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Type 1 covid vaccine.

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Cupcake29, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Cupcake29

    Cupcake29 Type 1 · Member

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    Has anyone else with type 1 had their covid vaccine yet? I'm yet to receive an invite to have mine done.
     
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    oldgreymare Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I will have mine on Thursday (I'm group 6). Quite a few members have shared experience on the Type 1 sub forum. My GP practice has started inviting group 6 (age 60-64 plus any over 16 with vulnerability) from this week but did say they are starting with the oldest patients first, and group 6 is by far their biggest cohort of all the 9 groups so will take some time to catch up with everyone in this group. But approach will vary considerably across different practices.
     
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  3. Cupcake29

    Cupcake29 Type 1 · Member

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    Ok. So just abit of a waiting game really. My gp surgery are not the best so I wasnt sure if I had been forgotten which wouldn't surprise me or if like you say group 6 will take much longer to get around to everyone. Thanks for messaging :)
     
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    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It probably may also depend on your area and how many of each group they have, my doctors is normally very good and I haven't heard yet either so yeah just need to wait.
     
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    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m in Scotland I’m 58 not had mine yet I can wait not really fussed on having it but going to have to , to lead any sort of “” normal” life
     
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    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My GP surgery was useless organizing flu jabs so I won't hold my breath with them
     
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    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think it'll still be a while for some of us. I know that a GP surgery a couple of miles from me have started contacting group 6 patients so I hope it won't be too long, but there are a lot of people in group 5 and group 6 to get through. The earlier groups will be needing their second doses as well.
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    According to the news conference tonight, you will get an invite shortly. Most of the vulnerable are to be done via the Gp with the 65-69s at the larger centres. As the vulnerable are by far the biggest group it will not happen overnight. Partha Kar has said all diabetics whatever your type will be in group 6.
     
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  9. Cupcake29

    Cupcake29 Type 1 · Member

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    Ok that's good to know. Thankyou.
     
  10. Cupcake29

    Cupcake29 Type 1 · Member

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    Yeah I can imagine they still have alot to get through.
     
  11. Cupcake29

    Cupcake29 Type 1 · Member

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    Yeah my gp surgery are not the best so I never know really where u stand half the time.
     
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    dani96xx Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My doctors are usually quite good, when speaking to them today they are still working through group 4 so I suppose it depends on the demographic for the area
     
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    rochari Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    67yo type 1 here. I got a lertter from NHS Scotland on Friday letting me know I'd an appointment Monday 15th at a hub in the city centre. It was all done and dusted by 11am. I know for most here they are still working on folks 70yo and older so I think perhaps the GP's surgery got me taken earlier because of the diabetes. Bill
     
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    TashT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My area is flying through the priority groups. I’m getting vaccinated on Wednesday but I have a couple of risk factors so not sure if that sped things up. Having said that my mum hasn’t had hers & is in the group above with MS
     
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  15. Tony337

    Tony337 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Type 1 aged 52 and having mine this Saturday.
    Live in Rochdale.

    Good luck
    Tony
     
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  16. 62Karen

    62Karen Type 2 · Member

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    High risk, low immunity and had mine Saturday, felt a bit rough Sunday but fine now
     
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  17. DCop

    DCop · Newbie

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    I’m LADA. Had the vaccine yesterday. I thought I’d got away without side effects, but 8 hours after I got headache, tiredness, shivers, sweating, painful joints, dizziness and general flu-like symptoms. These have lasted for over 12 hours and I felt so bad at one point I almost called 111. Beginning to resolve now but not very nice. But looking forward to second jab. “Short-term pain for long-term gain”.

    Checked my blood sugars and they were pretty high throughout the night (9s instead of usual 6-7), but not alarmingly so.
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I got shivers and headache, and found paracetamol was helpful.
     
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    Nessa-Jean · Newbie

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    Type 1, 48, Greater London, with multiple autoimmunities. I got a text message from my GP surgery last week and had the vaccine on Sunday.
    Was all quite well organised imo

    Unfortunately I seem to be getting most of the side effects, feeling quite ill..my blood sugars elevated within an hour or so and I haven’t been able to regulate them since..am sitting on 12-15mmol despite increased basal (insulin pump) and increased bolusing for meals. Had shivering/temperature, fatigue, strong headache, slight nausea (probably the raised bsl) and an overall feeling of blah. Appetite also low.
    I have no regrets in getting the vaccine, I feel it essential..I hope to be feeling better in a day or so.

    Hopefully it won’t be long for yours xo
     
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  20. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Nothing yet from my neck of the woods (West Midlands) but hopefully it will be soon. Currently arguing the toss with work about a return to 'normal'.
     
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