I had my booking in appointment and they said the flu jab is available to me if I want it. Do people still get flu at this time of year? I'm wondering if there is much point considering we are nearing Spring? I usually get the flu jab but this last Christmas I was just so busy I didn't get chance. Also, does anyone know if you can just drop into your dr's to get one or do you need an appointment? If an appointment is needed it will almost certainly be March before I'd be able to get it.
I would say you can still get it. It's still up and down weather.
I got told to just come in and they would fit me in as pregnancy is high priority. Just call your surgery and see if they do drop ins. Takes minutes so I don't see why they wouldn't let you just come in
I had mine today! Might have been unnecessary, as over the last week the husband's man flu graduated into full blown flu and I've not caught it (touch wood), but seeing the state he was in made me think, "Hell, I wouldn't want that even if I wasn't pregnant!"
I'm going for mine on Friday - at 20 weeks. I've had an awful time with coughs and colds recently and I've been pretty miserable. Think it's best just to get the jab done so I'm not gong to be any more miserable!!! I'd say just go for it. It's better than not getting it.
I've been thinking about this. Is it ok to get if you've been exposed to flu?
I'm 23w and I've spent the whole of this week nursing ds (12). I thought he had a nasty bug of some description but took him to dr yesterday as he has been so dizzy he is a danger to himself, I'm having to help him to to loo/bath etc and dr said its flu and now a secondary infection of tonsillitis.
So... Would I already have been exposed to it? Is it pointless getting it now? Is it more dangerous getting it now?
I had mine a few weeks ago. The official flu 'season' ends in March but you can still get it. Surgeries start running down their supplies around now though and mine had to check they still had inoculations in stock before making me an appointment, so worth phoning to check, in case you need to go elsewhere? The nurse did mine and I was able to get an appointment within a coupe of days.