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Robmac

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Our GP along with 4 others are doing their jabs not at ours but at a small health centre in Preston a couple of miles away, when the wife went it went like clockwork.

The daughter only lives 4 miles away from us in the opposite direction had to change GP and health centre because she`s moved " over the boundry ".

Her GP`s still doing group 4 and struggling with that. She because of her condition is in group 6.
Ours are being done elsewhere as well Graham, but it's in a village just outside St Neots so only about 3 miles away.
 

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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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We didn't know this when my girlfriend, who is on thinners, went for her jab a couple of weeks ago. She had no ill effects. I went for my jab yesterday and the doctor administering did ask me if I was on blood thinners. I said aspirin and he carried on giving me the jab.
 

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We didn't know this when my girlfriend, who is on thinners, went for her jab a couple of weeks ago. She had no ill effects. I went for my jab yesterday and the doctor administering did ask me if I was on blood thinners. I said aspirin and he carried on giving me the jab.
They are not saying that anyone on blood thinners cannot receive the vaccine. What they say is you should contact your specialist before doing so. I don’t think they were referring to aspirin which is not a prescribed drug, I think they were referring to prescribed drugs such a Warfairn.
 

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I had my jab here in Sussex last Monday but I got a text offer for a first dose this morning from St George's Hospital! It must be because I'm on their books because of my spinal ops. Not a big deal - I texted cancel - but actually rather comforting to have had a safety net that I didn't know was there 😊
 

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I had my jab here in Sussex last Monday but I got a text offer for a first dose this morning from St George's Hospital! It must be because I'm on their books because of my spinal ops. Not a big deal - I texted cancel - but actually rather comforting to have had a safety net that I didn't know was there 😊
good on you jenny..............some would have made that appt for 2/3 weeks time....hence getting 2nd jab......
 

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They are not saying that anyone on blood thinners cannot receive the vaccine. What they say is you should contact your specialist before doing so. I don’t think they were referring to aspirin which is not a prescribed drug, I think they were referring to prescribed drugs such a Warfairn.
Mate of mine over the road is on Aspirin and had the jab a few weeks back no problem.

Daughter is on Clopidogrel and her consultant says it`s ok to have the jab, she is in Cohort 6 and still waiting for the offer.
 

Fisherman

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Mate of mine over the road is on Aspirin and had the jab a few weeks back no problem.

Daughter is on Clopidogrel and her consultant says it`s ok to have the jab, she is in Cohort 6 and still waiting for the offer.
Yes I reckon they are just covering themselves. I was asked if I was on blood
thinners as well. I don't know what would have happened if I had replied yes.
It's possible that in some circumstances it's not recommended.
Bottom line, you are asked to consult with your specialist if you are prescribed blood thinners.
I would do so if it applied to myself.

Heres a photo of the instructions given on the brochure.

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Yes I reckon they are just covering themselves. I was asked if I was on blood
thinners as well. I don't know what would have happened if I had replied yes.
It's possible that in some circumstances it's not recommended.
Bottom line, you are asked to consult with your specialist if you are prescribed blood thinners.
I would do so if it applied to myself.

Heres a photo of the instructions given on the brochure.

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I`m in Cohort 7 and getting mine on monday yet the daughter who is in Cohort 6 and with a different GP practice has heard nothing as they are way behind.

Given the medical condition she has i would willing give my appointment to our daughter if i possibly could and i would wait for hers, i even contacted my GP but they said it`s not possible.

At the end of the day she has a young son, husband and the rest of her life in front of her were as i`ve had a good run anyway.
 

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I`m in Cohort 7 and getting mine on monday yet the daughter who is in Cohort 6 and with a different GP practice has heard nothing as they are way behind.

Given the medical condition she has i would willing give my appointment to our daughter if i possibly could and i would wait for hers, i even contacted my GP but they said it`s not possible.

At the end of the day she has a young son, husband and the rest of her life in front of her were as i`ve had a good run anyway.
Yes I understand how you feel, and I am sure you are not alone.
I seems crazy that she is cohort 6 yet you are going first.
The person giving you the jab, has a hand held tablet with access to the nhs database. before you get your jab it’s logged onto the database.
We were cohort 5 and we got our first jabs last Saturday. We got the Pfizer vac.
Other than a slight pain on my right arm the next day, we have had no side effects.
With the way things are going with the vaccine roll out, it won’t be long till your daughter gets her jab. So you should get yours on Monday, I am sure that’s what your daughter would want. Just take care, be careful, and it won’t be to long before you and your daughter will get through this, and you will be back out in your van.
all the best.
 

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I`m in Cohort 7 and getting mine on monday yet the daughter who is in Cohort 6 and with a different GP practice has heard nothing as they are way behind.

Given the medical condition she has i would willing give my appointment to our daughter if i possibly could and i would wait for hers, i even contacted my GP but they said it`s not possible.

At the end of the day she has a young son, husband and the rest of her life in front of her were as i`ve had a good run anyway.
To be honest Mr Woo, I think it could be more that your practice hub is doing incredibly well and is way ahead of the game. Cohort 5 was officially invited only last weekend, so they've really zoomed along to be doing Cohort 7 already! :) Cohort 6 is a really huge national group, compared to 5 and 7. I'm sure it won't be long before your daughter gets the call 🤞
 

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How do you know that the second jab isn't different in some way?
It definitely would have been in this (hypothetical!) case Sue... my first dose was AZ but St George's offer was for Phizer. Mix and match :ROFLMAO:
Interestingly, there are trials to see if having a different vaccine for the 2nd dose helps to improve immune response. Apparently, this is in practice with vaccines for other viruses and works well. What a huge learning curve this has been for all the scientists and medics!
 

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