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JoyLouise Report 19 Jan 2021 16:08

The system is depndent upon the organisation in each area, I think - something we have no control over.

My (younger) 75-year-old pal is going to be done before I am so, as only a mile or so and a different doctor separates us, I'd guess her surgery is better organised than ours.

It could, of course, be that there are a higher number of over-80s and vulnerable people near me but, having done some demographic tables on the whole city for a report several years ago, I think the delay will be due to less-capable organisational skills.

As I am not going anywhere at all, I am in for anyone who phones but I think we shall have to exercise some patience, Shirley.

I, for one, won't complain because I realise how overworked the medical staff I know are at the moment.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 19 Jan 2021 17:58

Yes I know patience needed but also still feel very vulnerable

Not going out much .only essential appointments but even though all precautions taken by me and the contact I still feel unsafe every time and for some time after

It’s such a tense time for everyone

I will feel a bit more relaxed when I get jabbed

:-) :-)


JoyLouise Report 19 Jan 2021 19:22

I will too, Shirley.

I have not been inside a shop since before the March lockdown - although I find going back to online shopping again after a 20 year gap is really good. I doubt very much that I will do much grocery shopping instore again - i forgot how easy it was when I was working and also I have probably become too lazy!

I do recall reading that some hospitals had so many members of staff off ill or isolating because of covid infection and coming into contact unwittingly with those infected around Christmastime that Army medics had been drafted in so it is feasible that vaccinations had dropped a little because of the same problem.

I blame Boris for letting everyone loose on Xmas Day! :-|


nameslessone Report 19 Jan 2021 19:50

A lot of us were in Tier 4 over Christmas and we’re not supposed too mix. Can’t blame Boris really for all the stupid people in Tier 4 that just ignored the rules.


JoyLouise Report 19 Jan 2021 19:53

We were in Tier 4 too but he allowed two families to mix for the one day only. (Not that we did.)

It was going to be five days of Xmas until the medics and scientists reined him in. :-|

Edit: he reminds me of a good-time Charlie.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 19 Jan 2021 19:58

Luckily I shop online and get my groceries delivered

Didn’t go out for months after the first lockdown

Did get hair done when they reopened and a follow up in dec

Chiropractor opened up and done 3 monthly appointments

Dentist opened up and had a check up and hygienist

Late nov had a very delayed annual eye check and from then referred to hospital because eyes were showing problems .Saw the consultant 22.nd dec and today a follow up for possible new lenses

All these appointments spread a long way apart

But after every one I get a bit anxious just in case !


nameslessone Report 19 Jan 2021 20:16

Our reading of the Christmas Tier 4 rules were that a single person from one household could join your family for the day not that two families could mix.
Some people carried on with the plans arranged before the Tier change and rules tightened.


JoyLouise Report 19 Jan 2021 22:54

I got it wrong and I am fully compos mentis! Our area was Tier 3 at Xmas but moved into Tier 4 shortly afterwards.

Now I hear that the government is considering opening schools on a regional basis. Sounds like a recipe for more muddle as well as unease about disadvantages.

One rule for the whole of England (as elsewhere) is much more easy to understand.

I'm afraid I still blame Boris for his ineptitude, his dithering and his reluctance to play the bad guy and the resultant pressure on the NHS. There will always be rule-breakers but most people I spoke with realized that the relaxation of rules on Christmas Day would result in an overworked, overstretched NHS and I just can't understand why that seemed to be beyond Boris's comprehension..


nameslessone Report 20 Jan 2021 09:31

JoyLouise :-D

I felt the same about the relaxation over Christmas prior to the relaxation being cancelled for us.


JoyLouise Report 20 Jan 2021 14:07

My pal, who is six months older than me and who is registered at the same surgery as me, texted me this morning to say she'd had a phone call this morning asking her to go for the jab tomorrow at our own surgery.

Hope on the horizon, :-)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 20 Jan 2021 14:27

Ooh sounds promising Joy

I am in Medway so hopefully!


nameslessone Report 20 Jan 2021 15:38

Shirley, this looks fairly up to date :

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 Jan 2021 16:10

Wooo hoooo

Had a phone call at 5.45 pm last evening and we can offer you an appointment on Sunday at 3.30pm

We only had another 100 doses delivered and as we have a cancellation we can offer it to you as the next one on the list

Yes please!

Means a drive to a health clinic but they have a big free car park so that’s a bonus

Fortunately I know where it is as my vet is in the same complex
:-D ;-)


nameslessone Report 22 Jan 2021 16:46


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 22 Jan 2021 17:34

So pleased for you, Shirley that you now have an appointment.

Locally they have started phoning people in 75 + age group for vaccinations next week.
Our hub is at my GP's surgery, so no problem getting there.


JoyLouise Report 22 Jan 2021 18:11

Fab, Shirley.

Meanwhile the numbers of doses being sent to local clinics in the North East and Yorkshire is to be halved next week - because they have been too successful in organising the vaccinations, apparently!

Plenty to read online about it but it seems as though success breeds contempt for our local doctors who have rolled up their sleeves and dug in.

Shame on the powers-that-be who have decided to punish success.

It's beyond my comprehension why anyone thinks that redistribution of the vaccine to areas which have lagged behind through poor organisation will manage to cope with yet more vaccinations. To benefit at all they will ned to better organize themselves and to bring in more vaccinators. Are they bringing in more forces medics to help with vaccinations in the areas which suffer from poorer organisational skills? I can't think that they will benefit from receiving extra doses of the vaccines without doing so.


Kay Report 23 Jan 2021 00:52

Well said JoyLouise. I especially liked the line "Shame on

the powers-that-be who have decided to punish success".

The words "**ss up" and "brewery" come to mind!!!!


AnninGlos Report 23 Jan 2021 01:59

I think that has happened in all areas that have done well, including ours. (I have had mine). doesn't encourage those areas who are organised does it?


Andysmum Report 23 Jan 2021 12:34

On the news last night they said that there was no truth in that statement and all areas would be getting the same number of doses as before.

Somebody spreading rumours I think.


'Emma' Report 23 Jan 2021 14:39

No word yet of when OH and myself will get the vaccine,
as always a waiting game.
We Brits must be blessed with patience.
We wait in line for everything :-D :-D