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Shielding letter COVID-19

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Sonnyb2, May 15, 2020.

  1. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, no. Those who had to, and still are shielding, have very specific medical conditions, eg genetic disorders, having treatment for cancer, immunity problems, solid organ transplants, severe asthma and COPD. Although it's now been found we are at higher risk of severe complications if we catch Covid, little has been said about that in PHE and Government advice. I feel its being ignored.
     
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  2. Ladybird1

    Ladybird1 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I've just received my shielding letter but can't understand why. I've never had one before, when all the covid started. I'm one very confused person
     
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  3. Milson

    Milson Type 1 · Member

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    Yes, I am 24, have no other conditions, last hba1c 49 and have randomly recieved the letter from the department of health and social care saying I know need to shield haha little bjt late a year on seems as though I have been going to work in a office throughout but o well haha
     
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  4. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No doubt you are one of the 1.7 million people they have added to the shielding list now that they have more data on who is badly affected by catching the virus.
     
  5. johnbear2

    johnbear2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I got a shielding letter because I am classed as clinically extremely vulnerable due to having a rare genetic condition, a rare type of type 1 diabetes and wolf parkinson white syndrome in Jan 2021
     
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  6. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Moderator
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    I suspect your age has pushed your relative risk to exceed the boundaries.
     
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  7. Nometype1andproud

    Nometype1andproud Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I got my shielding letter this morning, vaccine now booked for tomorrow
     
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  8. bobandpat

    bobandpat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same here. Tried both Asda and Sainsburys, both within couple of miles from us, to no avail.

    When I tried Tesco, which is eight or nine miles away, some-one actually answered the phone rather than press this button for this and that one for something else. As soon as I said that I was over 70 and type 1 diabetic I got access to priority slots and they've been brilliant ever since. :happy::happy::happy:
     
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  9. PeteN11

    PeteN11 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been T1 for 3 years and received my first shielding letter this morning which was a surprise. The only thing that has changed is that I turned 60 last August so expect it is for that reason. Getting first jab on Friday which had already been booked for being in group 6.
     
  10. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Moderator
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    Slight hijack, apologies but Iceland were easy to get a delivery from when I was recently in self isolation.
     
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