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Flu Vaccinations

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PippaZ Fri 08-Oct-21 17:19:06

I was due to have my flu jab this morning; all went well. I was surprised by the news programmes when I woke up this morning, though. They were saying that today was the first day of the rollout for the Flu Vaccines. I was sure I had read some people mention that they had already had theirs.

Where are you all with yours? Booked, already jabbed or haven't heard anything?

Whitewavemark2 Fri 08-Oct-21 17:22:46

Nothing yet. On my surgery web site there is a notice to say flu jab delay. I phoned and was told to wait until I hear?

Niobe Fri 08-Oct-21 17:26:53

Had mine at my pharmacy. Husband going to GP who has a walk-in clinic for flu vaccination tomorrow.

PippaZ Fri 08-Oct-21 17:32:48

When did you have yours Niobe? I had mine at our local Boots but the letters have gone out for my surgeries clinics.

It just felt as if they had the wrong news on this moring - that someone had picked up an old running order smile Very odd.

Kate1949 Fri 08-Oct-21 17:32:51

We had ours three weeks ago at Boots. I think they are now rolling it out free of charge for over 50s.

muse Fri 08-Oct-21 17:49:09

Ask at our surgery yesterday. No delays and text will be sent, like last year, to call and book it. I had mine late October last year.

Callistemon Fri 08-Oct-21 17:56:18

I was told a couple of weeks ago that I wouldn't get it until at least the end of November.
Yesterday the receptionist at the surgery phoned and gave me an appointment for next week.

Calendargirl Fri 08-Oct-21 17:56:36

Had mine 3 weeks ago today, 1st day Boots were doing them, over 65’s.

tanith Fri 08-Oct-21 18:05:02

Had mine a month ago at my GP surgery.

Pammie1 Fri 08-Oct-21 18:05:41

Had mine two weeks ago and the third Covid jab last week.

Shandy57 Fri 08-Oct-21 18:14:39

I had mine at the local pharmacy several weeks ago, it is free for the over 50's this year.

PippaZ Fri 08-Oct-21 18:24:50


We had ours three weeks ago at Boots. I think they are now rolling it out free of charge for over 50s.

That makes more sense Kate thank you.

humptydumpty Fri 08-Oct-21 18:28:10

Had mine yesterday while at GP to get blood test.

grannyrebel7 Fri 08-Oct-21 18:30:30

Got mine on 13 Nov. I wanted both the booster and flu jab at the same time, but that's not happening here unfortunately. No news in booster at all yet.

Germanshepherdsmum Fri 08-Oct-21 18:33:08

Had a hard time getting through to book at local surgery, finally managed on third attempt to get a slot for tomorrow. Surgery used to send a letter out, this year I only found out when they were doing them when ordering repeat prescription online.

SueDonim Fri 08-Oct-21 19:02:43

Haven’t heard anything except that phone numbers to make appointments will be available from November. No idea when the actual programme will begin, though. ?‍♀️

Aldom Fri 08-Oct-21 19:17:31

Earlier this week I received my email invitation to have my Covid Booster vaccination. I made an online appointment at the local pharmacy, not Boots, by the way. As I waited this morning I was asked if I wanted to have the flu jab at the same time. I agreed, although I felt slightly apprehensive. I'm pleased to say that I feel fine, no side effects whatsoever.

cornergran Fri 08-Oct-21 19:18:48

Had mine two weeks ago at the local pharmacy . Mr C had his three weeks ago at the GP clinic at the same time as his covid booster.

Rosycheeks Fri 08-Oct-21 20:22:41

Having mine tomorrow at GPs

annodomini Fri 08-Oct-21 20:52:20

The news today was 'new news' about flu vaccinations being extended to more of the population including children. I know some children have had it previously- in the form of a nasal spray - including my GS who is asthmatic.

Callistemon Fri 08-Oct-21 20:56:10

What strains are in the flu vaccines this year?
Does anyone know?

Ladyleftfieldlover Fri 08-Oct-21 20:59:06

OH and I had text messages from our Health Centre the other day about flu and covid booster simultaneously. We booked on line and are having them done next Tuesday

NotTooOld Fri 08-Oct-21 21:02:37

Did anyone get side effects from the flu jab? I had mine a week ago and never normally get side effects but this year I have felt achy all over and very tired. It goes away if I take Ibuprofen. I have been alright today so it has probably passed now, just interested to hear if anyone else was similarly affected?

TillyTrotter Fri 08-Oct-21 21:08:43

I had a flu jab a week ago at a Boots pharmacy. Yes, I had a reaction to it NeverTooOld and never have before. Headache, sneezing, tired - did a lateral flow test in case it was Covid but it was clear.
36 hours later I was better.

Shandy57 Fri 08-Oct-21 21:11:09

I didn't feel well for a few days NotTooOld, not sure why as it isn't a live vaccine.