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got the letter for my jab yesterday spent an hour on the web trying to book there are 3 vaccination centres i know of within 6 mls but none offered online at any of them nearest offer 24 mls 41 mins away in the middle of leicester but nothing available till next wednesday opposite direction industrial estate on outskirts of northampton 36 mls 55mins one slot available today booked first jab there second at leics by the time i confirmed it the first jab slot had gone so rebooked it for sat lunchtime , tried the old soldier act on the number given not been 5 mls since lockdown now got to do 60ml round trip etc but apparently new slots given out every 24 hrs and for local ones advised to wait till gp rings to chase you up then you will get a slot locally within 24 hrs so they are there? i realise what a massive undertaking this roll out is & im just taking first available regardless of travel ,
 

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Preston, Lancashire, North West England.

Wife ( group 5 ) got her text message about 15 minutes back, no sign of any letter yet and followed the link.

No problem what so ever getting an appointment and took the first one available at a small health / vaccination centre approx 4 miles away from us.

Slot booked for 08.20 - 08.30 on sunday morning so were hoping it`ll still be fairly quiet and they shouldn`t have had time to get that far behind by then.

So come on Boris, pull your bloody finger out and get me mine as well ................... please :)
 

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Preston, Lancashire, North West England.

Wife ( group 5 ) got her text message about 15 minutes back, no sign of any letter yet and followed the link.

No problem what so ever getting an appointment and took the first one available at a small health / vaccination centre approx 4 miles away from us.

Slot booked for 08.20 - 08.30 on sunday morning so were hoping it`ll still be fairly quiet and they shouldn`t have had time to get that far behind by then.

So come on Boris, pull your bloody finger out and get me mine as well ................... please :)

Thanks Chris (y)
 
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We seem to do it differently up here. Our letters (Aberdeenshire) had actual appointments in them for the first dose, with contact number if you want to change the appointment. My sister (Aberdeen City) had a letter with appointment times and dates for both the first and the follow up dose. Much easier than having to phone to make an appointment.
 

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We seem to do it differently up here. Our letters (Aberdeenshire) had actual appointments in them for the first dose, with contact number if you want to change the appointment. My sister (Aberdeen City) had a letter with appointment times and dates for both the first and the follow up dose. Much easier than having to phone to make an appointment.
Same here in east Dunbartonshire and my sister in Glasgow, but no date for follow up jab.
 

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Also anyone who is on blood thinning medication must consult with their specialist doctor before going for jab. Read last paragraph.

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Notification letters here in North County Durham give 2 options:-

1. Through your local GP services. It states that you don't need to contact your GP, they will contact you.
2. You can go online and book yourself into a vaccination centre or community pharmacy.

I got my letter 2 days ago (Wed 3rd Feb) and I would prefer vaccination by local GP.
Heard nothing from them yet. Haven't bothered looking online for alternative way... yet !!

Informed by another local friend yesterday that when you book the vaccination online you get to book your appointment for the second jab at the same time. Not sure if this applies with the GP route.... ?
 

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not been 5 mls since lockdown now got to do 60ml round trip etc but apparently new slots given out every 24 hrs and for local ones advised to wait till gp rings to chase you up then you will get a slot locally within 24 hrs so they are there? i realise what a massive undertaking this roll out is & im just taking first available regardless of travel ,
There does seem some strange things going on with bookings, our local health centre was one of the first to roll out Pfizer jab, now just couple of miles away the council offices are a vaccine hub, yet a friend who lives almost between them was only offered long trips with online booking, and then a couple of days after she booked her GP surgery rang.
Whatever, the vaccine roll out is going well, and I think those who are able to travel will take first opportunity of a jab, and I don't know about you, but a 60mile trip would make a welcome change!
 

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Council staff do seem to be head of the Q. :whistle:
Talking of councils, this morning Neil showed me a magnificent clip of a Parish Council meeting which has gone viral.
The lady acting as 'clerk' is doing so under an official request to sort out some of the 'problems' with this particular outfit...

No wonder we're in trouble! 🥴 🤪 :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:😅

 
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Talking of councils, this morning Neil showed me a magnificent clip of a Parish Council meeting which has gone viral.
The lady acting as 'clerk' is doing so under an official request to sort out some of the 'problems' with this particular outfit...

No wonder we're in trouble! 🥴 🤪 :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:😅

This was even discussed on Radio 4 this morning. When I first watched the clip yesterday morning I thought it was a spoof but when you rewatch it knowing it is genuine I find it hilarious. I love the bit about one of the councillors taking stick because he hasn’t attended any meetings for the past 4 months then they add the comment that the fact there haven’t been any meetings during that time is irrelevant!
 

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Took the other half to her appointment this morning. Her booking was for 9.15 and we arrived about 9.00. I must have been stopped ten times by volunteers asking if we were there for the jab before being directed to a parking space. She was back in the car in fifteen minutes where we had to stay for fifteen minutes before driving back, passing another six volunteers stopping me to ask if I was looking for the exit. I hope they were volunteers and not a job creation project.
 

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Preston, Lancashire, North West England.

Wife ( group 5 ) got her text message about 15 minutes back, no sign of any letter yet and followed the link.

No problem what so ever getting an appointment and took the first one available at a small health / vaccination centre approx 4 miles away from us.

Slot booked for 08.20 - 08.30 on sunday morning so were hoping it`ll still be fairly quiet and they shouldn`t have had time to get that far behind by then.

So come on Boris, pull your bloody finger out and get me mine as well ................... please :)
Similar story for Louise, got text yesterday. Our GP is doing it, 2 miles away.
 

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Talking of councils, this morning Neil showed me a magnificent clip of a Parish Council meeting which has gone viral.
The lady acting as 'clerk' is doing so under an official request to sort out some of the 'problems' with this particular outfit...

No wonder we're in trouble! 🥴 🤪 :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:😅


Shouldn't this be on Robmacs thread "Coronavirus and Pubs", because couldn't run a p1ss up in a brewery comes to mind!
 

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sons girlfriend is a parish councillor when i saw the article in the paper i sent her a link she said oh not just here then think every council must have one or two, also said it’s because of people like these that most councillors only do one term they stay on and think it’s theirs lol
 

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Notification letters here in North County Durham give 2 options:-

1. Through your local GP services. It states that you don't need to contact your GP, they will contact you.
2. You can go online and book yourself into a vaccination centre or community pharmacy.

I got my letter 2 days ago (Wed 3rd Feb) and I would prefer vaccination by local GP.
Heard nothing from them yet. Haven't bothered looking online for alternative way... yet !!

Informed by another local friend yesterday that when you book the vaccination online you get to book your appointment for the second jab at the same time. Not sure if this applies with the GP route.... ?

No sign of a letter down here in Lancashire.

The wife got a text this morning inviting her to book a Covid-19 vaccination with a link in it, rather than do it on her phone she put the link ( without www. ) into the address bar on the computer and it went straight to the booking site which then asked her for her D.O.B.

It then immediately came up with her details which were correct and then offered her a choice of appointments at a specific health centre which we already knew was right because our health centre has had this information on it for some time now.

She chose the first available appointment which it accepted then within seconds got conformation by text, job done, roll on sunday (y)
 

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got the letter for my jab yesterday spent an hour on the web trying to book there are 3 vaccination centres i know of within 6 mls but none offered online at any of them nearest offer 24 mls 41 mins away in the middle of leicester but nothing available till next wednesday opposite direction industrial estate on outskirts of northampton 36 mls 55mins one slot available today booked first jab there second at leics by the time i confirmed it the first jab slot had gone so rebooked it for sat lunchtime , tried the old soldier act on the number given not been 5 mls since lockdown now got to do 60ml round trip etc but apparently new slots given out every 24 hrs and for local ones advised to wait till gp rings to chase you up then you will get a slot locally within 24 hrs so they are there? i realise what a massive undertaking this roll out is & im just taking first available regardless of travel ,
Your choice mate go for it, Christine at gp on Tuesday mine on Wednesday , hoping they will do me on Tuesday ? Bit concerned about weather forecast Bazz
 

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