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FannyCornforth Thu 25-Feb-21 11:41:16

Hello Everyone
Sorry, another vaccine one...
DH is finally having the vaccine tomorrow (cross between a fist pump and a sigh of relief).

I've seen in the 'what to expect' bumph that they ask you about your health history.
Can anyone please tell me exactly what they ask you?

DH's memory is currently appalling and he gets terrible 'white coat syndrome' at the best if times, so I want to prepare him for what they might ask.

Thank you very much! thanks

midgey Thu 25-Feb-21 11:45:41

Asked me if I was well, and if I was allergic to anything. Nothing else!

FannyCornforth Thu 25-Feb-21 11:47:50

Oh! Thank you midgey, nothing to be concerned about then

EllanVannin Thu 25-Feb-21 11:52:39

I was asked if I was on any blood-thinners---which I am but nothing was said and the vaccination went ahead.

FannyCornforth Thu 25-Feb-21 11:55:57

Thank you Ellan (lovely to see you backsmile)

BigBertha1 Thu 25-Feb-21 12:01:42

I was asked about allergies, if I was on anti-coagulants, had tested positive in the last 7 days, if I was pregnant (1) she was joking, if I was unwell.

muse Thu 25-Feb-21 12:02:36

As well as the allergy question, she asked if we were taking any medication and the details. Mr.M was there for his too.

She went over all personal details. Address, doctor, dob. This was done as we arrived at the centre as well.

FannyCornforth Thu 25-Feb-21 12:04:33

Ah, it was the medication thing that I was thinking of. I'll have to write it all down then.

Jane43 Thu 25-Feb-21 12:07:57

They took our temperatures as we entered the building and apart from checking our personal details all they asked us was what medication we take. Because DH is on blood thinners they asked him to wait 15 minutes before leaving the building.

Nannarose Thu 25-Feb-21 12:08:52

I would contact the surgery or centre, explain, and ask either if you can accompany (allowed in some circumstances), answer over the phone beforehand; or ask then write down for DH

NannaLyn Thu 25-Feb-21 12:11:37

Good Morning H!!

Same as above. Asked whether we had any allergies and whether we were on blood thinners. I'd taken a list of my meds with me, just in case. I also told the nurse I had a needle phobia. 💉 She said that it would be very quick, I shouldn't be worried and I (probably) wouldn't feel a thing!

It was very quick and apart from very slight pressure, I didn't feel anything. The needle and syringe were also very much smaller than the ones you see ad nauseum on the television. There were four of us in our room and the nurse brought the pre loaded syringes in on a tray, so there was no faffing around filling the syringes.

I had the AZ vaccine and we just had to wait 10 mins before we could leave. My husband had the Pfizer one at the same GP practice a couple of weeks earlier and he had to wait 15 mins. DH had slightly sore heavy arm for 24 hours but I didn't have any after effects at all. However, I am immunocompromised, so maybe I didn't get the full benefit from it.

Hope all goes well for your DH. 🍀

janeainsworth Thu 25-Feb-21 12:13:06

Perhaps it's different if you go to a hub rather than your GP practice.
I went to the GP & don't remember being asked about anythingblush

Nice to see you back ellanvannin<waves>

Rufus2 Thu 25-Feb-21 12:14:32

Here's an interesting situation!
An elderly couple living in a Queensland retirement village have each just been given a 7 times the normal shot!
Stand by for any untoward developments! sad

EllanVannin Thu 25-Feb-21 12:14:56

Thankyou Fanny and * jane*. Very nice of you.

Jaxjacky Thu 25-Feb-21 12:48:52

Didn’t ask me anything, done at local GP hub, so my info was on screen.

YorkLady Thu 25-Feb-21 13:00:40

Just one tip. Write down his name,DOB, postcode and Doctors surgery on a card or piece of paper. He can show this when being asked details.
I found it difficult to be precise giving my details with a mask on. This was at a vaccination centre and was quite busy. So noise levels could be highly that the doctor surgery.

cornergran Thu 25-Feb-21 13:10:19

At our GP run hub we were simply asked for name and if we had any covid symptoms or allergies. They were prepared with a list of those expected with all other details printed from GP records. Good idea for your husband to take a card with all the information on, just in case. You’ll both have peace of mind then.

Lesley60 Thu 25-Feb-21 13:14:42

I had mine yesterday, no side effects whatsoever and my arm feels fine, I wonder did it make a difference cos a dishy Dr did it 😂

MerylStreep Thu 25-Feb-21 13:18:39

They asked me if I'd had covid. I said no, but in Dec 2019 I had something nasty that left me with no smell or taste ( still have none)
The lady sitting next to the vaccinator wrote that information on a separate sheet.

BlueBelle Thu 25-Feb-21 13:23:13

I went to my surgery I was just asked if I was well and if I had any allergies ...I presume all the rest was on my record
If you have Pfizer you sit for 15 minutes afterwards if you have the Oxford it seems you don’t I was in and out in literally 4 minutes

TwiceAsNice Thu 25-Feb-21 13:37:07

I had the Oxford/Astrazenica on the 4th. Was asked:
Did I have any allergies
Did I take blood thinners
Was I well
Did I drive myself or not. My daughter drove me so said no and could leave straight away. If I had driven myself I would have had to wait 15 minutes before leaving .

At each stage of contact with someone I was asked my date of birth. I was given a card which had my name and the date on and the name of the vaccine I had been given. Told I would. be contacted about the date for second jab and to keep card safe and take it with me .

Had nausea first day and a sore red arm for two days 16 days later

BlueBelle Thu 25-Feb-21 13:42:19

I didn’t get a card as they had run out my friend and husband when they went one got a card one didn’t, my other friend didn’t get one either I rang up afterwards and they said don’t worry it’s all on your records but I hope I get one after my second jab although they are not that important my daughter only had a first name on no surname or addressing, it could have anyone’s she went to the local hospital I went to the surgery

Jaxjacky Thu 25-Feb-21 13:56:05

BlueBelle I checked last night, after jab at 15:30, information was on my NHS app and patient access.

FannyCornforth Thu 25-Feb-21 19:01:23

Thank you all for taking the time to reply. I really appreciate it

BlueSky Thu 25-Feb-21 19:13:19

Guess you are asked fewer questions if done at the GP as they can access your records? I was just asked if I felt well, about any allergies or unusual reactions and if I drove myself to the appointment.