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NOT ELIGIBLE FOR BOOSTER?!

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by LionChild, Mar 3, 2022.

  1. LionChild

    LionChild LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I have Type 1 Diabetes and have been wondering when I would be called up for the 2nd Booster jab, but had heard nothing. so I rang my doctors surgery who say they are not organising jabs anymore not contacting people with information etc about the second Booster. I have been, like the rest of us, on the extremely vulnerable list, and yet apparently the doctor is saying that Type 1 Diabetes may no longer qualify me for the second of the booster jabs....?
    Since the infection and death rate is still pretty high, this I find scary.
    Does anyone else have queries about this, or even answers?
    She said she will get back to me as she did not know herself what the present arrangements are, but had doubts about my booster eligibility in terms of the second one....
    If the GPs don't know what is going on, who does?!
     
    #1 LionChild, Mar 3, 2022 at 9:24 AM
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  2. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Afaik diabetics were/are on the vulnerable list (group 6) but by default are/were not on not on the extremely vulnerable (group 9 - those who were meant to be shielding) list, and the 2nd booster I think is not going to be given for group 6 that diabetics got put into by default

    I think some diabetics got put into the extremely vulnerable group that was meant to be shielding but not all by a long way
     
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  3. In Response

    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have never seen Type 1 diabetes on the Extremely vulnerable list.
    I thought that list was for people who were immuno-compromised and were advised to shield.

    I have chosen to minimise my risk throughout the pandemic by ensure my weight is managed to be a healthy BMI through lots of exercise and healthy diet as the risk is higher if you are obsese or overweight and manage my diabetes as the risk is higher for people with a HBa1C over 75.

    With regard to high death rate, I recently read that the death rate from flu in 2018/19 was higher than the death rate from covid at the start of this year.

    I continue to keep myself and others safe by taking regular LFTs and wearing a mask when I am out but I am not expecting a second booster jab.
     
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  4. Granny_grump_

    Granny_grump_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Hi LionChild
    I am in the age group due to have the second booster it’s being given to 75 year old and over has this age group are more likely to be seriously sick with Covid, the government says younger people are less likely to have a serious bout of Covid than older generations. It’s due to start in April, my sister is type1 and just recovering from a heart attack and she’s not heard anything about a second booster being given to any other group of people. But I reckon everyone will get the booster throughout the rest of this year, it’s just they are starting with this generation and I believe will carry on giving it through out the year, our last booster was last November so it’s not so effective anymore I think this is why. K
     
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  5. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think it depends if you are considered "extremely vulnerable".
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55045639
     
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  6. LionChild

    LionChild LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I understand this auto-immune thing, I thought type 1 diabetics were immuno-compromised. No?
     
  7. Granny_grump_

    Granny_grump_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    All our immune systems reduce with age but like others say diabetes is not on the severe auto immune list we have two type1 diabetics in our family and they haven’t received any word on them getting a second booster has yet. K
     
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  8. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Immuno compromised but not severely so.

    These are the people who are regarded as severely compromised
    • a blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
    • a weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
    • an organ or bone marrow transplant
    • a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections
    • a condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a 3rd dose
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coron...-people-with-severely-weakened-immune-system/
     
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  9. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    One thing on the letter I had inviting me for my third jab it explicitly stated that it was not a booster but a third full dose and that I would receive a booster in due course and have since received a letter inviting me to book a booster.

    I still ended up in the covid ward with covid pneumonia and such a few weeks ago at the local hospital during my stay there the consultant said that as I had contracted the disease I would have extra immunity and would not require a further jab though if still offered I will take it any way.

    I have weakened immune system due to steroid medication.
    My brother in law who is T1 was not considered as critically or severely vulnerable.
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @JohnEGreen I don't want to derail this thread but I love and am intrigued your avatar.

    And sorry to read you suffered with covid. I hope your recovery is swift.
     
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    Granny_grump_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about your Covid stay in hospital hope your feeling much better now, and totally agree with you about having any booster jabs offered I would have them too. Best Wishes K
     
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  12. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Thanks I am slowly recovering at home now, The avatar is steampunk art and represents a steampunk clock work bird I am into steam punk
     
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  13. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    We're not. While T1 is an auto-immune disease, this only means your immune system is attacking the wrong thing (beta cells). It doesn't mean your immune system works any less than that of a non-diabetic.

    The reason we are in the vulnerable group (but not the extremely vulnerable one) is that we tend to have issues with BG regulation when we're ill, it's not because our bodies can't fight the virus properly.
     
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  14. markpj31

    markpj31 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I got bombarded with vaccination texts and e-mails but now they have stopped which is a relieve. Some good research/news coming out about natural immunity though, due to previous exposure. I had covid in December 2021.
     
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    markpj31 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that the same when it comes to LADA?
     
  16. Seacrow

    Seacrow LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Is this a geographical postcode lottery thing? I had my 2nd booster end of Nov, so three jabs in all. Our local vaccination centre is opening once per week with Pfizer and Astra Zeneca, no appointment needed. They are doing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th jabs. I did query the fourth jab, and it's for people whose 3rd jab was a booster not the full dose, which happened for some early-jabbed severely immune compromised people.

    Heck, my husband's had his 3rd jab, and he's a regular 49yr old office worker.
     
  17. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Yes. LADA is T1.
     
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  18. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Everybody over 16 year old can get the third covid shot from their GP, pharmacy, popup vax clinics at major shopping centres, car parks etc here in Australia.

    No word of a forth booster as of yet here, on my covid certificate it says fully vaccinated after I had my third shot last December.

    All I did was to phone my GP and make an appointment for my first one, then they notified me when to come in for the next ones.
     
  19. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Seacrow, 3 jabs is only one booster. The initial programme was one dose, plus a follow up 6 or 3 months later (depending on timing of the first dose. I believe the topic of discussion here are a further jab, making 4, which is only for specific groups at the moment.

    As I understand it, everyone else (adults that is) will be offered a further top up in due course.
     
  20. Seacrow

    Seacrow LADA · Well-Known Member

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    That's not quite what I was told by the vaccination staff. Jab 1 was the immunisation, jab 2 was a booster and jab 3 was adjusted to give better immunity for different strains. I suppose jab 3 could be either a booster or a second immunisation depending on how you look at it.

    They also said jab 4 was another booster only for those on the severely immune compromised list because their jab 3 was not necessarily an adjusted one. They also said, even if you weren't on the list, you would be given jab 4 if you took an antibody test and proved you had dangerously low or no immunity. (Your GP practice/clinic may have different rules.)

    The next jab I'm looking for is the 'annual', the equivalent to the yearly flu jab. Not expecting it until Sept/Oct though.
     
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