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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 05:32 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 10,802
Posted By Clare
Changed again, no sooner had we booked we had a...

Changed again, no sooner had we booked we had a phone call from GP and mum now booked there on Friday which is better for mum.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 05:04 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 10,802
Posted By Clare
Just managed to book via the nhs booking service...

Just managed to book via the nhs booking service (wonít let you book if youíre not eligible) for the super vaccine hub rather than wait for the GP. I can take mum and feel this is the best option as...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 04:13 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 10,802
Posted By Clare
Our area is very far behind, started quickly on...

Our area is very far behind, started quickly on the 80s and over but still finishing. Over 75s hopefully starting next weekend but not yet confirmed. We have a very high 70+ population. Posted...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 04:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,054
Posted By Clare
Our surgery still hasn't started the 75+ group,...

Our surgery still hasn't started the 75+ group, very little vaccine delivered for 1000s of patients on their books. Unless patients suddenly start getting sent to 'super hubs' I really can't see...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Jan 21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Clare
Unfortunately nothing surprises me but with the...

Unfortunately nothing surprises me but with the media coverage showing heartbreaking and horrific scenes from hospitals people are frightened.

However the priority list is there for a reason. ...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Jan 21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,788
Views: 190,901
Posted By Clare
Thank you for explaining, that makes sense and is...

Thank you for explaining, that makes sense and is obviously only right and a priority. I think frustration (from a patients perspective) comes from hearing from their friends at other surgeries...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Jan 21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 10,802
Posted By Clare
Our area apparently now has the roll out Ďon...

Our area apparently now has the roll out Ďon holdí, whatever that means.

I really wish they hadnít given a Ďmid Februaryí deadline for all the over 80s, 70ís, care home residents, etc. The not...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Jan 21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,788
Views: 190,901
Posted By Clare
I'm not holding much hope in the mid Feb vaccine...

I'm not holding much hope in the mid Feb vaccine deadline. We've been told this morning the roll out in our area to the 70s and over has 'ground to a halt' with no timescale for commencing Doesn't...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Jan 21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 10,802
Posted By Clare
Our surgery is sharing a hub with over 8 other...

Our surgery is sharing a hub with over 8 other local surgeries, they are all getting an allocation of vaccine at said hub. Problem appears to be some surgeries have smaller demographic of each age...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Jan 21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Clare
Ours unfortunately (London Borough) is falling...

Ours unfortunately (London Borough) is falling behind, still working through the 80s and over. A neighbouring non London Borough is now on the 70s and those shielding.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Jan 21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,655
Posted By Clare
Iíd love to return to Florida but what worries...

Iíd love to return to Florida but what worries me, if I went and came down with Covid whilst on holiday and ended up unwell enough to need medical care, yes insurance will cover (obviously ensuring...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Jan 21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By Clare
I canít answer for all areas but I know where I...

I canít answer for all areas but I know where I live the vast majority of care home/community staff have now been vaccinated. I donít think though the transmission is fully known with the vaccines...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Jan 21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By Clare
Vaccinations were always going to be contentious...

Vaccinations were always going to be contentious and emotive, we all have our own thoughts and priorities, but I feel itís a dangerous situation when as individuals we start to place more value over...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Jan 21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By Clare
Iím sure I read a paper (medical related) a while...

Iím sure I read a paper (medical related) a while back but canít find it now that some countries are having different ages impacted most, in the UK it remains the elderly and basically anyone over...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,425
Posted By Clare
Tbh although Iíve a holiday booked thatís the...

Tbh although Iíve a holiday booked thatís the least of my concerns, Iím clinically vulnerable, I just want to have some decent protection against potentially becoming seriously ill with Covid to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Clare
Dad doesnít go out as itís impossible to do so...

Dad doesnít go out as itís impossible to do so Ďcarefullyí in our immediate area, too many people, not socially distancing. He just sticks to a few laps of our garden as thankfully weíve a good...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 10,802
Posted By Clare
Was told by Dads nurse this morning the over 75...

Was told by Dads nurse this morning the over 75 letters are being sent out imminently re the booking service.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 10,802
Posted By Clare
Our surgery has the groups it's currently working...

Our surgery has the groups it's currently working on listed
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 10,802
Posted By Clare
Our area is an outer London Borough and is...

Our area is an outer London Borough and is densely populated with a large number of 80+ (and 70+), together with NHS and social care staff, all the local surgeries (via 1 Community hub) are still...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,054
Posted By Clare
That was how I took it too, through medic friends...

That was how I took it too, through medic friends I am aware in my area all NHS staff have to go through the designated community hubs. There are still in my area staff waiting to be called for...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Jan 21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,054
Posted By Clare
Disgraceful. I think some people think the...

Disgraceful.

I think some people think the one dose vaccine will stop then getting Covid completely when the main aim currently is to prevent severe illness/mortality in the high risk groups. She...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Jan 21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,236
Posted By Clare
Current wording: Occupational vaccination...

Current wording:

Occupational vaccination (other than frontline health and social care workers)
The committee considered evidence on the risk of exposure and risk of mortality by occupation...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Jan 21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,236
Posted By Clare
I really hope it doesnít change Carolyn, in a way...

I really hope it doesnít change Carolyn, in a way Iím feeling if that happens we are being thrown on the scrap heap if our priority status changes. Letís face it thereís been so many u turns but,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Jan 21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,236
Posted By Clare
Feel a bit brighter this morning, from what I'm...

Feel a bit brighter this morning, from what I'm hearing the priority is still highest risk which starts with age, main 4 groups absolute highest, vulnerable re severity of illness or mortality to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,236
Posted By Clare
It's a very difficult and emotive subject, I'm...

It's a very difficult and emotive subject, I'm clinically vulnerable with an increased risk of serious illness or mortality. I've worked all my working life and continue to do so, albeit currently...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,236
Posted By Clare
Thatís how Iím reading the website updated again...

Thatís how Iím reading the website updated again today, the clinically vulnerable shown as under 65 with underlying conditions (a very precise list - still at a higher risk of serious...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,236
Posted By Clare
Watched this earlier today, government is...

Watched this earlier today, government is following the JCVI re priority to those most at risk of serious illness/hospitalisation/mortality. Posted this the other day but on one of the government...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By Clare
Dad is on the shielding programme, he has now had...

Dad is on the shielding programme, he has now had 2 shots but has been told by his medics to ďcontinue shieldingĒ until further notice.
Forum: UK Holiday Planning 12 Jan 21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
Posted By Clare
Another vote for the Corinthia. Beautiful...

Another vote for the Corinthia. Beautiful setting, relaxing non rushed ambiance, service was discreet but we were made to feel special, like we were the serverís only customers, but not in a false...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Jan 21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,713
Posted By Clare
Exactly how I take it, and the advice my family...

Exactly how I take it, and the advice my family were given. However Iím obviously not a medical or virology expert. Thereís numerous articles online about (some) masks reducing the viral load, the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Jan 21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,040
Posted By Clare
Sorry for any confusion as I wasn't really clear...

Sorry for any confusion as I wasn't really clear.

By taking responsibility for myself and my family's wellbeing I mean we haven't waited to be told to be careful, don't do this or that, we have...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 10,802
Posted By Clare
We had a text message for Dad (my mobile is...

We had a text message for Dad (my mobile is registered for him) but our surgery called those not on mobiles. Iíve just read in the media that letters are now being sent out via a central hub to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,177
Posted By Clare
Interesting that the wording on the vaccine roll...

Interesting that the wording on the vaccine roll out priority groups has changed, now goes up to under 65 year olds with underlying conditions, but after that the groups 7,8,9 have been replaced with...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Clare
Really good news.

Really good news.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 10,802
Posted By Clare
Mine has a high number of 80+, from what I've...

Mine has a high number of 80+, from what I've been told they started in age order within that group (Dad has been done) they are still working on that age group, they also have a large number of 70+...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,658
Posted By Clare
Agree, as well as previously healthy younger...

Agree, as well as previously healthy younger people recovering but left with long covid.

There was an interesting article online by a Dr reminding that its dangerous to assume only the elderly or...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,339
Posted By Clare
One of our neighbours had their second dose...

One of our neighbours had their second dose yesterday and had exactly same as you but just with their second dose, nothing with their first.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,339
Posted By Clare
Dad has now had his second jab, he has suffered...

Dad has now had his second jab, he has suffered not even a sore arm. It was good to see the vaccine centre has definitely Ďramped upí with significantly more people having their vaccine compared to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,040
Posted By Clare
Since day 1 myself and my family have taken...

Since day 1 myself and my family have taken responsibility for our own wellbeing and will continue to do so.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Jan 21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,917
Posted By Clare
Itís busy here (London suburbs), roads still busy...

Itís busy here (London suburbs), roads still busy going by the noise from a major road nearby, in the first lockdown it was very quiet. people visiting well known natural attractions, given their...
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