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18 minutes ago, Delbow said:

But if they've ditched a batch, doesn't that indicate that they'll only give people the vaccine if it's been stored properly?

Well yes, but in all the rush to get so many people vaccinated can we be sure it's been stored correctly in the initial transport, at the distribution centre, and then in the final transport to the GP practice or wherever?

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1 hour ago, Victor Meldrew said:

Well yes, but in all the rush to get so many people vaccinated can we be sure it's been stored correctly in the initial transport, at the distribution centre, and then in the final transport to the GP practice or wherever?

From what I can gather the vast majority of jabs given in the community will be the Astra-Zeneca one purely because it’s easier to transport and store and cost effective. The more expensive Pfizer one will be predominantly used in settings where appropriate storage facilities already exist e.g. hospitals. My experience of administering drugs in the Health Service is that, even in crisis situations, they always err on the side of caution. Even more so now when one error could destroy public confidence 

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2 hours ago, redruby said:

This is so grubby https://metro.co.uk/2021/01/08/property-firm-offered-100000-in-bribes-to-gps-for-covid-vaccines-13873957/

I’ve had a look at the website of this luxury property development company and it appears that Justine is not shown as being a ‘Health Officer’ on there. 

 

There’s bound to be a black market for the vaccine, just as there was for penicillin during the war. 

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2 minutes ago, Jim Hardie said:

There’s bound to be a black market for the vaccine, just as there was for penicillin during the war. 

which is likely to include counterfeight vaccines too

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On 06/01/2021 at 15:06, Kidorry said:

I have had both my injections, the last one today. I think it is what Delbow says, it just depends where you are and what your surgery is like.

Well, I can only assume that my mother's GP is not one of the best for communication nor looking after their older patients.

I finally got through on the phone to speak to a receptionist on Thursday, they said that they don't know when and if they're getting the vaccine and she couldn't offer any suggestions as to "who I should contact" with regard to my mother.

My mother lives in Killamarsh which is densely populated with "older" people.

 

Duffems

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32 minutes ago, Jim Hardie said:

There’s bound to be a black market for the vaccine, just as there was for penicillin during the war. 

Yes,  and that is why it should be called out and those responsible named and shamed to keep it as minimal as possible.

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7 minutes ago, DUFFEMS said:

Well, I can only assume that my mother's GP is not one of the best for communication nor looking after their older patients.

I finally got through on the phone to speak to a receptionist on Thursday, they said that they don't know when and if they're getting the vaccine and she couldn't offer any suggestions as to "who I should contact" with regard to my mother.

My mother lives in Killamarsh which is densely populated with "older" people.

 

Duffems

Without going into whether this right or wrong, I thought people were supposed to wait for their gp to contact them about the vaccine not the other way around? 

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29 minutes ago, andyofborg said:

which is likely to include counterfeight vaccines too

Let’s hope so.

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8 hours ago, DUFFEMS said:

Well, I can only assume that my mother's GP is not one of the best for communication nor looking after their older patients.

I finally got through on the phone to speak to a receptionist on Thursday, they said that they don't know when and if they're getting the vaccine and she couldn't offer any suggestions as to "who I should contact" with regard to my mother.

My mother lives in Killamarsh which is densely populated with "older" people.

 

Duffems

Dunno if you're aware but there's a global pandemic, so your local GP is probably a bit busy dealing with that rather than people ringing up asking questions.

 

19 hours ago, andyofborg said:

there is only one flu jab per year so everyone knows what you had, there are several covid vaccines. 

 

if knowing which one you had ever becomes important in situations where you full nhs record is not available then you know. 

According to the NHS website there are several types of injected flu vaccine used each year.

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8 hours ago, DUFFEMS said:

Well, I can only assume that my mother's GP is not one of the best for communication nor looking after their older patients.

I finally got through on the phone to speak to a receptionist on Thursday, they said that they don't know when and if they're getting the vaccine and she couldn't offer any suggestions as to "who I should contact" with regard to my mother.

My mother lives in Killamarsh which is densely populated with "older" people.

 

Duffems

I got my letter from NHS to make an appointment for vaccination this wasn't at my own GP's surgery  so unsure if all GP's are vaccinating or if you are allocated a GP hub as \i was.

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1 hour ago, kay1 said:

I got my letter from NHS to make an appointment for vaccination this wasn't at my own GP's surgery  so unsure if all GP's are vaccinating or if you are allocated a GP hub as \i was.

My 95 year old relative has just successfully had his second injection, but I was surprised it wasn't at his regular GP's. However it was one of the Pfizer jabs (which have to be kept below -70) so maybe those are more problematic.

But I don't think all doctor's surgeries are involved, but you are guaranteed an injection within 10 miles of your home.   

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