It has been brought to my attention that ALL the doctors in the WIGAN AREA will not be giving out the vaccine . My sister rand her local surgery and was told by the receptionist that they will not be giving jabs also she says no doctors in the wigan area will be either.
I think this is a load of whitewash why oh why can't they get on board and start dishing out these jabs ???? she was told that the DW stadium is one of the places that will be doing it . It beggars belief that there will only be one outlet for a town the size of WIGAN .I just thinks it stinks !!!!
Started: 12th Jan 2021 at 15:04
I had my jab today, loads of staff working
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 15:09
Hello ( bentlegs )
Where did you have your injection ?please .
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 15:15
Golden Bear, it's just not that simple.....
"Dozens of GP practices in England have chosen not to join the NHS’s coronavirus vaccination programme amid concerns their workloads are already too heavy, they have too few staff and that patients could suffer if practices have to cut back other services so doctors can administer the injections.
While GPs are pleased the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has become available, many are concerned at how they will put on vaccine clinics from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, as they are obliged to do under the terms of the contract covering their involvement, which NHS England negotiated with the British Medical Association, the doctors’ trade union.
A new rule requiring every vaccine recipient to then be monitored for 15 minutes, introduced by NHS England after two hospital workers had an allergic reaction to it when deployment began on Tuesday, has also prompted some surgeries to not get involved.
Many GPs are torn between their desire to immunise patients in order to save lives and the practical difficulties of participation."
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 15:16
The vaccination centres need a lot of space for social distancing. After the jab is given the recipients have to sit down for 15 minutes to make sure they don’t have a reaction to the vaccine.
Very few, if any, GP surgeries in Wigan would have enough room for the seating area needed.
Bentlegs had his vaccination at Robin Park.
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 15:37
Thank you that but i do not fully agree with you has i have not been able to visit my surgery for over 12 months to date only phone consults
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 15:37
I am sure I read that the latest update was you didn’t need the fifteen minute sit down.
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 15:42
Mum had her vaccine, followed by a 15 minute sit down. It was straightforward, no queues outside and very well run inside. Mum's GP will be in contact about her 2nd vaccine which will take place at Robin Park in about 10-11 weeks time
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 15:48
Patients vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine must still be kept for observation for 15 minutes after receiving their jab.
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 16:01
Got my call this morning for the jab at the Leisure Centre on Friday.have to find it yet.
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 16:10
GB said, " It beggars belief that there will only be one outlet for a town the size of WIGAN .I just thinks it stinks !!!!"
Wigan, GB, is only a small town. And it didn't stink the last time I went!
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 16:18
Momac go up robin park road at the front of the fire/ambulance station .Turn 1st right onto Loire road to the mini island at the side of Asda .Go straight on at the mini island and the leasure centre is on the left hand sideYou could go through the gap at the side of NEXT on robin park and the leasure centre is just behind Next(pedestian only this way)
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 17:30
PeterP said, "You could go through the gap at the side of NEXT on robin park and the leasure centre is just behind Next (pedestian only this way)"
BUT, if you park on the car park, then walk to the leasure centre, you're likely to get a fine if you're seen 'leaving the site'.
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 17:37
Tonker never said anything about parking on Robin Park there is plenty of room (2 car parks) at the leasure centre. I was trying to help Momac get her bearings and some people may have to use public transport. And I agree with you about the parking fine.A few years ago a bloke parked near Wickes and walked over to Asda and when he got back he had a ticket on his car for exactly the reason you gave
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 17:46
This must have been what I read. It depends on the vaccine administered.
" GP's do not need to observe patients for 15 minutes after administering the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
The MHRA said this comes as no reports of anaphylactic adverse reactions have so far been associated with the Oxford vaccine.
Patients vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine must still be kept for observation for 15 minutes after receiving their jab."
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 18:05
It's being said that the second jab in 10-11 weeks may not be as effective as having it three weeks later. Geoffrey Boycott was on TV this morning saying he wished he hadn't bothered with the first one now.
"They are saying that if you get the second injection in 21 days it will go up to 94 percent which is very good.
"They are saying there are no trials they have done after 21 days.
"So if you get it after 12 weeks like the Government says then they are not sure if it works or not."
Sir Geoffrey also admitted he had not wanted the Pfizer vaccine as he urged Britons to "wait for the AstraZeneca"
GMB: Boycott says to 'wait' for Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine
He said: "I would tell people do not get the Pfizer vaccine.
"If I had my way I would have not had the Pfizer, I would have waited for the AstraZeneca because trials have been done and they know it works after three months."
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 18:46
Thank you very much Peter,you've been a good help.x
Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 18:55
After listening to Hancock on good morning Britain HERE IS THE DATA...... Initial Israeli data: First Pfizer shot curbs infections by 50% after 14 days
this may help answer your Questions that he did not
One more thing we are having a massive spike over here at the moment and they are putting it down to under 19 year old's 38% of who are sick!!! and we are still getting the second jap after 3 weeks also i get mine on Sunday
Replied: 13th Jan 2021 at 08:43
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Spoke to a gentleman this morning who lives at Platt Bridge and he has to go to Widnes for his jab
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 14:17
Been told this morning by a Doctor that if you've already had the Covid to expect to be a bit off for a couple of days..so I'm going to do my bulk shop tomorrow before I go there.
Replied: 14th Jan 2021 at 16:39