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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 08:24 PM

Covid vaccine heads up for UK DU'ers

Eligibility to book a test has widened - now available to those aged 56+ (down from 60+).

I'm in on 19th March

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

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Reply Covid vaccine heads up for UK DU'ers (Original post)
The King of Prussia Mar 2021 OP
abqtommy Mar 2021 #1
LeftishBrit Mar 2021 #2
Layzeebeaver Mar 2021 #3
róisín_dubh Mar 2021 #4
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2021 #5
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2021 #6
The King of Prussia Mar 21 #7

Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 09:18 PM

1. But stay tuned for the latest change from BO "Ya Doesn't Have To Call Me Johnson" JO.

The "success" (NOT) of the Brexit and Covid debacles are all we need to know.

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:38 PM

2. Getting mine Sunday!

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 04:14 AM

3. Had mine yesterday. (Oxford AstraZeneca)

Felt fine until later that evening.

- Injection site felt sore
- Started feeling queasy
- Ache all over
- Lymph nodes swollen
- Bed at 11pm

- Woke up at 3am with the most intense case of shivers I've every had. Could hardly walk to the bath. Couldn't even hold my phone.
- Teeth chattering out loud.
- Took a long very hot shower and put on long sleeve pyjamas and pair of long cashmere hunting socks.
- Climbed back in bed and covered up with my welsh blanket

- Just awoke a bit ago with a tough migraine.

Other than that, all is well. I expect to feel tip-top in a day or so.

Ready for my second dose at the end of may.

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 04:42 AM

4. I'm still waiting, unfortunately.

I'm 43. I'm actually flying to the US this week to be vaccinated and take care of some kind of urgent personal business. I know I could wait my turn here, but the timing worked out weirdly well. And I don't love the idea of 3 months between shots. I understand the logic of it, but I'd *really* like to see my fully-vaccinated family Stateside after a year of 4 deaths of family members (non-Covid) and no hugs.

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 06:43 AM

5. Just got an appointment for 23rd March at my GP surgery

I'm 53 (no special health group), and in England, so we're down into that age group (I can see news articles saying Northern Ireland is taking appointments for 50+, but nothing about England yet).

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Wed Mar 17, 2021, 07:29 PM

6. Covid vaccines for England's under-50s delayed due to shortage

The unexpected delay was revealed in a letter to health service chiefs, who have been ordered to stop booking first-dose appointments for anyone under 50 for all of April.

The letter from NHS England explained that the move was necessary because there would be a “significant reduction in weekly supply available from manufacturers beginning in the week commencing 29 March”.
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Ruth Rankine, director of primary care at the NHS Confederation, said: “It is reassuring that the secretary of state has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to vaccinate all over 50s by 15 April. But putting an embargo on new first-dose bookings for a whole month due to supply constraints will make this an even taller order.”
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Some vaccinations for people under 50 could potentially still go ahead from mid-April, when the UK is also expecting to start receiving supplies of the Moderna vaccine, subject to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approval process.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/17/nhs-covid-vaccine-rollout-under-50s-delayed-major-shortage

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:21 AM

7. Had the AZ

At Boots in Halifax on Friday lunchtime. A bit of pain & bruising where I was jabbed and I've been quite tired, but no real side -effects.

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