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    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 5th Sep 17, 7:45 AM
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    Flu jab
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    • 5th Sep 17, 7:45 AM
    Flu jab 5th Sep 17 at 7:45 AM
    Its coming around to flu jab time again , if you get a free one you can get it from your pharmacy instead of the Drs .
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    • Mupette
    • By Mupette 5th Sep 17, 4:22 PM
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    i've tried that before, but if you are entitled to it free and have a pre-existing condition, pharmas don't like taking the risk

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    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 5th Sep 17, 5:59 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 5:59 PM
    We get ours done at the pharmacy where we get our meds from so he knows exactly what we are on .
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 5th Sep 17, 6:34 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 6:34 PM
    We go to the surgery and the nurse does it
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 5th Sep 17, 7:10 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 7:10 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 7:10 PM
    I didn't have mine, last year, after a number of people were quite unwell with mini flu, whereas they had no problems in previous years.
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 5th Sep 17, 8:41 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 8:41 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 8:41 PM
    Tesco and Boots will do it for you.
    • Contessa
    • By Contessa 5th Sep 17, 11:24 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 11:24 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 11:24 PM
    I usually have mine (free) from the surgery. Two years ago I went into the pharmacy attached to the surgery to collect a prescription and was asked if I wanted my flu jab.

    It was given straight away- and the Pharmacist, understandably, was very thorough in the questions asked and warnings given. Much more so than with the routine surgery nurse appointments.

    Also, it was the most gentle jab I've ever had.
    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 6th Sep 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 8:19 PM
    We go to the surgery and the nurse does it
    Originally posted by McKneff
    My GP holds flu clinics on a Saturday and they are manic , all staff are giving them like a conveyor belt system . It's much less stressful at the pharmacy . Mine and hubbys are free but I pay for my daughter even though she has medical issues that are massively effected when she's ill the GO won't give her one .
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 7th Sep 17, 4:17 PM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 4:17 PM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 4:17 PM
    I have quarterly vitamin B12 jabs ,the first two of which really hurt (young nurse). However ,the next by a much older nurse was hardly noticeable.


    When I mentioned this ,she winked and said that it was from long experience. However, she explained that the secret was to completely relax the arm being jabbed by supporting it with the other hand.
    • Alter ego
    • By Alter ego 7th Sep 17, 4:21 PM
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    I took part in a flu jab trial last winter. Found out that the present flu jabs are only effective for 6-8 weeks so don't rush to have it early.
    Ignore me if you like, it's not the real me anyway.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 11th Sep 17, 12:04 PM
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    Got mine booked at Boots for Thursday.
    • Debran
    • By Debran 15th Sep 17, 6:05 PM
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    There are all too many myths attached to having a flu vaccination.
    It can't give you flu because it doesn't contain any live viruses.
    The vaccine is designed to protect you until your next dose of vaccine.

    Look here for answers to questions relating to the flu vaccine:

    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/flu-vaccine-questions-answers.aspx#incubation-period
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 15th Sep 17, 8:37 PM
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    I took part in a flu jab trial last winter. Found out that the present flu jabs are only effective for 6-8 weeks so don't rush to have it early.
    Originally posted by Alter ego
    I always pay for it, that's interesting - I won't rush.
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 15th Sep 17, 9:43 PM
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    I get it free in work. They are starting to do them next week
    • Debran
    • By Debran 16th Sep 17, 3:03 PM
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    Flu vaccination is NOT only effective for six to eight weeks.

    See the link:

    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/flu-vaccine-questions-answers.aspx#incubation-period
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 25th Sep 17, 3:23 PM
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    I was just going to get mine at my local pharmacy (I get mine free) but I was offered it at the surgery today when giving a blood sample so just took it
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    • Gingernutty
    • By Gingernutty 25th Sep 17, 6:08 PM
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    I missed the flu jab open day at my GP, but had to visit the GP the same week.

    I was injected when I went in to see the GP.
    Don't know what I'm doing, but doing it anyway...
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 25th Sep 17, 7:47 PM
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    My husband and I had a flu jab letter from the NHS rather than our GP,this year.


    They say that as the virus changes, they do a vaccine every year, so perhaps earlier ones work longer than a year but the particular virus being fought has died out by then.


    For the first time they mention pneumonia jab too ,which I had last time but it wasn't advertised.


    Another on offer is against shingles, but only for those of 70+.
    • zoelikesjam
    • By zoelikesjam 26th Sep 17, 6:54 AM
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    I've recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes...do I now need a flu jab?
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    • Artytarty
    • By Artytarty 26th Sep 17, 6:57 PM
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    Yes, because if you become ill with flu it could interfere with your insulin levels.
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