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All vulnerable can now book Covid jab online

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Doireallyneedanams, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. Doireallyneedanams

    Doireallyneedanams · Well-Known Member

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  2. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    This is only for England,

    Edited because I didn't read the link properly o_O
     
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  3. 35yearsofType1

    35yearsofType1 · Active Member

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    I used it yesterday to book mine - it is now open to anyone in the clinically vulnerable category whatever age (I’m 37) I’m booked in for Wednesday.

    Diabetes UK are also advertising this
     
  4. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    That’s interesting, you book both appointments
    I’ve only had the first, assume I’ll be contacted near the 3 month but would have preferred to make my 2nd appointment
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    Agree. I only had mine 2 days ago and would much prefer to have booked both online. Now I have to wait to be contacted. I wonder if you can book the second only?
     
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    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    No you can’t, well I couldn’t. It say I wasn’t eligible and will need to contact the doctor
    Never mind, my surgery is pretty sorted.
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I see no point in booking my second appointment so far ahead.
    No one knows whether the stocks will be available in my locality in exactly 12 weeks time.
    I would far rather wait until I am called, approximately 10 weeks after my first jab as I was advised.
    The logistics of rebooking everyone if the availability is not there would be horrendous.
     
  8. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    It seems to depend on where you have your jab and/or how you are notified - in my area if you receive a letter and book for one of the major hubs you seem to get both appts at the same time but if you have a phone call and go to your surgery you only get an appt for the first with the second to follow.
     
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  9. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I had my first vaccination Thursday at my surgery. They rang me to book. Our second appointment was made when we had the first vaccination. I am in Wales. My husband was vaccinated at the same time. We are both carers in our 50's.
     
  10. Doireallyneedanams

    Doireallyneedanams · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it’s just England, but it’s not restricted to over 56. Anyone over 56 can book but anyone in the other groups listed can too.
     
  11. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks, I will correct my post.
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I got date for my 2nd appointment about the time the 1st was booked as far as I can remember now but it isn't until near the end of April...
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    My 2nd date of my vaccine jab was given to me on a card, same time ,same place, which fit's in with work, so I hope the 2nd dose won't be too bad, as I will be travelling with the children in a vehicle 2 1/2 hours after and I sit between 2 of them.
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  14. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hooray!!!! About blooming time! xx
     
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  15. Brunneria

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    Mr B and I have managed to get synchronised jabs at one of the big centres.

    It was a fun little dance getting the lovely 911 lady to check for appts, then Mr B checked his shift patterns, and by the time he could confirm his availability, the appt had been taken by someone else.
    (He tried the website first, but that was simply impossible, with appts disappearing while he calculated his constantly shifting shifts weeks in advance...)
    Then the poor 911 lady made matching appts for me, but that went much quicker and easier.
    All in all it took over an hour.
    We are now booked for both vaccinations each - which is wonderful.
    Very glad to have it sorted.

    I told the lady to go and have a cup of tea and a lie down after the ordeal. Bless her.
     
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    Unless you booked using the US emergency services I think that number should be 119.
     
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  17. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    haha! Good point! :D:D:D
     
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