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flu jab

Postby bunty » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:28 am

Those of you 65 and over can now make an appointment online for their flu jab. This only applies to those who belong to the Spanish seguridad española. It is also on sale in the chemists for about 7 euros for those who prefer to do it themselves.

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Re: flu jab

Postby wollie » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:26 am

Does this mean any person of any age can buy this over the counter for €7 and administer themselves?
Also is it injection? i cannot picture prodding a needle into myself but i have a few friends likely love to do it.
One more thing how effective is this? i have never used anything like this...

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Re: flu jab

Postby Free at Last » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:59 am

The usual process would be to buy the vaccine at a farmacia and then make an appointment at a private clinic for the injection to be administered by a nurse.

If you are not in a high risk group where getting flu could be a real danger to your health there really is no need to have the vaccination.

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Re: flu jab

Postby El Cid » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:45 pm

Even if you are not high risk, catching flu is not a good experience!

It's not so much that they don't recommend a jab, it's just that are not willing to pay for it!

It could be a very dangerous strain this year based on what has happened in other parts of the world. Of course, unless the vaccine has been formulated to match the strain, it can be less effective.

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Re: flu jab

Postby Pamela1 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:29 pm

I paid for mine to be done, hate being ill, looking after my grandchildren means I've had my share of viruses which they have brought back from nursery and school which has taken its toll on my immune system so trying to protect myself from the flue was a no brainier.

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Re: flu jab

Postby wollie » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:27 pm

I am over in 10 days, can i walk into Farmacia and buy and bring home?

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Re: flu jab

Postby katy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:32 pm

Are you saying "home" as in UK? If so Asda does it for £5 Boots around £12. Talk to your Doctor nicely and you will get it for free.

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Re: flu jab

Postby Flashman » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:37 am

Don't forget it's also about preventing passing the virus on. You may well fight the flu off yourself but in the process you'll have passed it on to dozens including eventually the very young, old or otherwise vulnerable. Every year thousands die from flu in the U.K. alone. If you get the chance (or can pay for it), get the jab

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Re: flu jab

Postby Pamela1 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:40 am

Yes Katy, " home in the Uk " i had it done at Sainsbury's , i didn't know that you could get it done at Asda for £5. I had one at Boots 2 years ago and it cost £15...The docs here usually only give them out for free to those most vulnerable.

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Re: flu jab

Postby katy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:57 am

One year in Spain there was no vaccine to be had. Was during the recession and they were only doing priority cases. I got the jab at a clinic in Gibraltar and it cost £25!!

Is Spain a bit late starting the jabs, or was UK too early. Had mine early Sept.

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Re: flu jab

Postby El Cid » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:21 am

They don't usually start until about this time. It may be that the flu season starts earlier in the UK.

You can find out the current incidence of flu in Spain here

https://en.eltiempo.es/gripe?utm_source ... uDiffusion

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