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Talking about the flu jab

It seems that the official jabbing season starts today and that pharmacists nationally are authorised to needle you.

Personally I prefer to combine my jab with a visit to the doctor which usually coincides.

Norman, you can ask the vet to do it too if you prefer.
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My Pharmacist did it last year. What is a bits strange is that the lab who do all my blood tests aren't authorised to give the vaccination  despite using needles all day, but the pharmacist, who doesn't use them very often has been  given a special course in how to do it..Confused [8-)]

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Norman, glad you are back from the barrel float in the sea! Why would you expect a simple solution to anything in France, the country which invented ‘overthinking’? What is the French for that, by the way.
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Spoke to my nurse today and she told me that it shouldn't be given until the week starting Nov 4.  Said that if you had it earlier, you wouldn't get the benefit towards the end of the flu season next year.

She is experienced and seems to know her stuff.  Indeed, last year, she made us wait as well.

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I almost scrape into her date then, mine is due on November 1st - but maybe the UK works on different flu dates...............


Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.


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Not suggesting that anybody is being thus, but we shouldn’t be flippant about taking advantage of the flu jab.

Mrs G takes an immuno-suppressive drug and is therefore particularly susceptible to ‘real’ flu, or rather the effects would be more serious.

I was staggered to read that last year, the level of takeup here in the Gard was around 20%. Bonkers when you hear that people don’t think that their GP is doing his / her job if they don’t get a bucketload of items on their prescription after a visit.

I’ve (happily) only ever had ‘real’ flu once in my life. Very, very unpleasant. So get it done, even if you have to pay for it.


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Plus I guess that, as with most vaccinations, we need the herd immunity as well.

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