Flu jab!


#1

it says in this months pd magizine that were entitled to the flu jab also any one who is main carer for someone.i was told by my gp surgery this year i was not entitled for it ! SO AM I OR NOT !


#2

Hi Gus 

 You are definitely entitled to a flu jab if you go to nhs choices it tells you on their who's entitled and people with Parkinson's are 

  Live well.  Cc


#3

 

My gp surgery wrote too me telling me i was entitled and  invited me too attend a flu jab open day, your local surgery should have a website with details on there.


#4

its really strange because my old two yrs ago gave me the flu jab,when i asked last yr the women who says you can have jab said no i was no longer on the list so i paid for it,told my new gp & she said i could have it,so this yr told the gp women who says yeh or na my gp said yes so she looked on the list and said no again,now i have a bit of amo i will ask again !


#5

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#6

Hi Gus,

I have been given the flu jab free for many years , only to be told a couple of years ago that I was not entitled to it by the receptionist at the surgery. When I saw my Gp a couple of weeks later she asked why I had not had the jab, then said I was entitled and immediately gave me the jab.So it might be worth checking with your own Gp. 


#7

Hi gus google NHS choices who should have the flu jab . It clearly states that anyone with a chronic neurological condition such as Parkinson's is entitled to it free of charge . Don't let anyone tell you otherwise . 


#8

angelyeh thanks guys & girls printed bit of pd mag also printed out nhs choices page ,thats the same as me angel,but i have not seen gp & did not want to bother her ,so going to have it done at local chemist this yr for free and then going to take all paperwork to gp receptionist & put a rocket up her --- ,fed your going to have to speak english, im a wee man from the south of england ! cheers all


#9

i wonder if pduk have to say ! have they got to offer flu jab for free or not.


#10

Hi there,

Gus - I'm sure you are entitled to a free 'flu jab and I also think that your carer is too.

My GP is very eager for patients over 60 or with a chronic illness to have the jab.  I suppose it helps them in the longrun so hopefully, less of their patients will get ill during the winter.

They also offer a jab to keep people from getting pneumonea and other chest problems and it covers you for two years.

I wonder why some doctors and nurses are able to give these jabs without any pain at all but others make you hit the ceiling!

With best wishes. 

Casie

 


#11

Morning gus

The information in The Parkinson and on our website is correct. People with Parkinson's should have access to a free flu jab. This is also stated clearly on the the NHS website.

I hope that helps

Ezinda


#12

thank you ezinda, thanks casie


#13

Hello Gus

My GP - who I regard as utterly hopeless, but a nice bloke - says it's free. So it probably isn't.

Kind regards

Lloyd


#14

I asked the receptionist at my surgery and she said my record has a blue flag on it so was entitled to a free flu jab, just had to attend the flu-jab clinic later on in the week.


#15

Just out of interest, why was my post to Gus been removed?

KR

Lloyd


#16

Sorry, just realised it hasn't been - another symptom? urrrgggghhh!!!

Sorry again


#17

I have a free flu jab to


#18

took paperwork from pd mag & printed nhs choices down to gp receptionist she agreed with me & said she will give it to women in charge of flu jab & give me ring watch this spot !


#19

cheers lloyd & 65


#20

overturned decision can you believe that ! im having the jab this friday !