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Has anyone young from Group 6 been contacted for a covid vaccine yet?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by macman89, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Nothing to do with payment, the AZ vaccine wasn't available before, and the Pfizer one wasn't transportable for GP's.
     
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  2. TashT1

    TashT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A GP surgery is a business and always has been, it’s not privatisation it’s a business model that’s been in existence since the creation of the NHS. Why shouldn’t they be compensated for their time out of surgery, travelling to peoples homes? It’s not a bonus, it’s a direct contribution for their work.
     
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  3. TashT1

    TashT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    All vaccination sites, PCN’s & GP’s have just been instructed to deliver all housebound vaccinations by 14th March. If you don’t hear anything in the next couple of days give your GP surgery a nudge.
     
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  4. SarahEN

    SarahEN · Well-Known Member

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    It seems to be down to where you live. I was in for my annual check the other day & the DN nurse said that in my area they had paused for a week as they had to redistribute vaccines elsewhere to catch up but would begin again next week.

    Also Group 6 are being done by their local GP's either at surgeries or are more local hubs whereas group 5, and those who are carers are getting done by the larger vaccine hubs. I guess they assume if you have an underlying health condition you're less able to travel.
     
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  5. steveo.101

    steveo.101 · Member

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    I had mine yesterday and today is the first time in about 8months my blood levels have been over 10.. so when they told my my blood sugar levels may rise, they were not wrong
     
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  6. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought being a doctor was supposed to be a vocation. Making extra money out of a pandemic when the average pay of GP partners is £113,000 a year seems a little mercenary. Surely it's the doctors and nurses in hospitals that deserve more money.
     
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  7. TashT1

    TashT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sure secondary care nurses & doctors deserve a pay rise but offering reimbursement to GP’s does not invalidate that need.

    It sounds like you believe that £10 reimbursement goes directly into a GP’s pocket but it doesn’t. General Practice is actually around 30% under funded for the services they are expected to deliver and they continue to expand year on year with every new governmental policy.

    We’re getting way off the OP’s topic, if you want to debate health policy tag me in a new thread a bit of debate is always fun.
     
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  8. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    The extra money paid isn't for the GP's own pockets. It is for the Practice, which all helps them provide better services for their patients
     
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  9. Nadia19

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    I’m 21 and had mine yesterday
     
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  10. Mscmhs1

    Mscmhs1 · Active Member

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    I’m 37 and had mine last week.
     
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  11. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I had mine today - at large vaccination centre - I think they may be doing it in areas as I bumped in to a couple of my neighbours there. I know a couple of weeks ago, older neighbours were there around the same time too. Btw I am in Scotland
     
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  12. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Had mine today. The person stood on the X 2 meters from me waiting to go in as we moved up the line didn't look any older than 13?
    The doctor confirming my details looked no older than 16..

    My group 7 wife got a yesterday letter to attend a different location (on an equine racecourse.)
    She was offered tomorrow. But opted for a later slot after first making sure I don't get any side effects?
    So far, I feel OK.
     
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  13. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's how you know you're getting old ;)
     
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    I'm 36 not sure what group im in but got letter through to have it if i wished. due to my type 2 and other issues including asthma etc.
     
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  15. Sarah69

    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How old do you have to be in group 6?
     
  16. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Its extra money on top of their already fairly generous salaries..
     
  17. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  18. Sarah69

    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m 19, haven’t heard anything from the GP and I’m kind of annoyed, I don’t know what’s happening but a lot of people who don’t have chronic illnesses are being vaccinated
     
  20. Cupcake29

    Cupcake29 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I'm 30 and haven't been contacted yet. My GP has only just begun group six so I'm sure I've got a while to wait still.
     
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