Am really fed up with this situation. I live in Fife, am 71 and have PMR. I phoned our surgery a week ago to ask which flu vaccine I would get as my immune system is compromised blah blah, the receptionist swerved the question by telling me it would be up to the nurse, so made appointment to have this done yesterday. My OH had got the Fluad vaccine (for over 75’s) as he is 78, but the nurse didn’t know what to do about me!!! It was agreed the doctor would phone me today, received a call from the surgery to say doctor not calling today as “she doesn’t have the information she needs” and will phone tomorrow.
Have read on-line that “at risk” groups, including long-term steroid use, should get the ‘new’ vaccine, but I doubt she will agree to this, they just haven’t a clue. In Scotland they are going by a date on the calendar instead of your health condition, so that 65-75yr olds have to take the older vaccine which is supposed to be less effective. Maybe a pharmacy would do it, don’t mind paying, just feel medical practices should be more clued-up. Sorry for rant!