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8 hours ago, philmayfield said:

I've got to go to Netherfield to get mine. There seems to be nothing in the Southwell area.

Not sure if the process is different as I’m getting a booster as clinically vulnerable. I should have had it weeks ago but was too ill with Corona and isolating anyway. Still struggling but specialist advised me to get it ASAP. I’ve just booked at Brackenhurst Southwell. I wasn’t aware it was a vacation centre.

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Neither was I. I think the arrangements regarding the booster vaccine are abysmally poor. My Netherfield appointment came via the Lowdham surgery who also offered a ‘flu vaccine but when I logged in there were no slots available. The first two jabs were managed very efficiently but the booster arrangements are very haphazard.

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I had the booster in Hucknall just over a week ago, a long wait at the centre over an hour but I thought well at least its over with. That evening I felt rough and went to bed very early.  Next day I thought I had the hangover of all hangovers , the next few days it slowly improved but if I bent down or moved a bit too fast I went dizzy. Now over a week has passed I am about back to normal.

Yesterday the wife had her booster and is feeling the same as I was , I hope hers doesnt last as long,  luckily when she is not feeling good she can sleep, over 18 hrs in the last 24 hrs.  I hope others havent had any of these side effects, could it be because we have had two different vaccines.

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@trogg we had a different vaccine for our boosters - it was Pfizer  like yours - and we had no side effects with that (unlike the other 2 AZ vaccines we had)

sorry you felt so rough x

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He has done 2 LFTs for Covid and they were both negative.  Strangely

, I haven’t caught it!

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As far as I know, all boosters are Pfizer or Moderna, regardless of what you had for first two (I too had AZ for first two and Pfizer booster - no reaction to the AZs but minor ache/tenderness for four days after the Pfizer).  They didn't have Moderna at Richard Herrod where I volunteered.  One or two patients tried to demand AZ booster (as that is what they had for first jabs) but the medics talked them around to Pfizer.  The brand name for Pfizer is Comirnarty so you might see that on the information sheet.

 

 

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Those of you who had AZ did you have to wait 6 months after to get your booster? Everyone here who had Pfizer for first 2 jabs have had their booster but not sure if it was Pfizer again. They say AZ lasts longer than the others and thats why we have to wait for booster.It will be Pfizer.

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Definitely have to wait the full six months after both Astra Zeneca and Pfizer second jabs Nonna.  We got a text message to tell us when to book the Booster.  A friend of ours hadn’t received the text and rolled up at the vaccine centre and was told he was too early …… he was only 1 day too early! 

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I’ve just had mine at a swish new medical centre in Netherfield. It looks out of place surrounded by the rows of terraced houses. Nowhere to park on site of course. I had to wait 45 minutes beyond my allotted time and then they told me I had to sit down for 15 minutes. ‘No way’, I said and cleared off. I was given Pfizer again like my previous two doses. They told me it was the most effective. I didn’t argue. The booster arrangements are a shambles compared with the efficient appointments I attended previously. I now find, on the grapevine, that they are doing jabs at Brackenhurst College, about three miles away from home.

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Got my text this morning, 4th Nov.

6 month anniversary was on the 2nd Nov.

I'd pre-empted and booked yesterday for the earliest I could get locally on the 13th Nov.

 

Got a text from my G.P Medical Centre this afternoon.
The earliest I can get in there is 3hrs after the appointment I've already got elsewhere.
I'm sticking.

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Our boosters booked for 10.30am tomorrow, Friday,  just round the corner from us .

 

Spoke to our neighbours this morning and found theirs was also booked for tomorrow but later at 5.30 pm

 

They have just texted to say their appointment was cancelled by clinic and has now been re-arranged for next week .

I guess someone under-estimated the number of walk-ins ?

 

We've heard nothing so hopefully there's some left for us when we turn up.

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The 15 minutes wait on site after the jab is strongly recommended by the medics.  That's the timeframe to spot any adverse reaction.  We had a few who fainted (falling off a chair certainly got attention) though I'd say that young males seemed most susceptible to that and it was more common during summer (dehydration).

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Yes, they gave me an ‘Exit card’ at the Forest that I had to hand in as I left and I daren’t leave before my allotted time!  Not surprised about the males being susceptible to faint, they’re not as tuff as us gals. 

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I went for my Booster this afternoon at 1:30. 

For some unknown reason I felt pretty crappy before I even got there.. and really wasn't in the mood for it. 

Then I was asked whether I'd eaten.  When I asked why.. it transpired that I there had been some cases of fainting, but mostly among young people, who were 'wound up', and also had not eaten.

 

Anyway.. I had eaten.  But I still felt crap.  The Jabber Lady offered me the option to put my jab off for a week.. but after a bit more chat, I decided to go ahead.  I didn't even feel it.. in contrast to the first two jabs, and the recent flu jab. Not that a painful jab puts me off.. Any jab beats the crap out of having the disease it is designed to prevent.  Next was the 15 minute sit in the 'Just in case you pass out' area.. then home. 

I made the comment to a couple of people at the St Helens Rugby League Ground, that their organisation was superb, for which I thanked them. But I also pointed out that the NHS Website was confusing and the 'call up' for Boosters was inconsistent and frankly, chaotic.

11 or so hours since the jab, my arm is very slightly sore.  I'll take that.

 

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My sister had the first jab earlier this year, after returning to the UK from Spain.  The vaccination session was held at a village hall near to where she lives in Staffordshire. One chap, having received his jab, fainted, cracked his head on the piano and was carted off to hospital! Good start.

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I left immediately after the jab because the chairs in both the waiting and recovery areas were closely packed together; far closer than the recommended social distance. People were sitting shoulder to shoulder. I thought it was disgraceful for a medical establishment.

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My 6 month wait expires in a couple of days so it will be interesting to see how soon I get a reminder.

 

Also, the vaccination centre where I had my previous two jabs has closed down, so I'm intrigued to find out where I have to go.

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Many of us were vaccinated quite close to home but logistically it's not reasonable to expect all centres to be within walking distance.

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