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Are you going to get vaccinated?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by WasntMe, May 28, 2021.

  1. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I think we will be having jabs every 6 months for a long time. It's not over, so we will need to continue with vaccination.
     
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  2. Member496333

    Member496333 · Guest

    Yeah I reckon minimum biannual going forward. Certainly for anyone who wants to maintain their ‘fully vaccinated’ credentials.
     
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  3. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I am not interested in credentials. I am interested in staying well, for my benefit and so I don't tie up needed medical services by preventable illness.
     
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  4. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They have only recently been able to determine how much the immunity wanes after the second jab. No doubt they will wait to see if a booster will be longer lasting. Maybe scheduling the clinically vulnerable and immuno-supressed is due to "an abundance of caution" as the popular phrase would have it.
     
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  5. Member496333

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    Yeah I realise that. I am agreeing that the programme is not over. Credentials don’t matter for now. But they will if government presses ahead with the digital ID. Point being primary/booster is pretty moot at this stage.
     
  6. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    For me anyhow it is pretty much a certainty that I will be offered a fourth/booster jab in April 22.

    I of course will not refuse it.

    Edit to add as an afterthought I only mentioned it because I had asumed this last jab would be my booster jab and that eould be the end of it but it seems in that I was wrong.
     
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  7. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    And back on topic please.
     
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  8. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Oki Dokey Antje
     
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  9. whiteorchid

    whiteorchid Type 2 · Active Member

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    I will have my booster tomorrow and any other I may be offered, I am asthmatic, diabetic and have a heart condition . I am also over weight. I have had my flu jab.
     
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  10. Robbity2

    Robbity2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a very bad case of flu as a teenager in the 1950s, and lost a huge amount of weight in the process. As an ancient and increasingly decrepit old woman with T2 I don't believe I'd cope with something like that again now, so I'll take all the help I'm offered vaccination wise...

    So far this month I've had my usual annual flu jab, a first ever shingles jab, and this lunch time, my third COVID Pfizer jab (which I think may have raised my glucose level a bit this evening...)
     
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  11. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It will also have been your last shingles jab as you only need one. If you have also had the one-off pneumonia jab you are bulletproof.
     
  12. Robbity2

    Robbity2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I forgot my pneumonia jab as I had that years ago when I became "age eligible". but I think I may still need a bulletproof vest if there's someone around who wants to shoot at me?? :wacky:o_O
     
  13. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    If I have the shingles vaccine it looks like I would have to have the Shingrix vaccineas Zostavax is unsuitable for those with a weakened immune system.
     
  14. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I happened to notice that you can get a private Shingrix vaccination for the bargain price of £618 !!
     
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  15. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Don't think my GP will be offering me thst then..
     
  16. Member496333

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    Austria moving to mandatory vaccination for everyone starting February 2022 with ‘unspecified penalties’ for those who do not comply. So it looks like no one will have a choice before long.
     
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  17. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I had my booster vaccine today Pfizer.
     
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    I had my Pfizer booster mid October and was very ill afterwards, couldn't even get out of bed for two days. Still, i'm ever so glad i had it done.
     
  19. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what the difference is between people that means they have such varied reactions to the same vaccine. I thought when I didn't even get a sore arm from the first jab it was because I had no immunity but the second and booster jabs were just the same.
     
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  20. sleepster

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    I'm planning on getting my booster next week :D I'm a bit anxious about needing to prove I'm eligible though (this is to go to a walk-in vaccination centre), the NHS say you need a letter inviting you to get your booster, which I don't have, or a letter from your GP about your health condition :nailbiting:
     
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