Booked myself an appointment

Bouydog

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After reading how some vaccination centres are being under utilised thought I would give it a go.
I am 63 no health conditions or caring responsibility.
Used the NHS website, entered my nhs number answered all questions honestly and appointments given for first and second jabs next Tuesday and 23rd May.
 

colinm

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It appears that they are moving down the list one year at a time now, you will probably find your letter has already been printed but not yet sent out.
 

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It appears that they are moving down the list one year at a time now, you will probably find your letter has already been printed but not yet sent out.
Most people get a text from their local health centre to make an appointment not a letter.
 

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After reading how some vaccination centres are being under utilised thought I would give it a go.
I am 63 no health conditions or caring responsibility.
Used the NHS website, entered my nhs number answered all questions honestly and appointments given for first and second jabs next Tuesday and 23rd May.

Did you use this site?


I cant see how I could use it as I dont meet any of the conditions it states

Which are.

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Many over 50 here would not have a clue about emails texts etc, so in fact a letter is the norm here or a proper ph call on a land line.
 
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colinm

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Most people get a text from their local health centre to make an appointment not a letter.
Something seems to have gone wrong with my records, fuller explanation about to be made on 'jab appointment' thread
 

mariesnowgoose

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Most people get a text from their local health centre to make an appointment not a letter.

I think you'll find there's still a reasonable number of people in the over 60s age group that don't do mobile phone text messages ;)
That's the group that is most at risk of severe illness and death, so pretty important that they get notified in a way that suits them, even if you personally might consider letters 'old fashioned'.

Never received a text message yet about vaccines yet, even though I waited for one.
Initial notification for vaccines etc. always came by letter through the post.
 

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Problem is that the letter can take a long time. My flu jab call in December took three weeks to get from my GP only a mile away. Today we contacted local councillors to the first minister to question why we‘ve been told it will be several weeks before a jab is available, 64 with conditions,
 

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that’s why I posted most people. You can’t receive a text message if the health centre don’t have a mobile number for you.

My GP and the hospital have had my mobile number on record as the main method of contact for yonks.
They just don't seem to do text messaging for some reason?
They'll ring up, or ring me back or whatever, but never text messages.

I think it varies between surgeries/hospitals as to how they're organised?

For example - and here's the extreme - you have to go online to order repeat medication from my GP, but that's a third party system they're hooked into.
How that helps oldies, who, let's face it, are more likely to be requiring repeat prescriptions than younger folk, I'm not sure.
They have to traipse into the surgery in person to drop off their 'script' at reception, or get someone else willing to do it for them if they don't use the internet at all. And then wait for several days before going to whatever chemist to collect.

My GP surgery never bothers sending text messages to patients for anything, as far as I know.
 

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Here, the GP has been removed from any involvement, once the over 75s were completed. This was confirmed by the first replies from local councillors. The fallback is the national line of several weeks wait, also mentioned in the replies.
 

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My GP and the hospital have had my mobile number on record as the main method of contact for yonks.
They just don't seem to do text messaging for some reason?
They'll ring up, or ring me back or whatever, but never text messages.

I think it varies between surgeries/hospitals as to how they're organised?

For example - and here's the extreme - you have to go online to order repeat medication from my GP, but that's a third party system they're hooked into.
How that helps oldies, who, let's face it, are more likely to be requiring repeat prescriptions than younger folk, I'm not sure.
They have to traipse into the surgery in person to drop off their 'script' at reception, or get someone else willing to do it for them if they don't use the internet at all. And then wait for several days before going to whatever chemist to collect.

My GP surgery never bothers sending text messages to patients for anything, as far as I know.

Our GP practice sends regular texts saying they are too busy to see anyone.
Closest big hospital sends paper letters.
Next big hospital sends texts saying download your own digital appointment letter. This is where I get most appointments.
 

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i phone my gp surgery with my prescription request.........they send it electronically to my chemist.....then a few days later it will be ready to pick up;
when i have been at my daughters.(further north)........i am still able to do it that way...only my gp surgery sends it electronically to designated my choice chemist.
however that after listening to 5 min speal of YOU KNOW YOU CAN DO IT ON LINE...........etc. etc.

had first jab jan i think it was...not given any date for second one..........had a call from GP surgery to attend large HUB in home town for a couple of days laterfor 1st jab.....so probably get a call from them to arrnage for 2nd one..........thats if they dont delay 2nd jab....hmmm.
 

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Just ignore that part and continue on with the booking. 👍

You cant.

I get this screen first and I dont meet any of that criteria but if you go ahead anyway and put in our NHS number I eventually get to the second screen.

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This is as far as you can go. Well for me at least. So you either have to lie and say you are a health worker which of course I am not going to do or if you tick the option that I am not a health worker then you are told you are not eligible. So not sure how you managed to do it.

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I found the same as barryd after having a look to see if i could get our daughter her jab any quicker.

Her GP is really slow and whilst they agree she is CV due to her medical condition they just say she has to wait until it`s her turn which will be Cohort 11.

She`s desperately trying to contact her consultant to see if he can speed things up for her
 

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I clicked the last of those 3 options and continued. As I originally stated all questions answered honestly.
 

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Did you use this site?


I cant see how I could use it as I dont meet any of the conditions it states

Which are.

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I used that site, and got through even though I’m 63. It just seems to let you through sometimes 🙄
Not complaining, had 1st jab Friday.
 

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After reading how some vaccination centres are being under utilised thought I would give it a go.
I am 63 no health conditions or caring responsibility.
Used the NHS website, entered my nhs number answered all questions honestly and appointments given for first and second jabs next Tuesday and 23rd May.
Thanks for the heads up. I’m 62 with no problems and I’ve just booked both doses through NHS COVID Vaccination website.
 
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