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Flu vaccination

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Lemonie, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. Lemonie

    Lemonie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've tried searching for this but nothing came up. Is everybody having their flu vax this year. I'm not sure this time after reading around.
     
  2. Sarbak

    Sarbak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We were just discussing this on another thread https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/6-month-into-t2.177005/

    I had my flu jab today and pneumonia jab last week :)
     
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  3. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had mine yesterday :)
     
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  4. dogslife

    dogslife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had mine last week with no after effects at all.
     
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  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I'll have mine!
     
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  6. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had mine on Monday
     
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  7. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    I had mine in April (Southern hemisphere:))!
     
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  8. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Had mine today. So far so good.
    Mine with B12 injection in same arm so hope no interference. One big long needle for B12. Flu jab was just a baby in comparison.
    Injecting insulin even less painful.
    I know everyone is different though!
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Here in the Netherlands they keep asking people to please get their vaccinations, because if you get both the flu *and* covid, you run more risk of bucket-kicking, as your immune system can't handle that much in one season. I haven't even gotten my invite yet, they always start way too late in my opinion... But yes, I'll be getting mine.
     
  11. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I had a text message reminding me a couple of weeks ago. I've had them for years.
    Rang up & they seem to be Prioritising the over 60s in my area. Possibly key workers too.
    I was told to ring back. I normally get them in October anyway..
     
  12. Bildad

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

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    I had mine last Saturday.
    The surgery hired the local football stadium and it was really well organised. The jab itself was the least painful of the last few years (no red lump).
     
  13. Peppergirl

    Peppergirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    booked mine for tomorrow
     
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  14. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I think it’s a once only thing unless you have certain conditions. I have mine about 10 years or so. I’d have to check my records to check

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/when-is-pneumococcal-vaccine-needed/

    I had my flu jab, it’s really early this year but they also seem to be running out so though I’d get it done quick
     
  15. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Had mine at my local pharmacy and did not need to book it.
     
  16. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I haven't been invited, since being diagnosed T2.
     
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  17. lessci

    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Booked in for Monday afternoon, I've only ever had real Flu once, and I NEVER want to feel that ill again, without the added risks of Diabetes and doubling up with Covid-19
     
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  18. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I have been invited every year since I became entitled due to being 60 (now 72) as has my husband. We went for ours last Monday. We both had the pneumonia jab as soon as we were old enough and were told it was a once a lifetime jab. I do believe those will certain illnesses can have repeated pneumonia jabs. I think this year, with Covid, the flu jab is even more essential.
     
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    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely, as I have done for years. Booked mine through my local Boots for convenience, GP surgery will only do it on Saturdays.
     
  20. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Our surgery has a portacabin in the carpark for doing flu jabs this year - Door akimbo, the whole shebang. In one end, out of the other.

    All very efficient, but a bit chilly for those who will feel the cold, waiting with coats off and bare arms awaiting.
     
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