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Who has had their first jab?

everydayupsanddowns

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Type 1
Thought it might be interesting to see who has been offered their first Covid vaccine injection, and whether there is much difference over the country.

No need to be overly specific if you’d prefer to keep your exact location secret, but an idea of region might be interesting.

@Becka and @Docb I think you’ve has yours. Any others?
 

Pine Marten

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Type 2
We're in north London and are having ours this afternoon (we're over 70).
 

trophywench

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Type 1
Coventry, both 'shielding', nearly 71 and 73 on the 24 Jan - nowt heard about it yet.
 

ukjohn

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Type 2
Bristol, 81 years old, not heard yet.
 

helli

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Type 1
My parents, 80 and 78, have been jabbed in Berkshire.
I'm too young and healthy to be expect my appointment due to my diabetes vulnerability for a few months yet.
 

silentsquirrel

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Type 2
Stamford, South Lincs. OH (75) has just gone for his, out of turn, had phone call invite 6.30 last night to fill a slot that someone had cancelled. No idea how much longer it would have been otherwise.
 

Pine Marten

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Type 2
Well, that was very efficient and very painless - a queue but people were brought in and registered quickly. They let us go in together as we are a couple :)
 

grovesy

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Type 2
Bristol, 81 years old, not heard yet.
Are you classed as housebound ? As a radio presenter discovered this week, her mum was down on GP record as housebound, so had not been offered yet! When she said the family could take her to get a vaccine she was offered one at a hub the next day.
 

danielmg

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Type 1
Newcastle. I had my first dose at the end of December. I originally had my second scheduled for y'day, but has been pushed back to the middle of March.

I should say I work within the NHS as well, so it meant I got it as a member of 'at risk' staff.
 

eggyg

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Type 3c
Mother in law ( age 83) had her first one the week before Christmas and second one three weeks later. Just heard from neighbour ( age 76) he’s had a call to go Saturday. We’re all in the same GP surgery and I’m group 4 ( extremely clinically vulnerable) so hoping our practice is on the ball and I get my call shortly. Carlisle, Cumbria.
 

Ljc

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Type 1.5 LADA
Dad 95, shielded and housebound, not heard a sausage.
I am in group 5.
East Kent
 

grovesy

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Type 2
Dad 95, shielded and housebound, not heard a sausage.
I am in group 5.
East Kent
My surgery announced only yesterday that the care homes and housebound are they only patients they are vaccinating but have not started yet.The rest have to go to what ever local provider contacts them.
A number of Kent MP's asked about shortages to surgery's in Parliament this morning.
 

bargoedmike

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Type 2
I live in Wales and the Welsh Gov has given 190,435 people the first dose and 396 people 2nd dose so with a population of over 3 million i'm not holding my breath.
 

grovesy

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Type 2
I suppose a bit of a mixture across the country is more or less inevitable. Glad some of us have been ‘done’ though :)
There are reports the doses that were heading for areas ahead of the game, are been diverted to those behind. Wales, Scotland , and Northern Ireland are sent a portion of their populations.
 

Steve_H

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Type 1
Sheffield - Aged 44. Front line NHS worker, had through work along with colleagues. My Dad is Type 2 had his last week.
 

Ditto

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Type 2
Mum 86, shielded and housebound, got a letter and a phone call, told them she can't get out, they asked if because of lockdown, but I told them lack of mobility. Not heard anything since. Sale, Cheshire. I'm 'only' 67 so not heard anything yet.
 
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