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6th COVID & Flue Jab next saturday

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Next saturday Im having my 6th Covid Jab & at the same time having my flu jab Mums had hers today & said it was 2 separate injections

I was rather hoping it was going to be all in one but clearly not

October is pincushion month for me

Im having my gas test on my earlobe & appointment about ninetab in south manchester & the letter said I may have a blood test so Im making sure I numb up

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sassy59 profile image
sassy59

Pete has his 5th jab tomorrow and had flu jab on Tuesday as did I. Covid jab for me on 4th October. Good luck to you with jabs and blood tests. Xxx👍

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to sassy59

my mums had hers - i thought it wasan all in one but its not its 2 so my arms will be sore so defo taking some emla cream this will effectiviely be my 6th

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Bevvy

Because 2 different medications it has to be done separately. I had my booster and flu jabs yesterday, different arm for each. So far I seem to be fortunate in having no obvious side affects BUT sadly am having a severe flare up of back issue so am on lots of heavy duty pain medications so they may be helping any side affects.??

Pleased to have had jabs, so can now sort of relax. My COPD seems to flare up this time of year and at times can be severe and complications can last for months. So am always glad to receive flu jab as soon as possible in September.

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to Bevvy

i ahd 5 jabs & still caught covid -imputting emla cream on my arms

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Morrison10

had my 5th covid jab last week, still waiting to hear when can have flu jab, that I’ve been having many years ever since they started. They are not always effective, 15 years ago has flu that made me so bad was in bed for nearly 3 months, and needed 6 courses of iv antibiotics and then two oral antibiotics taken simultaneously afterwards to clear all nasties that we’re enjoying life in lungs. Hope none of us have that experience again. Jean x

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to Morrison10

are you feeling better

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CarolMcl

I feel your pain. Ive got my 6th vaccine and flu jab in October too along with 2 lots of dmards. Will be hoping the dmards will be cut to monthly after this

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to CarolMcl

what is dmards .Ill be using emla cream to numb my arms

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CarolMcl in reply to horseygirl_0103

Sorry its bloods that I get taken due to the medication im on for Lupus/pulmonary fibrosis. (Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs). They check my blood count, liver function, inflammation markers etc

I’m leaving two wks between flu jab & 6th covid vax. I’m not sure my immune system would cope with both at once, but that’s just an instinctive feeling & I might be talking rubbish 🤣

Don’t forget to do the arm exercises! shelteringarms.com/rehablog...

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crashdoll in reply to

I had one in each arm at the same time. I’ve never had a vaccine reaction before so I didn’t think twice. I had a 40 degree temp that wouldn’t come down for almost 24 hours with paracetamol and anti inflammatory meds. I was hallucinating, thought I was seeing ghosts in the shower. I vomited for hours, couldn’t even keep water down. I had such bad muscle cramps that I couldn’t walk or sleep. My Apple Watch said I slept 1 hour 30 mins in about 2 days. I did get better but it was a fairly terrible experience. Next year, I’ll be having at least a week gap between the 2!

in reply to crashdoll

That sounds horrendous! I think you're immunosuppressed too? I envisage our bodies desperately trying to provoke some (any!) response to the vaccines, making us feel very ill in the process. So glad you’re better now 😊

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to

yes im immunosurpressed

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to crashdoll

i ll be doing my best to sleep on my back on saturday night as i normally sleep on the side

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Bevvy in reply to crashdoll

sorry to hear how bad you were following jabs. Just so you and others know, if for some reason you can’t have Covid and flu jab at the same time you have to wait for 2 weeks between the two jabs.

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to

ok ta

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Cruise1

I didn’t want my jabs simultaneously. Had 5th booster 10 days ago and got flu jab booked for early October.

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to Cruise1

im just getting them out of the way because the next injection will be in my earlobe to ahve the gas test then on the 14th ive gotta go to wythenshawe to discuss ninetab & iwas told in the letter i will be ahving a blood test so i ll be taking my emla cream to num right up

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winfar

I had my 6th covid jab yesterday but no flu jab. I was told that was the last jab for covid.

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to winfar

oh right okey dokey i tend to watch out on the news to hear about the next jabs & when im entitled to it

watergazer profile image
watergazer

flu jab done with no obvious side effects apart from very slight tenderness in location. Not heard about my covid booster yet though husband has x

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Bevvy in reply to watergazer

I just went on online nhs site and booked with no issue at local chemist for Covid booster. Just ticked box that am at great risk if I contract Covid. No issues at chemist to receive it and flu jab at same time.

horseygirl_0103 profile image
horseygirl_0103 in reply to Bevvy

a bit strange

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Bevvy in reply to horseygirl_0103

?? Why a bit strange? Am at significant risk from Covid which is which box I ticked on website and system agreed I was eligible now. I was shielding throughout pandemic so wasn’t lying on form….

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to watergazer

good luck

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Pipswhips

im book fo flu on 8th cant have both to gether to risky with all the allergies i have with meds. Even when i have the covid jab i have to double up on my antihistamines

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horseygirl_0103 in reply to Pipswhips

see if you can book an extra date for the covid jab so you dont ahve to have them together

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Pipswhips

Have to see the vampires tomorrow for another bloobtest to sort the iron levels confudion so i see if i can book.one.

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