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Flu jabs

I have just read a piece in the Metro (paper version) which states:

"Flu jabs are more effective when given in the mornings. Patients vaccinated between 9am and 11am had a better immune response than those injected after 3pm, a study by Birmingham university found."

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" Hello and Welcome Back Toci..we've missed you..I didn't get my vacation this year..when I asked..i was told not doing them yet..This was in the October..and now I've been told...I'm to late..we stop doing them after March..hence no flu jab this year..I found while working as a Vet. That vaccinations..injections always reacted faster on the immune system if given before miday...Regarding Animals...Then YES!. . I'd have to agree with Birmingham university's findings too...Megan."

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I would have been missed every year without chasing up as the people prioritised are pensioners (this was before I joined them). I once got the last one but never missed completely. Have a word with your practice manager.

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" Yes Toci I'm more than old enough now being a pensioner for being in the priority group...I've also had a word with my caseworker" Matron". And she is dealing with it now for me Toci..But Thank you...Megan."

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Hi Toci

I heard that this morning and will take note later in the year.  I had a rotten reaction 2 years ago but went without an episode last year.  I have attached the bbc link for those who missed it.

bbc.co.uk/news/health-36105275

Good to see you are around - you have been missed by many on the site

Xxx SK

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Cheers, and good link.

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Hi Toci, that's very interesting, thanks. 

My surgery sends me a letter every year in Sept to make an appointment for flu jab in October. Otherwise I'd probably forget till it was too late! 

Next time, this Oct I'll book an appointment for the morning. 🌸

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That was my problem, Jessy as my surgery don't send out letters (they say it would cost too much). They send texts to pensioners and everyone else takes pot luck. I'll be negotiating for a morning appointment now though! :)

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Interesting Toci (and a huge welcome for popping in 😘😘). Another fact some may not know about is that it takes two weeks before the vaccine kicks in for protection against flu'. The people who get flu' and think the jab gave it to them are mistaken. They became infected before xxxx 

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Interesting and, I think, not generally known. Well, I didn't know anyway, lol.

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Yes it's a shame, some people get the flu after a flu jab so never have one again when in fact it doesn't give immediate protection but takes a couple of weeks 😁

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Thanks Toci saw that on the news this morning will try to remember to have mine done in early in the day(that's if I remember this in 6 months time lol) 

Take care Peg xxx

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Memory? Oh, yes. I used to have one of those!

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Hi Toci, yet another interesting fact to tuck away in our little brains and thanks for passing it on. I got no flu jab this past winter because I had a chest infection pretty much permanently from September on. But when I do get the next one, I'll ask for it in the morning. 

Lovely to see you here, we've missed you. Big virtual hug !

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Thanks BJ. xx

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Just saying hello Toci - and thanks for the info.  My surgery does us all on a conveyor belt system on saturday mornings from beginning of september.  So far Ive not had flu, maybe that's why but could just be luck :)  Lovely to see you here again. xxx

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We have an enormous practice and no dedicated flu vaccine time so the jabs are mornings and afternoons through about a 4 month period - depends when the nurses have a slot in between other work.

Good to be back. xx

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Hi Toci its good info on the timings of when to have the jab,, and its nice to see you posting again Toci .

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Thanks. Good to see you too. xx

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Hehe, I'm going to live forever! I got the first appointment on the First Saturday last year so I must be double protected!! ..... Hang on, what about that infection a couple of weeks back? Oh, reported in the media, tested on animals, and in Birmingham so because I don't believe them, am not one of them and don't live there (in that order) I'm not going to live forever!

Oh well, it was good while it lasted.

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Lol.

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I've been having flu jabs every year for some years now.  Apart from one year when I had a bad bout of bronchitis, I have always been able to avoid catching any nasty bugs which were around.  I'm touching wood for the years ahead (hopefully!).

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I'm ducking and diving the nasty 'flu germs too. :)

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Can't get anywhere in the mornings without a real struggle, so I'll have to take my chances with afternoon jabs!

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Do what I do when I find things too difficult and get them to come to you. :)

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