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Joyce

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Re: 2013 flu jab
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2013, 04:02:32 PM »

None of us with asthma, diabetes & others necessarily want to have flu jabs, but if we were to get a bad dose of flu, it could potentially be very dangerous.  Flu for a normally healthy person is bad enough, but for those of us with underlying problems I'd say the jab is a must.
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Taz2

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Re: 2013 flu jab
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2013, 05:12:57 PM »

It can't be eradicated because it is different each year whereas smallpox and polio stay the same. The influenza virus is like no other.

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honeybun

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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2013, 06:23:07 PM »

I am so glad it's on offer for the likes of my husband. Flu could kill him. How do you manage diabetes when you are very ill with flu.
You are very lucky you can be so against it CLKD. If you had a health condition then perhaps you would empathise a little more.

I hope neither you or your hubby get flu this year. After all who would do your cooking if your hubby was laid low with something he could have been protected against.  :-\

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CLKD

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Re: 2013 flu jab
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2013, 06:26:13 PM »

 ;D  .......... ........... but we haven't had 'flu for over 20 years.  We also keep ourselves to ourselves  ;)  ..........
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honeybun

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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2013, 06:48:46 PM »

Well I truly wish you luck with that. I guess you have to shop like the rest of us so... :-\

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Taz2

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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2013, 08:06:47 PM »

Can you see how it differs from smallpox though CLKD? I was just concerned you thought that the flu virus stayed the same year in year out.

Have you had any other vaccinations by the way?

Taz  :)
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honeybun

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Re: 2013 flu jab
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2013, 08:51:13 PM »



I did hear from my brother in law that he will be getting a shingles vaccine very soon. They are starting with the over 70s first.

I would imagine the uptake for that will be very high.

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Taz2

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Re: 2013 flu jab
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2013, 09:03:02 PM »

It's a bit complicated how they are working that out. You had to be aged 70 or 79 on 1st September this year... http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/shingles-vaccination.aspx 

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honeybun

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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2013, 09:06:59 PM »

You need a degree in maths to work that one out.

My BIL is 72 I think but he was told it would be soon. Maybe it's different up here with us being Scottish an all   ;D

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CLKD

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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2013, 09:07:17 PM »

I am aware of how it differs.  'Flu being a varient of itself so is difficult to anticipate which type will be prevalent.

Since the BCG jab at aged 13 and a tetanus jab aged 29: nothing - there is no necessity for me or DH to put ourselves forwards nor has it been mentioned by our Surgery as necessary. 

One has to have had chickenpox to be affected by shingles .......... I know I had chickenpox, I still have some scars  :(  ..........
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Taz2

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Re: 2013 flu jab
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2013, 09:08:58 PM »

Hang on - are you saying that with all the outside work you do you are not covered for tetanus????

Taz  :o :o :o
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CLKD

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Re: 2013 flu jab
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2013, 09:10:31 PM »

Yep.  Northants is one of the highest regions for tetanus too ......... but once a course of jabs has been given, one should be covered for Life.  I have had 2 courses over the years because we bred rabbits for the table and my Boss insisted  ::)  ........... but he got the Ward Sister to give it me  ;D
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honeybun

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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2013, 09:13:55 PM »

You may not be able to get shingles but you can get chickenpox. It's not just a childhood disease.

I thought tetanus jabs were effective for ten years and then a booster was needed. I also thought it was just one jab, at least it was when I last had mine. How was yours different.

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CLKD

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« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2013, 09:16:27 PM »

I can't exactly remember.  I had several injections initially then an annual booster which I let lapse.  At the time, in the early 1980s, there was Research being done on whether it was necessary to give any more once the Course had been given and the booster jab injected.  (how
else  ::) ) ...........

I did carry a card for years.  I expect that should there be an accident/emergency cover would be given in A&E. 
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Joyce

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Re: 2013 flu jab
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2013, 09:18:17 PM »

I was told it was every ten years for tetanus. However, if you cut yourself badly and need it stitched I think they give you it anyway.

I've had it done as needed it for going to Caribbean, so should be OK for a while.
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