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I'm a bit confused about covid jab ,I had my forth one in December ,I was seventy four then ,I am now seventy five ,I see adverts saying if seventy five or over ,or if you are immuniosurpressed get your spring Jab ,wondering does that mean in my case there is a fifth jab out,can anyone inlighten me

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Hi Alice. Yes there's a 5th jab out. I posted on Sunday about it. Received and email and text stating my appointment had been made for later this month. Initially thought it was an oversight but it's not. You should receive notification of an appointment soon

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Alice70 in reply to CarolMcl

Thank you Carolmg ,I though I had heard about fifth jab ,then I though I must of mis heard

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Hello Alice yes it means because of your age, so you are better off having it Have a good night and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx 🌻🌻

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Alice70 in reply to Damon1864

Thank you ,same to you have a good night ,take care

Yes absolutely you're entitled to what is called the 'Spring Booster' being over 75. Available only to the immunosupressed and over 75s. I believe that you'll be notified by your GP or NHS. They've only just started to roll them out.

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Alice70 in reply to peege

Thank you peege ,now I know where I stand ,I though I'd heard of fifth jab then though I must of mis heard

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peege in reply to Alice70

It's very confusing isn't it - I think medics are just as confused! Its called the 5th for those extra vulnerable who've already had three vaccinations and one booster (I suppose that's why they're calling it the spring booster). You're definitely entitled to this one being 75 now.

Personally I've had 2 vaccinations and 1 booster so a total of 3 jabs (I'd definitely like another booster but not old enough or immunosupressed so still masking up when I go out).

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wpw62 in reply to peege

Does that mean as I have just been diagnosed with lung cancer I will get a notification? Thanks

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peege in reply to wpw62

I would hope that you will wpw62, best check with gp to be sure. With this 5th jab - which is a booster the previously shielded people aren't getting it unless they're over 75 or immunosupressed. A friend just had it & he has myeloma. P ×

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wpw62 in reply to peege

Thank you I will ask my gp

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O2Trees in reply to wpw62

I think (though could be wrong) that the immunosuppression associated with cancer is less to do with the cancer itself, but more if you are having chemotherapy.

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wpw62 in reply to O2Trees

I won’t be having chemotherapy I will be getting a targeted biological therapy.

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O2Trees in reply to wpw62

Yes, if it ever came to it, that's what I think I would want. Hope it works out well for you - does it have an effect on immunity?

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wpw62 in reply to O2Trees

It’s such early days and I haven’t seen my oncologist yet. Been transferred from Papworth to my local hospital. And I had ave many questions to put to them.

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O2Trees in reply to wpw62

Well very best wishes for best possible outcome :)

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Alice70 in reply to wpw62

Hope your treatment works well for you best wishes

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Jaybird19 in reply to peege

vaacc station here opp osite started a month ago. Had mine 3 weeks ago didn't wait to be told because I am always at end of list.but that was my fourth jab not fifth .had 2 and 2 boosters.now I am confused.

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peege in reply to Jaybird19

So you've had the spring booster- lucky you, at least you'll be better protected. I wish I could have it too.Out of the people who've had 3 vaccinations AND a booster some will be eligible for a 2nd booster (the spring booster ,making it their 5th jab).

I was informed last Wednesday when I had my Booster (4th) Jab that there may be another one in Spring 5th Jab. Personally I am sick of them now as dont mind a flu Jab once a year but this is getting ridiculous. Also different vaccines each time. First 2 AZ then booster Pfizer last one Moderna .mixing all these dont think it's good . Dont think I will have anymore xxSheila 🙈🙈

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Alice70 in reply to garshe

I've been lucky had all four jabs of Pfizer, they say fifth I'm spring it is spring now

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garshe in reply to Alice70

Apparently they researched it's better to have different vaccines as all give different protection. I was told next Spring for 5th Jab but it wasnt definite ,they are waiting to see the outcome of the virus. I dont think about it anymore,have been fortunate not to have caught it even though Never worn a mask.Most who catch it now dont suffer any symptoms or just like a cold.

It's fantastic to have a normal life back again

Take care xxSheila 💕

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Alice70 in reply to garshe

Thanks Sheila, so many so confusing x

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Jaybird19 in reply to garshe

there is still a large nunber of people in hospital with it . just doesn't do so much damage now as it did , but still don't want to risk any hospital admission.

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