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Author Topic: 2014/2015 flu vaccination programme.  (Read 4531 times)

Taz2

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2014/2015 flu vaccination programme.
« on: September 14, 2014, 08:29:43 PM »

It's coming up to that time of year again - to vaccinate or not to vaccinate. Grown on eggs or egg-free.

This seems to be what's covered in this year's vaccine http://www.who.int/influenza/vaccines/virus/recommendations/2014_15_north/en/

I'm going to try to source an egg-free one - no luck last year though.

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bramble

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Re: 2014/2015 flu vaccination programme.
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2014, 08:36:26 PM »

I am up for it - despite getting flu last year and having to pay for it!

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Taz2

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Re: 2014/2015 flu vaccination programme.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2014, 08:38:27 PM »

You must have got one of the more mysterious and uncommon strains Bramble!  ;D

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Henrietta

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Re: 2014/2015 flu vaccination programme.
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2014, 08:42:20 PM »

I always have mine- sometimes I still get bubonic plague-can't imagine what I would be like without it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2014, 09:24:09 PM »

Me and the two kids have to pay for ours but it's necessary as my hubby is diabetic and would be very very ill if he got proper flu.

He gets his free.

Morissons are doing two for £15.

Think it's great that kids are being done this year and no scary injection for them.


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tiger74

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 09:30:47 AM »

Asda Walmart usually offer flu jabs for around £8.  Sounds like Morrisons are doing a good deal this year too.  Money well spent as far as I'm concerned.
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Ju Ju

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Re: 2014/2015 flu vaccination programme.
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2014, 10:53:18 AM »

I shall have mine. No hesitation after being very ill with asthma and a chest infection, following a simple virus.
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honeybun

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2014, 12:36:51 PM »

The more the better as far as I am concerned.

My hubby tries to keep away from really busy places in the winter. If the uptake was greater then those with health concerns like asthmatics and diabetics would be better protected.


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Witches Cat

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Re: 2014/2015 flu vaccination programme.
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2014, 12:48:51 PM »

My hubby is Diabetic, so he gets his free, and father in law with Alzheimer's and being OAP to boot gets his free too (told me 2 days ago, he's already had his... no point arguing, phoned the surgery to check, now he's booked in with us)  As we both have to care for him, my surgery does mine free too... offered to pay... but they wouldn't hear of it, just queue up with the rest love, the doc said..  Course, just thought, as the dispensary said last week when I asked (can never remember) which box I had to tick to collect hubby's  meds, you don't need the "exempt" one now, cuz as he had his 60th birthday in June... "he's just old", lovely !!   and that'll be me next year too...  :(   Been having the flu jab myself for 5yrs now, never once had the flu in that time, just the odd sniffle now and then.
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Taz2

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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2014, 03:13:33 PM »

I'm exempt from charges now I'm 60 but husband has to wait until 65 so he would still need the exempt box here. Where are you Witches Cat?

If your husband has it though, Honeyb, doesn't it mean he's protected anyway even if others aren't?

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honeybun

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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2014, 03:30:32 PM »

It's good Taz but not 100%. That's why I get it because being up close to someone with flu might be iffy for him.


Sick days for a diabetic is really not what you want.


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bramble

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2014, 06:47:38 PM »

Because the flu jab is only free for over 65s etc, I still have to pay for it even if I am over 60.

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tiger74

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Re: 2014/2015 flu vaccination programme.
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2014, 08:33:05 PM »

Yep, the flu jab does not ensure 100% coverage.  I was actually given 2 flu jabs (a short while apart) when I was undergoing chemo in order to try to ensure as much coverage as possible - not sure this is common practice though.
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Witches Cat

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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2014, 12:24:25 PM »

I'm in the South of England Taz2,  strange you say about your hubby having to wait till he's 65, cuz I thought that was the case everywhere, but who am I to argue with the chemists.
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Witches Cat

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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2014, 12:27:45 PM »

Just checked on 'tinternet and this is what I found, 60's and over, free prescriptions...  have a look...
http://www.moneymagpie.com/article/perks-for-the-over-60s
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