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Has anyone received their vaccine yet based on their condition

jillydabrat profile image

Hi again my MPN family. I know it’s early days but when you get the call from your GP or health clinic to get your vaccination because of your condition can you let everyone know so we can see where we are on the pecking list. I am at my Practice tomorrow for my INR check so I plan to see what stage they are at.

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Hi jill. Those classed as vunerable are at number 4 unless they're higher because of their age group. Those of us that received the Government letter about being extremely clinically vunerable are at number 4 if younger. Best wishes. Tina.🤗

Tico profile image
Tico in reply to Tico

It as just broke, Boris addressing the nation at 8pm tonight. Expect lockdown 3!

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Eadaoin in reply to Tico

Tier 4 is not a lot different from Lockdown especially for those of us shielding 🤨

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Tico in reply to Eadaoin

Its exactly the same, only the schools are shut down. Best wishes and stay safe. Tina.🤗

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Eadaoin in reply to Tico

Have now learned that as long as we are in Tiers there is no additional government financing of businesses etc. Once we are in lockdown that changes. Last night national lockdown announced now we have talk of money.!!

i think we are someway off yet, cant see it before end Feb

Hi Jill, I had mine last Wednesday , I would think because on extremely vulnerable list and also as I was 85 yesterday! My GP’s at Saltburn invited both me and husband . The vaccinations were done by our GP nurses but in Redcar Hospital. I am now worried as they’re talking about extending our 2nd dose till 12 weeks and I read that Pfizer say it doesn’t work well if not given in 21 days. Let us know what your GP says please.

I’m 82 and the first allocation of the Pfizer vaccine ran out before I could have mine although I was expected to get it before Christmas. Now hoping I’ll get vaccinated with the AstraZenica one if available before the Pfizer one.

Hi Jilly,

I was at my surgery today for my regular blood test, they haven’t received any vaccines yet and are waiting to be told when they will get them.

Judy

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Tico in reply to piggie50

Think its very much a postcode lottery judy. Everthing seems to be centred around London. Who got the jabs first, then were kept in tier 2 when it was obvious it was already starting to get out of control before finally they put them into tier 4. Gavin Williamson announced he was closing all london schools including primaries despite saying schools were safe to attend. Is it me being cynical or is it because London is our Financial hub and the economy must come first and saving lives a poor second! I without shame put my hands up and say i've always voted Tory and don't believe politics belong in this panidemic, believing all politicians should come together to try to beat this but even I find myself shaking my head at his differing and not taking the lead! Sorry Judy, rant over. Feel better for just saying that!😉 Best wishes and stay safe.😷Tina.x🤗

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Eadaoin in reply to Tico

Nothing much going on here in London for vaccine. Don’t get carried away by what you see/hear on the media. 🙄

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Tico in reply to Eadaoin

I don't Eadaoin. I believe in reality but at the end of the day London is where all the money is made in stocks and shares and I certainly don't get carried away by all the news I hear and see. As well as this virus spiralling out of control, do you not think the economy is at the back of the Governments mind? London should not have remained in tier 2 when they knew the way it was spreading there. I would like to say I was surprised by the Governments decision for London to remain in tier 2 but I would be lying if I said I was. Best wishes and stay safe. Tina.🤗

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MaggieSylvie in reply to Eadaoin

My friend who is in her 80s and lives in London had her first jab some weeks ago. She has no underlying health problems.

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Hannah52 in reply to Eadaoin

I agree with you although as far as the first person to get the vaccine the media had a lot about her and she lived in Coventry

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piggie50 in reply to Tico

I agree that the politicians should all be working together through this pandemic. I know some people at the other side of my city that had their first jab two weeks before Xmas. My blood nurse said stocks were sent to areas with high population of over 80’s.

Still, Boris has said that levels 1 to 4 should all be vaccinated by mid February. Fingers crossed for that.

Stay safe Tina,

Judy xx

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Tico in reply to piggie50

You also Judy. Tina.xx🤗

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Hannah52 in reply to Tico

Sorry you are wrong when you say London got the vaccine first. If you had seen the news it was a lady in Coventry was the first to receive it.

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jillydabrat in reply to Hannah52

I don't think anybody said that London had the first vaccine, only that a lady from London had the vaccine a couple of weeks ago. It doesn't really matter who had it first really.

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Tico in reply to Hannah52

Hi Hannah, I didn't actually say who got the got the first vaccine,I know it was a lady in coventry named Magaret, I watched it on GMB, I also know William Shakespeare was the first man to receive it. The point I was trying to make was London is the Governments priority because its Englands financial hub and the Economy is at breaking point, that is why London was kept in tier 2 when it was already starting to get out of control in London. Please note that that is my opinion by looking at the figures at the time. Best wishes to you. Tina.🤗

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Runner999 in reply to Tico

See lady above in Saltburn ! The Pfizer vaccine has been largely hospital based because of the extra cold storage requirements - but from most major cities. The Oxford vaccine will be easier to get into the wider community - when they have finished testing the batches - no one seems to have told Boris that this can take 2-3 weeks though!

Tico profile image
Tico in reply to Runner999

Lady above in Saltburn?

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Runner999 in reply to Tico

- not London ! Most haven't said where they are. I am in London but do not expect there will be any queue jumping ! They do know where their demographics live around the country !

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Tico in reply to Runner999

Excuse me, did I mention queue jumping. I expressed an opinion about the state of the Economy and Lomdon being the financial capital. I also stated it was my opinion!

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jillydabrat in reply to piggie50

Yes, I am going for INR bloods tomorrow and my GP practice have received nothing either. I am pretty sure it’s not only London who have people who are over 80 for goodness sake.

I had the 1st vaccination dose on the 16th December, I have ET jak2 positive and work in the nhs. Was hoping to get the 2nd dose tomorrow but just received an email saying it is to be rescheduled nearer the 12 weeks time as per the new government guidelines. I am wondering where this leaves the shielding advice? I am shielding until the 18th as advised but after that do I just ignore the shielding advice as I have had the 1st dose ?

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piggie50 in reply to Penny-10

Personally, I would still shield.

Your vaccine does not cover you so you still need to shield x

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Trocken in reply to Penny-10

HI Penny, Im the same, I had the first dose before xmas as working in the NHS , Our Trust have told all of is the CEV group not to go into work regardless of whether we've had the vaccine or not, the worrying part is that we're not going to have the same cover as the general population anyway and with only one dose who knows how effective it is! Stay safe, we've come this far, my dining room is back to being my office again! xx

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Grumpyfairy in reply to Penny-10

Hi Penny, do you mind me asking a question re vaccination form? I’m due to have my 1st tomorrow, I also have ET Jak2 positive, and take Hydroxy and aspirin, work for the NHS, currently sheilding as was due back yesterday after annual leave, awaiting notification of workforce whether I can be put in an office on my own, which they didn’t last time. My query is the question “Do you have a condition or receive treatment that severely effects your immune system? “ Yes or No. Not sure what to put. Any advice appreciated, thanks Jackie

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Penny-10 in reply to Grumpyfairy

Hello I put no but wasn't sure. I didn't think my condition affects my immune system, I have ET jak2 positive on aspirin only. Thought we were on the shielding list due to clotting etc. Don't know if this is right.

Thanks for all your replies I am shielding til the 18th January as per letter but waiting to see what the new letter is going to say but you are probably right. The only trouble is work has said I can't work from home and can't come to work if I get a letter saying I should shield so feel terrible I can't help when nhs is so busy again.

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Grumpyfairy in reply to Penny-10

Thank you for your reply Penny, yes I think it is to do with clotting etc. I’ll check with my Heamatology nurse, with me taking hydroxy. Do you mind me asking what your platelets are, I’ve seen a lot on here whose platelets are higher than mine but just take aspirin, I know it’s down to age sometimes as well, I’m 55, but sometimes I do wonder why I’m on hydroxy, don’t like taking them.

I’m the same regards not being in work, my letter says to the 7th Feb., just want to be helping.

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Penny-10 in reply to Grumpyfairy

My platelets on my last blood test was 750 and I am 53. I've just done a blood test due my telephone clinic next week. There is other things to take into count maybe previous medical history ?

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Grumpyfairy in reply to Penny-10

Mine are 380 and haven’t been over 500 for the past 2 years, was diagnosed nearly 4 years ago when yes they high, just over 1000, maybe that’s why as I haven’t any previous medical history. Thanks again for your reply.

Depends on age. If you are under 70 you are done along with the 70 to 74 group if you are on vunerable list

On the tv last night Boris stated that everyone including level 4 people (us) will be vaccinated by end of Feb

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Runner999 in reply to Jenny_F

I think that every time dates are mentioned they all use the qualifier "hopefully" !

Surgeries ariund Derby are starting their vaccinations -but I don't expect to be called yet as I will be level 4.

Boris has announced that the top 4 groups he hopes to have vaccinated by mid February well if things go to plan he can then start to open the country back up slowly stay safe

Apparently even if you have had the vaccine you will still need to shield, wear a mask and will still need to social distance. You can still get Covid and can still spread the virus.... and you apparently only get 2 months immunity???

Where did you hear about the 2 months immunity? If that is true what is the point of the second jab at 12 weeks? It would be like going back to square one again!

You can google it... it will tell you x

Ah Google! 🤨😩🤔🥱

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