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Flu Jab £8.00 instore @ ASDA pharmacy

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I noticed my local Asda is advertising flu jabs for £8. Cheaper then last year when it was £10. Other outlets charging £15-£20. I know it's free on the NHS for specific age groups but this deal is for…
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I noticed my local Asda is advertising flu jabs for £8. Cheaper then last year when it was £10. Other outlets charging £15-£20. I know it's free on the NHS for specific age groups but this deal is for everyone.

£8 is bargain price as if you catch flu once or twice, it will cost that much in buying flu medicines to cure it. Instore only @ ASDA pharmacy.
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#1
Cheaper than buying multiple remedies if you got the flu.
#2
vinylandtrinkets
free from your GP


Not free for everyone...
#3
Is this the seasonal flu jab?

If so, it could make you more vulnerable to catching swine flu
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/study-prompts-provinces-to-rethink-flu-plan/article1303330/

(unless you are over 65 since you probably already have the antibodies from the 1957 flu pandemic which appear to neutralise the H1N1 virus - but if you are over 65, you'll probably be entitled to a free jab on the NHS)
1 Like #4
vinylandtrinkets;6476816
really? didnt know that as with my GP everyone has been offered them for free.



People eligible for a flu jab from their GP include:
[LIST]
[*]people over 65 years of age,
[*]people who work with poultry,
[*]health and social care workers, and
[*]people living in residential care homes.[/LIST]
And people of any age should also be vaccinated if they have:
[LIST]
[*]diabetes,
[*]asthma (and other chronic respiratory conditions),
[*]heart problems,
[*]kidney or liver disease,
[*]lowered immunity because of illness or medication, or
[*]have had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA).[/LIST]
Flu vaccinations are free for those considered to be at risk from serious complications. You may also be invited for a free flu jab if you have:
[LIST]
[*]multiple sclerosis (MS), or
[*]a degenerative condition of the central nervous system.[/LIST]

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/article.aspx?name=DoINeedAFluJab
#5
It is also £8 in Tescos for those who collect clubcard points :)
#6
free for me as i work ifor the NHS :)

still never have one though!
#7
i dnt qualify for any of the above requirements but my doctor still offered it to me for free
#8
Premier;6476757
Is this the seasonal flu jab? If so, it could make you more vulnerable to catching swine flu http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/study-prompts-provinces-to-rethink-flu-plan/article1303330/
(unless you are over 65 since you probably already have the antibodies from the 1957 flu pandemic which appear to neutralise the H1N1 virus - but if you are over 65, you'll probably be entitled to a free jab on the NHS)


The link is utter tosh.

Apart from the groups already mentioned, other people such as carers of relatives would also be given it. Just ask. Nobody should ever have to part with money in a surgery for a flu jab.

The £8 offer is good for those not at risk.
#9
iglimpse;6477294
The link is utter tosh. ...
I your humble opinion ;-)


Dr. Rubinstein, [Head of adult infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba, Canada] who has read the study, said it appears sound.
“There are a large number of authors, all of them excellent and credible researchers,” he said. “And the sample size is very large – 12 or 13 million people taken from the central reporting systems in three provinces. The research is solid.”

Edit:

Ontario has become the first province to delay seasonal influenza vaccines to most residents because of the threat posed by swine flu.
The decision, announced Thursday, comes as public health officials across the country are reconsidering their immunization plans in light of unpublished Canadian studies that suggest earlier seasonal flu shots raise the risk of contracting the pandemic H1N1 flu virus.
“Is it typical that we adjust our programs?” said Arlene King, Ontario's chief medical officer of health. “No, it isn't typical, but we are not dealing with a typical flu season this year.”...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/ontario-delays-fall-flu-shots-over-h1n1-threat/article1299834/
#10
In my opinion yes. Or do you think it better to leave all the at risk groups to get flu while we look into this.?

I guess that you are fit and well, you have time to chose...many others don't have that luxury. I have given over 200 flu jabs this week. Would I do that if I thought I was harming people?
#11
iglimpse;6477465
In my opinion yes. Or do you think it better to ...?
I think it better to trust named health officials with medical backgrounds rather than trust an anonymous poster on an internet forum ;-)
#12
Premier;6477497
I think it better to trust named health officials with medical backgrounds rather than trust an anonymous poster on an internet forum ;-)


Well funnily enough I am a named health professional as well. Do you think I just immunise people for a hobby?
#13

British Columbia is suspending its annual seasonal flu shot program amidst emerging concerns the vaccination could make people more susceptible to catching H1N1.
The suspension -- which limits the seasonal flu vaccination mostly to the elderly -- puts B.C. in line with many other Canadian provinces, but means most people will not have access to any type of influenza vaccination until at least mid-November.
The decision was announced Monday morning by provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall, who characterized this year's flu season as an "emerging and complex scenario."
"Obviously this is a complex decision," Kendall said, adding it was "not one that is being taken lightly."
Kendall said the decision rested in part on a new Canadian study -- which has not yet been peer reviewed or published --that found those who receive the seasonal flu vaccine become two times more likely to get H1N1 [swine flu] ...
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/suspends+shot+campaign+over+H1N1+concerns/2045733/story.html
#14
iglimpse;6477519
Well funnily enough I am a named health professional as well. Do you think I just immunise people for a hobby?

What's your name?
#15
Premier;6477546
What's your name?


:w00t: And why would my details help you.
#16
iglimpse;6477589
:w00t: And why would my details help you.

You said you were "a named health professional" At the moment you are just an anonymous forum poster.

All my links that you as an anonymous poster consider "utter tosh" are sourced and include the names of health professionals.

Have a google - you'll see this is huge news in Canada with almost all provinces (except one) now having suspended seasonal flu jabs ( except for those over 65/at risk) based on this research that became available, but not yet published, over the last 7-10 days.
#17
vinylandtrinkets
free from your GP


i went to my gp on friday for an appointment with my daughter. whilst i was there, even thought it wasnt my appoinment, i asked my gp for the flu jab and he gave it to me for free no problems.
#18
Most people here are anonymous. Canada has continued to immunise. Research into all vaccines continues on a daily basis. The benefits of immunising far outweight any risk such as you highlight.
1 Like #19
iglimpse;6477951
... The benefits of immunising far outweight any risk such as you highlight.

Source???

Have you googled?
This is a brand new, unpublished report.

You'll see most Canadian provinces (except New Brunswick) have now suspended seasonal flu vaccines unless the person is over 65
This is all because of this new report submitted recently to a medical journal that asserts that there is an association between receiving the seasonal flu vacine and an increased risk of contracting swine flue (the report suggests the risk is 1.5 - 2 fold)
Perhaps you would like to provide some substance to the allegation you make that this report is "utter tosh" I'm afraid an anonymous person posting on an internet forum doesn't provide this, hence why my previous posts include the source of those reports and naming health professionals that clearly have taken the report seriously.
#20
Personally I have been less sick the last couple of years when I did NOT take this jab, than when I previously took it.. The same goes for others I have spoken to aswell..

I am entitled to this jab for free, but wont bother again this year, if the past is anything to go by.
#21
vinylandtrinkets
thanks for the info, personally i wont be having it again this year, i had it last year and its the worst thing i have ever done, so far ive had flu 4 times ( proper flu) swine flu, umpteen chest infections and now pleurisy, when i saw my gp Monday just before he admitted me to hospital i asked him should i have the jab this year?? he said it didnt help me much in the past year so theres not much point,

but everyone who is registered with my gp can have the jab for free, including people outside the ones listed.


Flu immunisation wont protect you from chest infections as these are bacterial not viral - pleurisy is a complication of a chest infection.

You have indeed been very unlucky getting flu 4 times since last year but I dont understand why you describe getting the Flu jab last year as the worse thing you've done? Getting the jab wont have caused you to get the Flu or the chest infections. - It may be you might have been even worse affected had you not been immunised.


IMHO anyone with factors which may make them at a higher risk of developing complications with flu should get the annual jab.

It has been proven to be very safe & reasonably effective - not 100% effective (more like 75%) but then nothing in life is. :thumbsup:

Unfortunately the effectiveness drops off more in the elderly.

Most of the illnesses we get through the winter are common colds & unfortunately the Flu jab does nothing to protect you against these.

BTW I'm also a health professional & I too have a name :w00t:
#22
I won't touch it myself, there's lots of info on the internet about how dangerous vaccines are, and some of it is well researched and accurate. For example: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6890106663412840646&ei=oMDISqwTldL4BoKrob4M&q=vaccine# I swear by 500mg of Vitamin C daily, hasn't let me down so far. :thumbsup: Available cheap from Aldi and elsewhere.
#23
Can you get the delivery driver to do it when he delivers the groceries??? Saves trekking into town!
#24
Haggle;6478502
I won't touch it myself, there's lots of info on the internet about how dangerous vaccines are, and some of it is well researched and accurate. For example: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6890106663412840646&ei=oMDISqwTldL4BoKrob4M&q=vaccine# I swear by 500mg of Vitamin C daily, hasn't let me down so far. :thumbsup: Available cheap from Aldi and elsewhere.


Good for you. I hope you are never in a position to need it.

Now the argument becomes a farce. Your link goes to "David Ayoub, M.D. goes through the relations of Mercury to Autism as well its connections to “National Security Study Memorandum 200”; for population control. Showing its shocking connections to today’s G.A.V.I. Are powerful forces really trying to help the poor people or could it be for another agenda; the sterilization of the poor? This is an upsetting video, so brace yourself"
#25
Are these injections administered by a proper trained nurse or some partially trained shop assistant?
#26
jocksteeluk
Are these injections administered by a proper trained nurse or some partially trained shop assistant?


You'll be relieved to hear it's neither, you inject yourself, like self-install broadband. Practice beforehand using an orange ......... :p
#27
Premier
You said you were "a named health professional" At the moment you are just an anonymous forum poster.

All my links that you as an anonymous poster consider "utter tosh" are sourced and include the names of health professionals.

Have a google - you'll see this is huge news in Canada with almost all provinces (except one) now having suspended seasonal flu jabs ( except for those over 65/at risk) based on this research that became available, but not yet published, over the last 7-10 days.

So are you saying that they are giving the flu jabs to these high risk groups in the knowledge that it will increase their risk of contracting swine flu? If there is such a huge risk from the jab then isn't that an argument for high risk, frail people not to receive it?
#28
Haggle
I won't touch it myself, there's lots of info on the internet about how dangerous vaccines are, and some of it is well researched and accurate. For example: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6890106663412840646&ei=oMDISqwTldL4BoKrob4M&q=vaccine# I swear by 500mg of Vitamin C daily, hasn't let me down so far. :thumbsup: Available cheap from Aldi and elsewhere.

Magical stuff vitamin C. I find if I sprinkle it on my garden it keeps elephants away too - not had a single trampling since I started.
#29
spongemagic;6480573
So are you saying that they are giving the flu jabs to these high risk groups in the knowledge that it will increase their risk of contracting swine flu? If there is such a huge risk from the jab then isn't that an argument for high risk, frail people not to receive it?

No.

Have a read through the thread and the links i have provided.
In particular, post#5. All is explained :thumbsup:


... The vaccine suspensions do not apply for people over 65. Seniors are considered more susceptible to severe seasonal flu symptoms. At the same time, they carry antibodies from a 1957 pandemic that seem to neutralize the current version of H1N1....
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/study-prompts-provinces-to-rethink-flu-plan/article1303330/
#30
Ask the goverment whats in it b4 you get it maybe u will think twice.
And 2 the nurse that posted have u took the jab?
#31
mic28;6528796
Ask the goverment whats in it b4 you get it maybe u will think twice. And 2 the nurse that posted have u took the jab?


No, not think twice just spend most of your time chasing the wind. The govt won't help you with the flu jab. It's called the dept of health, go to their internet page for lots more info.

Oh yes, had the jab because NHS staff have to make sure we are protected so that we can look after all those who are sick. Had it a week ago and I am sure you will be delighted to hear that I am still fit and well. The NHS is considering making the jab compulsory for staff to prevent too many NHS staff off ill with flu, leaving many services too short staffed.

But maybe just trying to kill us all off.....would save a fortune on the NHS
pensions :whistling:

Get a life :x
#32
iglimpse
...

But maybe just trying to kill us all off.....would save a fortune on the NHS
pensions :whistling:....


Shhhh, don't give them any ideas!
#33
#34
iglimpse
No, not think twice just spend most of your time chasing the wind. The govt won't help you with the flu jab. It's called the dept of health, go to their internet page for lots more info.

Oh yes, had the jab because NHS staff have to make sure we are protected so that we can look after all those who are sick. Had it a week ago and I am sure you will be delighted to hear that I am still fit and well. The NHS is considering making the jab compulsory for staff to prevent too many NHS staff off ill with flu, leaving many services too short staffed.

But maybe just trying to kill us all off.....would save a fortune on the NHS
pensions :whistling:

Get a life :x



I have life thanx free from all the **** u have put in your body, but thanks for your concerns!!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31yMhpFbaEs


gps will be more then happy to give them out free as they will\ profit

http://www.hsj.co.uk/primary-care/gps-to-earn-525-per-swine-flu-jab/5006304.article?referrer=RSS


http://www.prisonplanet.com/uk-government-denies-mandatory-swine-flu-vaccination-program.html
#35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmJ3xs2qSSY

There is just so many to put on!

In this it tells u a high percentege of Nurses in the uk will refuse to take it. There has even been protest from Nurse in the US
#36
mic28;6544928
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmJ3xs2qSSY There is just so many to put on! In this it tells u a high percentege of Nurses in the uk will refuse to take it. There has even been protest from Nurse in the US


Depends how hard youy want to look...I could find many more piles of tripe :thumbsup: but I don't have the time and instead rely on researched evidence, none of which your links show.
#37
My daughter and I have had the flu jab 3 years running. she has immune problems and it has helped enormously. I have been much better too, nothing worse than a cold. Fantastic. Hubby and elder daughter getting it this year too!

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