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woodbine
woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,218 Disability Gamechanger
edited January 2021 in Coffee lounge
Good afternoon all, have you or anyone you know had the covid vaccine yet?  Our 84 year old neighbour had his on Sunday and good for him, other than he never goes out of his front door ! And yet another neighbour who is 78 and has cancer might have to wait a while longer.
I suspect I might have to wait until March and senior management a while longer.
If i'm honest and they gave me a choice our daughter could have mine as she's a single mum.
Be extra nice to new members.
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    My mum got a phone call today from the doctors about booking me in for the vaccine but am still waiting for my specialist to advise if its safe for me to have it.
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,284 Disability Gamechanger
    An eighty year old friend of mine has been invited later this week but I too expect to have it later in the spring.

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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Connected
    My Uncle and his Partner had theirs last week, but they're both in their 80s. Hopefully they'll send for me some time in February or March, preferably February, I have 2 Comic Cons to hopefully attend in March.


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,288 Disability Gamechanger
    My mum had hers over a week ago but she is 83 

    I think I will be waiting a while 

    I am concerned tho about where the centre will be I get asked to go to as I have heard of some even elderly been asked to go miles away 

    As I cant go out alone and only have my son to escort me and I would have to go by taxi 

    Have any allowances been made for disabled as the venue would also need to be accessible 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,218 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 you would hope so would you not?
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

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    Good thread!  Thankfully, my lovely mum had her first vaccine dose last week - she's a frontline nurse who has worked throughout the pandemic so this was a huge relief  :)

    @janer1967 You definitely would hope the venue was accessible.  Let us know if you come up against any barriers.  
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Connected
    edited January 2021
    janer1967 said:
    My mum had hers over a week ago but she is 83 

    I think I will be waiting a while 

    I am concerned tho about where the centre will be I get asked to go to as I have heard of some even elderly been asked to go miles away 

    As I cant go out alone and only have my son to escort me and I would have to go by taxi 

    Have any allowances been made for disabled as the venue would also need to be accessible 
    My Uncle had his last week at a Church Hall in Lodge Moor, yet his partner had to go to Fairlawns at Middlewood, just up past the Tram terminus.

    Eh? They both more or less live together! She's 85 though, and he was 80 last October, is it because of their age difference?

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,605 Disability Gamechanger
    Looking forward to getting mine but I understand I’m probably bottom of the list being in my 20s with no physical health conditions and not being a key worker.

    Some neighbours in their 80s have had theirs, one of my family members took them, they were expected to drive 15 miles away which is quite far if they had no one to take them. I guess we are still at the early stages though. I’m glad they managed to get it done. 
  • Sparklebright63
    Sparklebright63 Member Posts: 99 Connected
    Hi to all

    Could I ask a question do I need to find out if I can have the vaccine as I have sleep apnea and breathing problems?
    And also why is the vaccine not been done where you live and why not a relative has had theirs this week he's 80 and had to stay 15 mins extra to make sure he didn't get anaphylaxis afterwards.

    I looked on net yesterday they said cancelled injections for our area as have to wait 15 mins and carnt do that anymore its essential waiting time.
    Dose anyone have any info about this.

    Sparklebright63.

  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 5,508 Disability Gamechanger
    @Sparklebright63 your dr normaly tells you or someone who looks after your medical condition wether you would be able to have or not thsts what happend with me 

    Sorry that's about all I know  I think you just havecto wait until you are contacted there seems to be alot of confusion 
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 5,508 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang oh wow you have extensive knowledge  of cars for your age my youngest  son is two years older than you and says a car is a car as long as it gets him where he wants to go lol I am impressed 
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,736 Disability Gamechanger
    I have two elderly Aunties living in a high risk area and both have had the vaccine now.  One is mid 80s (actually don't know her exact age!) but not extremely vulnerable and had hers back in mid December.  The other is 88 and is extremely clinically vulnerable and had hers this week.  No ill effects for either of them as far as I know.
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,736 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    Looking forward to getting mine but I understand I’m probably bottom of the list being in my 20s with no physical health conditions and not being a key worker.
    There is an online calculator now if you'd like to know roughly when yours should be.  Mine is estimated as between July and September so you're probably around that time as well.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,288 Disability Gamechanger
    @Sparklebright63

    My mum had to wait for 10 min after the injection think this is normal procedure 

    Your gp should be able to advise if you are suitable to have it 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,605 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    Looking forward to getting mine but I understand I’m probably bottom of the list being in my 20s with no physical health conditions and not being a key worker.
    There is an online calculator now if you'd like to know roughly when yours should be.  Mine is estimated as between July and September so you're probably around that time as well.
    Did you use “omnicalculator”? It says I’ll get mine between May and July for some reason! I’m 27 and answered no to all of the other questions. 
  • BrettW
    BrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    anyone got a link to the calculator?
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,605 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2021
    https://www.omnicalculator.com/health/vaccine-queue-uk

    I used this but not sure how accurate it is

    Just search Google for “Covid vaccine calculator” to find others
  • BrettW
    BrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    Just found it - mine says between February and March
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,288 Disability Gamechanger
    Mine says between end jan and mid feb 
  • BrettW
    BrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    edited January 2021
    janer1967 said:
    @Sparklebright63

    My mum had to wait for 10 min after the injection think this is normal procedure 

    Your gp should be able to advise if you are suitable to have it 
    I had to do the same with my Flu jab @janer1967 Apparently most people will have a reaction to it in 10 minutes if they are going to have one

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