How many have been vaccinated so far?

How many have been vaccinated so far?

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Alucidnation

15,881 posts

134 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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The better half has just received her invite for the vaccination, but she got a letter.

I got a text with a link that took me straight to the booking page.

We are both registered at the same docs as well.

Jordan210

2,838 posts

147 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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When are we due to get Novavax ?



Ahonen

4,754 posts

243 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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A friend of ours in Lincolnshire received her invitation to be vaccinated yesterday. She's 39, in perfect health and works as an accountant. She, like us, is very surprised and can't believe that everyone older than her in her village has already been jabbed.

vaud

39,833 posts

119 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Ahonen said:
A friend of ours in Lincolnshire received her invitation to be vaccinated yesterday. She's 39, in perfect health and works as an accountant. She, like us, is very surprised and can't believe that everyone older than her in her village has already been jabbed.
It's possible there is an error in her records (error when records were transcribed from paper to electronic) or she had a childhood condition (e.g asthma) that has caused her to be flagged?

towser44

2,271 posts

79 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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vaud said:
Ahonen said:
A friend of ours in Lincolnshire received her invitation to be vaccinated yesterday. She's 39, in perfect health and works as an accountant. She, like us, is very surprised and can't believe that everyone older than her in her village has already been jabbed.
It's possible there is an error in her records (error when records were transcribed from paper to electronic) or she had a childhood condition (e.g asthma) that has caused her to be flagged?
I got a call yesterday inviting me for a jab on Thursday. I'm 38, live in Cheshire, but I do get the flu jab for free every year due to a couple of bouts of bronchitis about 9-10 years ago. Had to turn down as it was too short notice as I'll be in work that day.

ch37

7,136 posts

185 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Alucidnation said:
The better half has just received her invite for the vaccination, but she got a letter.

I got a text with a link that took me straight to the booking page.

We are both registered at the same docs as well.
Seems to be a mixture of the systems on the go.

Locally (Wiltshire) it seems to be a fairly generic, presumably national, NHS letter first which ends up pointing you to online booking at a super centre, followed up reasonably quickly by a text/call from the local GP offering an appointment at the actual GP or other local location.

My guess is, if you've already been contacted locally because they're doing well in the area, the central letter may never arrive.

In these parts a lot of folk are ignoring the central NHS letter as the nearest super centre is quite some distance away (none in the county) and word has got round that it's rarely a week at most before you get contacted by your GP for a local appointment, that is typically before the earliest available super centre one anyway.

Not a complaint, by the way, the system seems to be working and offers the choice of travelling further away if you're able, or waiting a small amount of additional time for an appointment within a couple of miles at most.

Ahonen

4,754 posts

243 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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vaud said:
Ahonen said:
A friend of ours in Lincolnshire received her invitation to be vaccinated yesterday. She's 39, in perfect health and works as an accountant. She, like us, is very surprised and can't believe that everyone older than her in her village has already been jabbed.
It's possible there is an error in her records (error when records were transcribed from paper to electronic) or she had a childhood condition (e.g asthma) that has caused her to be flagged?
She doesn't have any history of medical issues as far as I know. The amusing thing for her was that her jab is only going to be three weeks after her mother, who's in her mid 60s.

She should check they don't have her height down as 5.4 inches though, I guess. That would bump the BMI up a tad.

djohnson

3,049 posts

187 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Ahonen said:
A friend of ours in Lincolnshire received her invitation to be vaccinated yesterday. She's 39, in perfect health and works as an accountant. She, like us, is very surprised and can't believe that everyone older than her in her village has already been jabbed.
In receipt of carers allowance? That’d explain it.

ukbabz

1,211 posts

90 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MiniMan64 said:
Total UK numbers? They must be getting low as I can't find them reported anywhere!
https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/deaths

Go to deaths by date reported. It'll give you UK totals or broken down per country


essayer

7,084 posts

158 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Off for mine today

I heard a rumour that turning up with an uninvited guest (lower down the list..) might mean they get theirs too if there are cancellations earlier in the day, is there any truth in this ?

HappyMidget

5,883 posts

79 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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essayer said:
Off for mine today

I heard a rumour that turning up with an uninvited guest (lower down the list..) might mean they get theirs too if there are cancellations earlier in the day, is there any truth in this ?
It has happened. Have told my wife to book a late evening appt so I can go with her and get a spare jag if going biggrin

Alucidnation

15,881 posts

134 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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essayer said:
Off for mine today

I heard a rumour that turning up with an uninvited guest (lower down the list..) might mean they get theirs too if there are cancellations earlier in the day, is there any truth in this ?
Yep!

A friend of ours took their mum down for theirs and she got offered the jab too as it was late afternoon with some spares available.

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Greendubber

10,625 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Had mine yesterday, feel absolutely awful today!

rscott

11,687 posts

155 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I'm expecting to get my invite fairly soon (under 50, no health conditions which mean I get priority). The district I'm in has, amazingly, vaccinated around 50% of all adults already. It's second in the entire country in that respect.

We do have a more elderly population than most, which probably explains it.

don'tbesilly

12,110 posts

127 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Greendubber

10,625 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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essayer said:
Off for mine today

I heard a rumour that turning up with an uninvited guest (lower down the list..) might mean they get theirs too if there are cancellations earlier in the day, is there any truth in this ?
There are spares at the end of the day, they tend to dish them out to police etc rather than chucking them away so I'm sure you'd be OK.

Luckily where I am they've got a vaccination centre that front line occupations can simply book in and bet jabbed which is nice.

Lily the Pink

3,573 posts

134 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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HappyMidget said:
Have told my wife to book a late evening appt so I can go with her and get a spare jag if going biggrin
Ooh, could you get one for me too please - an XF would do nicely.

HappyMidget

5,883 posts

79 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Lily the Pink said:
HappyMidget said:
Have told my wife to book a late evening appt so I can go with her and get a spare jag if going biggrin
Ooh, could you get one for me too please - an XF would do nicely.
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BoRED S2upid

16,502 posts

204 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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vaud said:
Ahonen said:
A friend of ours in Lincolnshire received her invitation to be vaccinated yesterday. She's 39, in perfect health and works as an accountant. She, like us, is very surprised and can't believe that everyone older than her in her village has already been jabbed.
It's possible there is an error in her records (error when records were transcribed from paper to electronic) or she had a childhood condition (e.g asthma) that has caused her to be flagged?
Nope. Plenty under 40’s are being called now with no health conditions. It’s a bit of a postcode lottery but they are being called across the country.

Gareth79

5,531 posts

210 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Boringvolvodriver said:
Given that I do not fit any of the above criteria, why should I have the vaccine and why do the NHS think that I should when the guidance says otherwise?

Maybe they think that most people won’t read the accompanying leaflet?
Apparently the advice is to not bother anyone with questioning why you have been invited, it generates too much work to check, cancel and rebook, just get the vaccine.