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  • #75074
    Pneumo Too !……

    Went for my Flu Jab this morning.

    All went well, but there was a big surprise to find two needles laid out
    on the dish waiting for me and the instruction was to reveal two bare arms please.

    Normal “Flu Jab”, and a second Pneumovax one !

    Vaguely remember people here mentioning it and meaning to look into it

    Never did but somehow it was waiting for me. So now I am PneumoVaxed. I
    feel very clean indeed.

    Has anyone any blinding insights or explanations on this or am I the only
    one and have got the medication meant for somebody’s Parrot by mistake?

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #91709
    Re: Pneumo Too !……

    I had Pneumovax some years ago as it was recommended by my consultant, dare I say could your age be a factor ;)

    Vicki
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    #91710
    Re: Pneumo Too !……

    @vicki wrote:

    I had Pneumovax some years ago as it was recommended by my consultant, dare I say could your age be a factor ;)

    I think you are right.

    I was in the “green line”, where the average age seemed to be about 103.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #91711
    Re: Pneumo Too !……

    Never have been asked to go for a flu jab .. not altogether sure I would have one if offered. Aged parents always had them and were always ill for months afterwards.

    I’ll live dangerous and run the risk :p

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    AM
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    #91712
    Re: Pneumo Too !……

    I always encourage the flu jag as they reckon you get true flu once every 10 years and low & behold I got it the year I didn’t get the jag. Was rather unwell & don’t wish a repeat. I got the pneumonia jab about 4 years ago as if in at risk group you should get it. I think it lasts a lot longer and is not an annual thing. I always get reminded to get jab by my NIV team too.

    miracle77
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    #91713
    Re: Pneumo Too !……

    @miracle77 wrote:

    … got the pneumonia jab about 4 years ago as if in at risk group you should get it. I think it lasts a lot longer and is not an annual thing….

    I had the pneumonia jab a couple of years ago, along with my flu jab. I’m pretty sure the GP said the pneumo jab is a once-only thing, should protect you for life.

    Last time I had the flu was about 15 years ago, and it had a devastating effect on my disability, leading to a certain loss of mobility that I’ve never recovered. So I don’t take the risk of not having the jab now. I was always fairly haphazard about having it before.

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