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    I had mine yesterday and other than a "heavy"arm last evening no reaction

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    I had mine yesterday too and have no reaction at all so far - it could be a bit early to say though!

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    It is a bit soon Susan;

    But it does look quite promising.

    Thanks for everyone posting on this thread, it is very useful to know.

    Love Terry
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    Hi Terry ..Michael had his flu jab and a pneumonia jab at the same time 3 weeks ago .. no reaction .
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    Hi Dvd

    I don't have osteoarthritis, but my whole body ached with the flu symptoms I was experiencing. Couldn't tell you if it was related to your flu shot, but I know mine definitely was.

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    I had my flu jab yesterday, the District Nurse came to see me at home and I had no reaction whatsoever. When I was diagnosed last year my GP rang me to tell me that he was registering me as a priority patient this allows me to order medication over the phone, get appointments more easily and home visits when needed for jabs, blood or consultations. I don't know if this applies to all GP's surgeries but it is worth asking if any such scheme operates in your area. Tomorrow I have arranged for a mobile hairdresser to come and visit me at home for a short back and sides, something that I have not done before but each visit to the barbers this year has been more and more difficult and now I have decided to take an easier route, although it is a shame to see things that you used to do without a second thought being stripped away. Snip, Snip, Snip as the poet once featured here once put it so eloquently.

    John

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    Hi all,

    I had the flu jab five days ago and I am pleased to say that I am OK.

    But I did think that I was tired and my movement was poor in the afternoon after it. My wife also felt extra tired after hers in the afternoon.

    Love Terry
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    Hi, I just searched for a flu jab thread. My husband who has had a heart bypass got a text from the GP today saying that he is eligible for a flu jab 2017 and to please call and arrange it. They haven't texted me. There again, they haven't made any contact with me since my diagnosis! I assume I should have a flu jab? I think I read somewhere about a pneumonia jab - does anyone know anything about that?
    Thanks,
    Bern

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    Hi Bern,

    Yes, you both should get the annual flu jab. It's usually given from Sept/Oct, before the start of the "flu season", but some GPs may have it now?

    The pneumonia vaccine is a once-off vaccine (except for some people with an immune issue) and you should get this jab too.

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    Thanks Ellie. I thought it was early but his text definitely says they have it.
    Bern x

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