Covid-19: High Street chemists start vaccinations in England
14/01/2021 | news | health | 94
Six chemists have been chosen initially, with 200 more offering vaccinations in the next fortnight.
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14/01/2021 11:24:47 18 20
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And there's the conservative party 'idealogically' wedded to removing our Healthcare.

Well well well.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:57:15 2 2
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TOTALLY Fake News, promoted by Left-wing idiots!!
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MVP
14/01/2021 11:26:32 13 25
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It is about time. Pharmacies have been administering flu jabs for years and it is ridiculous that they were not selected to give the COVID vaccine from the very start.
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14/01/2021 11:33:46 30 0
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The flu jab doesn't need to be stored at -70ºC, unlike the Pfizer vaccine. That's why only pharmacies were not involved from the start. And the Oxford vaccine is only just now being rolled out.
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14/01/2021 11:39:59 3 2
bbc
Pointless until there is enough vaccine to send to them.

We'll have stories about people queueing up for vaccines and pharmacies running out next!
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14/01/2021 11:33:03 11 12
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Agreed MVP, we have 12,000 additional Covid-19 vaccination centres in community pharmacies. We need the vaccination programme to be as accessible as possible - let's use them ASAP
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LH
14/01/2021 15:56:10 1 0
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I believe it would be IMPOSSIBLE to announce a roll out, then, the very next day, have it ALL up and running to MAXIMUM capacity! Some people!!!!!!
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MVP
14/01/2021 11:26:32 13 25
bbc
It is about time. Pharmacies have been administering flu jabs for years and it is ridiculous that they were not selected to give the COVID vaccine from the very start.
4
14/01/2021 11:33:46 30 0
bbc
The flu jab doesn't need to be stored at -70ºC, unlike the Pfizer vaccine. That's why only pharmacies were not involved from the start. And the Oxford vaccine is only just now being rolled out.
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14/01/2021 11:35:01 8 10
bbc
Pharmacies should get more involved. Here in Italy they are all doctors who are able to arrange your hospital appointments, and because of this can obtain dates, and places, to suit your needs.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:55:05 1 0
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... and look how well Italy has done!!!
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14/01/2021 11:38:46 19 3
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So all the muppets out there will be piling around to their local pharmacies/chemists demanding vaccine!

The headlines like so much of those on the Beeb nowadays is misleading clickbait.

A decent headline of "6 high street chemists to trial Vaccine roll-out" would have been better.
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14/01/2021 16:23:08 5 0
bbc
You have to book an appointment slot and have the NHS letter with you to get the jab.

No letter. No jab.
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MVP
14/01/2021 11:26:32 13 25
bbc
It is about time. Pharmacies have been administering flu jabs for years and it is ridiculous that they were not selected to give the COVID vaccine from the very start.
7
14/01/2021 11:39:59 3 2
bbc
Pointless until there is enough vaccine to send to them.

We'll have stories about people queueing up for vaccines and pharmacies running out next!
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LH
14/01/2021 15:56:47 1 0
bbc
... and people MOANING about it!!!
8
14/01/2021 11:40:14 21 18
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If the Vaccine roll out is as successful as Boris the Clown World class Track and Trace effort we will all be dead by Christmas..second and third wave could have been avoided but for complete Government incompetence
9
14/01/2021 11:46:33 21 20
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Its already successful, you muppet.
For the size of our population, we are the most successful country in the World for vaccination, with only Israel (with smaller population) better.

All equivalent EU countries having similar further waves, and the variants could not have been predicted.

Meanwhile, you are just a clueless moaning hater.
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14/01/2021 12:29:47 3 1
bbc
No doubt you will be declining your vaccine, which is good news for the rest of us. You mean test and trace!!
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14/01/2021 11:40:14 21 18
bbc
If the Vaccine roll out is as successful as Boris the Clown World class Track and Trace effort we will all be dead by Christmas..second and third wave could have been avoided but for complete Government incompetence
9
14/01/2021 11:46:33 21 20
bbc
Its already successful, you muppet.
For the size of our population, we are the most successful country in the World for vaccination, with only Israel (with smaller population) better.

All equivalent EU countries having similar further waves, and the variants could not have been predicted.

Meanwhile, you are just a clueless moaning hater.
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14/01/2021 12:00:37 4 4
bbc
And you ? Shall we stop at tory apologist ? ?? ??
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LH
14/01/2021 15:54:12 0 0
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Israel's population is the size of London's, may I add!!
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14/01/2021 11:52:39 16 9
bbc
How will these pharmacies notify GPs that someone has had jab, I assume there is a system? How are the homeless and illegal immigrants going to be vaccinated?
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14/01/2021 12:23:18 4 10
bbc
Passport in hand, gets you pfizer, no passport gets you shot of russian
21
14/01/2021 12:26:18 2 1
bbc
"How are the homeless and illegal immigrants going to be vaccinated?"

Sensible question.
Presumably, homeless will through an "outreach" prog, with drop-in centers or mobile medics. Will probably take some time - and likely to be later on.

*Illegal* immigrants may not want to come forward although it also imperative (as the world fore-runner in vaccinations) UK don't create a "pull" demand
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14/01/2021 13:32:01 3 0
bbc
I assume it will be similar to flu jabs where you fill out a form with your GP surgery details and NHS number (if you know it) and your records will then get updated - eventually.
40
14/01/2021 13:47:19 2 0
bbc
There is a system already in place, it is used to notify GP surgeries when a patient has had a flu vaccine.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:52:40 1 0
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Ignorance is bliss, apparently! The NHS has a 'system', D'oh!!!!!
Who can administer the flu jab (and other jabs)? ... Pharmacies! How does your surgery know? ... The pharmacy completes a form and this data goes on your Medical Records, which everyone should, now, be able to access!
"Illegal Immigrants" are, presumably, not registered with the NHS!! ... and should NOT be in UK!!!
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14/01/2021 11:57:00 19 19
bbc
At least trump's departure has weakened the rightwing in England.
Privatisation of our NHS would be being rolled out as
"THE ANSWER" even now.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:48:50 3 1
bbc
VERY Fake News.
The NHS is absolutely SAFE in the hands of WHOEVER is in power at Westminster!
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14/01/2021 11:57:18 16 18
bbc
Vaccination, like testing, is a UK success story but the media will continue to shit on it.
There's a lot of shit about Keith. Removed
13
14/01/2021 11:57:18 16 18
bbc
Vaccination, like testing, is a UK success story but the media will continue to shit on it.
There's a lot of shit about Keith. Removed
16
14/01/2021 12:10:14 2 1
bbc
or

"if Aliens invaded, then the the Pope would turn into a 3-headed 8-legged defender, whilst Stammer said - 'I told you this would happen if we didn't prepare for an Alien Invasion"

in other words, complete and utter tosh - like all of your posts.
17
14/01/2021 12:10:43 2 1
bbc
Mostly coming from your posts
And you are a cnut. Removed
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LH
14/01/2021 15:47:27 0 0
bbc
Especially on HERE!!!
"Language, Timothy"!!
9
14/01/2021 11:46:33 21 20
bbc
Its already successful, you muppet.
For the size of our population, we are the most successful country in the World for vaccination, with only Israel (with smaller population) better.

All equivalent EU countries having similar further waves, and the variants could not have been predicted.

Meanwhile, you are just a clueless moaning hater.
15
14/01/2021 12:00:37 4 4
bbc
And you ? Shall we stop at tory apologist ? ?? ??
There's a lot of shit about Keith. Removed
16
14/01/2021 12:10:14 2 1
bbc
or

"if Aliens invaded, then the the Pope would turn into a 3-headed 8-legged defender, whilst Stammer said - 'I told you this would happen if we didn't prepare for an Alien Invasion"

in other words, complete and utter tosh - like all of your posts.
There's a lot of shit about Keith. Removed
17
14/01/2021 12:10:43 2 1
bbc
Mostly coming from your posts
13
14/01/2021 11:57:18 16 18
bbc
Vaccination, like testing, is a UK success story but the media will continue to shit on it.
There's a lot of shit about Keith. Removed
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bbc
And you are a cnut. Removed
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14/01/2021 11:52:39 16 9
bbc
How will these pharmacies notify GPs that someone has had jab, I assume there is a system? How are the homeless and illegal immigrants going to be vaccinated?
20
14/01/2021 12:23:18 4 10
bbc
Passport in hand, gets you pfizer, no passport gets you shot of russian
11
14/01/2021 11:52:39 16 9
bbc
How will these pharmacies notify GPs that someone has had jab, I assume there is a system? How are the homeless and illegal immigrants going to be vaccinated?
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14/01/2021 12:26:18 2 1
bbc
"How are the homeless and illegal immigrants going to be vaccinated?"

Sensible question.
Presumably, homeless will through an "outreach" prog, with drop-in centers or mobile medics. Will probably take some time - and likely to be later on.

*Illegal* immigrants may not want to come forward although it also imperative (as the world fore-runner in vaccinations) UK don't create a "pull" demand
8
14/01/2021 11:40:14 21 18
bbc
If the Vaccine roll out is as successful as Boris the Clown World class Track and Trace effort we will all be dead by Christmas..second and third wave could have been avoided but for complete Government incompetence
22
14/01/2021 12:29:47 3 1
bbc
No doubt you will be declining your vaccine, which is good news for the rest of us. You mean test and trace!!
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14/01/2021 12:36:22 0 0
bbc
Happy delays = deaths ?
23
14/01/2021 12:30:18 1 8
bbc
Vaccine = Pub. It's a yes from me.
22
14/01/2021 12:29:47 3 1
bbc
No doubt you will be declining your vaccine, which is good news for the rest of us. You mean test and trace!!
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14/01/2021 12:36:22 0 0
bbc
Happy delays = deaths ?
25
14/01/2021 12:38:42 6 5
bbc
The process seems over complicated. There are 50,000 GPs in the country who have the records of their local patients. Why not give them the job of vaccinating the population? Hospitals could also have a supply. It's because the government have employed consultants at great cost and they always complicate things to justify fees and increase the drama and photo opportunities.
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14/01/2021 13:22:11 4 1
bbc
No it because one vaccine requires it to be stored at -70c, and it is more efficient initially to vaccinate people at larger centres
39
14/01/2021 13:38:59 1 1
bbc
I know a lot of people who would absolutely agree with that.
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14/01/2021 12:40:50 10 1
bbc
The BBC needs to be responsible in its comments. The need now is to get as many many vaccinated as quickly and as safely as possible, without distractions. Trying to send vaccines to thousands of pharmacies around the country could slow things down. Some are suitable, but many are far too small and do not have the staff or the facilities. Some can only admit a few people due to social distancing.
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14/01/2021 12:55:16 10 2
bbc
Our local GP group will have everyone over 75 vaccinated by Sunday. A really good effort and at last we are moving forward at a good pace. I guess as a whole the only restriction is the availability of the two vaccinees.
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14/01/2021 13:20:06 6 2
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It raises the question as to why your local Gp group got so much vaccine when other places haven’t, if they had been able to do the over 75’s. Lots of places haven’t vaccinated the over 80s yet
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14/01/2021 13:38:16 0 5
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Meanwhile where my parents and their neighbours live, there's only a vague promise of a rollout sometime in this area. With nothing concrete. 10 miles away, there are vaccines, but no transportation for people in my parents' area and many there no longer drive. They live near a hospital, so you have to wonder why. Seems some lives matter more than others to the government and local authorities.
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14/01/2021 13:46:40 8 0
bbc
My wife & I, 74 & 72, got done this morning at our GP. Arrive at appointed time so no queues, Inn and out in under 5 minutes to wait the 15 minutes in the car, extremely efficient
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14/01/2021 13:05:12 0 15
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Yes, BUT ...!!
Are Boots, Superdrug et al. CHARGING for these vaccinations???
(£120 a pop was suggested a fortnight ago)
29
14/01/2021 13:18:07 15 0
bbc
No, it is part of the free rollout of the vaccine. You cannot use them unless you are invited
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14/01/2021 17:58:14 1 0
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Or read the article?
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15/01/2021 19:27:06 0 0
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I've no doubt they will be charging the Government. But the only people charging the public, will be con merchants. probably saying they have a special vaccine which also prevents problems occurring from 5G phone masts.
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14/01/2021 13:05:12 0 15
bbc
Yes, BUT ...!!
Are Boots, Superdrug et al. CHARGING for these vaccinations???
(£120 a pop was suggested a fortnight ago)
29
14/01/2021 13:18:07 15 0
bbc
No, it is part of the free rollout of the vaccine. You cannot use them unless you are invited
27
14/01/2021 12:55:16 10 2
bbc
Our local GP group will have everyone over 75 vaccinated by Sunday. A really good effort and at last we are moving forward at a good pace. I guess as a whole the only restriction is the availability of the two vaccinees.
30
14/01/2021 13:20:06 6 2
bbc
It raises the question as to why your local Gp group got so much vaccine when other places haven’t, if they had been able to do the over 75’s. Lots of places haven’t vaccinated the over 80s yet
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14/01/2021 12:58:46 2 5
bbc
How can we ramp up a vaccination army without supplies? the 2 vaccines are not available in an enough supply to keep cheering people up, with these type of news; The same issue when the London Nightingale was built, 4000 beds and then no staff available to work in it, whats the point? BBC news? give news of no news in a very simple context of the news, it is not even positively targeted
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14/01/2021 12:38:42 6 5
bbc
The process seems over complicated. There are 50,000 GPs in the country who have the records of their local patients. Why not give them the job of vaccinating the population? Hospitals could also have a supply. It's because the government have employed consultants at great cost and they always complicate things to justify fees and increase the drama and photo opportunities.
32
14/01/2021 13:22:11 4 1
bbc
No it because one vaccine requires it to be stored at -70c, and it is more efficient initially to vaccinate people at larger centres
33
14/01/2021 13:27:16 5 2
bbc
Wonder if we will get ‘not 24/7, days only, not evenings, and certainly not on weekends’ from pharmacists as we saw from NHS previously!

Nope.

Just get on with it. Not bogged down by management oversight, process and bureaucracy as is the case in the NHS
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LH
14/01/2021 15:44:30 4 1
bbc
Certainly, my experience is EAXCTLY that from Doctors' Surgeries!
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14/01/2021 11:52:39 16 9
bbc
How will these pharmacies notify GPs that someone has had jab, I assume there is a system? How are the homeless and illegal immigrants going to be vaccinated?
34
14/01/2021 13:32:01 3 0
bbc
I assume it will be similar to flu jabs where you fill out a form with your GP surgery details and NHS number (if you know it) and your records will then get updated - eventually.
35
14/01/2021 13:32:41 19 1
bbc
Brits please realise how lucky you are. Here in France only Pfizer vaccine is available and is being administered in hospitals hundreds of miles apart while having no clear way of deciding who will be vaccinated next. In UK someone of my age will be vaccinated in a week or two, here maybe by Easter. Be grateful for small mercies, the UK is doing this right.
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14/01/2021 13:36:23 4 15
bbc
In that context, maybe, but in reality, the govt have not taken into consideration a lot of things like logistics and transport in regions, when dealing with some people who are unable to drive or cannot walk far, 10 miles is a long way and somehow more traumatic when you know that people a couple of districts away have the vaccine but you can't get to it.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:43:03 3 1
bbc
Every time I hear the words France and EU, I "realise how lucky" I am!!!
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14/01/2021 13:34:10 4 11
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It is so much a lottery. One of these rollout pharmacies is within 10 miles of where some friends of my parents (over 80) live. Great, right? Wrong. They can't get there. No transport. To add insult to injury, near that pharmacy is a GP surgery active on vaccinating and a hub due soon. There are no vaccinations in the area my parents' friends live yet. It might as well be 100 miles.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:42:03 11 3
bbc
Ever heard of a taxi???????? Does no one own a car near them???
FGS, some people put invisible barriers in the way of everything!
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14/01/2021 17:52:40 0 0
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Well as they can't possibly arrange any transport anywhere or go out at all ever, there's actually no point in waiting for the hub to open either as they can't go. Will they even need the vaccine? they can carry on sheltering as they're never go anywhere and clearly no one can go to them either with any kind of help at all ever, not even the GP's car service. its big no for them I'm afraid.
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14/01/2021 13:32:41 19 1
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Brits please realise how lucky you are. Here in France only Pfizer vaccine is available and is being administered in hospitals hundreds of miles apart while having no clear way of deciding who will be vaccinated next. In UK someone of my age will be vaccinated in a week or two, here maybe by Easter. Be grateful for small mercies, the UK is doing this right.
37
14/01/2021 13:36:23 4 15
bbc
In that context, maybe, but in reality, the govt have not taken into consideration a lot of things like logistics and transport in regions, when dealing with some people who are unable to drive or cannot walk far, 10 miles is a long way and somehow more traumatic when you know that people a couple of districts away have the vaccine but you can't get to it.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:43:47 3 0
bbc
Ever heard of a taxi??????
27
14/01/2021 12:55:16 10 2
bbc
Our local GP group will have everyone over 75 vaccinated by Sunday. A really good effort and at last we are moving forward at a good pace. I guess as a whole the only restriction is the availability of the two vaccinees.
38
14/01/2021 13:38:16 0 5
bbc
Meanwhile where my parents and their neighbours live, there's only a vague promise of a rollout sometime in this area. With nothing concrete. 10 miles away, there are vaccines, but no transportation for people in my parents' area and many there no longer drive. They live near a hospital, so you have to wonder why. Seems some lives matter more than others to the government and local authorities.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:45:49 4 0
bbc
Ever heard of a taxi???????
25
14/01/2021 12:38:42 6 5
bbc
The process seems over complicated. There are 50,000 GPs in the country who have the records of their local patients. Why not give them the job of vaccinating the population? Hospitals could also have a supply. It's because the government have employed consultants at great cost and they always complicate things to justify fees and increase the drama and photo opportunities.
39
14/01/2021 13:38:59 1 1
bbc
I know a lot of people who would absolutely agree with that.
11
14/01/2021 11:52:39 16 9
bbc
How will these pharmacies notify GPs that someone has had jab, I assume there is a system? How are the homeless and illegal immigrants going to be vaccinated?
40
14/01/2021 13:47:19 2 0
bbc
There is a system already in place, it is used to notify GP surgeries when a patient has had a flu vaccine.
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14/01/2021 13:52:53 19 3
bbc
Winging wining people on today again.
Think yourself lucky you live in the UK because you're not going to get it anywhere else any quicker.
27
14/01/2021 12:55:16 10 2
bbc
Our local GP group will have everyone over 75 vaccinated by Sunday. A really good effort and at last we are moving forward at a good pace. I guess as a whole the only restriction is the availability of the two vaccinees.
42
14/01/2021 13:46:40 8 0
bbc
My wife & I, 74 & 72, got done this morning at our GP. Arrive at appointed time so no queues, Inn and out in under 5 minutes to wait the 15 minutes in the car, extremely efficient
43
14/01/2021 14:37:01 2 7
bbc
I was fascinated to hear that HMG is now saying that vaccination will be "offered" to the 15 million in the top four groups by mid-February. Not quite the same thing as will be vaccinated by mid-February. The Post Office is preparing for a bumper NHS post bag, pity the service seems to buckling in some areas.
44
14/01/2021 14:53:58 11 4
bbc
You can’t force people to be vaccinated
43
14/01/2021 14:37:01 2 7
bbc
I was fascinated to hear that HMG is now saying that vaccination will be "offered" to the 15 million in the top four groups by mid-February. Not quite the same thing as will be vaccinated by mid-February. The Post Office is preparing for a bumper NHS post bag, pity the service seems to buckling in some areas.
44
14/01/2021 14:53:58 11 4
bbc
You can’t force people to be vaccinated
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15/01/2021 09:35:12 0 0
bbc
No, but they can be denied services.
45
14/01/2021 15:01:15 13 1
bbc
The UK seems to be doing a good job getting the vaccine rolled out. Hopefully everyone can get vaccinated by the summer and life can return to normal.
46
14/01/2021 15:30:40 3 8
bbc
Will it be as good as the World class test and trace system that seems to have disappeared along with £millions of taxpayers money. Why not give the job to a private company? They've got a fantastic Covid record so far.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:39:59 10 3
bbc
Let's have a BIT of positivity, please!
46
14/01/2021 15:30:40 3 8
bbc
Will it be as good as the World class test and trace system that seems to have disappeared along with £millions of taxpayers money. Why not give the job to a private company? They've got a fantastic Covid record so far.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:39:59 10 3
bbc
Let's have a BIT of positivity, please!
83
15/01/2021 09:34:31 0 0
bbc
Positively CORRUPT darling.
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14/01/2021 13:34:10 4 11
bbc
It is so much a lottery. One of these rollout pharmacies is within 10 miles of where some friends of my parents (over 80) live. Great, right? Wrong. They can't get there. No transport. To add insult to injury, near that pharmacy is a GP surgery active on vaccinating and a hub due soon. There are no vaccinations in the area my parents' friends live yet. It might as well be 100 miles.
48
LH
14/01/2021 15:42:03 11 3
bbc
Ever heard of a taxi???????? Does no one own a car near them???
FGS, some people put invisible barriers in the way of everything!
35
14/01/2021 13:32:41 19 1
bbc
Brits please realise how lucky you are. Here in France only Pfizer vaccine is available and is being administered in hospitals hundreds of miles apart while having no clear way of deciding who will be vaccinated next. In UK someone of my age will be vaccinated in a week or two, here maybe by Easter. Be grateful for small mercies, the UK is doing this right.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:43:03 3 1
bbc
Every time I hear the words France and EU, I "realise how lucky" I am!!!
91
15/01/2021 14:26:33 0 0
bbc
“Every time I hear the words France and EU, I "realise how lucky" I am!!!”

—-

Being in or out of the EU would not have affected the UK’s ability to vaccinate.

Also the EU is not determining France’s response. Blame the French if you like but not the EU.
37
14/01/2021 13:36:23 4 15
bbc
In that context, maybe, but in reality, the govt have not taken into consideration a lot of things like logistics and transport in regions, when dealing with some people who are unable to drive or cannot walk far, 10 miles is a long way and somehow more traumatic when you know that people a couple of districts away have the vaccine but you can't get to it.
50
LH
14/01/2021 15:43:47 3 0
bbc
Ever heard of a taxi??????
33
14/01/2021 13:27:16 5 2
bbc
Wonder if we will get ‘not 24/7, days only, not evenings, and certainly not on weekends’ from pharmacists as we saw from NHS previously!

Nope.

Just get on with it. Not bogged down by management oversight, process and bureaucracy as is the case in the NHS
51
LH
14/01/2021 15:44:30 4 1
bbc
Certainly, my experience is EAXCTLY that from Doctors' Surgeries!
38
14/01/2021 13:38:16 0 5
bbc
Meanwhile where my parents and their neighbours live, there's only a vague promise of a rollout sometime in this area. With nothing concrete. 10 miles away, there are vaccines, but no transportation for people in my parents' area and many there no longer drive. They live near a hospital, so you have to wonder why. Seems some lives matter more than others to the government and local authorities.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:45:49 4 0
bbc
Ever heard of a taxi???????
70
14/01/2021 17:50:18 0 2
bbc
You mean a taxi where drivers have one of the highest Covid rates of any profession. These are the most vulnerable people we are talking about. The most likely to die and not protected for around 2 weeks AFTER they get the vaccine.
There's a lot of shit about Keith. Removed
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LH
14/01/2021 15:47:27 0 0
bbc
Especially on HERE!!!
"Language, Timothy"!!
12
14/01/2021 11:57:00 19 19
bbc
At least trump's departure has weakened the rightwing in England.
Privatisation of our NHS would be being rolled out as
"THE ANSWER" even now.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:48:50 3 1
bbc
VERY Fake News.
The NHS is absolutely SAFE in the hands of WHOEVER is in power at Westminster!
11
14/01/2021 11:52:39 16 9
bbc
How will these pharmacies notify GPs that someone has had jab, I assume there is a system? How are the homeless and illegal immigrants going to be vaccinated?
55
LH
14/01/2021 15:52:40 1 0
bbc
Ignorance is bliss, apparently! The NHS has a 'system', D'oh!!!!!
Who can administer the flu jab (and other jabs)? ... Pharmacies! How does your surgery know? ... The pharmacy completes a form and this data goes on your Medical Records, which everyone should, now, be able to access!
"Illegal Immigrants" are, presumably, not registered with the NHS!! ... and should NOT be in UK!!!
9
14/01/2021 11:46:33 21 20
bbc
Its already successful, you muppet.
For the size of our population, we are the most successful country in the World for vaccination, with only Israel (with smaller population) better.

All equivalent EU countries having similar further waves, and the variants could not have been predicted.

Meanwhile, you are just a clueless moaning hater.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:54:12 0 0
bbc
Israel's population is the size of London's, may I add!!
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DG
14/01/2021 15:54:13 1 7
bbc
There are very few chemists being asked to vaccinate. Why, they have always been the vaccination hub. They know what to do so we need more and not just a token 200.

Typical medaling from ministers
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LH
14/01/2021 16:00:26 6 3
bbc
Most Pharmacies do NOT have the space needed to vaccinate more than one person at a time!! What, with a 15 minute wait after vaccination, too.
It's an ideal opportunity to open up all those 'local community hubs', i.e. CLOSED PUBS, for this purpose!!! They have enough space to vaccinate MANY people simultaneously, ... and to supply an hydrating drink after!!!!
5
14/01/2021 11:35:01 8 10
bbc
Pharmacies should get more involved. Here in Italy they are all doctors who are able to arrange your hospital appointments, and because of this can obtain dates, and places, to suit your needs.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:55:05 1 0
bbc
... and look how well Italy has done!!!
3
14/01/2021 11:33:03 11 12
bbc
Agreed MVP, we have 12,000 additional Covid-19 vaccination centres in community pharmacies. We need the vaccination programme to be as accessible as possible - let's use them ASAP
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LH
14/01/2021 15:56:10 1 0
bbc
I believe it would be IMPOSSIBLE to announce a roll out, then, the very next day, have it ALL up and running to MAXIMUM capacity! Some people!!!!!!
7
14/01/2021 11:39:59 3 2
bbc
Pointless until there is enough vaccine to send to them.

We'll have stories about people queueing up for vaccines and pharmacies running out next!
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LH
14/01/2021 15:56:47 1 0
bbc
... and people MOANING about it!!!
1
14/01/2021 11:24:47 18 20
bbc
And there's the conservative party 'idealogically' wedded to removing our Healthcare.

Well well well.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:57:15 2 2
bbc
TOTALLY Fake News, promoted by Left-wing idiots!!
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DG
14/01/2021 15:54:13 1 7
bbc
There are very few chemists being asked to vaccinate. Why, they have always been the vaccination hub. They know what to do so we need more and not just a token 200.

Typical medaling from ministers
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LH
14/01/2021 16:00:26 6 3
bbc
Most Pharmacies do NOT have the space needed to vaccinate more than one person at a time!! What, with a 15 minute wait after vaccination, too.
It's an ideal opportunity to open up all those 'local community hubs', i.e. CLOSED PUBS, for this purpose!!! They have enough space to vaccinate MANY people simultaneously, ... and to supply an hydrating drink after!!!!
63
14/01/2021 16:18:28 14 0
bbc
A sensible idea.

Where they have the space then there is no reason why they shouldn’t give the vaccine. After all every year they give out the flu jabs.
6
14/01/2021 11:38:46 19 3
bbc
So all the muppets out there will be piling around to their local pharmacies/chemists demanding vaccine!

The headlines like so much of those on the Beeb nowadays is misleading clickbait.

A decent headline of "6 high street chemists to trial Vaccine roll-out" would have been better.
64
14/01/2021 16:23:08 5 0
bbc
You have to book an appointment slot and have the NHS letter with you to get the jab.

No letter. No jab.
65
14/01/2021 16:23:28 4 5
bbc
Feel far happier knowing that tories weren't profiteering -

FAMILY OF Vaccine MinisterSets Up Medical Company
Byline Times Team
4 January 2021
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14/01/2021 16:51:45 10 0
bbc
To be fair - my local pharmacy has a rather small space for customers anyway, with just one side room for vaccinations. Given the need for 15 minute observations, they could do 4 per hour, maybe 32 per day.

I can see why the focus is on larger pharmacies.
67
14/01/2021 16:55:53 1 10
bbc
"Oh look- our Wonderful NHS is So Weak we'll just have to Privatise it for you.

All clap !!"

Next tory slogan.
68
14/01/2021 17:19:09 7 1
bbc
Out sourcing is not privatisation. Look up the phrase "variable cost". I know which I prefer as a TAX payer. Well done pharmacies for stepping up.
67
14/01/2021 16:55:53 1 10
bbc
"Oh look- our Wonderful NHS is So Weak we'll just have to Privatise it for you.

All clap !!"

Next tory slogan.
68
14/01/2021 17:19:09 7 1
bbc
Out sourcing is not privatisation. Look up the phrase "variable cost". I know which I prefer as a TAX payer. Well done pharmacies for stepping up.
69
14/01/2021 17:37:25 4 3
bbc
Not a bad idea but I worry about what would happen IF someone got a severe allergic reaction. I guess the pharmacy would have the necessary adrenalin on-hand but who would be there to administer emergency treatment? Pharmacists aren't nurses!
72
14/01/2021 17:56:42 2 2
bbc
I was more worried for the as yet unprotected, vulnerable patients who were sat right at the back of that pharmacy in Guildford on tbe BBC this morning, well away from any fresh air. Members of the public walking within 1m of them doing their shopping. Reporter stood over and in front of them doing his interview with a staff member.
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LH
14/01/2021 15:45:49 4 0
bbc
Ever heard of a taxi???????
70
14/01/2021 17:50:18 0 2
bbc
You mean a taxi where drivers have one of the highest Covid rates of any profession. These are the most vulnerable people we are talking about. The most likely to die and not protected for around 2 weeks AFTER they get the vaccine.
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14/01/2021 13:34:10 4 11
bbc
It is so much a lottery. One of these rollout pharmacies is within 10 miles of where some friends of my parents (over 80) live. Great, right? Wrong. They can't get there. No transport. To add insult to injury, near that pharmacy is a GP surgery active on vaccinating and a hub due soon. There are no vaccinations in the area my parents' friends live yet. It might as well be 100 miles.
71
14/01/2021 17:52:40 0 0
bbc
Well as they can't possibly arrange any transport anywhere or go out at all ever, there's actually no point in waiting for the hub to open either as they can't go. Will they even need the vaccine? they can carry on sheltering as they're never go anywhere and clearly no one can go to them either with any kind of help at all ever, not even the GP's car service. its big no for them I'm afraid.
69
14/01/2021 17:37:25 4 3
bbc
Not a bad idea but I worry about what would happen IF someone got a severe allergic reaction. I guess the pharmacy would have the necessary adrenalin on-hand but who would be there to administer emergency treatment? Pharmacists aren't nurses!
72
14/01/2021 17:56:42 2 2
bbc
I was more worried for the as yet unprotected, vulnerable patients who were sat right at the back of that pharmacy in Guildford on tbe BBC this morning, well away from any fresh air. Members of the public walking within 1m of them doing their shopping. Reporter stood over and in front of them doing his interview with a staff member.
28
14/01/2021 13:05:12 0 15
bbc
Yes, BUT ...!!
Are Boots, Superdrug et al. CHARGING for these vaccinations???
(£120 a pop was suggested a fortnight ago)
73
14/01/2021 17:58:14 1 0
bbc
Or read the article?
74
14/01/2021 20:04:51 1 6
bbc
desperate - bbc propaganda again. everything in the tory garden is rosy - even the fish in the north sea are happier. spray the bees with pesticide and everything blue coming up rosy, bbc?
75
14/01/2021 20:10:21 4 1
bbc
First doses need to be followed with second dose. this is what virologist and scientists say. no short cut taken on the health of people
76
14/01/2021 21:40:43 2 8
bbc
"Pimlico Plumbers to make workers get vaccinations"

Just been reading this but see no comments is allowed on it. What gives this bloke the right to try and force a vaccine on people that work for him. Who the hell do he think he is at all?
82
15/01/2021 09:31:59 0 3
bbc
There are liver bacon and sausages in the vaccine you know.

You'll love it.
77
PCS
15/01/2021 00:34:17 4 4
bbc
Part of me wishes that covid19 was 100% fatal to all humans with zero defence! Personally I'm now holding out for a successful War of The World invasion! We've ruined this planet!
81
15/01/2021 09:20:04 2 1
bbc
Blimey you are down.
89
15/01/2021 13:58:34 1 0
bbc
you should see a doctor mate,and get some happy pills
78
15/01/2021 07:57:21 0 2
bbc
I wonder who is co-ordinating everything so that people are not given a jab at the chemist then called up to their GP thus wasting time or missing out on the second jab. Will there be any sort of priority or just first come first served? Word of mouth say under 70s are being called in one area whilst over 80s are still awaiting contact in others (or is that just more false news?). Wait and see
79
15/01/2021 09:14:48 2 2
bbc
The rightwing annoyed by truth as ever ??

Who will they blame for deaths when they have sold our Healthcare I wonder.
87
15/01/2021 10:15:26 3 1
bbc
If you don't think that our Healthcare needs at least part-privatising, then you're firmly part of the problem. Those who campaign repeatedly against it refuse to see that their intransigence drags the NHS deeper and deeper into the mire.
80
15/01/2021 09:18:42 4 0
bbc
Just read about pork being in the jab, I fell about laughing but then realised it wasnt a joke at all. Some people actually believe it. I had visions of a slice of bacon in the tube.

However, its good to see that the vaccination programme is actually working, so there IS light at the end of the tunnel.
90
15/01/2021 14:01:23 0 0
bbc
Too many people telling porkies about the jab.

There's also that one about it containing a chip so we can all be under the government's control - although I've not heard that old chestnut for a few weeks.

But seriously, the actual problem for some is that vaccines generally are grown on egg extracts to which some people are allergic - and this is no exception.
77
PCS
15/01/2021 00:34:17 4 4
bbc
Part of me wishes that covid19 was 100% fatal to all humans with zero defence! Personally I'm now holding out for a successful War of The World invasion! We've ruined this planet!
81
15/01/2021 09:20:04 2 1
bbc
Blimey you are down.
76
14/01/2021 21:40:43 2 8
bbc
"Pimlico Plumbers to make workers get vaccinations"

Just been reading this but see no comments is allowed on it. What gives this bloke the right to try and force a vaccine on people that work for him. Who the hell do he think he is at all?
82
15/01/2021 09:31:59 0 3
bbc
There are liver bacon and sausages in the vaccine you know.

You'll love it.
47
LH
14/01/2021 15:39:59 10 3
bbc
Let's have a BIT of positivity, please!
83
15/01/2021 09:34:31 0 0
bbc
Positively CORRUPT darling.
44
14/01/2021 14:53:58 11 4
bbc
You can’t force people to be vaccinated
84
15/01/2021 09:35:12 0 0
bbc
No, but they can be denied services.
85
bbc
HYS please bbc!

Brexit: No plans to dilute workers' rights, minister says.
Removed
86
15/01/2021 10:10:01 1 1
bbc
My guess is that the pharmacies will be better organised than the local GPs who as a vaccination hub have managed to get a tent up and vaccinate a few over-80s before Xmas.

The target for the top four groups getting the first dose within 4-weeks is looking a touch optimistic
88
15/01/2021 11:20:23 0 0
bbc
My GP practice has combined with three others and are doing 500+ vaccinations a day. They are already down to the over 70s - I was one of them. And that is just one of several vaccination clinics in my city.
Never rely on journalists for a full picture if what is going on. Not just Covid. Anything.
79
15/01/2021 09:14:48 2 2
bbc
The rightwing annoyed by truth as ever ??

Who will they blame for deaths when they have sold our Healthcare I wonder.
87
15/01/2021 10:15:26 3 1
bbc
If you don't think that our Healthcare needs at least part-privatising, then you're firmly part of the problem. Those who campaign repeatedly against it refuse to see that their intransigence drags the NHS deeper and deeper into the mire.
86
15/01/2021 10:10:01 1 1
bbc
My guess is that the pharmacies will be better organised than the local GPs who as a vaccination hub have managed to get a tent up and vaccinate a few over-80s before Xmas.

The target for the top four groups getting the first dose within 4-weeks is looking a touch optimistic
88
15/01/2021 11:20:23 0 0
bbc
My GP practice has combined with three others and are doing 500+ vaccinations a day. They are already down to the over 70s - I was one of them. And that is just one of several vaccination clinics in my city.
Never rely on journalists for a full picture if what is going on. Not just Covid. Anything.
77
PCS
15/01/2021 00:34:17 4 4
bbc
Part of me wishes that covid19 was 100% fatal to all humans with zero defence! Personally I'm now holding out for a successful War of The World invasion! We've ruined this planet!
89
15/01/2021 13:58:34 1 0
bbc
you should see a doctor mate,and get some happy pills
80
15/01/2021 09:18:42 4 0
bbc
Just read about pork being in the jab, I fell about laughing but then realised it wasnt a joke at all. Some people actually believe it. I had visions of a slice of bacon in the tube.

However, its good to see that the vaccination programme is actually working, so there IS light at the end of the tunnel.
90
15/01/2021 14:01:23 0 0
bbc
Too many people telling porkies about the jab.

There's also that one about it containing a chip so we can all be under the government's control - although I've not heard that old chestnut for a few weeks.

But seriously, the actual problem for some is that vaccines generally are grown on egg extracts to which some people are allergic - and this is no exception.
49
LH
14/01/2021 15:43:03 3 1
bbc
Every time I hear the words France and EU, I "realise how lucky" I am!!!
91
15/01/2021 14:26:33 0 0
bbc
“Every time I hear the words France and EU, I "realise how lucky" I am!!!”

—-

Being in or out of the EU would not have affected the UK’s ability to vaccinate.

Also the EU is not determining France’s response. Blame the French if you like but not the EU.
93
15/01/2021 15:32:16 0 0
bbc
Good. Been having my Flu Jab my Company pays for in Boots for the last few years. Excellent service.
28
14/01/2021 13:05:12 0 15
bbc
Yes, BUT ...!!
Are Boots, Superdrug et al. CHARGING for these vaccinations???
(£120 a pop was suggested a fortnight ago)
94
15/01/2021 19:27:06 0 0
bbc
I've no doubt they will be charging the Government. But the only people charging the public, will be con merchants. probably saying they have a special vaccine which also prevents problems occurring from 5G phone masts.