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Are you going to get a private flu jab this year?

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Jules585 Mon 21-Sep-20 17:15:27

If you’re not usually eligible for free NHS flu jabs, are you considering paying for one?

I never have before but I think I will this year...

(I know Covid isn’t Flu but it’s one less thing to worry about??)

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GinIsMySaviour Mon 21-Sep-20 17:19:14

Yes I’ve already booked mine. DH and I are self-employed so we always get one as if we get ill, we can’t earn - we’ve never had any side-effects other than a slightly sore arm the day of the injection

Movinghouseatlast Mon 21-Sep-20 17:20:37

Yes. I usually do as I am self employed and can't afford not to work.

Bickles Mon 21-Sep-20 17:24:04

Yes had it today. The arm ache is kicking in.

WokesFromHome Mon 21-Sep-20 17:57:39

Yes, in fact it is booked in at Boots for later on this week. I had a very bad flu for the first time in my life in Feb. In fact I think I had Covid and I never want to feel that ill again. It took me months to get over it fully.

Allmyarseandpeggymartin Mon 21-Sep-20 18:04:20

Yes if I can get one, a close family member has cancer so we are doing everything we can to protect them

anorangeaday Mon 21-Sep-20 18:05:16

Yes

SerenityNowwwww Mon 21-Sep-20 18:06:41

WokesFromHome

Yes, in fact it is booked in at Boots for later on this week. I had a very bad flu for the first time in my life in Feb. In fact I think I had Covid and I never want to feel that ill again. It took me months to get over it fully.

We are all booked for Boots and the first one has already been cancelled (and rebooked ‘possibly’ in October but the ‘system is down’ so we have to check later)... same happened last year.

ThatDamnScientist Mon 21-Sep-20 18:07:00

I get NHS but DH (52) and Dd1(17) are getting the private flu jab this year. Dd2 (5) will get it at school (nasal spray).

EvilPea Mon 21-Sep-20 18:07:03

Yes. I normally get it at a chemist when I pass.

Seems even more important this year, I’ve also tracked down a chemist that can do the secondary school children.

SaltyAndFresh Mon 21-Sep-20 18:07:15

Yes in October. I got one in Feb too so I hope that's ok (the vax is different each year isn't it?)

Waxonwaxoff0 Mon 21-Sep-20 18:09:53

No, I'm not planning to.

frozendaisy Mon 21-Sep-20 18:14:42

Yes booked in tomorrow get one every year pay at chemist.

MrsJonesAndMe Mon 21-Sep-20 18:17:41

Yes, I'm getting mine first weekend in October. First time bar pregnancies.

bumblingbovine49 Mon 21-Sep-20 18:19:10

I've already had mine this weekend as has DH and DS

Deelish75 Mon 21-Sep-20 18:21:46

I’m going on Thursday, but I usually get on e every year.

wendz86 Mon 21-Sep-20 18:32:03

Yes I can expense it to work so seems silly not to .

FizzAfterSix Mon 21-Sep-20 18:32:58

No way.

SuzieCarmichael Tue 27-Oct-20 15:36:28

Bumping this thread to see whether anyone else is finding it impossible to get a private flu jab? I’ve been trying to book one for weeks but can’t find appointments anywhere for love nor money.

megletthesecond Tue 27-Oct-20 15:37:31

I had mine in Boots a couple of weeks ago.
I booked it at the very start of Sept.

MellowBird85 Tue 27-Oct-20 15:40:02

Me and DH already had it at Tesco - first one we’ve ever had!

Orangeblossom7777 Tue 27-Oct-20 16:08:21

Yes, I got one free as did DH, as he got a shielding letter this year, DS1 got one as year 7 and paid for nasal one for DS2

Orangeblossom7777 Tue 27-Oct-20 16:09:13

They are prioriting at risk groups and the elderly which is why not many appointments I think. Meant to be more as stocks become available

CorianderLord Tue 27-Oct-20 16:11:39

No, I've never had one. I didn't realise they were so common until this year (but I don't have kids yet and don't meet anyone over 50 more than four times a year now I'm WFH). Also never had the flu, though I realise that's anecdotal.

Torvean32 Tue 27-Oct-20 16:19:09

Yes I'll pay for private as soon as one is available.
I hope the greater uptake of flu vaccines will mean less hosoital admissions through flu . And also reduce the chance of getting flu and Covid together.

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