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12 minutes ago, Scarab said:

 

I think the reason is that for some (the young) the MHRA seem to be saying that this might not be the case (depending on your definition of "vastly"!).

 

 

I think the MHFA are being exceedingly cautious because, as yet, there is insufficient data on the AZ vaccine and it’s  use on the younger members of society.  

Experience is something you acquire after you have an urgent need for it.

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On 11/04/2021 at 17:42, Mr Plodd said:

Alan.

 

A reasonable quantity of good quality Gin, with a Fever Tree mixer is a very good treatment for your particular ailment.  The benefit is somewhat transient, but the treatment can be repeated at will.

You were right. The simple treatment of visiting that pub building for lunch today has worked wonders. I’m cured yippee! 

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I am doing my second stint providing a transport service for a nurse to go around the housebound of the town to give them their second injection.  

 

Amazing how many of these “housebound” have a car (or more) parked on their driveways. Even if they don’t drive clearly [I]someone[/I] in the house does, so they could easily get to a vaccination hub rather than expect someone to come to them couldn’t they?? 

Experience is something you acquire after you have an urgent need for it.

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25 minutes ago, Mr Plodd said:

I am doing my second stint providing a transport service for a nurse to go around the housebound of the town to give them their second injection.  

 

Amazing how many of these “housebound” have a car (or more) parked on their driveways. Even if they don’t drive clearly [I]someone[/I] in the house does, so they could easily get to a vaccination hub rather than expect someone to come to them couldn’t they?? 

The clue here is in the fact they are housebound - “unable to leave one's house, typically due to illness or old age”

You did a good deed therefore 😊

Cheers, Martin

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4 minutes ago, MartinJB said:

The clue here is in the fact they are housebound - “unable to leave one's house, typically due to illness or old age”

You did a good deed therefore 😊

my neighbour is housebound, she is unable to go out on her own and she gets help for a lot of things  around the house. Although her son has a family and works he is very good to her and helps where he can.  He took her up  in the car for her to have her jabs, she just made sure she made the appointment that was okay for him ti do it. 

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5 minutes ago, joanie said:

my neighbour is housebound, she is unable to go out on her own and she gets help for a lot of things  around the house. Although her son has a family and works he is very good to her and helps where he can.  He took her up  in the car for her to have her jabs, she just made sure she made the appointment that was okay for him ti do it. 

As they say one size does not fit all, I still think Andy did a good deed for those needy. 

Cheers, Martin

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Had my second pfiser jab last week. It seems that the side effects come with the second jab wheres AZ it comes with the first.

But thankfully, I only experienced a pain in the arm for 24hrs at the site of the injection.

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14 hours ago, Mr Plodd said:

Amazing how many of these “housebound” have a car (or more) parked on their driveways. Even if they don’t drive clearly [I]someone[/I] in the house does, so they could easily get to a vaccination hub rather than expect someone to come to them couldn’t they?? 

We have a neighbour who does not drive but still has a car in the driveway. Her husband passed away last year so very much needed someone to drive her to receive a jab. In the example you gave, it could very well be that the 'someone' referred to was actually at work, trapped abroad, or unable to drive for some other reason when transport was needed to attend an appointment for a jab. Sometimes we may jump to conclusions that are inappropriate, so probably best not to judge if we're not in possession of all the facts.

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7 minutes ago, Gordon said:

We have a neighbour who does not drive but still has a car in the driveway. Her husband passed away last year so very much needed someone to drive her to receive a jab. In the example you gave, it could very well be that the 'someone' referred to was actually at work, trapped abroad, or unable to drive for some other reason when transport was needed to attend an appointment for a jab. Sometimes we may jump to conclusions that are inappropriate, so probably best not to judge if we're not in possession of all the facts.

 

A fair point, but some houses had 3 cars on the driveway. 

Experience is something you acquire after you have an urgent need for it.

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25 minutes ago, Mr Plodd said:

A fair point, but some houses had 3 cars on the driveway. 

I take your point but there are four vehicles at my home, yet I am the only driver, so we really should not assume . . .

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2 hours ago, Gordon said:

I take your point but there are four vehicles at my home, yet I am the only driver, so we really should not assume . . .

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On 20/04/2021 at 20:32, Mr Plodd said:

I am doing my second stint providing a transport service for a nurse to go around the housebound of the town to give them their second injection.  

 

Amazing how many of these “housebound” have a car (or more) parked on their driveways. Even if they don’t drive clearly [I]someone[/I] in the house does, so they could easily get to a vaccination hub rather than expect someone to come to them couldn’t they?? 

 

I had a call several weeks ago asking if my husband and I could go to Salisbury Cathedral for our vaccinations.   When I enquired whether I could park at the entrance I was told that the disabled car park was 400 metres away but a buggy was provided to take people to the cathedral.  I explained that my husband would not have been able to climb up onto a buggy.    She asked if I could get my vaccination done at the cathedral and I  mentioned I didn't want to leave my husband on his own for up to 2 hours whilst I drove to and from the City, found parking, got taken on the buggy to the entrance  and then joined a queue, etc.   My husband had been having quite a few falls and leaving him alone was not and still is not an option, but I offered to take him and myself to the surgery for our vaccinations, as parking is very close to the entrance, but she said she would arrange a home visit for both of us.   

 

I was surprised that they picked somewhere to vaccinate people in the middle of the City without parking outside.   Those elderly or disabled people living in villages several miles from the centre could have been vaccinated somewhere more accessible.   They could have made use of village halls, public houses or surgeries that have closed recently.   Not all people in villages have cars and the buses are very few and far between.

Where there are cars on driveways, it doesn't necessarily mean that the owner or driver lives in that house.  Some people rent their drives out especially if their house is near a station.   Others might let their neighbours use their drive for free.   Some people may be ill or injured and unable to drive until they are well.   

 

I agree very much with Gordon's comment:  "Sometimes we may jump to conclusions that are inappropriate, so probably best not to judge if we're not in possession of all the facts."

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They deliberately went for large local places to vaccinate rather than smaller places. It was done, I believe, to increase the number vaccinated per day. In S Cumbria my first was in a local centre and the second in a larger location in a shopping centre. 

 

Hence the move away from smaller more local venues. 

Graham

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2 minutes ago, WispMan said:

They deliberately went for large local places to vaccinate rather than smaller places. It was done, I believe, to increase the number vaccinated per day. In S Cumbria my first was in a local centre and the second in a larger location in a shopping centre. 

 

Hence the move away from smaller more local venues. 

 

It depends what you call  "local centres".  The cathedral is about 10 miles from where we live and some villages are further out than us!  They haven't "moved away" from having local venues, as they just didn't have any local ones in the Salisbury area.   

 

They showed  people queuing for their vaccinations outside the cathedral  on TV.   How can people  queue if they cannot walk very far or stand for very long?  My husband doesn't have a wheelchair as I wouldn't be able to push him because I am disabled too.   I would say that at least 80% of our villagers are over 65 so something nearer and easier to park may have cut down on home visits.  

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We had ours at the Lincs show ground in a large hall. They were doing about 700 people a day. It is far easier logistically to do many people this way than to do a few at lots of small centres. Here though car parking was good and next to the hall. Having it at our GP was not an option as they have not been doing anything for nearly 14 months and being a smallish building, the ventilation is not as good as a large hall so the risk of catching covid would be higher.

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4 hours ago, Paulines7 said:

 

It depends what you call  "local centres".  The cathedral is about 10 miles from where we live and some villages are further out than us!  They haven't "moved away" from having local venues, as they just didn't have any local ones in the Salisbury area.   

 

 

 

I travelled over 20 miles for my vaccination, and was more than happy to do so. 

Experience is something you acquire after you have an urgent need for it.

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Had my 2nd jab on Thursday at the same place I had my first, the local smallish hospital three miles away.

other half having his next Thursday at the same place he had his first, the local sports centre four miles away.

Both had Pfizer, no idea why the different locations but we’re not complaining.

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12 hours ago, Mr Plodd said:

I travelled over 20 miles for my vaccination, and was more than happy to do so. 

I would have done the same BUT instead my wife had to travel 5 miles out of town to a small village hall for her jab, and I was sent 9 miles in the opposite direction to a sports stadium for mine - our surgery is half a mile from our house in town and situated adjacent to a community hall that has remained securely locked and unused by anybody for many months, despite being large and having an open parking area opposite. There was no public transport to either location where we were vaccinated, so without our own transport there would have been a significant problem for both of us. This is not a complaint but rather, an observation that things have not been ideal for many people as often the choice of vaccination centres have not been well thought through.

 

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my OH had his at the surgery but I had mine at the local council offices, which I thought was a great idea.  They took over the ground floor although the council workers were still using the rest of the building.  They were so organised it was fantastic, the parking was at a nearby sports centre .

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2 minutes ago, joanie said:

my OH had his at the surgery but I had mine at the local council offices, which I thought was a great idea.  They took over the ground floor although the council workers were still using the rest of the building.  They were so organised it was fantastic, the parking was at a nearby sports centre .

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On 24/04/2021 at 19:43, Mr Plodd said:

 

I travelled over 20 miles for my vaccination, and was more than happy to do so. 

I would have travelled for over 50 miles to get my vaccination done if it had disabled parking next door and I didn't have to leave my husband on his own at home.   Given that he is getting more housebound, takes about 20 minutes to get in the car, is in pain every time I drive over a bump in the road and cannot walk more than a few steps,  a home visit as suggested by the doctor,  was the best option.   

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I had my second AZ jab 4 days ago, and just like the first jab - no side effects.

Maybe I got the placebo instead of the real thing ? :)

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Had a phone call yesterday afternoon, (Weds 28th), "We can see you've got an appointment for your second jab on Friday 30th, can you possibly come in this afternoon as we've had a "no show" and we don't want to waste a jab." As I live 80 yards from the surgery, I put my boots on and walked there. Doctor was waiting inside the door and she led me into the consultation room. Quick check to see if I'd had any reaction to the first jab, needle in the arm, information added to my card and a very big thank you for coming in at short notice. Returned home and the kettle hadn't even finished boiling for a cup of tea. Still no reaction at all this morning, (fingers crossed!!) Just waiting for the booster jab now as announced on the news yesterday.:):)

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Away in the caravan at present. Heading off for second jab after lunch! Only 25 miles!

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My youngest son, who lives in Salisbury, had a letter to ring for an appointment yesterday.  When he rang up, there were none in Salisbury so they offered the Isle of Wight or Portsmouth.   He doesn't have a car,  has a very limited income because he has mental health problems and cannot work.    How is he expected to get to one of those places?  My eldest son, who lives in the centre of Southampton, also rang me last night and he said that when he rang up for an appointment,  they offered him Salisbury!   It just doesn't make sense!

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