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Teachers, school staff, university staff - will you get the vaccine?

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HelloMissus Sun 25-Oct-20 19:33:57

Just read a thread where a good proportion of NHS staff say they won’t get the vaccine when it becomes available.

So just wondering what school and university staff will do.

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DrMadelineMaxwell Sun 25-Oct-20 19:34:45


solidaritea Sun 25-Oct-20 19:36:52

If it has undergone adequate testing, yes.

OverTheRainbowLiesOz Sun 25-Oct-20 19:36:57

Will teachers be offered the vaccine?

OverTheRainbowLiesOz Sun 25-Oct-20 19:37:22

They don't have any PPE.

Barbie222 Sun 25-Oct-20 19:38:23

I read the thread and understand some people's concerns but yes, I'd have it. I have the flu vaccine every year and that's often changed / developed too. I'd see it as the responsible thing to do, even as someone who's low risk and has maybe had it already.

Readandwalk Sun 25-Oct-20 19:38:32


ASimpleLobsterHat Sun 25-Oct-20 19:38:53

Will university staff be given the vaccine? I think I would have it if offered, but I can’t imagine we’ll be in the first group offered it given that we’re not classed as key workers.

Ginogineli Sun 25-Oct-20 19:40:14

No for same reason I don’t have flu vaccine

I’m low risk

There’s talk that it’ll be years before your average young and low risker gets it and it may not be free

Not all groups get the flu vaccine on nhs I expect covid will be same

Ginogineli Sun 25-Oct-20 19:41:00

I honestly don’t think it’ll be offered to all in the way people think

HelloMissus Sun 25-Oct-20 19:41:47

Sorry I’ve no idea if you’d be offered it as a priority, I was just wondering if hypothetically- if it was available - if you would.

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Maxtry Sun 25-Oct-20 19:43:52

Secondary teacher....yes yes yes...Am feeling so depressed after reading how many wont on the other thread!

HelloMissus Sun 25-Oct-20 19:44:25

Though I should say I think your unions should push very hard for you to be priority.

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HipTightOnions Sun 25-Oct-20 19:46:19

Yes please.

HelloMissus Sun 25-Oct-20 19:46:56

Max aye.
We keep being told that all the sacrifices people are making, the losses we’re suffering are inevitable in order to protect the NHS.
But then NHS staff will refuse a vaccine?
Head blown off.

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AppleKatie Sun 25-Oct-20 19:47:22

yes, I’d pay quite a lot for it too if I thought I could get it more quickly.

Tyranttoddler Sun 25-Oct-20 19:48:07


MrsHamlet Sun 25-Oct-20 19:49:23

My local authority, which has given teachers the flu vaccine routinely for years, has withdrawn it this year. I'm struggling to find somewhere to get it done.
But yes, I would have the Covid vaccine.

CarrieBlue Sun 25-Oct-20 19:49:36

Yes, sleeve rolled up ready!

HelloMissus Sun 25-Oct-20 19:52:48

carrie that made me laugh.

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HelloMissus Sun 25-Oct-20 19:54:42

MrsH that’s terrible!
Using up a bed with flu must be something we’re all trying to avoid.
Plus frankly, I’d not want flu+ Covid and I’m pretty relaxed about the whole thing generally.

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MrsSnitchnose Sun 25-Oct-20 19:56:46

Secondary support staff here and no I won't

Ginogineli Sun 25-Oct-20 19:58:07

Flu is 98% down compared to the same 6 monthsast year - according to figures today so I don’t think they’re concerned about flu this year

MrsHamlet Sun 25-Oct-20 19:58:48

HelloMissus yep. Baffling really.

Ginogineli Sun 25-Oct-20 20:00:50

MrsH aren’t the likes of boots etc doing it? Our workplace has given us vouchers for &5 off at boots but I haven’t tried to book

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