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Does anyone in scotland know what is happening?

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Usernameinvalid16 Thu 06-Oct-16 13:10:12

With the flu vaccinations for the 2-5 year olds and not yet in school? I recieved dds letter last week (telling me to contact my gp about the arrangements) and they have nothing set up and told me to call them back in a couple of weeks but according to the leaflet they need 2 doses if it is their 1st time recieving the vaccine. They end in december so i'm getting a bit worried about it, does anyone have any idea? (nasal spray)

Usernameinvalid16 Thu 06-Oct-16 13:10:38

2 doses 4 weeks apart**

Itchyclit Thu 06-Oct-16 13:31:49

I was given a form to complete for my DD (5) giving permission for her to have the nasal spray at school (Edinburgh). Haven't heard anything further & DD would have told me if she had had it done. Perhaps after the half term?

Itchyclit Thu 06-Oct-16 13:32:09

Asking not giving.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 06-Oct-16 13:36:05

I think they only need two doses if it's the jag they are getting?

"Does my child need a second dose?

Almost all children will only need one dose of the vaccine. However, if your child is under 9 years old AND has a health condition AND is getting the flu vaccine for the first time, they will need a second dose (4 weeks after the first) to make sure their immunity has fully built up.

They will also require a second dose if your child is under 9 years old, was given the injectable vaccine AND this was their first ever flu vaccine, even if they do not have a health condition."

www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/vaccines-and-diseases/seasonalflu/childflu.aspx#second

90sChild Thu 06-Oct-16 13:37:04

I got my daughters letter today but I haven't called the doctors about it yet

90sChild Thu 06-Oct-16 13:37:59

Also my daughter got it last year for the first time and it's 2 doses one up each nostril not sure about this year though.

TheMshipIsBack Thu 06-Oct-16 13:39:08

I got my son's letter last week and made an appointment with our gp for first week November as that's their first flu clinic day. We're in Edinburgh.

CrazyCatMum Thu 06-Oct-16 13:43:54

I'm in Scotland and overheard the receptionist on Monday mentioning that the under 16's should be in next week.

Usernameinvalid16 Thu 06-Oct-16 13:55:47

ItsAllGoingToBeFine the leaflet i got didn't have that second paragraph in it confused

TheMshipIsBack Our receptionist told me to call back in a couple of weeks and they will have a better idea of whats going on.
She won't tell me if its a clinic day or by appointment only. She put me through to the manager who wouldn't even let me speak (told me she's going to have a word with dds health visitor) and then hung up.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 06-Oct-16 13:58:06

In my experience they usually do it as a clinic.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Thu 06-Oct-16 14:02:50

I got the letters for my two (aged 2 and 4) yesterday and have tried to phone the GP twice and it's been engaged both times so far.

Usernameinvalid16 Thu 06-Oct-16 14:02:56

I'll call back next week and see if they have anything set up, we're less than 20 miles away from edinburgh.

MrsHam13 Thu 06-Oct-16 14:04:19

I got the letter today I will call now.

Abzs Thu 06-Oct-16 14:15:46

I got a letter on Monday, phoned GP practice Tuesday lunchtime to find it was actually Flu Clinic Day and Ds had his vaccine at 16.30 that afternoon!

He had a nasal spray, half the dose up each nostril.

Pettywoman Thu 06-Oct-16 14:38:22

My P1 child had the spray last Friday in school. DS1 has a jag at the doctors flu clinic due to a health condition.

sugarmonster64 Thu 06-Oct-16 14:40:33

We have had letters (school and preschool) but no nasal spray done yet. Preschool is booked for end of month, assume school will be after half term

weebarra Thu 06-Oct-16 14:42:16

DD got her letter today, so I'll phone the surgery. The DSs will get theirs at school but haven't yet. Midlothian.

frenchknitting Thu 06-Oct-16 14:53:49

DH phoned last week and managed to make an appointment for himself, but was told they didn't have kids appointments yet, but expected to have them set up by the end of the month.

Usernameinvalid16 Thu 06-Oct-16 15:24:40

My dm has got her appointment, i think its at a local church at a set time.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Thu 06-Oct-16 16:21:04

Finally got through to the GP surgery on the 6th phone call, only to be told that they haven't yet received the vaccine so they can't organise the clinics yet. FFS. The receptionist was fairly incredulous that I could be phoning yet - I surely can't be the first to have called! And it's not my fault that one part of the NHS is sending out letters to parents while another part hasn't yet got its arse in gear and organised vaccine delivery.

Anyway, she said to call back at the end of next week. Great. Am in Midlothian too.

Usernameinvalid16 Thu 06-Oct-16 17:08:16

TooExtraImmatureCheddar that was the same response i got, why would they send the letters out so early if the gps aren't ready yet? I can't make an appointment to get my own one until they have completed the clinic for the adults (was told this should be after the 19th)

Sharesinpampers Thu 06-Oct-16 18:20:59

Same here. Asked at GP surgery yesterday and they said they'll send at appointment letter out for the vaccination.

I think the letter we have all been sent is such a waste of money. It tells us to phone the GP who isn't ready or will be sending out their own appointments. That's a lot of wasted time for those taking the calls at the surgeries.

Sleepingonthebus Thu 06-Oct-16 18:23:05

We're in West Lothian and I think it will be in November

Usernameinvalid16 Thu 06-Oct-16 20:19:58

Sharesinpampers i agree its a waste of time/money. They should just send out letters with appointments on them like the the adult clinics.

Sleepingonthebus hopefully everyone gets their dcs vaccine done soon.

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