Author Topic: 'flu jab'  (Read 22175 times)

barakta

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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #275 on: October 19, 2020, 05:43:32 pm »
The door intercom protocol has been stepped up from "press the button and the receptionist will press their button" to an inaudible conversation about who you are, why you're there and whether you have any COVID-19 symptoms before they'll allow entry.  Not sure how barakta would cope.

I tried to go round the back like the previous protocol, had inaudible intercom discussion which I understood as "go to front".

Pressed front and couldn't understand so I said my name and that I was deaf and couldn't hear. They buzzed me in and then smiled and pointed at seats when I arrived - I was expected.

But yeah, intercoms not amazing, but I figure I am lucky I can just shout "I'm deaf, I can hear your voice but no words" and they let me in usually.

Deaf people who don't speak usually just keep buzzing till they're let in or someone comes out to shout at them.

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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #276 on: October 19, 2020, 06:08:21 pm »
The door intercom protocol has been stepped up from "press the button and the receptionist will press their button" to an inaudible conversation about who you are, why you're there and whether you have any COVID-19 symptoms before they'll allow entry.  Not sure how barakta would cope.

In ours you're supposed to phone the receptionist and state your business.  Last week this led to a) their Infernal Machine hanging up immediately and b) pressing divers numbers before being put on hold for ten minutes.  Fortunately the Nice Receptionist* spotted me and let me in.

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FifeingEejit

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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #277 on: October 19, 2020, 07:15:23 pm »
[1] Well it was supposed to be a nurse.  Given what they were wearing it could have been a ballet dancer on day release from Cryptanalysis 101 for all I know.

Could be anyone that's managed to pass the "how to jab people with a needle and inject vaccine into muscle" course.
Mind the government decided that anyone without professional registration would be covered against liability by regulation of gov, it's for such things.

Was probably the triage receptionist  :P

Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #278 on: October 21, 2020, 05:16:03 pm »
Got my call-up and went to the mass vacc centre.  About a dozen personnel and 4 clients.  The jabber was clearly a professional with an excellent car-side manner though. 
Sic transit and all that..

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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #279 on: November 06, 2020, 10:31:34 am »
Popped along to docs' surgery/canolfan iechyd yesterday so Nurse Love (her real name) could jab me. All very slick Covid safety protocols. In and out in 45 seconds. Followed by a solitary walk on a deserted Harlech beach 8)

But boy does my arm ache :'( Have had a few flu jabs, with ne'er a tickle before.


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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #280 on: November 06, 2020, 10:45:10 am »
No supply of 'flu jabs around here.  May have to get one through work.
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FifeingEejit

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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #281 on: November 06, 2020, 10:48:28 am »
Popped along to docs' surgery/canolfan iechyd yesterday so Nurse Love (her real name) could jab me. All very slick Covid safety protocols. In and out in 45 seconds. Followed by a solitary walk on a deserted Harlech beach 8)

But boy does my arm ache :'( Have had a few flu jabs, with ne'er a tickle before.
Aye my arm weighed a tonne after mine, mind it's into a muscle so not a huge surprize, a redeployed dentist did mine, theyre more into injecting local anaesthetics so...

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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #282 on: November 09, 2020, 10:44:31 am »
Have one booked through work, which means I have to go into London to have it.  Would it be unwise to cycle the 50 miles home afterwards?

Perfectly do-able IME.

It was.  Although I was slower than usual.  That might have been due to the cold and more red lights than usual which helped the cold to get into my legs.  Will be the last commute this year, I should think.
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nicknack

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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #283 on: November 09, 2020, 12:20:19 pm »
Still none round here.
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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #284 on: November 09, 2020, 12:37:03 pm »
How many people here get the 'flu jab'?
What effect does it have on you?  Makes me slightly light-headed and feverish?
Had mine on Friday (6th Nov). No side effects at the moment. :thumbsup:

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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #285 on: November 09, 2020, 12:56:10 pm »
I'm in for lots of stabbing tomorrow at the GP surgery:  flu jab, INR finger-pricker test and then 5 different bloods for the cancer/urology consultant online* appt next week (6 years on so should be OK)

Good news is that I don't have to drive about 28 miles each way to then struggle to find a car park space at the hospital in Coventry.
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MikeFromLFE

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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #286 on: November 10, 2020, 06:28:33 pm »
I was treated to the Pneumococcal vaccination yesterday as I passed the 65 milestone this summer.
Despite the assurances on various websites I've got a very sore arm, and feel somewhat yuk - probably due to what they describe as a 'slight temperature elevation'
Mrs M claims I'm even more short tempered than usual.
Still, I enjoyed the bike ride to and from the doctors.
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

nicknack

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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #287 on: November 10, 2020, 07:09:12 pm »
Still none round here.
Of course, that afternoon I get a call from the surgery inviting me for a flu jab on Friday.
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Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #288 on: November 10, 2020, 07:47:05 pm »
I'm in for lots of stabbing tomorrow at the GP surgery:  flu jab, INR finger-pricker test and then 5 different bloods for the cancer/urology consultant online* appt next week (6 years on so should be OK)

Good news is that I don't have to drive about 28 miles each way to then struggle to find a car park space at the hospital in Coventry.

And the good news is that while I was there I managed to arrange an appointment for my wife to have her flu jab on Saturday - she falls in the age bracket below me and they had literally just started doling out her version of the jab.
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IJL

Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #289 on: November 20, 2020, 10:41:13 am »
So the govt has now announced that all over 50's will be eligible for a flu vaccine from the first of Dec

This is despite the fact that there is not enough vaccine stock to vaccinate the under 65 at risk group that are normally vaccinated

delivery dates for extra vaccine ordered weeks ago are still unclear and how we get hold of an extra 1600 doses for the 50-64 year old who did not fall into a previous at risk group are even less certain.

In the mean time the govt is advising millions to call there GP so we can tell them that we don't know when....

It give me a warm glow to know the NHS is run by such Cockwombles.






Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #290 on: November 20, 2020, 10:44:55 am »
It's all about headlines though.  Which tory ever gave a shit about harsh realities and mere facts.

Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #291 on: November 26, 2020, 03:58:16 pm »
I have been  told, I  work somewhere in the  NHS, that there's now more of the  flu vaccine available.

Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #292 on: November 26, 2020, 04:33:24 pm »
The Trust I work for told us a month or so ago that because we had been so enthusiastic about the flu vaccine this year, they were going to pause the programme for a while. Everyone knew full well that it was because they had run out. It restarted again a week or two ago when more supplies became available.

I am definitely noticing a greater tendency to toe the (Tory) party line this year when it comes to work communications. It’s still possible to read between the lines on some matters though, for example the lateral flow COVID tests.

Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #293 on: November 26, 2020, 05:57:45 pm »
Had mine on Tuesday. Blimey - they couldn't get me through the system quick enough - the nurse wiped my arm and jabbed me in one swift move, and immediately was shoving me out the door into the car park.

Today (two days later) I received a missive from the NHS saying how important it is for us "vulnerables" to have the flu jab, so I should ring my local surgery and book one  :facepalm:. The irony of this was furthered by a second sheet saying how they'd like to save money by not sending these letters. No shit.

IJL

Re: 'flu jab'
« Reply #294 on: November 27, 2020, 12:45:54 pm »
Quote
Today (two days later) I received a missive from the NHS saying how important it is for us "vulnerables" to have the flu jab, so I should ring my local surgery and book one  :facepalm:. The irony of this was furthered by a second sheet saying how they'd like to save money by not sending these letters. No shit.

The powers that be have sent large numbers of letters to people who aren't eligible for a flu vaccine, some of these people I had already discussed this with.

Its not clear if the longstanding high risk categories or the NHS's random letters should take priority

On a positive note I have an extra 250 at risk <65 vaccines that arrived yesterday and should have 500 for the 50-64's by Dec 11th