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No we both got text messages to say its cancelled and to contact our GP practice if we have not got an appointment by May because of shortage of vaccine :(

Ian, that's awful! :(

I'm assuming it's your 2nd jab by now and that your first was Pfizer?
It was announced by JVT a few months back after the first batch of Pfizer had arrived and was starting to be rolled out, but the second batch wouldn't be due to arrive in the country until April, but they didn't say when in April.

Lets hope it's just a short delay for you 🤞(y)
 

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Ian, that's awful! :(

I'm assuming it's your 2nd jab by now and that your first was Pfizer?
It was announced by JVT a few months back after the first batch of Pfizer had arrived and was starting to be rolled out, but the second batch wouldn't be due to arrive in the country until April, but they didn't say when in April.

Lets hope it's just a short delay for you 🤞(y)
Correct. I had a phone call from the doctors this morning about my new diabetes weekly injection,
and so I asked about the covid vaccines but the medical centre don't have any of the covid jabs so we will have to wait and see what happens. :unsure:
 

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Correct. I had a phone call from the doctors this morning about my new diabetes weekly injection,
and so I asked about the covid vaccines but the medical centre don't have any of the covid jabs so we will have to wait and see what happens. :unsure:

I could get searingly ranty and offensive here.... :mad:

But I won't cos we all know the rules 😇🙏 😜 😉 😎
 

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A worrying development here is that many in the over 70 group are approaching 12 weeks from their first jab. Appointments are by mail only and as it approaches 12 weeks some I know have contacted the helpline only to be told that if it goes beyond 12 weeks they should contact their gp. I found a website that doesn‘t take bookings but at least indicates if an appointment has been made. Link This broke for a while but at least it is up again so no total reliance on postal notification, 60000 appointments were missed in the first round due to a postal glitch.
Anyone know what happens next if you miss the 12 week second jab?
 

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Anyone know what happens next if you miss the 12 week second jab?

No. I've had a quick scour round for info and found nowt.

Trying to find info about this on mainstream official channels is drawing a total blank.
If they are running short for second doses they're definitely not letting on, but still promising that everyone due a second dose will get one within the 12 week timescale, same as England.

Let's just hope the glitch up there is down to something else? 🤞

Suggest you go back and pester your GP, Bill.
Don't give up on this. Something definitely doesn't sound quite right.

You could always try the very old fashioned letter writing trick and drop it off by hand at the surgery?
Worked extremely well and got instant results for me (y) ;) :cool: :devilish:
 

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No. I've had a quick scour round for info and found nowt.

Trying to find info about this on mainstream official channels is drawing a total blank.
If they are running short for second doses they're definitely not letting on, but still promising that everyone due a second dose will get one within the 12 week timescale, same as England.

Let's just hope the glitch up there is down to something else? 🤞

Suggest you go back and pester your GP, Bill.
Don't give up on this. Something definitely doesn't sound quite right.

You could always try the very old fashioned letter writing trick and drop it off by hand at the surgery?
Worked extremely well and got instant results for me (y) ;) :cool: :devilish:

Thanks Marie. It’s not bad for me at the moment as my second jab will not be till June, but at least our neighbours who are due it soon can check online now rather than relying on the post which is very erratic.
 

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No. I've had a quick scour round for info and found nowt.

Trying to find info about this on mainstream official channels is drawing a total blank.
If they are running short for second doses they're definitely not letting on, but still promising that everyone due a second dose will get one within the 12 week timescale, same as England.

Let's just hope the glitch up there is down to something else? 🤞

Suggest you go back and pester your GP, Bill.
Don't give up on this. Something definitely doesn't sound quite right.

You could always try the very old fashioned letter writing trick and drop it off by hand at the surgery?
Worked extremely well and got instant results for me (y) ;) :cool: :devilish:
It's a bit worrying isn't it? They announced a few weeks ago that they knew there were going to be temporary problems with supply during April and that stock of both types was being reserved for 2nd doses. This is borne out by the daily figures... 1st jabs were down really low a couple of days ago but 2nd jabs hit a record of nearly half a million in one day. Let's hope the domestic supply chain is just being a bit blippy and that stocks really are available. I can envisage problems with Phizer because of the EU blockade but we make AZ in the UK, so all should be well there... fingers crossed 🤞
 

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Just a heads up for those in England, I heard on Radio Lancashire that anyone over 45 can now book online, both 1st and 2nd booked at the same booking. They said there is plenty of availability. Hope this helps. Link
 

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It's a bit worrying isn't it? They announced a few weeks ago that they knew there were going to be temporary problems with supply during April and that stock of both types was being reserved for 2nd doses. This is borne out by the daily figures... 1st jabs were down really low a couple of days ago but 2nd jabs hit a record of nearly half a million in one day. Let's hope the domestic supply chain is just being a bit blippy and that stocks really are available. I can envisage problems with Phizer because of the EU blockade but we make AZ in the UK, so all should be well there... fingers crossed 🤞
Finally had my first one today! 😁

I had a wee chat with my vaccinator about if she knew anything about potential delays on 2nd doses due to availability and she said that there shouldn't be an issue but it is possible (and I think quite likely) that recent research indicates having a different vaccine for the 2nd dose might be quite likely?
I can see that as quite a good idea actually as it does potential give a wider scope of protection?
 

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Finally had my first one today! 😁

I had a wee chat with my vaccinator about if she knew anything about potential delays on 2nd doses due to availability and she said that there shouldn't be an issue but it is possible (and I think quite likely) that recent research indicates having a different vaccine for the 2nd dose might be quite likely?
I can see that as quite a good idea actually as it does potential give a wider scope of protection?
Yes, I'd heard there was research into giving mix and match doses and very early indications were that it improved protection. I haven't seen any updates on that for a couple of months though... but haven't particularly been looking to be honest.

Well done on getting your first dose... now enjoy your reward lollipop 😊
 

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Yes, I'd heard there was research into giving mix and match doses and very early indications were that it improved protection. I haven't seen any updates on that for a couple of months though... but haven't particularly been looking to be honest.

Well done on getting your first dose... now enjoy your reward lollipop 😊

They were talking about the mix'n'match on the radio in the wee small hours this morning, Jennie.
Seems most of the medical bods think it's a very good idea (y)
 

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They were talking about the mix'n'match on the radio in the wee small hours this morning, Jennie.
Seems most of the medical bods think it's a very good idea (y)
The early research indicated that but , apparently , wasn't conclusive . Has there been an update ? Would be handy if it was doable
 

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They're still monitoring all the vaccines, but from what they were saying there is every possibility we may go down this route.
 

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Finally had my first one today! 😁

I had a wee chat with my vaccinator about if she knew anything about potential delays on 2nd doses due to availability and she said that there shouldn't be an issue but it is possible (and I think quite likely) that recent research indicates having a different vaccine for the 2nd dose might be quite likely?
I can see that as quite a good idea actually as it does potential give a wider scope of protection?
Glad you have at last got your first jab David. The time between my first and second jabs will be just 10 weeks when I get it on the 20th.
 
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