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Would you be happy to have a drive-through flu jab this year?

GP practices are planning drive-through flu clinics to maximise uptake of jabs during the 2020/21 vaccination programme amid safety concerns in the coronavirus pandemic.

Amid the ongoing uncertainty, GPs have continued with work to ensure they can deliver this year’s flu programme – and plan to use drive-through and walk-though clinics to deliver jabs.

Some practices have already resorted to drive-through clinics for other routine immunisations as a way to boost uptake among patients who may be reluctant to attend clinics during the pandemic – and to avoid social distancing challenges.

GPs have warned that they need resources, funding and time to establish innovative ways to deliver this year’s flu programme if they are to respond to calls from NHS England for the profession to ‘maximise take up’ of flu jabs in 2020.

What are your views?  Would you be happy to have your annual flu jab in a drive-through clinic?

Would you be happy to have a drive-through flu jab this year?

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quietlady
1 days ago
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I would be happy to go to a drive through, if I did not have to far to drive. I have had mine this year at my local village chemist.
cehodgson
3 days ago
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I would if that were the only option. I’ve already had mine at my GP, they contacted me two weeks ago.
SueC62
13th Sep 2020
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I ended up, as I did last year, getting in touch with my local pharmacy. I rang last Friday, to be told the vaccines were arriving that afternoon and they'd start jabbing on Saturday, which I couldn't get to so I had mine done Monday whilst friends, who'd booked appointments with their GP surgery weeks earlier, won't be getting theirs until this week.

I had mine done last year at the pharmacy after the GP couldn't give me an appointment for 2 weeks, when I was going to be out of the country. My pharmacy is brilliant - both years, other than phoning first to make sure the pharmacist was in, was on a 'same day' basis with no pre-booking.
Hamsterchic
12th Sep 2020
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I've actually got a jab booked for Monday. Very precise timing 1.31pm, I wonder if that will work?
CaroleAH
11th Sep 2020
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Just heard from a friend, aged 85, that she has to go to our local air-field for her drive-by flu jab. Hopefully, she will not have an adverse reaction to it and that the planes aren't flying that day!
viking
8th Sep 2020
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Sorry but just had the flu jab, now on the waiting list for ????maybe if it comes off the production line in time to pip the next peak.
Butterfly bees
8th Sep 2020
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My mum has Dementia in Alzheimer's so it is important for her to have a flu jab as she is in the vulnerable category. I have sadly retired from my nursing career to care for her full time so i too will be having a flu jab. It will be a strange process as it is to be done in the car park of our surgery. If you are vulnerable please dont be put off just get it done. It's only in your arm lol. TC EVERYONE.
Angel A
7th Sep 2020
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More than happy to have mine done,walk or drive through.
Len33
7th Sep 2020
0
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I do not intend to have the flu jab, because I do not trust it.
There has been a lot of talk about combining it with a covid 19 vaccine and you cannot be sure of what 'they' are shoving into your body.
Vaccine's need at least ten years of trials to be, what is considered, safe. Yet, they are rushing through a covid 19 vaccine..............why?
Drug manufacturers CANNOT be sued if anything goes wrong.
No, not for me, they can give mine to someone else.
I do not have one ounce of trust, nor faith, in the government and I think we are being 'controlled' to carry out their plan.
So much of what is reported cannot be relied upon and is based upon downright lies and manipulation.
AnneS62
6th Sep 2020
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No car but if a friend can take me that’s fine. At this moment in time I am housebound so District Nurse comes in every 2 weeks so I may get it that way. Wait and see. Living in terrible times at the moment I hope you are all safe and well. Love Anne x
AppleRose
4th Sep 2020
0
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I do not have a car so drive through are useless
Betty Scott
4th Sep 2020
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More than happy with this arrangement.
Irene88
4th Sep 2020
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It may seem old fashioned but I know the staff at my GP and prefer to be jabbed by someone I know will do the job well and have time to answer any questions I have as they will havemy full medical records.
FlossieLou
4th Sep 2020
1
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Had a drive through blood test during lockdown, no problem. We need to adapt to new ways of doing things now.
SueC62
4th Sep 2020
0
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Can't see why not although, as I found out last year, I can get a quicker appointment at my local pharmacy than through the GP surgery.
SusanS6
4th Sep 2020
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I don’t have a problem with drive through flu jabs. As long as I get the vaccination that’s all that concerns me.
Retiredyorkie
3rd Sep 2020
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Got flu jab appointment for a Saturday - rules apply wear a mask follow the instructions given, wear a short sleeves top !!! would be quite happy sit in car and have the jab.
CJP57
1st Sep 2020
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Think it’s a good idea for those that drive and are happy to park up and wait in their own car for a while. Better than sitting in a doctors waiting room.
Casualgrey
30th Aug 2020
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Is the 25% those that do not Drive ,I wonder . I'm sure our great NHS will also provide chairs and then jab with their usual smile
Hattie1001
27th Aug 2020
1
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If you do drive through, where are you going to go to sit for 5 mins to ensure you do not have a reaction to the vaccination? I completely understand if the age of people eligible is lowered and more people therefore are being immunised then we have to have a way of doing this without it taking forever but safety must not go out the window!
viking
31st Aug 2020
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Quite agree Hattie, have seen a couple of cases where the victim/patient has had to sit down to recover in the chemist after receiving a jab.
With drive in , I would not wish to have to drive down the road with a needle sticking in my arm because a road rage individual was honking me from behind to get a move on !!
BobS12
27th Aug 2020
0
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Phoned my doctors this morning to get a flu jab appointment,only to be told all booked up except for two saturdays in october and these are walk in dates, just hope i dont get flu or worse still covid 19 before then as i suffer from COPD.
SueC62
3 days ago
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Try a pharmacy. If it works like mine, there are no appointments other than you check beforehand that the pharmacist is in to administer it. I think the problem is that GPs are just setting aside specific dates for 'Flu Clinics'. I've never had to pre-book at a pharmacy.
Munsterlander
27th Aug 2020
2
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SandyP4
27th Aug 2020
3
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I think it is a great idea for those who drive as long as the are options for those who don't drive.
VeraW7
27th Aug 2020
3
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A flu injection is vital, and a drive through is no different really than going for a drive through covid test.
Hattie1001
27th Aug 2020
0
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Yes it I see different, you don't have to wait for 5 mins after Covid19 test to make sure you do not have a reaction
RitaW69
27th Aug 2020
0
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For flu vaccine yes but whole siuation disturbing for older people, phone conversation and communication is so stressful also so many problems will be missed due to reluctance to contact doctors.
Littlewam
27th Aug 2020
1
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Yes, why not? . My only reservation is the flu jab is mainly aimed at older people, many of whom will not own a car or still be driving.
LauraC94
27th Aug 2020
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After much personal research, I discovered the Flu Vac does very little good for the over 50s and can be responsible for many other awful conditions (autoimmune etc).
Every single vaccine (from babyhood to old age) compromises the immune system and damages cells.
No more vaccines for me... Ever.
Jacques5
27th Aug 2020
0
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Thin end of the wedge! Will it be seeing your doctor in the carpark next. We already have to do our own blood pressure and weight before seeing the nurse, and have to collect prescriptions through a window!!!
Dunclo
27th Aug 2020
0
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You’re still alive aren’t you?
Jacques5
27th Aug 2020
0
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Yes. But that is not the point!!!
AndyPeache
27th Aug 2020
2
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I have a flu jab every year. I don’t see why it should matter if it at a drive through. I’ve had one in a supermarket before!
Lavabread
27th Aug 2020
2
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What if you can’t drive and have no one else to help. Every year since my retirement I have gone to my local pharmacy to have my annual flu jab. Luckily for me I can walk down as it’s at end of my road.
Tr1sh
26th Aug 2020
2
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Would be interesting to see if anyone here has been invited to attend a drive-through flu jab. To be honest, I am doubting that this is widespread. The surgery has already text to say they will be doing the flu jabs next month as usual.
olivep
26th Aug 2020
2
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I think its a good idea - as long as its sterile and safe, why not.
Reebe
25th Aug 2020
3
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Drive through or walk through (appropriately geared up) would be a time saver and a way of getting more people vaccinated I presume?
A good number have now experienced telephone or video consultations over the last months, who'd have thought that was on the cards at the beginning of the year.
Valleyman
24th Aug 2020
2
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Yes...although I have strong reservations about the government putting chemicals into our bodies. With constant mutation it's impossible to cover every virus, and the testing period seems to be growing shorter and shorter. However, at this moment I would have the flu injection. I recently went to my local surgery and it was a strange isolated experience. As is almost all of our lives now. Most of my family and myself (before retirement), are nurses. They tell me there is massive training going on for the winter second wave. We are not out of the woods, and the careless mass assemblies will breath life into Covid. Stay home stay safe still applies!
EileenD7
24th Aug 2020
4
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I like the Idea of a drive through for flu jabs, I’m in my 70 and reluctant to go any were in a confined space, but I do think for some people this may be difficult, may be they don’t drive, or don’t won’t to be in a car with anyone else, Good Idea though for the majority of people.
Smoozer
24th Aug 2020
4
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Would certainly speed things up.
MrsPat
24th Aug 2020
3
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It depends on where it is but it seems like a very clever idea for mass inoculation.
Bald123
24th Aug 2020
5
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Bald123
24th Aug 2020
3
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I did not know that was on offer. What a good idea.
Wilf
24th Aug 2020
5
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Yes definitely if it keeps me and my wife safe!

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