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AnnMarieG Report 13 Jan 2021 08:36

Hi all,
Has anyone had their Covid vaccine yet and if so have you had any side effects.

Hope you are all safe and well.


nameslessone Report 13 Jan 2021 16:38

Why are the doctors complaining? Did they not have the option of organising, some times with others, to do it themselves?

Round here some surgeries have refused to do it but are relying on surgery led groups to organise it. We have one group led by our own surgery and another large group using a large venue in their area.

Edit. I know of an 80+ with copd who lost their appetite for a couple of days after the first jab. They have had the second but I don’t know if anything happened.


Bob Report 13 Jan 2021 18:47

Our surgery started last week. They are operating 12 hours a day, seven days a week .and are reportedly doing 300 per day. I don't know how far down the list I am.


JoyLouise Report 14 Jan 2021 10:05

I think you're right, names. I seem to recall reading how surgeries were given the option of organising with other surgeries to vaccinate.

At first the jab was being given at our local uni medical centre - fairly central and with good transport connections and parking facilities.

Now, however, our doctor has organised with nearby surgeries so those being called from our surgery at the moment have about a four-mile ride to the hub surgery. From what I can glean it is a clinic central to all of those surgeries which are part of the same hub,

More vaccination centres are opening all the time - mobile ones included so, with a bit of luck, by the time it is our turn we'll only have to turn up at our own doctor's for the jab.

Three of my older pals have now had the second jab and none has told me of any side effects.


maggiewinchester Report 14 Jan 2021 23:13

My daughter had hers today. She works for the NHS, and is immunocompromised.
She won't get the next one until March.
Let's hope the delay in second jabs doesn't create a vaccine resistant 'super' strain of the virus :-(


AnnMarieG Report 15 Jan 2021 11:19

Hubby getting his second one next Wednesday (hopefully) I had mine on Tuesday, my next one is in April.

Stay safe and well everyone.
Up date.
Hubby has had his second one cancelled. :-(


Andysmum Report 15 Jan 2021 16:34

I have just had a phone call from the GP to say that we are both being done on Monday, at the surgery. Nice and local and easy to get to.


AnninGlos Report 15 Jan 2021 16:53

Had mine today very smooth operation, no queuing and home within an hour including calling at the local shop/cash machine. And the required 15 minute wait after the jab, which was painless.


Ron2 Report 15 Jan 2021 17:12

had mine a week ago in early evening, no waiting. 0530hrs Saturday morning awake with bad nausea, vertigo, pins needles both hands and many, many burps - calmed down after about one hour. Nurse at my GPs had hers that evening and she had symptoms similar to mine tho no burps but she had raging temperature. Not looking forward to 2nd one in March. Venue was in the bar at local soccer ground - not well organised - the bar wasnt open! lol the brand of the vaccination was Pfizer


AnnMarieG Report 15 Jan 2021 17:44

Ron2, hubby had same reaction as you for a couple of days. he had the ptzfer? one. I had the Oxford one and felt like I had bad flu for 2 days.

I was told that was because our bodies were working well with it. :-S


'Emma' Report 15 Jan 2021 18:03

No word for my OH and myself yet.


Kense Report 15 Jan 2021 18:48

Had mine (Pfizer) an hour ago. No side effects yet.


Elizabeth2469049 Report 15 Jan 2021 20:10

My first Thursday 5th, OH this morning, both at Alnwick Cricket club,no problems


maggiewinchester Report 18 Jan 2021 22:27

The man my sister runs a campsite in sussex with, is over 80, and got his last Thursday, as did his wife.
My sister in law (65) with 'slow' Leukemia, lives in the New Forest, and she and my brother had it on Friday.


LondonBelle Report 19 Jan 2021 07:18

I thought you might be interested to hear how the vaccine rollout is going on the other side of The Pond, my cousin lives in Florida and sent me the following overnight:

"The Covid vaccines are here in Florida but there seems to be small quantities being released slowly. There are a lot of people here 65 and older that are eligible to receive it but very limited appointments to sign up and get one. You have to sign up online - there is no waiting list or advanced appointments. You have to keep constantly checking the website to see if any new appointment days have opened up. The vaccines are free but the website is actually an event website where you would go to purchase tickets for a play or a concert so you can imagine when it’s announced new appointments are available 9 AM the next morning everyone’s on their devices at 9am trying to secure a “ticket” and the odds are against success."

At least the UK seem to be a lot more organised in what is a mammoth task :-0 :-). I know each State is different but hopefully, for my cousin's sake, Florida will get it's act together soon :-) <3


maggiewinchester Report 19 Jan 2021 07:55

That sounds awful, LondonBelle.

I actually had an interview for a job using an event site. I didn't go well! :-S

However, in Wales:
"The Covid vaccination programme in Wales has been heavily criticised after the first minister, Mark Drakeford, said the deployment of tens of thousands of Pfizer/BioNTech jabs was being staggered to avoid staff sitting around with nothing to do once the country gets through its current supply."

So first minister, what shall we go with, people not having to 'hang around', or potential deaths from covid?


nameslessone Report 19 Jan 2021 10:59

I know of someone who got a letter to say they had missed their appointment but could book a new one, choice of 2 places mikes away and difficult to get to.

They had not made a previous appointment or received any letter. So now they are still waiting for a more local one. :-|


JoyLouise Report 19 Jan 2021 12:35

This morning, one of my pals who is 75, so younger than me, got the call to present herself for the jab on Thursday. She lives about a mile from me and is registered at a different surgery.

Perhaps the organisation at her doc's practice is better than at ours but I don't expect it will be too long before my OH and I get called.

It's moving apace now, don't you think? But it will always depend on how good are the organisational skills in the various areas. There's precious little we oldies can do about that other than exercise a little patience.


Andysmum Report 19 Jan 2021 14:21

OH and I had our first one yesterday and the whole thing, from door to door, took half an hour. No hanging around - straight in to the surgery, names and dob checked (although the nurse actually knew who we were) painless jab, sit there for 5 minutes and home. This was the Oxford vaccine. So far no side effects.

I said to the nurse that I had seen some of the queues at the vaccination hubs, and was very glad that we didn't have to stand outside for ages. She agreed that it wasn't a good idea even for younger fitter folk and said that was why we had to wait a couple of weeks longer for the jabs, so that they could get the Oxford vaccine and give them at the surgery.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 19 Jan 2021 15:51

Been for an eye appointment this morning as a follow up to my referral to hospital in dec for macula degeneration

The indication was new lenses needed anyway although won’t correct any effects of the macula problem

After a long consultation it was see you in six months .new lenses won’t help at the mo

Soo chats with the consultant he was saying he is getting the jab next week

As someone in constant contact with the general public is categorised as vulnerable

He is in his 50,s

No problem with that butttttt As an over 80 still waiting

When it’s being said some over 70,s now being jabbed it’s where is the system ??