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Flu Jab 09:02 - Nov 3 with 981 viewsSwailsey

Am I correct in thinking they have suspended getting one unless you are a key worker/have underlying health conditions?

I usually get one, because I caught flu 2 years in a row once.

I'm in (touch wood) pretty good health and will be working indoors for the foreseeable, so I appreciate I probably am low on the list and wouldn't want to take one away from someone who is more deserving, but does anyone else know if you can get one?

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Flu Jab on 09:08 - Nov 3 with 953 viewshype313

Morrisons are doing walk ins

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Flu Jab on 09:21 - Nov 3 with 920 viewsMeadowlark

I understand the reasons why this is a good idea, and not saying you shouldn't get one, but if you are socially distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands etc, shouldn't you be pretty safe? Apparently C19 is more infectious, so if these precautions are good enough for Covid they should also prevent you from getting flu, shouldn't they?
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Flu Jab on 09:25 - Nov 3 with 910 viewsWD19

They are in short supply. I have a voucher for one, but no chemist anywhere near me is expecting stock for weeks. Not even taking bookings.
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Flu Jab on 09:52 - Nov 3 with 851 viewsOldsmoker

I got my jab a few weeks back.
On the one hand "Yippee" but on the other, being considered as a high risk is not that comforting.
Swings and roundabouts.

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Flu Jab on 10:05 - Nov 3 with 824 viewslongtimefan

My Doctors has completed 65s and over, and is now working through those 18 to 64 with at risk conditions.
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Flu Jab on 10:08 - Nov 3 with 819 viewsWarkystache

Flu Jab on 10:05 - Nov 3 by longtimefan

My Doctors has completed 65s and over, and is now working through those 18 to 64 with at risk conditions.


Had mine at the start of October from Boots. Paid £14 for it.

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Flu Jab on 10:12 - Nov 3 with 810 viewsBloomBlue

I'm told you can still get one, but depending on your age and/or high risk category, as those will receive the flu jab first.

It seems some companies are doing them as walk-in / drive-thru for those outside of those two categories
I wasn't sure why you would do it as a drive-thru but apparently because you stay in the car and stick your arm out they can get more completed then having people enter a room as the room requires regular cleaning - well that was the explanation by the medical bod on LBC
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Flu Jab on 10:16 - Nov 3 with 803 viewsHARRY10

Drive thru

' a big mac and a small jab, please'
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Flu Jab on 10:18 - Nov 3 with 798 viewsOldsmoker

Flu Jab on 10:16 - Nov 3 by HARRY10

Drive thru

' a big mac and a small jab, please'


Do you want fries with that?

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Flu Jab on 10:20 - Nov 3 with 790 viewsBloomBlue

Flu Jab on 10:16 - Nov 3 by HARRY10

Drive thru

' a big mac and a small jab, please'


Isn't that normal after eating a McDonalds?
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Flu Jab on 10:25 - Nov 3 with 781 viewsHARRY10

Flu Jab on 10:12 - Nov 3 by BloomBlue

I'm told you can still get one, but depending on your age and/or high risk category, as those will receive the flu jab first.

It seems some companies are doing them as walk-in / drive-thru for those outside of those two categories
I wasn't sure why you would do it as a drive-thru but apparently because you stay in the car and stick your arm out they can get more completed then having people enter a room as the room requires regular cleaning - well that was the explanation by the medical bod on LBC


" you stay in the car and stick your arm out"

that's all well and good

but I’m not too sure if it would work for piles
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Flu Jab on 10:33 - Nov 3 with 770 viewsBloomBlue

Flu Jab on 10:25 - Nov 3 by HARRY10

" you stay in the car and stick your arm out"

that's all well and good

but I’m not too sure if it would work for piles


Are you sure you've not tried that at least once in your life ?
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Flu Jab on 10:38 - Nov 3 with 768 viewsDebsyAngel

Try Boots - you would have to wait in a long virtual queue, but this was my only option this year since my useless Doctors surgery and local chemist "were not doing them this year". The Doctors tried to get me to go to their sister surgery - about 4 miles away and would meant 4 bus journeys or 2 expensive taxi journeys. I was appalled at their attitude when it was known more people were going to get the jab this year.

I am also horrifed that my father, almost 80 and at a high risk, now has to wait till mid November for his at his surgery and I am hoping they are not going to cancel because of this latest lockdown.

If they have messed up the flu jabs so much this year and made it so hard for people, I dread to think what will happen once covid vaccines are here....
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Flu Jab on 10:46 - Nov 3 with 755 viewsBasuco

Flu Jab on 10:38 - Nov 3 by DebsyAngel

Try Boots - you would have to wait in a long virtual queue, but this was my only option this year since my useless Doctors surgery and local chemist "were not doing them this year". The Doctors tried to get me to go to their sister surgery - about 4 miles away and would meant 4 bus journeys or 2 expensive taxi journeys. I was appalled at their attitude when it was known more people were going to get the jab this year.

I am also horrifed that my father, almost 80 and at a high risk, now has to wait till mid November for his at his surgery and I am hoping they are not going to cancel because of this latest lockdown.

If they have messed up the flu jabs so much this year and made it so hard for people, I dread to think what will happen once covid vaccines are here....


The flu jab is not so much messed up but very very popular this year, although saying everyone over 50 should have one then not have enough is sort of messing up. I had mine at Boots it was only £14, good value in my mind.
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Flu Jab on 10:52 - Nov 3 with 742 viewsHARRY10

Flu Jab on 10:33 - Nov 3 by BloomBlue

Are you sure you've not tried that at least once in your life ?


not since someone thought it was me looking out of the window
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Flu Jab on 11:01 - Nov 3 with 739 viewsDebsyAngel

Flu Jab on 10:46 - Nov 3 by Basuco

The flu jab is not so much messed up but very very popular this year, although saying everyone over 50 should have one then not have enough is sort of messing up. I had mine at Boots it was only £14, good value in my mind.


I get mine free as have thyroid problems and asthma. Glad you got yours sorted.
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Flu Jab on 11:13 - Nov 3 with 719 viewsSwailsey

Thanks all, some good and valid points here.

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Flu Jab on 11:25 - Nov 3 with 706 viewsBasuco

Flu Jab on 11:01 - Nov 3 by DebsyAngel

I get mine free as have thyroid problems and asthma. Glad you got yours sorted.


As an over 60 I maybe should have held out for a free jab from my GP, but it was a quick simple book and pay for an appointment on line and then walk in on the day, wait 5 mins, jab and out. That is why on balance I thought it was worth it for my own peace of mind.
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Flu Jab on 11:52 - Nov 3 with 663 viewsfactual_blue

As others have said, there's pretty fierce prioritisation this year, certainly from GPs, particularly as everybody over 50 is being advised to have the jab because flu + covid is a cocktail to avoid

I think the priority is something like

key workers (NHS and emergency services)
over 65s and those with qualifying health conditions
children
over 50s
everybody else.

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Flu Jab on 11:55 - Nov 3 with 658 viewsMullet

Flu Jab on 11:52 - Nov 3 by factual_blue

As others have said, there's pretty fierce prioritisation this year, certainly from GPs, particularly as everybody over 50 is being advised to have the jab because flu + covid is a cocktail to avoid

I think the priority is something like

key workers (NHS and emergency services)
over 65s and those with qualifying health conditions
children
over 50s
everybody else.


We usually have ours paid for by work and then we opt in if we want one. This year they can't source them and we have been offered reimbursement which is nice of them. But it's impossible up here to get one so far.

I might try again when I'm well as I don't want to risk flu frankly!

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Flu Jab on 11:56 - Nov 3 with 652 viewsArnoldMoorhen

Flu Jab on 10:25 - Nov 3 by HARRY10

" you stay in the car and stick your arm out"

that's all well and good

but I’m not too sure if it would work for piles


I think Better Call Saul fans would call that a kind-of inverse Chicago Sunroof.
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Flu Jab on 12:19 - Nov 3 with 610 viewsRyorry

Flu Jab on 09:21 - Nov 3 by Meadowlark

I understand the reasons why this is a good idea, and not saying you shouldn't get one, but if you are socially distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands etc, shouldn't you be pretty safe? Apparently C19 is more infectious, so if these precautions are good enough for Covid they should also prevent you from getting flu, shouldn't they?


I've caught 2 "ordinary" colds in the past 7 months despite being self-isolating all that time. One is mild, ongoing & probably caught from garage mechanic bending down to talk (no mask) to me thru open car window when new battery was being fitted.

The other there's no explan for - was doing all the 2m distancing, hand sanitising, mask-wearing on visits to medical clinics, surface wiping etc. I'm 99.9% certain it's due to 2m distancing not being enough when talking outside & the wind's blowing from other people towards you.

I had flu jab a week ago, the usual invite from GP surgery (age, health conditions) a bit later than usual - stocks are in short supply I believe.

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Flu Jab on 13:13 - Nov 6 with 408 viewsMeadowlark

Flu Jab on 12:19 - Nov 3 by Ryorry

I've caught 2 "ordinary" colds in the past 7 months despite being self-isolating all that time. One is mild, ongoing & probably caught from garage mechanic bending down to talk (no mask) to me thru open car window when new battery was being fitted.

The other there's no explan for - was doing all the 2m distancing, hand sanitising, mask-wearing on visits to medical clinics, surface wiping etc. I'm 99.9% certain it's due to 2m distancing not being enough when talking outside & the wind's blowing from other people towards you.

I had flu jab a week ago, the usual invite from GP surgery (age, health conditions) a bit later than usual - stocks are in short supply I believe.


Interesting. Thanks for that. It kind of implies that you could get C19 under similar circumstances, doesn't it?
Revisiting this thread as I just heard on the radio that flu cases should indeed be considerably fewer this year due to the measures being taken to prevent Covid infections.
Stay safe everyone.
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