flu vaccination

Haven’t had a flu vaccination for years. I tried it once but then got severe dandruff. I don’t know whether that is connected but it put me off.

Managed to cope with winter illness by exercising and keeping the body busy. Of course that is hard when we have lock-down, gyms and pools are closed. Apparently there is a debate in parliament about this on Monday, 23. November 2020 as a lot of people are cheesed off about gyms and pools being closed.

Just as Adam Peaty managed to set a new 100 m breaststroke short course record only last week. We are all fuming, we can’t get into pools.

That is me as official at the British summer champs.

Now I am gettting these letters, telling me that I need to book a flu vaccination because it is advisable

I go on one of the countless health apps. There is

My GP – NHS – Patient Access – NHS Covid and now also Healthily.

Why is it not possible to opt for digital letters from the NHS via the NHS app? Why do I need to go onto healthily?

Anyhow, when I tried to make an appointment for the flu jab, as those letters more than make people hysterical, I could not get one. The pharmacies are all out of flu vaccine. Doh.

So I can’t get access to the flu jab but I am promised a speedy Covid jap when it comes out. Doh again.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pwei34
    Nov 21, 2020 @ 18:16:31

    As a long term sufferer from Diabetes II and now being over sixty, I’ve received the Flu jab for a number of years. The side effects have been minor, ranging from a slightly swollen upper arm to on other occasions a day or so of feeling off-colour. With this year’s jab, I hadn’t noticed any symptoms (hopefully this is not a reflection on its effectiveness). Eating a good diet and keeping fit are good ways of keeping healthy but do reconsider missing out on your Flu injection.


    • Johanna Kaschke
      Nov 21, 2020 @ 18:21:32

      Thanks for the good advice, I thought I’d explained I just can’t get one, they are out of jabs. Though they sent me 2 letters to get one, when I try to get one, the chemists are out of the vaccines. The earliest I can get one is in December, because chemists are waiting for supplies. Probably you got a preferred treatment if you have a medical condition.
      I reckon in December, there will be long queues outside of local Chemists.


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