Flu jabs - not too late

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Flu jabs - not too late

Postby AmandaClare » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:21 pm

Hi everyone

I was reading New Scientist today and it sounds like this year's 'Aussie flu' is a nasty one. And the NHS is already struggling. Their advice is to get a jab now if you haven't already.

Mine is free of course and my son gets one at school, but my partner pays for one - for his own sake but also to lessen the chances of it coming into the household.

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Re: Flu jabs - not too late

Postby wagolynn » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:52 pm

AmandaClare wrote:Hi everyone

I was reading New Scientist today and it sounds like this year's 'Aussie flu' is a nasty one. And the NHS is already struggling. Their advice is to get a jab now if you haven't already.

Mine is free of course and my son gets one at school, but my partner pays for one - for his own sake but also to lessen the chances of it coming into the household.

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Re: Flu jabs - not too late

Postby rheaybou » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:54 pm

Yes. Anyone Living with a transplant patient gets the option for a free flu jab.

Partner and daughter both have theirs each year, get them the same time I do.
Now 35 with Alports and I had my first kidney-versary 18th feb 2013....I hope to have many more.

My living donor and his family are doing all well.

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Re: Flu jabs - not too late

Postby AmandaClare » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:48 pm

Ah, never realised that. He sometimes gets one free at work, sometimes is out of the office that day and pays in Boots, so he's never been to the GP surgery or our regular pharmacist who might have said.
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Re: Flu jabs - not too late

Postby JMan » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:38 pm

I had one early on, at GP, who sort of treated me as an odd creature turning up JUST for a flu jab !

Partner got hers done at local chemist

Have still had 6 months of flu like symptoms, severe breathing problems and strange chest infection that showed no sign of infection, and suddenly got diagnosed with high thyroid function.

Last year strains came in from China, and America that weren't in the UK jab.

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Re: Flu jabs - not too late

Postby AmandaClare » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:20 pm

Hi JMan

Yes, I heard on the radio today that this year's jab isn't actually very effective at all. But the advice is still to get one since a small benefit is better than no benefit... The kids' nasal spray is far more effective apparently.

I've had years of being hyperthyroid, controlled by meds, and finally had a total thyroidectomy in November. I'm glad to be rid of the thing. Do they think that's causing your nasty symptoms?

Hope you feel better soon.

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Re: Flu jabs - not too late

Postby JMan » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:58 pm

Part and part I think.. I wasn't functioning which is unusual for me even at the worst of times. Or not for a long a period as this time.

They'll never get it right, but yes if it helps a percentage thats great, although the human population isn't exactly at a critical point is it:D Bigger picture an all:)

I had the other ones, the parathyroids out years ago.. So what brought on this sudden change, or recent diagnosis I really don't know.
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