1. Home
  2. Chat
  3. What Do You Think of Flu Jabs?

What Do You Think of Flu Jabs?

Ask a Question

I normally get a flu jab as I have asthma, but I am a little bit weary of going into the surgery has anyone had one this year?

beccatavender
16 days ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann198416 days ago

I just booked mine with chemist 12.99 but daughter has hers in gp whice is by appointment only and it’s one in one out

Like
Reply
MrsCraig
MrsCraig16 days ago

My son is getting his next week, he is in the high risk category because of his heart condition. It will be done at the gps, all precautions in place and it is one in, one out and by appointment only.

Like
Reply
1
RegularComper90
RegularComper9016 days ago

I think that if you are fit and healthy with no underlying health conditions, then you don't need a flu jab. But otherwise it's a great idea.

Like
Reply
1
Golfforall
Golfforall16 days ago

But if you catch the flu , how many valuable resources will you use up ? (Tests ,GPs time , Lab time etc ) . All at a time that the NHS could well be stretched to the limit .

If you can do anything to cut down flu its a good idea in my opinion as the symptoms are very similar to COVID .

How many false alarms from folks catching flu will we have this winter , before they , hopefully , find out they just have flu ?

Like
Reply
blacklabrador
blacklabrador16 days ago

I had mine last week, My Gp's was very well organised.

They took my temperature at the door, then told me what number room to go in, I was jabbed before I could even sit down, then ushered out the back door so as not to bump into incoming patients.

I think the whole procedure was done in 90 seconds.

Like
Reply
1
Golfforall
Golfforall16 days ago

A good idea in these times , not that it will protect you against COVID but could well help prevent lots of false alarms as the symptoms are very similar . Got mine booked at Boots Monday .

Don't be wary of the surgery , they are professionals - you can't get near ours without a pre booking , a face mask and a temperature check before entry . Even then its a one way system and distance observance .

Like
Reply
1
TheChimp
TheChimp16 days ago

My surgery set up in the village hall.

I was given an appointment.

Went in the front door, got my jab and went out the back door.

They had 3 jabbing stations, but there was no one else there when I was getting mine.

Everyone was wearing PPE and I had a mask on.

Overall, it was very well organized.

Like
Reply
gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2516 days ago

I think you should get the vaccination beccatavender as the asthma makes you high risk. Wether you go to the GPs or a chemist, everything is well organised and hygienic.

Like
Reply
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap16 days ago

I'm not eligible personally but my partner is getting one next week and my boys getting one at school soon.

If you catch flu and covid you have higher probability of bad outcome

Be safe get the jab

Like
Reply
1
tumblespots
tumblespots16 days ago

Mr T went to ours this morning - a drive through at a local farm; three cars side by side like a toll road. He said it was really busy - but then our doc arranges only two days of flu innoculations so it's not surprising it was busy.

Like
Reply
eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry16 days ago

I had mine done at our local village hall and everything was put in place to make it as quick and safe as possible. Everyone wore masks, all told to use hand sanitiser on way and out and no one sat down.

Like
Reply
1
davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

I had mine two weeks ago "Saturday afternoon" at the health centre my GP is at, needed to phone for a time, presumably so not too many would arrive at the same time. No problems at all - in one door out of another, masks used etc.

Previous years it had been - just turn up on specified Saturday morning.

Like
Reply
Pjran
Pjran15 days ago

I’m glad I’ve read this thread. I must phone my gp to try and get an appointment. My husband had his jab at Boots paid for by his company.

Like
Reply
1
One of the UK's largest deal hunting communities

Join for free to get genuine deals, money saving advice and help from our friendly community

Kelsey, Tom
& Deepak
Founders
Founders of Latest Deals
We use cookies (e.g. personalisation, analytics, social media). Find out more.