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COVID & FLU VACINATIONS

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 12:49pm
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Sheila64

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I have a couple of questions. Was anybody called/contacted for the 3rd Covid jab? I am 71 and have only had 2. I booked at the Centro Salud for 21st Dec, but yesterday received a text from Sanitat giving me an appointment at Torrevieja Hospital for this week, 15th. I will go for this one. I have never had a flu jab, but am considering it. So my second question is, can both Covid and Flu jabs be given in the same arm? I have a medical reason for not wanting a jab in my left arm.

I wonder why I was not contacted for the 3rd Covid jab. Did they send texts out for these?

Thanks 😎 PS: I had to Login to the Forum today, and usually the link from the email logs me in automatically. Have things changed?

Oxonia

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:52pm

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:52pm

I have never had a text for Covid or flu jabs in 16 years of living here, just keep asking at the health centre.  I would ask the professional if you can have both jabs in one arm.

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:02pm

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:02pm

In Almoradi we received notifications of an appointment to receive both the 1st and 2nd Booster Jabs - not both together(!).   At the same time we were also given the 'flu jab, but one in each arm.

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:03pm

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:03pm

I also received a text yesterday to go to Torrevieja Hospital on 15th for a 4th covid shot and a flu.

I had both shots together last year, one in each arm, and was so sick I will never do that again. I didn't get a text last year, I just lined up at the hospital on the day they said anyone could go.

They automatically put them in difference arms. Just a thought - You could ask at the health centre if you can have the flu jab there at a different time, if you only use one arm for injections.

Sheila64

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:15pm

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:15pm

nasus wrote on Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:03pm:

I also received a text yesterday to go to Torrevieja Hospital on 15th for a 4th covid shot and a flu.

I had both shots together last year, one in each arm, and was so sick I will never do that again. I didn't get a text last year, I just lined up at the hospital on the day they said anyone could go.

They automatically put them in difference arms. Just a thought - You could ask at the health centre if you can have the flu jab there at a different time, if you only use one arm for injections.

Thanks. I now think I will wait until my appointment on 21st at the Salud, and skip the flu jab. 😂

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:27pm

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:27pm

Sheila64 wrote on Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:15pm:

Thanks. I now think I will wait until my appointment on 21st at the Salud, and skip the flu jab. 😂

You could go on Thursday and just have the covid shot. I just said yes when they asked me if I wanted both. Everyone else I know said no, just the covid thank you. 😁

Sheila64

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:31pm

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:31pm

nasus wrote on Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:27pm:

You could go on Thursday and just have the covid shot. I just said yes when they asked me if I wanted both. Everyone else I know said no, just the covid thank you. 😁

Cheers, I will do that. 😎

Neil999

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:23am

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Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:23am

nasus wrote on Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:03pm:

I also received a text yesterday to go to Torrevieja Hospital on 15th for a 4th covid shot and a flu.

I had both shots together last year, one in each arm, and was so sick I will never do that again. I didn't get a text last year, I just lined up at the hospital on the day they said anyone could go.

They automatically put them in difference arms. Just a thought - You could ask at the health centre if you can have the flu jab there at a different time, if you only use one arm for injections.

Hi

Fortunately, everybody is different. My wife had both her covid and flu jabs at the same time and for a few days felt rough. I had both done at the same time (both of us had one in each arm) and apart from the usual soreness I always get from inoculations I was absolutely fine. Must just be down to luck. So for Sheila64, whatever way you choose, good luck.

Kindest Regards

Neil

Sheila64

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:38am

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Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:38am

Neil999 wrote on Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:23am:

Hi

Fortunately, everybody is different. My wife had both her covid and flu jabs at the same time and for a few days felt rough. I had both done at the same time (both of us had one in each arm) and apart from the usual soreness I always get from inoculations I was absolutely fine. Must just be down ...

...to luck. So for Sheila64, whatever way you choose, good luck.

Kindest Regards

Neil

Thank you very much Neil, that is much appreciated. 😎

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Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:33am

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Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:33am

Sheila64 wrote on Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:31pm:

Cheers, I will do that. 😎

I am going today to the hospital and will refuse the flu jab.  I had it many years ago in UK and was very ill afterwards. I hope I can just have the Covid jab. 

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