(Chess) Life Returning To Normal

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Stewart Reuben » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:31 pm

I phoned my pharmacist and had it done a couple of hours later - at my convenience.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:09 pm

You have to wait 5 minutes to make sure there's no adverse reaction

Hence, the waiting room is full if you are trying to do it efficiently

That's no longer possible as you have to socially distance the patients

Result is fewer patients per hour and therefore it takes longer to get everyone done

The other issue is having enough fridges assuming the vaccine needs to be kept within a certain temperature range
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Stewart Reuben » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:52 pm

Only two customers are allowed in my pharmacist at the same time. I did wait for the 5 minutes as instructed.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:59 pm

Flu Vaccination's for the eligible are easy to access in Lancaster.
High risk & over 65.
Paul Robert Jackson

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:35 pm

Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:59 pm
Flu Vaccination's for the eligible are easy to access in Lancaster.
High risk & over 65.
I thought the government has changed it to the over 50s

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Post by Allan Hodgkinson » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:51 pm

Re flu vaccine for over 50s - that is the case but providers are generally prioritising the more elderly and those with underlying health conditions. There may be some delay in rolling down depending on supply.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Ian Thompson » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:10 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:35 pm
Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:59 pm
Flu Vaccination's for the eligible are easy to access in Lancaster.
High risk & over 65.
I thought the government has changed it to the over 50s
Only if there's any vaccine left. I received a text at the end of August saying

"Patients aged between 50 and 64 by the end of March 2021, and NOT in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure"

and it ends there mid-sentence.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Nick Grey » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:52 pm

Private hospitals and Boots running out in London. I am due on 9th Oct. At risk group and always 2nd lot at same time as my nurses NHS. I am working. It has been 10 years since I WAS sick flue 11 days.

Not normal season - I would have lost to at least 3 flueey chess players by now.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:32 pm

Nick Grey wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Private hospitals and Boots running out in London. I am due on 9th Oct. At risk group and always 2nd lot at same time as my nurses NHS. I am working. It has been 10 years since I WAS sick flue 11 days.

Not normal season - I would have lost to at least 3 flueey chess players by now.
Do you work in the NHS Nick?

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:04 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Only if there's any vaccine left.
You can have mine. I politely declined as usual.
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:02 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Simon Rogers wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:35 pm
Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:59 pm
Flu Vaccination's for the eligible are easy to access in Lancaster.
High risk & over 65.
I thought the government has changed it to the over 50s
Only if there's any vaccine left. I received a text at the end of August saying

"Patients aged between 50 and 64 by the end of March 2021, and NOT in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure"

and it ends there mid-sentence.
I had understood that the vaccine for the 50 to 64 was a different one than the 65+ one

As the GP practices weren't informed about the extension down to 50 they hadn't ordered any vaccine and don't have any to give
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by John Moore » Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:22 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Simon Rogers wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:35 pm
I thought the government has changed it to the over 50s
Only if there's any vaccine left. I received a text at the end of August saying

"Patients aged between 50 and 64 by the end of March 2021, and NOT in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure"

and it ends there mid-sentence.
I had understood that the vaccine for the 50 to 64 was a different one than the 65+ one

As the GP practices weren't informed about the extension down to 50 they hadn't ordered any vaccine and don't have any to give
Interesting, Mick. How do you know that.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:26 pm

I know a GP practice manager

Guardian explains the position now according to the Royal College of GPs
GP surgeries are waiting up to a month for supplies of this winter’s flu vaccine amid unprecedented numbers of patients seeking jabs ahead of the second wave of Covid-19, family doctors have said.

The Royal College of GPs (RCPG) has written to the health secretary, Matt Hancock, seeking assurances that they will have enough doses of the vaccine to cope with demand. The struggle to get jabs has prompted fears that vulnerable groups, including elderly people and those with underlying conditions, will go unprotected.
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Nick Grey » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:45 pm

John/Simon, I speak to my GP and nurses too. They are pieved that they have been barred from prioritising their customers until now.

But have spoken to me in the street saying at least I am not going to pick up a bug from children or chessplayers by not meeting them.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:00 pm

Luckily, I was at the surgery the other day and I was asked, "As you're here, would you like the flu jab?"

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