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Vaccine yet ?

woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,735 Disability Gamechanger
edited January 19 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.
my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,444 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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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,361 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.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    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.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,145 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 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,735 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 you would hope so would you not?
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,334

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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 Listener
    edited January 19
    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?

  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,648 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. 
  • Sparklebright63Sparklebright63 Member Posts: 41 Listener
    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.

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 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 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 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 
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 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.
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,145 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 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,648 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. 
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    anyone got a link to the calculator?
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,648 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 20
    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
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    Just found it - mine says between February and March
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,145 Disability Gamechanger
    Mine says between end jan and mid feb 
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    edited January 20
    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
  • Sparklebright63Sparklebright63 Member Posts: 41 Listener
    Hi to all,

    Mine says between Feb and June for 2nd dose.
    Thankyou for the info everyone


    Sparklebright63
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    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. 
    Mine is also between May and July now.  It was a few days ago when I checked originally.  I reckon they've updated it as more vaccines are being done per day. 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    That's handy, thanks @66Mustang
    Mine says between 29 jan and 20 Feb.
    Sooner the flippin better ay?
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 770 Pioneering
    I'm not sure how accurate the calculator is as it depends on the vaccines getting through to different areas. According to the calculator I will be called between 29 January and 17 February which is on track with the Government guidelines. I won't hold my breath though  :)
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 770 Pioneering
    @Cress maybe they are calling all Cress' on the 29th January! I just saw your post.  :smiley:
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,735 Disability Gamechanger
    Mine came up as between 28th feb and 31st march, apparently my epilepsy is a condition that pushes me up the list, and probably because i'll be 62 by then. Time will tell.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,648 Disability Gamechanger
    Does anybody know when a mental illness is considered “severe”?

    I don’t know if I have a condition that puts me higher up the list as it is rather vague for mental conditions and just says “severe mental illness”.

    I don’t know if any of my mental illnesses are considered severe.

    To be honest if I got Covid it won’t make any of my mental issues (significantly) worse or vice versa, so I don’t want to take a vaccine off someone who genuinely does need it sooner.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang that's probably something you would need to speak to your dr about  and what order you come in as far as the vscine is concerned  if that's any help 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,648 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @lisathomas50 yes I guess I should ask. I’m being treated for several conditions some of which are not even diagnosed so I don’t know where I stand officially! Like I say though I’m happy to be at the bottom of the list as there are lots people more in need of a vaccine than me.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang if I remember your in your 20s so you probably will be lower down unless your dr thinks its important for you to have 

    Unfortunately I cant have it 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,648 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear that :( why can’t you have it out of interest, unless you’d rather not say? Is it to do with you having had Covid in the past?
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang its for two reasons your right about haveing corona virus its because I have had it more than once and becsusr of ibe of medications  

    The risk is higher if I have it  I have corona virus now aswel 
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    If you've got Covid now @lisathomas50 you will be in the same position as someone who has had the vaccine once you are clear of it - i.e. you will have built up antibodies against it
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    @BrettW this is the 3rd time I have no antibodies  I have lupus so I et anything and everything  the risk is if I have the vaccination it gives you a small amount of the virus  that normal people will fight and build up anti bodies but it could hive it me again 


  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    I thought the vaccine uses an inactive strain of the virus?
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,735 Disability Gamechanger
    I think it has to be said at this point that all GP surgeries are asking people not to contact them regarding the vaccine as we will all be called to get it when its our turn, from what I have read there are very few contra indications with any of the three vaccines, and i must say that i have only ever heard or read about anybody getting Covid three times on this forum.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    @BrettW thsts what i was told i don't know to be fair I only go on what my dr says lol 😅 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,925

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    66Mustang said:
    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
    Thanks for sharing this @66Mustang! This puts me at 28 Feb - 31 March. Didn't think it would be so soon but only time will tell I guess. :)

    Great thread @woodbine - I know a few people that have had the vaccine already. I did see that comedian Jason Manford has volunteered as a driver, taking vulnerable people to the appointments which I thought was great. 
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  • EllestarEllestar Member Posts: 19 Connected
    My dad had his last week, he takes medication for high blood pressure like me, but had no pain, no discomfort and no side effects, he's perfectly ok.
  • EllestarEllestar Member Posts: 19 Connected
    Forgot to mention, my dad is 86. I've checked the calculator and it says I should receive mine between 27th Feb to 31st March. I'm an unpaid carer. I believe my daughter will receive hers the same time as me.
  • Sparklebright63Sparklebright63 Member Posts: 41 Listener
    Hi to all,

    I will be pleased when everyone has had their vaccine then we might get back to some normality in life if you can call it that and be able to mix again really missed seeing family and grandchildren.


    Sparklebright63.
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 754 Pioneering
    I am due to have mine sometime between the end of February and the start of May. Not sure how much difference it will make to our lives while some people are still against the vaccine. I nearly laughed in the face of a friend a few weeks ago when she said that if she had the vaccine it will alter her DNA and she would no longer be completely human, she also refuses to wear a mask and keeps saying that it is no worse than the flu. She then told me she supported Trump and all the rubbish she just told me made sense.
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    The thing people need to remember though and the trap that a lot of people are falling into is they think that this vaccine is going to be some magical, instant cure to the Covid virus. To be fair this is understandable though. The Covid vaccine will just prompt your body to build up antibodies to help you fight off the virus quicker just like the flu vaccine does it wont mean you are immune to it.

    Covid can and does mutate and like the common cold or flu the vaccine will probably need to be altered every couple of years.

    Whilst the vaccine should help stop the massive pandemic currently ongoing its highly likely, that like the common cold or flu viruses we will never totally be rid of Covid
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
  • EllestarEllestar Member Posts: 19 Connected
    I, for one, am well aware that the covid vaccine is not a cure, like the flu vaccine is not a cure. 
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    Ellestar said:
    I, for one, am well aware that the covid vaccine is not a cure, like the flu vaccine is not a cure. 
    You'll be amazed how many people aren't though @Ellestar and I think this is partly due to how the government has marketed the vaccine to the public.
  • EllestarEllestar Member Posts: 19 Connected
    May I say that the government should have made it quite clear, that the vaccine is not a cure 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    BrettW said:
    Ellestar said:
    I, for one, am well aware that the covid vaccine is not a cure, like the flu vaccine is not a cure. 
    You'll be amazed how many people aren't though @Ellestar and I think this is partly due to how the government has marketed the vaccine to the public.
    Completely wrong IMO, the government are marketing this as a miracle cure, and it won't be... I've always said that Boris Johnson is a Clown who needs to lose his job sharpish.

  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    Does anybody know when a mental illness is considered “severe”?

    I don’t know if I have a condition that puts me higher up the list as it is rather vague for mental conditions and just says “severe mental illness”.

    I don’t know if any of my mental illnesses are considered severe.

    To be honest if I got Covid it won’t make any of my mental issues (significantly) worse or vice versa, so I don’t want to take a vaccine off someone who genuinely does need it sooner.
    I saw something on this on the local news.  It's for things like Schizophrenia where the person may not be able to understand what's going on or control themselves fully (socially distancing, hand hygiene, remaining under quarantine etc).  Generally they'll be people in sheltered housing which also increases the risk of transmission.  I would consider one or two of my mental illnesses as severe, but not in a way that they'd make me a higher risk for Covid, it's poorly worded.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    66Mustang said:
    Does anybody know when a mental illness is considered “severe”?

    I don’t know if I have a condition that puts me higher up the list as it is rather vague for mental conditions and just says “severe mental illness”.

    I don’t know if any of my mental illnesses are considered severe.

    To be honest if I got Covid it won’t make any of my mental issues (significantly) worse or vice versa, so I don’t want to take a vaccine off someone who genuinely does need it sooner.
    I saw something on this on the local news.  It's for things like Schizophrenia where the person may not be able to understand what's going on or control themselves fully (socially distancing, hand hygiene, remaining under quarantine etc).  Generally they'll be people in sheltered housing which also increases the risk of transmission.  I would consider one or two of my mental illnesses as severe, but not in a way that they'd make me a higher risk for Covid, it's poorly worded.
    I have a very distant cousin on Mum's side who's Schizophrenic and lives in secure accommodation somewhere.



  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    I agree they should but there's so much information flying around from various sources about Covid that rumours and incorrect assumptions were bound to be made. Sadly this is one of those situations where social media hasn't been that helpful either.

    The amount of conspiracy theories out there alone is staggering. People are making wild claims about the vaccine altering your DNA, that the vaccine is just a way for the government to implant you with a tracking device, all sorts of things and some people simply choose to believe them.

    A quick scan through Youtube will find you many posts where people are saying things like 'I cant wait to have my vaccine so I can go out and do blah blah because I cant catch it'. It's frightening.

    It's a scary time for everyone and people like us who are even more vulnerable should we unfortunately contract it need do be even more vigilant than most.
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    BrettW said:
    Ellestar said:
    I, for one, am well aware that the covid vaccine is not a cure, like the flu vaccine is not a cure. 
    You'll be amazed how many people aren't though @Ellestar and I think this is partly due to how the government has marketed the vaccine to the public.
    Completely wrong IMO, the government are marketing this as a miracle cure, and it won't be... I've always said that Boris Johnson is a Clown who needs to lose his job sharpish.

    Thats exactly the point I was making MrAllen. The government have marketed this vaccine as a miracle cure and this is why some people are assuming that once they have the vaccine they will be unaffected by Covid
  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Member Posts: 903 Pioneering
    I had my call yesterday offering me a vaccine I am only 68 so was a little surprised. I had it today at my doctors surgery and my wife who I was taking to the surgery for her diabetes check up hadn't had a call, bur asked if she could get hers as well while she was there. She got it and she is only 62. I do have some health issues, but not as much as most. There was a big queue for the health team organising it are doing a lot of people from the surrounding area. Not just those who are registered with the surgery. I am still finding it hard to walk and was escorted in and sent to the head of the queue and had it earlier than the time I was given.  
    A great deal of people waiting seemed to be even younger than me, so I don't understand how they do the selection. Get the vaccine if you are offered it, there are no problems with it.

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious my mum has dementia  and kept going out all the time she lived with me for three months with me now she has gone to live with my brother she has had the first vacinstion now  but doest understand  why she can't go where she wants  in her mind she thinks its my brother stopping her going out she is 83
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    I think all we can resly do is wait to see how things do work out when everyone has had the vacine before we resly know anything  
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    I,m en east central Scotland and the government text me yesterday to say my vaccine will be available in the middle of February ...but they added that the vaccine will not stop me catching the virus and I must continue to wear a mask if I,m outdoors ( I have not been outdoors since last February ....and nobody comes into our house ) The family get us anything we need but they leave it at the front door👍  
    A friend of ours ( she is 82) has been offered the vaccination next week and her second vaccine in April ....but another friend ( 86) has not been offered the vaccine as yet .
    The government up here are having problems with logistics.🙄🤔😟
    Please Stay Safe 👍
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    @Seanchai at least your doctor has informed you which is a good thing stay safe 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    @Seanchai sorry government not dr 
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    I'm glad it all went well for you and your wife @Dragonslayer :) 
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,444 Disability Gamechanger
    Got an appointment to have the vaccine this Saturday... which is my birthday too :)
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,735 Disability Gamechanger
    BrettW said:
    Ellestar said:
    I, for one, am well aware that the covid vaccine is not a cure, like the flu vaccine is not a cure. 
    You'll be amazed how many people aren't though @Ellestar and I think this is partly due to how the government has marketed the vaccine to the public.
    Completely wrong IMO, the government are marketing this as a miracle cure, and it won't be... I've always said that Boris Johnson is a Clown who needs to lose his job sharpish.

    without getting to political who would you want to see replace him and why?
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • EllestarEllestar Member Posts: 19 Connected
    Happy Birthday 🎈🎉 for Saturday Ami2301.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine to be fair boris Johnson has had a rough time of it copeing with brexit haveing corona virus himself at the beginig and dealing with a major pandemic  i dont think any one could do any better 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,334

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    @Dragonslayer Glad to hear you had the vaccine and accommodations were made for your mobility needs :)  

    @Ami2301 Ooooh birthday eh?!  Should I order a virtual Colin the Caterpillar for Saturday?  :D
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    @Dragonslayer Glad to hear you had the vaccine and accommodations were made for your mobility needs :)  

    @Ami2301 Ooooh birthday eh?!  Should I order a virtual Colin the Caterpillar for Saturday?  :D
    Who or what is Colin the Caterpillar? :confused:


  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,735 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine to be fair boris Johnson has had a rough time of it copeing with brexit haveing corona virus himself at the beginig and dealing with a major pandemic  i dont think any one could do any better 
    my point exactly
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,145 Disability Gamechanger
    @MrAllen1976

    Colin the Caterpillar is a birthday cake been sold for years now think they are in asda but others do something very similar 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,444 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @Ellestar :) oooh please do @Cher_Scope thats if I manage to nab a piece before it's all gone :D
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  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    Got to be honest the Colin the Caterpillar threw me as well. I'd never heard of him lol. You can never have enough birthday cake :smiley:
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 770 Pioneering
    "Colin the Caterpillar" is a chocolate roll cake sold by British store Marks & Spencer. More than 15 million cakes have been sold since it was introduced in 1990. Wikipedia
    Main ingredients: chocolate sponge cake, buttercream and shell; white chocolate
    Created by: Marks & Spencer
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,145 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cressida

    Thanks for that and giving the right info 

    Think lots of other retailers have copied and made their own versions since 

    I know I got one in aldi but it wasnt as nice 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,261 Pioneering
    I am happy to wait my turn and believe that when the medics see it appropriate they will call me. It is important that we get those most at risk vaccinated first and then build on from there. People need to continue to follow government guidelines and look out for each other, sadly not everyone views the situation in this way. I hope everyone continues to remain well. Thank you. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,161

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    It was my birthday on Tuesday, and we had Clyde the Caterpillar :) 

    To answer the OP, I haven't had the vaccine yet, I'll probably be amongst the last. However my partner, a front line worker, has her first dose on Monday.
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,361 Disability Gamechanger
    Belated happy birthday @Ross_Scope 🥳
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,735 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 22
    and from me @Ross_Scope a very happy belated birthday hope the day went well, and the coming year is a massive improvement on the last one  :)
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    Well from look of news reports today wales could be on lock until Easter or even longer  its slow going with the vacine here and then we get a snow warning lol the beauty of wales 😆 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,161

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    Thank you @leeCal and @woodbine, it was lovely thank you. Yes, coming here made it a definite upgrade :) 
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,261 Pioneering
    Happy belated birthday @Ross_Scope, hope you had a good one :) Thank you. 
  • EllestarEllestar Member Posts: 19 Connected
    Happy belated birthday Ross - scope.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    @WestHam06 I have family members who are frontlune NHS and key workers and  your words will mean alot 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    Well said! @WestHam06
    I had to have a tooth out yesterday and the dentist was talking about her son, I remember thinking, "that's scary, having to work in such close proximity to patients and then going home to your child at the end of each day"
    It would worry me sick!
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,835 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cress hotels in wales have allowed ftontline workers to stay so that it cuts down the risk of  passing the virus to family members  which has been really good 
  • EllestarEllestar Member Posts: 19 Connected
    I still have this in my window, and it's staying there for a while yet.

  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 770 Pioneering
    janer1967 said:
    @Cressida

    Thanks for that and giving the right info 

    Think lots of other retailers have copied and made their own versions since 

    I know I got one in aldi but it wasnt as nice 
    Lol I hope it didn't seem pedantic! I found out 2 of my work colleagues were having an affair when she left a caterpillar cake outside his office door :) on his birthday. He was embarassed and gave me the cake which I bought home for my son! 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,261 Pioneering
    edited January 22
    I understand what you mean @Cress, and it's only when you hear of real life stories such as the one you mention that it really brings it home. The risk they are being asked to take on a daily basis, it's hard to comprehend. Hope you are ok after having your tooth out. Thank you.
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