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Maybe they'll wait until the vaccine can be improved in terms of specificity to the latest strains?
Yes it has been. They started about Jan / Feb I believe and there are a few. Hopefully its approved, purchased and planned for those who need or want it. There was recent talk of a program for over 50s but the government seems busy and preoccupied right now, so let’s see.
 
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If anybody is on holiday in France and wants a jab (in my case a second booster) it is easy to arrange using an app called Doctolib. Took ten minutes to register etc and my jab tomorrow I booked yesterday afternoon.

Odd that France can do something so much better than the U.K.!
 
Those few of you who don't take the FT may not have seen the recent article suggesting that pandemic drinking from home is expected to continue. In the face of recession one is pleased to see that Grange Hermitage is the bottle the FT uses to illustrate the story. This is slightly at odds though with text indicating that the £6-8 a bottle price point remains strong.Screenshot_20220818-121941_FT.jpg
 
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Pretty sure I’ve had covid again on this US trip. Classic symptom of feeling like I’ve got broken glass in my throat but fortunately no other symptoms. What’s irritating though is that my throat remains quite sore 3 weeks later to the point that I can’t drink any alcohol as even the slightest amount leaves a very strong burning sensation. Has anyone else experienced this?
 
Pretty sure I’ve had covid again on this US trip. Classic symptom of feeling like I’ve got broken glass in my throat but fortunately no other symptoms. What’s irritating though is that my throat remains quite sore 3 weeks later to the point that I can’t drink any alcohol as even the slightest amount leaves a very strong burning sensation. Has anyone else experienced this?
Not me but I heard this a lot from last wave in Taiwan. "Sore like being cut" "Burning" "Can only eat cold and soft food" Maybe the same substrain?
 

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Just had 4th jab together with flu jab. A little more achy side effects than earlier ones.

I've been summoned by letter yesterday here in Scotland. Appointment in a couple of weeks. My sister and her husband both currently testing positive for Covid and feeling unwell. They flew back from Sorrento on Friday and symptoms developed Monday/Tuesday.
 
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Tom Cannavan

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If anybody is on holiday in France and wants a jab (in my case a second booster) it is easy to arrange using an app called Doctolib. Took ten minutes to register etc and my jab tomorrow I booked yesterday afternoon.

Odd that France can do something so much better than the U.K.!

There appear to have been substantial improvements in the Scottish NHS system. Because I am still registered with a GP in Glasgow but in fact living 95% under a different health board region, I had to travel back to Glasgow for each of the previous 3 appointments; you could reschedule to different dates, times or locations within Glasgow, but not to a different health board region. When my Glasgow appointment came in yesterday I logged in to change dates, only to find that you can now choose any health region in Scotland. Changed to a centre five minutes down the road and to a slot 10 days earlier than originally proposed.
 
I have two vaccination centres within five minutes walk. Both are offering walk-in boosters even though one of them has a sign outside saying that they don't!
 

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I have two vaccination centres within five minutes walk. Both are offering walk-in boosters even though one of them has a sign outside saying that they don't!

Our local pharmacy here in this small village has had a note in the village newsletter for the past few weeks saying "we can give flu jabs on a walk-in basis, however Scottish Govt. advice is wait until called and go to a health centre - but we can give them wink wink" (the 'wink wink' added by me :))
 
All the news sites have reported that all over 50 year olds are entitled to another jab now. However, when you go to the NHS website to book one it asks you a series of questions as well as whether you're over 50. A no to those other questions results in a message saying you're not entitled to another jab?! ie you not only have to be over 50 but must be immune compromised, looking after someone who is etc etc
 

Tom Cannavan

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All the news sites have reported that all over 50 year olds are entitled to another jab now. However, when you go to the NHS website to book one it asks you a series of questions as well as whether you're over 50. A no to those other questions results in a message saying you're not entitled to another jab?! ie you not only have to be over 50 but must be immune compromised, looking after someone who is etc etc

The NHS leaflet that came in with my appointment says all over 50s are entitled to both flu and covid vaccinations. It then goes on to describe those under 50 who are eligible, which sounds like you list - immuno compromised, etc. ??
 
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