Truthful Tuesday 18th October

My question earlier was
Would you still have any booster jabs offered to you or do you think they are now ineffective?

Reports in the media say yet another Covid strain is making its presence felt and the number of infections are growing.
We have had both of our vaccinations and a booster, and have received several emails and texts to say we are eligible for a second booster as we are both over 65 and in a high risk group.

Trying to book an appointment online was a bit of a joke as there were no appointments available anywhere and we were advised to ring the NHS Covid line.
Hubby eventually got through after about 20 different messages and options to speak to an individual and although English was not their first language, they tried to help us.
The nearest they could fit us in was 47 miles away.

Talking to a neighbour, he had a website address for the company running the show so I sent them an email over the weekend. I got a response yesterday as they are only available Monday to Friday, and links followed to our mobile by text. I was then able to book consecutive appointments in a fortnight at the local surgery here.

Our logic is that some protection is better than none. We have had our flu jabs already, and will continue to have any Covid boosters offered UNLESS there is a legitimate reason not to. We have already noticed a rise in the number of people wearing masks when they shop, and we are still keeping our distance from people we don’t know or masking up when we are in a different town, especially where shops are busy.
Basically we are doing everything we can to help ourselves and keep safe, so if the NHS are going to give us booster jabs, then we’re all for it.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Truthful Tuesday 18th October

  1. murisopsis says:

    Yup. I’m back to the mask – not only to reduce exposure to COVID but also all the cold germs and the flu bug…

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    We’ve been talking about having the second booster, but other health issues keep getting in the way

  3. Carol anne says:

    I’ve had my booster too! I wouldnt not get it! Its far too risky!

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