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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Wed Feb 17, 2021 04:19 pm

Got a text message - I can have the vaccine...

But - there's no appointments available :( . Oh well I get to keep trying, and trying and trying (I might even have the letter by then :roll: )
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby chrisboote » Wed Feb 17, 2021 08:59 pm

Had my first jab today - Pfizer

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Postby Squigglyx » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:04 pm

Sandra wrote:Got a text message - I can have the vaccine...

But - there's no appointments available :( . Oh well I get to keep trying, and trying and trying (I might even have the letter by then :roll: )


My partner got a letter inviting her to make an appointment for her vaccine, but when she checked online the only appointments available in the next 2 weeks meant a 30+ mile round trip. Someone she works with suggested contacting her doctor's surgery and she now has an appointment locally for Saturday 27th.

Got to be worth a try I think :)
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby steeljam » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:41 pm

It is half-term so not home-schooling the grandkids,
However, agreed to have n activity day. I bought a paper marbling kit.
So we had a messy afternoon dripping and mixing colours then creating marbled greetings cards.
Great fun. Kept the grandkids, 7 and 5, reasonably quiet for a couple of hours, and they went away with some great artwork.
A couple of my attempts.
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Thu Feb 18, 2021 09:45 am

They always look good, and look like (messy) fun.

Got my appointment, the online system gets more appointments added through the day - so keep trying. Yesterday evening we checked again and I now have an appointment tomorrow (<5 miles away).

Now Adrian is moaning he should have waited and get us both done at the same time... He got his due to being shielding, I wouldn't have let him wait. And as he did get the 'oh your immune system has noticed something' symptoms (and all his problems are due to his immune system attacking the wrong targets) he wasn't feeling too well the next day. As we normally react the same way to 'flu shots... both of us moping together isn't fun.

Good luck for everyone else being well until they get to their vaccines!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Nonny Mouse » Thu Feb 18, 2021 08:01 pm

Yay Sandra!
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Postby phalarope » Thu Feb 18, 2021 08:53 pm

Perseverance has landed! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Postby SANEAlex » Thu Feb 18, 2021 09:47 pm

phalarope wrote:Perseverance has landed! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


Glad it landed as well amongst quite a few names mine included was.
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Nonny Mouse » Fri Feb 19, 2021 09:24 pm

chrisboote wrote:Had my first jab today - Pfizer

Painless, no side effects of any kind


Missed this, another WOO HOO!!! :sunny: :sunny:
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:09 pm

I'll agree, no different to 'flu (I've definitely had worse jabs). Though the aftercare was amazing!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby chrisboote » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:12 am

phalarope wrote:Perseverance has landed! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I found out yesterday that some software I wrote in 1989-90 is in Perseverance :O
Yay! But ... Surely something better and more up to date must exist?
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Nonny Mouse » Thu Mar 04, 2021 04:27 pm

So my state has moved to a purely age-based vaccination schedule. Their reasoning is that most people with high-risk conditions are in the older groups anyway.

I have some mixed feelings about it, since I was hoping my asthma would get me into the next group, but since they just opened it to 55+, I am going to be in the next group. They are saying 45+ by April, but it only took them two weeks to go from 65 to 55 so maybe sooner...? Anyway, it did perk me up because I did not know if I could get into the high-risk condition group, but I DO know that both my husband and I will be in the next age group, so the certainty boost is nice even if I was hoping for sooner.

Also they think all 16+ by end of May, which includes my son. That gives us hope he could go to this leadership seminar he wants to attend in July.

Our goal has been to get through this without getting sick, and yay it seems we're in the home stretch! :sunny:
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby steeljam » Thu Mar 04, 2021 07:23 pm

Nonny Mouse wrote:Our goal has been to get through this without getting sick, and yay it seems we're in the home stretch! :sunny:

Know what you mean. Since Christmas, we have been homeschooling the grandchildren weekday afternoons. Been great and challenging.
Unfortunately, from next Monday they are, thanks to this idiot government, going back to school.
We have only had the first jab, so we are having to distance ourselves from the kids.
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