38:07

We have had flu vaccinations, waiting to be called for Covid Booster (not due for 2 weeks then it will be six months since second vaccine)

M0nica Tue 05-Oct-21 13:38:13

Our surgery sent us a text giving us three days notice that flu jabs would be done on a Sunday morning. Everyone was to form an orderly queue suitably distanced.

If this year was like last year, it meant a queue hundreds of yards long snaking out of the car park and along the road. There seemed to to be no arrangements for those not fit enough to stand in a queue for several hours and the text made it clear that if you didn't attend they would assume you didn't want the flu jab.

We were away on holiday and couldn't go, even if we wanted to and DH is among those who could not stand in a queue for hours. We will go to the Tesco Pharmacy for the flu jab, as we did last year.

Robin38 Tue 05-Oct-21 13:39:53

Yes. Absolutely no problem with either.

toscalily Tue 05-Oct-21 13:40:14

We had our flue jabs two weeks ago. Yesterday I was in the middle of planting bulbs when I got a text message asking me to book my Covid Booster, this had to be done online NOT phone the surgery. Was a bit unsure what to do as I'm due to go away, long drive to see family at the end of the week but thought it was probably better to have it now as it might be more difficult to book at a later date. There was a slot at 4pm, half an hours drive away so cutting it a bit fine as it was already past three. Rushed around, scrubbed hands, made myself presentable and arrived on time. My arm aches a bit today and I'm hoping that is all it will be. They were offering the flue jab to those who had not had it, if flue jab already booked elsewhere they were being advised to keep that appointment instead.

ayse Tue 05-Oct-21 13:45:36

Had the flu jab at doctors two weeks ago and very well organised. No queues at all. Currently waiting for Covid booster information etc.

Babs758 Tue 05-Oct-21 13:47:43

I booked my flu jab at Boots online about 4 weeks ago and went today. Lovely lady doing the injection and no charge as over 50. Parking was easy too, unlike at my local surgery. Covid booster not due until mid-November.

Jaxjacky Tue 05-Oct-21 14:00:48

Flu jab this Thursday at GP, I don’t expect Covid booster until November, 6 monthsafter my last one. They are happening here as I’m in a group that supply voluntary lifts. S Hants.

SueDonim Tue 05-Oct-21 14:03:02

The only info here is an out-of-date message on the local health board website. 🤷‍♀️

BlueBelle Tue 05-Oct-21 14:07:08

Do you mean have we had the viruses or have we had the jabs
My flu is son Saturday haven’t heard about the booster but my 6 months isn’t up until end of October so no rush

Lincslass Tue 05-Oct-21 14:10:23

Shinamae

My surgery rang me yesterday and I am going to the local leisure centre on Friday to have the booster and the flu jab together, not sure if this is a good idea, any opinions?

A GP friend, and the Nurse who gave my flu jab last week, had both covid and flu done together. No problems apart from the usual sore arm for a couple of days.

Kate1949 Tue 05-Oct-21 14:12:43

Joan Collins had both together! smile

nanna8 Tue 05-Oct-21 14:15:12

They won’t let you have both jabs together here. Maybe so they can separate out any side effects?

MamaCaz Tue 05-Oct-21 14:34:55

OH and I both had our flu jabs yesterday at our local medical centre.

It is too soon for our Covid boosters. The receptionist said that they have been told that they will be given a minimum of 26 weeks after the second jab.
That means OH should get his at the end of November and I should get one Dec/Jan.

tanith Tue 05-Oct-21 14:38:03

Had my flu jab a few weeks ago no sign of the booster yet.

LtEve Tue 05-Oct-21 15:59:18

I’ve got my booster next weekend, will have my flu jab at work sometime over the next couple of weeks.

Greyduster Tue 05-Oct-21 16:19:58

DH and I had our flu jabs last Thursday and he had a message to book his covid booster this morning. Mine is not due yet. DD tells me she was supposed to have a flu jab at her surgery today but the vaccines have not arrived so it was cancelled.

Callistemon Tue 05-Oct-21 16:41:37

MamaCaz

OH and I both had our flu jabs yesterday at our local medical centre.

It is too soon for our Covid boosters. The receptionist said that they have been told that they will be given a minimum of 26 weeks after the second jab.
That means OH should get his at the end of November and I should get one Dec/Jan.

They won’t let you have both jabs together here. Maybe so they can separate out any side effects?

Interesting MamaCaz and nanna8

As it's not six months since I had the last Covid vaccination I told the surgery I would prefer to wait a while longer for the booster.
However, this means I can't have the flu vaccine as it's both or nothing for the time being, so I was told.
Apparently a lot of patients have declined the booster.

Visgir1 Tue 05-Oct-21 16:42:13

X2 jabs for one trip at our local GP hub.
DH had both last Friday he's fine. I'm booked in too for both.