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  • LynLyn Posts: 23,047
    I think I would just put my trust in them over this,  surely they’re not going to do something that’s not right.
    My text just described it as combined. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,044
    I've no problem with having them both together but I'd prefer to have both in the same arm (or arm and leg on the same side), or even combined in a single jab. I'll ask when I go in for them - the worst they can do is say no. It might be that the research was done with one in each arm so that's the protocol that they have to stick to.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,299
    I had mine together last autumn - I think by the time the list got to me that was the norm. I didn't know in advance though! No problems with it at all.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,299
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,684
    Flu jab, booked for weeks, is due next week. No mention of Covid Number 5. Maybe they will tack it on as an optional impromptu afterthought like they did last winter.

    A visit my GP surgery for a blood test this morning was interesting. No masks being worn there at all.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,044
    I put my mask on to go into the GP's for blood tests yesterday. The receptionist (behind a screen) told me that I didn't have to wear it, despite there being a notice on the outside door saying please wear a mask, in a tone that seemed to be suggesting that I was being weird coming in with a mask on. The waiting room was fairly busy, including some elderly people and one in a wheelchair. I kept the mask on. Clinical staff coming to get people from the waiting room were all wearing them.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • FireFire Posts: 18,019
    Staff in north London GPs never wore masks, not even in the thick of things. Most of the staff in my local hospital never wore them either. In the worst part of covid I told staff in oncology that I didn't feel comfortable coming into a hospital with people not wearing masks and they scowled at me. A high proportion of local medical staff are not vaccinated either. The vaccine mandate for medics was a big issue locally. I think they should have made it compulsary.
  • LunarSeaLunarSea Posts: 1,756
    The local Pharmacy phoned us this morning and booked us both in later this month for a Flu jab only. Really good I thought.
    Clay soil - Cheshire/Derbyshire border

    I play with plants and soil and sometimes it's successful

  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,594
    Our GP surgery aren’t booking flu jabs yet as they don’t know when their allocation of vaccine will be coming. Their website says they won’t be offering the autumn covid boosters, and those will have to be booked at the local centre, which is luckily only 10 minutes drive from here. I won’t be eligible yet, but will be on the website on Wednesday to get OH booked in. I booked his spring booster the day he turned 75, got it done the next day, amid happy birthday greetings from the vaccination staff!
    We both had our first boosters and flu jabs at the same appointment last year. No problems at all.
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