Jabs over 55 now...

mickymost

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Yes we are getting there . Over a third of 50-59 year olds vaccinated [in Scotland] now .
I'd like to think we could travel within Scotland [hopefully England and Wales too] sometime next month
[call me a cockeyed optimist]

on www.gov.scot 3 days ago

Vacinations to those aged between 55 and 59 years old (group 8 on the priority list) will begin week beginning 15 March, with those aged 50-54 (group 9 on the priority list) starting to receive their injections the week after that.


so how have they already vaccinated over a third of 50 to 59 year olds in Scotland going by the gov.scot website on goggle they havent even started on those groups yet? anyone on here in Scotland under 60 had their Jab in Normal Health?
 

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Justed checked the www.gov.scot website to confirm

Vaccine roll-out continues at pace.
Invitations to coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination appointments will start to be issued this week for people aged 50-59, who were not included in previous priority groups.
Vacinations to those aged between 55 and 59 years old (group 8 on the priority list) will begin week beginning 15 March, with those aged 50-54 (group 9 on the priority list) starting to receive their injections the week after that.
Over the next few weeks the volume of vaccine available to Scotland is expected to increase and provided these supplies arrive, the vaccination infrastructure in Scotland is ready to deliver around 400,000 vaccines a week from the end of the March.
The national vaccination programme is currently moving through group 6 on the priority list which includes those with particular underlying health conditions and unpaid carers. Next week a self-referral online service will launch to enable any eligible unpaid carers who have not received an invitation to register themselves.
In addition, 148,026 people (43%) in group seven – those aged 60-64 - have received their first dose.
Heath Secretary Jeane Freeman said:
“I am delighted that Scotland’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is now able to move to the final stages of vaccinating the first nine priority groups before progressing to people aged under 50.
“We have always said delivery of the vaccination programme is subject to supply and on that basis I am confident we remain on target to offer a first vaccination to all those in the phase 1 priority groups by the middle of April and the remainder of the adult population by the end of July.
“The roll-out continues to deliver at pace, which is down to the enormous efforts of our vaccination teams. I would like to thank everyone who is working tirelessly to make this a success.
“When you are offered the vaccine please take up the invitation. The vaccination programme is one of three key ways we are working to beat this virus, along with our expanded testing programme to identify cases and break chains of transmission and the important lockdown restrictions everyone in Scotland must follow. All these measures work to greatest effect when they work together.”
 

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2cv thank you
Im in England near Skegness am 59 in Normal group and also get mine Tuesday so it seems Scotland is a tad behind maybe?

I respect that Phil has asked us not to comment on such things, so I’ll just say that I’m very lucky to be in a country that is ahead of most of the world in a speedy vaccine rollout.
 

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on www.gov.scot 3 days ago

Vacinations to those aged between 55 and 59 years old (group 8 on the priority list) will begin week beginning 15 March, with those aged 50-54 (group 9 on the priority list) starting to receive their injections the week after that.


so how have they already vaccinated over a third of 50 to 59 year olds in Scotland going by the gov.scot website on goggle they havent even started on those groups yet? anyone on here in Scotland under 60 had their Jab in Normal Health?
Getting more puzzled by some responses on here . Biggarmac posted that people in his area in their 50s were getting the vaccination . He also posted the the graphs from Public Health Scotland showing the percentages vaccinated by age group .
I also quoted the data given by the Scottish government at lunchtime today .
I honestly have no idea if all those people in their 50s , who have been vaccinated , have underlying health problems ? I just thought it was good they had been vaccinated
But yes , I suppose a straw poll on here will clear up this , apparent , mystery
 

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Getting more puzzled by some responses on here . Biggarmac posted that people in his area in their 50s were getting the vaccination . He also posted the the graphs from Public Health Scotland showing the percentages vaccinated by age group .
I also quoted the data given by the Scottish government at lunchtime today .
I honestly have no idea if all those people in their 50s , who have been vaccinated , have underlying health problems ? I just thought it was good they had been vaccinated
But yes , I suppose a straw poll on here will clear up this , apparent , mystery

Just as an aside, Biggarmac is a she - not the least bit relevant to he topic, just thought I'd mention it to avoid confusion. ;)😜

There is definitely a slight lag between Scotland and England, but the lag varies depending on exactly where you are in Scotland.
NB A few of us from north and south of the Border have been regularly comparing notes (ex-forum) since the vaccine roll outs first started.

We're just hoping that the vaccination program will keep on being rolled out across the tiers or 'cohorts' as promised 🤞👍
(Gawd bless the centurions! 😉)
 

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Just as an aside, Biggarmac is a she - not the least bit relevant to he topic, just thought I'd mention it to avoid confusion. ;)😜

There is definitely a slight lag between Scotland and England, but the lag varies depending on exactly where you are in Scotland.
NB A few of us from north and south of the Border have been regularly comparing notes (ex-forum) since the vaccine roll outs first started.

We're just hoping that the vaccination program will keep on being rolled out across the tiers or 'cohorts' as promised 🤞👍
(Gawd bless the centurions! 😉)
No idea why I assumed she was a he ! My apologies to Biggarmac
I was quoting the age group figures for Scotland . Couldn't find figures for England so can't compare .
Thought it was good so many in their 50s had been vaccinated .
On the other hand if over a third of the Scottish population have serious , underlying health problems its not such good news
 

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No idea why I assumed she was a he ! My apologies to Biggarmac
I was quoting the age group figures for Scotland . Couldn't find figures for England so can't compare .
Thought it was good so many in their 50s had been vaccinated .
On the other hand if over a third of the Scottish population have serious , underlying health problems its not such good news
Unnecessary apology accapted!
I suspect that many of the 50-59 group are health workers and unpaid carers.
Meg
 

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Unnecessary apology accapted!
I suspect that many of the 50-59 group are health workers and unpaid carers.
Meg
As well as "customer facing" essential jobs.
Lindas daughter got the vaccine following starting a new job at Specsavers - where you are inevitably in close face-to-face proximity with customers (not sure if that would be classed as a 'Health Worker' job?)
 
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Just got my letter through from Tameside NHS.... Born December 1966

So looks like I'll be getting harpooned at some point next week.

Have you got your mobile registered with your GP ?

Over here in the Preston area anyone who has seemed to have got their appointments by text a good 7 - 14 days before the letters arrived.
 

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Have you got your mobile registered with your GP ?

Over here in the Preston area anyone who has seemed to have got their appointments by text a good 7 - 14 days before the letters arrived.

Don't think our GP surgery knows how to use mobiles :(
 

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As well as "customer facing" essential jobs.
Lindas daughter got the vaccine following starting a new job at Specsavers - where you are inevitably in close face-to-face proximity with customers (not sure if that would be classed as a 'Health Worker' job?)
Yes, it's under that umbrella :) My great nephew in his early 20s also works in Specsavers and got his vaccination in late January. His official invitation text quoted the category as "Health and Social Care worker" and he had to take proof of employment with him. He was the first one in my entire extended family to be jabbed!
 

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However different regions/areas in the UK are doing it we seem to be shuffling closer to getting more of the population vaccinated.

As we're all part of this big experiment that's got to be a good thing in my book.

Hopefully brings us all a little closer to some freedom, even if it's cautious and still restrictive to start with🤞👍
 

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