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All over 50s in SW England - Covid vaccinations from week 1 March

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by BRSBRI, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Just spoken to my asthma nurse. No priority for me, despite my weight, diabetes, asthma and being a carer. Unpaid carers dont count.
     
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  2. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    An old work colleague of mine is a carer for his elderly mum, age 84, he lives there now. He is 53 has epilepsy, works, but can't get carer's allowance either, so he too is an unpaid carer and waiting for the Covid vaccine..
     
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  3. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  4. xenomorph2020

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    got my text message this evening
    will book it in next few days
    It came from local hospital rather then GP or hospital where I have my diabetes clinic.
    Im kinda nervous about it due to no large set of data on if it causes more side effects in diabetics or not
     
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  5. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    Why does your diabetes at least not get you a group 6 position? Being a carer should also and if bmi is over 40 that too. I’d check with the practice manager if you are being missed unfairly. Or call 119 (I think it’s that one that’s doing covid vaccine bookings) and try that.
     
  6. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Moderator
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    Friend of mine in Tewkesbury got a text, I still have nothing but am on tenterhooks waiting now. Have a diabetic review call on Thursday so will ask them if not heard

    Just want this moving forward. Not that it seems to make difference to the government, we'll have been double jabbed by the time we are allowed out!
     
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  7. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I got a letter yesterday morning to book my jab - the reason they gave was as I’m an unpaid carer not my health conditions, tried to book on line but the nearest was 60 miles way! As I don’t drive would need a carer to do my carer duties etc I couldn’t book. Phoned the number on the letter and the lovely lady tried to get me nearer to no avail. She said to keep trying on line 2 or 3 times a day as slots and new locations are popping up all the time.

    then tonight about 8pm my surgery called so I’m booked in at 12.24 on Monday. Very precise time she said be on the dot as we are doing them every 3 minutes ! At least I’m in :)
     
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  8. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Well they haven't offered jabs to all the over 60's in Gloucestershire yet, how can they say they are starting on the over 50s next week?
     
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  9. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Same here in my part of Wales @zand
     
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  10. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Am I right in remembering that you've had Covid? Has this made you feel more relaxed about the jab? Or concerned about side effects? Sorry if I have mis remembered this.
     
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  11. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    As far as I was concerned, I couldn't face having covid again. The side effects of the jab were minimal and infinitely preferable to that awful cough.
     
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  12. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No not had Covid- I did have reservations at the beginning as I have allergies to some antibiotics mainly penicillin and septrin and thought I may not be able to have it but apparently it’s fine. I’m having it mainly to protect my son as without me to care for him his life would change against all recognition

    E.T.A.
    oops just seen you’d tagged @lucylocket61 and not me, sorry didn’t read it right lol
     
  13. lovinglife

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    I was just going to post that, following a phone call with my practice manager, my husband and I will be having our vaccinations at the surgery on Thursday.

    :)
     
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  15. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had my jab yesterday morning and it completely wiped me out spent most of last night and all day today in bed with flu like symptoms, I’m up now feeling a lot better just a bad head and a very sore arm, I had the AstraZeneca one
     
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  16. Jaylee

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    I got one lined up tomorrow.

    This will be rather interesting based on some of the jab reports I've heard of feeling rough afterwards..
     
  17. Andydragon

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    Yet Pfizer and apart from a slightly sore arm, not really any issues at all. The AZ seems from what I’ve read to have a few more symptoms
     
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