@karlypants wrote:@wanderlust wrote:Hope you've booked your second one BTID - there's talk of India withholding half a million AZ jabs they've manufactured instead of sending them to the UK so we may have shortages for round two.@BoltonTillIDie wrote:I’ve just booked in for my jab, didn’t think they were offering to my age band yet.
Perhaps if certain EU countries don't want the AZ jabs they are manufacturing maybe our government could buy them for the UK to cover any shortfall?
They send for you for the 2nd I thought?
There are two ways of booking your jab, one is through your GP the other is via the NHS.
I got a text from my GP, linking me to the booking system, leading to my jab but the next day I also received a letter from the NHS inviting me to book one also (which actually was dated a few days before my GP text).
The letter said to book both jabs but the text only asked you to book the first one so I wondered if I had done something wrong?
I didn't want to go on the text link again and put in a second date and inadvertantly overwrite my 'first' jab as the 'second' jab 12 weeks later, if you see what I mean and couldn't book a second NHS jab without having booked an initial one first!
I decided to have a walk to the nearest 'jab' centre to ask if I had messed up somehow?
Seems there are two streams, the NHS where you book both at the outset and the GP when they call you for the second which could be sooner than the 12 weeks based on supplies at the time but no later than the 12 weeks.
Fwiw, when I had the jab it was a very organised process, straight in and out for me (if you are driving you have to wait 15 mins after the jab before you can leave). I had the Oxford jab and had no side effects whatsoever. I had it before all the worry about blood clots but would have still had it non the less.
Seems for the young ones like BTID protection kicks in around three weeks after the jab but for us oldies it is around 5 weeks.
Protection isn't 100% but certainly far better than not having the jab at all.
Maximum protection is after the second jab but one jab is still much better than non.