Asthma sufferers' 'confusion' over Covid vaccine
11/02/2021 | news | health | 152
They are calling for clarity over who will be prioritised for a jab before May.
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11/02/2021 10:52:02 2 15
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I take it that none of the policy-makers have asthma, then...
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11/02/2021 11:15:13 8 0
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Cheap remark
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CPJ
11/02/2021 10:58:36 23 10
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The vaccine rollout has been one of the Govts and NHS success stories. The priority list has been formulated by experts and makes sense people just need to be patient. If in doubt just ring 119
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11/02/2021 11:03:59 17 1
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The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is responsible for defining the vaccine priority groups, not the individual UK governments.
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11/02/2021 16:23:41 6 0
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yeah, but don't let that get in the way of people looking for something to moan at the government about
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11/02/2021 11:08:46 2 2
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On Tuesday, Oxford published the results of a study (on a small sample, which seems to be their speciality) showing that use of budesonide reduced the risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation by 90%. https://reut.rs/3q9cdDp

Ironically, it seems those using AstraZeneca's preventer inhaler may be better protected than those receiving their vaccine.
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11/02/2021 11:31:23 4 0
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Or they could just have both?
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11/02/2021 11:09:01 5 2
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I am surprised no mention of diabetics. At the start of this it was the condition top of the BBC’s list, mentioned every time. Though to see the actual deaths it seem being fat is actually the biggest risk.

Still no matter sounds like we will all be done for next winter.
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11/02/2021 11:11:39 13 0
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Diabetics are already in Priority Group 6. Always have been.
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11/02/2021 11:15:09 3 0
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Er, no it isn't. The biggest risk, even after adjusting for diabetes/asthma/etc, has always been age. The risk of death from Covid doubles roughly every seven years (which it does with most serious conditions of course).
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11/02/2021 11:09:01 5 2
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I am surprised no mention of diabetics. At the start of this it was the condition top of the BBC’s list, mentioned every time. Though to see the actual deaths it seem being fat is actually the biggest risk.

Still no matter sounds like we will all be done for next winter.
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11/02/2021 11:11:39 13 0
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Diabetics are already in Priority Group 6. Always have been.
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11/02/2021 11:12:48 12 6
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As an asthma sufferer since birth and with lung damage from Sarcoidosis, I was on the shielding list. I have had steroid inhalers for 35 years and flu vaccines since they arrived. I was almost as risky as you can get. I contracted covid-19 in November and aside from a little fatigue I had no symptoms. Try not to panic, if asthma is controlled from my experience covid is nothing to be afraid of.
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11/02/2021 13:00:59 3 4
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Well over 100000 people in the UK alone have died. I think they would have had very good reason to be afraid.
Just because you were ok don't extrapolate that to others and keep your naive opinions contained and off social media
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11/02/2021 11:13:16 36 0
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I've had asthma since I can remember and definitely qualify but I've been out and about since it started and just take precautions like wear a mask always, alcohol hand rub after been in a shop, avoid contact except within bubble and touch wood, been okay till now. I know Covid would be bad for me but I don't go around not wearing a mask because I can...that's stupidity.
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11/02/2021 15:16:59 10 2
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Well said. The new variants mean that even after a vaccine you will have to be careful, but it seems you have got that well in hand. This article comes across badly as "im slightly higher risk than other people, PANIC" which isnt helpful, we are all at risk, we all have to decide how to live life for the medium term - your approach is a good lesson to us all.
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11/02/2021 11:14:11 10 2
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How bizarre

I was placed in the 'Clinically extremely vulnerable' group due purely to my asthma. I take Fostair and Montelukast

I received my first vaccination on Tuesday afternoon at Bath racecourse as part of 'Group 4' I think it is (I am 47 years old, so don't fit the 70-74 age range)

Something is obviously wrong here as my 30 something neighbour is the same as me and had theirs yesterday
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11/02/2021 11:43:26 5 0
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Why would somebody give me a thumbs down for that comment? Gen question.
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11/02/2021 14:28:58 1 0
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Guy, I am on Fostair and Montelukast too but haven't received any indication what group I am in - I presumed Group 6. May I ask what doses you are on? Stay safe and well.
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11/02/2021 14:41:04 1 0
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I have the same prescription but haven't been invited for a vaccination yet.
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b5
11/02/2021 15:48:58 1 0
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Well I not in CEV and I talk the same medication as you inf act the highest dose of inhaler 200/6 2 puffs twice a day. Now I confused.
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11/02/2021 16:39:33 0 0
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I'm on 200/6 Fostair and 10mg of Montelukast

Had letters telling me I was clinically extremely vulnerable and to shield, as well as letter from North Wilts council with helpline numbers etc.

Had NHS letter telling me to book Covid test followed by call from GP same day, neighbour letter the same day. So fall in '70 years and over' group

No other underlying health issues apart from the Asthma
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11/02/2021 16:29:21 0 0
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I’m on a Fostair 200/6 and montelukast and can’t even work out if I’m in Group 6! Suspect possibly not as it’s over a year since I’ve needed oral steroids. It’s all very confusing.
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11/02/2021 11:09:01 5 2
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I am surprised no mention of diabetics. At the start of this it was the condition top of the BBC’s list, mentioned every time. Though to see the actual deaths it seem being fat is actually the biggest risk.

Still no matter sounds like we will all be done for next winter.
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11/02/2021 11:15:09 3 0
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Er, no it isn't. The biggest risk, even after adjusting for diabetes/asthma/etc, has always been age. The risk of death from Covid doubles roughly every seven years (which it does with most serious conditions of course).
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11/02/2021 11:29:26 1 1
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The risk of death for anyone over 50 surely doubles every seven years, just before it inevitably happens!?
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11/02/2021 10:52:02 2 15
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I take it that none of the policy-makers have asthma, then...
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11/02/2021 11:15:13 8 0
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Cheap remark
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11/02/2021 11:08:34 12 2
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Respiratory issue requires vaccine urgency? Blimey, can't say I saw that one coming. Slow day in the office guys?
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11/02/2021 12:56:33 7 0
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That's kind of the problem, there is no urgency. The vast majority of people with asthma are now not going to be vaccinated as a priority, despite assurances to Asthma UK back in December from the DOH that they would be.

It's severe asthma only in both groups 4 and 6, which means several courses of steroid tablets (not inhalers) and/or a ICU admission in the last year.
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11/02/2021 11:26:15 22 0
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As a long term asthma sufferer - 56 years and counting - prioritising severe asthma sufferers is and should always be a given. Perhaps as COVID attacks the respiratory system now is an opportunity for more investigation into the causes and treatment of asthma. Whilst we have seen huge advances in the treatment of other conditions we have not seen the same progress in the treatment of asthma.
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11/02/2021 15:20:39 0 13
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Prioritizing any group with high mortality is a given, severe asthma is one member of that group and, in all honesty, is no more or less important than any other member. It would be interesting to ask how much money you have given to research treatments into Asthma care in the last 56 years? Then we could decide if you deserve sympathy or not.
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11/02/2021 23:50:46 1 0
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As one who has raised money for asthma research and has not only asthma but also prostate cancer, I think it shows just what can be done with private and government funds the world over when all lives including their own are at risk but I am now forced to ask; why isn't the same urgency and money applied to research into on going medical issues? Simple not every politician is threatened by asthma.
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11/02/2021 11:15:09 3 0
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Er, no it isn't. The biggest risk, even after adjusting for diabetes/asthma/etc, has always been age. The risk of death from Covid doubles roughly every seven years (which it does with most serious conditions of course).
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11/02/2021 11:29:26 1 1
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The risk of death for anyone over 50 surely doubles every seven years, just before it inevitably happens!?
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11/02/2021 11:08:46 2 2
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On Tuesday, Oxford published the results of a study (on a small sample, which seems to be their speciality) showing that use of budesonide reduced the risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation by 90%. https://reut.rs/3q9cdDp

Ironically, it seems those using AstraZeneca's preventer inhaler may be better protected than those receiving their vaccine.
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11/02/2021 11:31:23 4 0
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Or they could just have both?
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11/02/2021 11:36:58 5 2
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Note that the article has been edited to no longer mention inhalers.

The word 'inhaler' clarified things, removing it means that this article tells us nothing we don't already know.
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11/02/2021 12:34:23 5 0
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Yes the article has been edited. It originally stated that 'everyone else' with Asthma, i.e. those offered the flu jab would be in group 6. The time of the article though hasn't been updated (which normally happens). It now states that anyone on regular steroids (I presume this includes Brown inhaler but not sure) will be in Group 6.
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11/02/2021 11:14:11 10 2
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How bizarre

I was placed in the 'Clinically extremely vulnerable' group due purely to my asthma. I take Fostair and Montelukast

I received my first vaccination on Tuesday afternoon at Bath racecourse as part of 'Group 4' I think it is (I am 47 years old, so don't fit the 70-74 age range)

Something is obviously wrong here as my 30 something neighbour is the same as me and had theirs yesterday
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11/02/2021 11:43:26 5 0
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Why would somebody give me a thumbs down for that comment? Gen question.
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11/02/2021 22:55:14 0 0
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There's no accounting for some people.
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11/02/2021 11:45:24 4 1
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My daughter takes Montelukast but has not been called for a jab. She seems borderline between groups 4 and 6 as her asthma is currently controlled. She was on the shielding list last year. However, the asthma specialists at our local hospital don't consider her to be in group 4 now whereas her GP thinks she should be! The length of time since her last hospital admission (Aug 2018) may be a factor.
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11/02/2021 22:58:18 0 0
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I've not been hospitalised in more than a decade, and I had my vaccine last week. I've been asked to shield twice now, once in first lockdown and again since. My GP told me anyone who was asked to shield is group 4 so I'd keep querying that!
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11/02/2021 11:49:02 4 5
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Can the Government make it mandatory to have the vaccine if you are vulnerable or high risk? It would help quickly get the remaining 2 million people vaxed and then the rest of us could resume our lives again and get back to normal.
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11/02/2021 11:55:23 1 15
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You can have all the pricks you want personally I’d rather not.
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11/02/2021 13:05:05 0 0
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Best not make it mandatory, it will only play into the bizarre conspiracy theories. Only once the rest of us are happy, healthy and on holiday will conspiracy theorists realize they have been misled
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11/02/2021 11:49:02 4 5
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Can the Government make it mandatory to have the vaccine if you are vulnerable or high risk? It would help quickly get the remaining 2 million people vaxed and then the rest of us could resume our lives again and get back to normal.
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11/02/2021 11:55:23 1 15
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You can have all the pricks you want personally I’d rather not.
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11/02/2021 12:17:37 1 10
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Every day there is a new priority, everything should be a priority.
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11/02/2021 12:44:26 9 0
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Asthmatics were a priority. The point is a huge number have been shielding because they've been told they are so at risk and have therefore been isolated. Thanks to that they've shot themselves in the foot with their own data and have now been dumped exactly nowhere.
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11/02/2021 12:23:09 9 2
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Yesterday Oxford published preliminary results showing asthma steroid puffers protect against covid. Anecdotally asthmatics have less covid illness than the general population - probably because of puffer use.
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11/02/2021 12:42:33 17 0
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And yet asthmatics who do get ill with covid are more likely to have serious illness, be hospitalised and need to be intubated for longer than Joe Average.
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11/02/2021 11:36:58 5 2
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Note that the article has been edited to no longer mention inhalers.

The word 'inhaler' clarified things, removing it means that this article tells us nothing we don't already know.
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11/02/2021 12:34:23 5 0
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Yes the article has been edited. It originally stated that 'everyone else' with Asthma, i.e. those offered the flu jab would be in group 6. The time of the article though hasn't been updated (which normally happens). It now states that anyone on regular steroids (I presume this includes Brown inhaler but not sure) will be in Group 6.
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11/02/2021 12:46:09 2 0
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Unfortunately the author of this article doesn't understand the term systemic steroids. Inhaled ones aren't taken in systemically so don't count.
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11/02/2021 12:23:09 9 2
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Yesterday Oxford published preliminary results showing asthma steroid puffers protect against covid. Anecdotally asthmatics have less covid illness than the general population - probably because of puffer use.
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11/02/2021 12:42:33 17 0
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And yet asthmatics who do get ill with covid are more likely to have serious illness, be hospitalised and need to be intubated for longer than Joe Average.
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11/02/2021 12:49:39 14 1
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My wife (43) is on steroid based inhalers (flutiform) and works 1-2-1 with SEN children (no distancing), hoping she is in group 6 and gets it soon, I’m older (50) but can work from home, happy to wait
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11/02/2021 12:17:37 1 10
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Every day there is a new priority, everything should be a priority.
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11/02/2021 12:44:26 9 0
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Asthmatics were a priority. The point is a huge number have been shielding because they've been told they are so at risk and have therefore been isolated. Thanks to that they've shot themselves in the foot with their own data and have now been dumped exactly nowhere.
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11/02/2021 12:34:23 5 0
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Yes the article has been edited. It originally stated that 'everyone else' with Asthma, i.e. those offered the flu jab would be in group 6. The time of the article though hasn't been updated (which normally happens). It now states that anyone on regular steroids (I presume this includes Brown inhaler but not sure) will be in Group 6.
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11/02/2021 12:46:09 2 0
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Unfortunately the author of this article doesn't understand the term systemic steroids. Inhaled ones aren't taken in systemically so don't count.
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11/02/2021 12:53:48 4 5
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I'm asthmatic and I had vaccine so don't know what they are tweeting complaining about - it is being rolled out to asthmatics.
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11/02/2021 11:08:34 12 2
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Respiratory issue requires vaccine urgency? Blimey, can't say I saw that one coming. Slow day in the office guys?
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11/02/2021 12:56:33 7 0
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That's kind of the problem, there is no urgency. The vast majority of people with asthma are now not going to be vaccinated as a priority, despite assurances to Asthma UK back in December from the DOH that they would be.

It's severe asthma only in both groups 4 and 6, which means several courses of steroid tablets (not inhalers) and/or a ICU admission in the last year.
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11/02/2021 23:14:39 0 0
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Shocking news. I’m considered ‘controlled’ asthma - have flu jab every year, are they saying flu is worse than Covid? I’ve been shielding regardless but clearly they want me to waste another year of my life whilst healthy people (I’m 38) 40, 50 gets it before asthma sufferers. It’s a disgrace.
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11/02/2021 11:12:48 12 6
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As an asthma sufferer since birth and with lung damage from Sarcoidosis, I was on the shielding list. I have had steroid inhalers for 35 years and flu vaccines since they arrived. I was almost as risky as you can get. I contracted covid-19 in November and aside from a little fatigue I had no symptoms. Try not to panic, if asthma is controlled from my experience covid is nothing to be afraid of.
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11/02/2021 13:00:59 3 4
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Well over 100000 people in the UK alone have died. I think they would have had very good reason to be afraid.
Just because you were ok don't extrapolate that to others and keep your naive opinions contained and off social media
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11/02/2021 13:02:13 25 4
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People should be treated at a time based on their risk. I'm 67 and still waiting for an invite, but I'm not going to make a big fuss about it - I rely on the NHS to do everyone higher risk before 'jabbing' me. I would suggest everyone else does the same - complaining won't speed up what has been a superb performance by the NHS.
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11/02/2021 15:22:57 6 7
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Some people think that it is all about them. It is unfortunate, but it sells papers/writes-articles. We are all at risk, besides the vaccines are not a magic fix - someone could still contract COVID and die of it after being vaccinated.
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RB
11/02/2021 20:56:14 4 1
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Asthmatics are by no means complaining to the NHS - the NHS have done a fantastic job, and are a literal lifeline for us all! It is the government and JCVI who have failed to give clear answers for 3 months, and now seem to be removing a vast number of asthmatic people from group 6
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jrg
11/02/2021 23:22:30 0 0
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Very well said11
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11/02/2021 11:49:02 4 5
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Can the Government make it mandatory to have the vaccine if you are vulnerable or high risk? It would help quickly get the remaining 2 million people vaxed and then the rest of us could resume our lives again and get back to normal.
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11/02/2021 13:05:05 0 0
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Best not make it mandatory, it will only play into the bizarre conspiracy theories. Only once the rest of us are happy, healthy and on holiday will conspiracy theorists realize they have been misled
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11/02/2021 13:12:02 2 1
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Thank you for adding the clarification.
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11/02/2021 13:18:40 6 1
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No issue with asthma sufferers getting vaccine priority but still don't understand why paid care workers are more important than unpaid ones. Paid care workers are rightly classified as 'front line' but why aren't unpaid ones, often themselves over 50 struggling to look after vulnerable elderly people, largely unsupported, not also priority for vaccine? I don't get the logic
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HBG
11/02/2021 14:34:17 2 0
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The JCVI has included unpaid carers on the vaccination priority list (UK wide) in group 6. This advice recommends that carers who are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer contracted COVID should be included in Priority 6 alongside people with underlying conditions. Speak to your GP if this applies to you
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TR
11/02/2021 15:31:15 0 0
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Likely based on risk I would have thought - whilst obviously greatly needed, unpaid carers are more likely to care for a relative which, whilst important, is not as great a risk as caring for 10+ possibly different individuals daily and potentially travelling between clients homes to do so
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11/02/2021 13:20:16 17 0
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The problem is who to believe now.
NHS still states you're at increased risk with asthma. JCVI et al. appear to be moving away from 'controlled' asthma sufferers in group 6.
Meanwhile I've been taking extra precautions everywhere/been under additional stress at work for a year as I believed I was at higher risk.
If I get bumped down a group or three fine, but I'd just like to know where I stand.
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11/02/2021 13:21:47 5 3
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So Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation presumably have an intelligent, medically informed opinion that they can offer to the Government of how to tackle the issue of which asthmatics get priority?
Or are they just moaning and is the BBC joining in?
What are Asthma UK and BLF recommendations to Government please BBC?
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11/02/2021 13:24:14 9 1
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My wife has one lung (a birth defect) and Asthma, but she is not on the priority list. Why? Because the priority list does not mention one lung, it assumes everyone has two.
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11/02/2021 13:31:33 20 4
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Anyone using preventive or reliever inhalers should be vaccinated after the 70 year olds.

These people are without doubt at hightened risk
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11/02/2021 13:32:54 15 9
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Don't be confused. Wait to be called for vaccination, then get vaccinated

Your personal circumstances may make you believe you are more urgent - speak to your GP, not the Sun or the BBC or your MP.
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11/02/2021 14:26:40 7 4
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Actually the GP has virtually no discretion to make choices on individuals, they are bound to follow the rules laid down by politicians at local and national level so sadly people are probably better off to speak to their MP or the BBC and get policy changed
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Tim
11/02/2021 13:38:43 3 0
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Have a letter from employer confirming my critical worker status but still waiting and am an asthmatic. Just need to wait but it is frustrating but know it will come.
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11/02/2021 13:33:22 1 1
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Hi I am 69 years old and I have asthma and Ibs and I have not yet received my covid vaccine
Stop moaning. Removed
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Dan
11/02/2021 13:51:23 16 0
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So I have also fallen through I suffer from asthma, had cancer with left me disabled due to massive implant and reconstruction of my left pelvis and femur and also have low testosterone which testosterone helps regulate my immune system so I in theory have a immune system problem.... How ever I don't qualify for a vaccination in group 4 or 6 but because I'm 26 I'm being treated as a healthy 26 man
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11/02/2021 22:42:09 1 0
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That can't be right as I'm 27 and asthmatic and have had the vaccine this week. You should be chasing this up with your GP for sure!
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Dan
12/02/2021 21:43:05 0 0
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To all that replying thank you and I have pushed hard for the vaccine but I just hit a brick wall. All I get is you're young so it'll not effect you.... All comes down to age no matter what I do....
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11/02/2021 14:00:50 26 0
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This whole article is confusing. If covid is predominantly a respiratory affecting virus, shouldn’t asthmatics be somewhere in the nine priority groups given asthma is a respiratory illness?
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11/02/2021 21:25:51 1 4
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I don't think there's any evidence that asthmatics are any more at risk from covid than anyone else. Last year it was being hypothesised that taking a steroid inhaler might protect you from the more serious symptoms of covid, but I haven't heard anything more on that.
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RB
11/02/2021 14:09:02 9 0
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For me the main concerns are: that the gov have had since December to determine which asthmatics will be in group 6, and still have not produced solid guidelines on this; there is contradictory information across different government and NHS websites; if moderate/moderate-severe asthmatics are no longer included in phase 1, due to increased risk of hospitalisation surely they're a phase 2 priority
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11/02/2021 14:20:35 13 0
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Severe asthmatic, had numerous letters from nhs to advise me to shield. Just had my AZ jab.
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11/02/2021 14:21:06 33 2
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The Government have moved the goal posts. We were told that any asthmatic on inhaled steroids or on the flu vaccine list would receive the vaccine in Group Six. So many of us have been self-isolating as a result. I feel very cheated indeed.
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12/02/2021 06:34:18 0 0
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Unfortunately this government are just failure after failure, even the so called success of the vaccine roll out is showing us more failure. The dreadful thing about it all is people have died and will die as a result of THEIR failures.
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11/02/2021 13:32:54 15 9
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Don't be confused. Wait to be called for vaccination, then get vaccinated

Your personal circumstances may make you believe you are more urgent - speak to your GP, not the Sun or the BBC or your MP.
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11/02/2021 14:26:40 7 4
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Actually the GP has virtually no discretion to make choices on individuals, they are bound to follow the rules laid down by politicians at local and national level so sadly people are probably better off to speak to their MP or the BBC and get policy changed
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11/02/2021 11:14:11 10 2
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How bizarre

I was placed in the 'Clinically extremely vulnerable' group due purely to my asthma. I take Fostair and Montelukast

I received my first vaccination on Tuesday afternoon at Bath racecourse as part of 'Group 4' I think it is (I am 47 years old, so don't fit the 70-74 age range)

Something is obviously wrong here as my 30 something neighbour is the same as me and had theirs yesterday
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11/02/2021 14:28:58 1 0
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Guy, I am on Fostair and Montelukast too but haven't received any indication what group I am in - I presumed Group 6. May I ask what doses you are on? Stay safe and well.
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11/02/2021 13:18:40 6 1
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No issue with asthma sufferers getting vaccine priority but still don't understand why paid care workers are more important than unpaid ones. Paid care workers are rightly classified as 'front line' but why aren't unpaid ones, often themselves over 50 struggling to look after vulnerable elderly people, largely unsupported, not also priority for vaccine? I don't get the logic
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HBG
11/02/2021 14:34:17 2 0
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The JCVI has included unpaid carers on the vaccination priority list (UK wide) in group 6. This advice recommends that carers who are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer contracted COVID should be included in Priority 6 alongside people with underlying conditions. Speak to your GP if this applies to you
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11/02/2021 14:38:35 33 3
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I read about severe or not severe asthma comments probably from people who have neither.

It only takes 1 wrong flair-up to kill you or put you in hospital regardless of your day-to-day management.

Get them all jabbed ASAP as we are talking about a virus that attacks the respiratory system the same system that mild, moderate or severe asthma also affects.
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11/02/2021 16:46:22 6 1
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I am asthmatic and 47 years old (and now confused!). I was told I fell under group 4, I think (70 years and over)

Had my first vaccine Tuesday and my neighbour in her 30's with same medical background has me had her first jab yesterday afternoon.

Something wrong going on here because surely this is a national policy.

I'm on Montelukast and Fostair. (10mg - 200/6)
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11/02/2021 11:14:11 10 2
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How bizarre

I was placed in the 'Clinically extremely vulnerable' group due purely to my asthma. I take Fostair and Montelukast

I received my first vaccination on Tuesday afternoon at Bath racecourse as part of 'Group 4' I think it is (I am 47 years old, so don't fit the 70-74 age range)

Something is obviously wrong here as my 30 something neighbour is the same as me and had theirs yesterday
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11/02/2021 14:41:04 1 0
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I have the same prescription but haven't been invited for a vaccination yet.
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11/02/2021 14:44:42 3 3
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I had a text from doctors before flu jab came out saying they are contacting those under the age of 65 who are at greater risk to get the flu jab....im nearly 50 and been told by a doctor last march that i am at greater risk due to my age. A month after I had the Jab I got a letter from NHS urging me to get the flu jab ASAP, So that to me says I am at greater risk as should get vaccinated ASAP
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11/02/2021 15:11:01 3 12
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Greater risk could still be below the threshold to jump the que - we are all at risk, the key is the word "greater" not "great". Yes you are worried, do you think nobody else is worried? Of those at less risk than you, some will die in the coming months, it is not all about you.
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11/02/2021 14:44:42 3 3
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I had a text from doctors before flu jab came out saying they are contacting those under the age of 65 who are at greater risk to get the flu jab....im nearly 50 and been told by a doctor last march that i am at greater risk due to my age. A month after I had the Jab I got a letter from NHS urging me to get the flu jab ASAP, So that to me says I am at greater risk as should get vaccinated ASAP
54
11/02/2021 15:11:01 3 12
bbc
Greater risk could still be below the threshold to jump the que - we are all at risk, the key is the word "greater" not "great". Yes you are worried, do you think nobody else is worried? Of those at less risk than you, some will die in the coming months, it is not all about you.
55
11/02/2021 15:14:14 3 15
bbc
This does come across as que jumping, greater is not great and everyone is at risk. Let the experts do their jobs and have the vaccine when you are offered it. We are talking about 1 in thousands (normal people) vs a few in thousands (greater risk people) vs tens of percent (high risk, hundreds in thousands) mortality probability. If you are worried then isolate.
64
11/02/2021 15:57:07 13 0
bbc
It's not queue jumping, it's wanting to know if we've been moved back in the queue. Throughout, asthma sufferers have been told they are vulnerable (NHS site still says as much) and then told we would fall into cat 6. If you've had proper flu with asthma then you'd appreciate why asthma sufferers are worried about Covid. Also I (and many others) work and cannot isolate (unless we resign)
70
11/02/2021 16:27:14 2 0
bbc
"normal people" eh? Are people with asthma sufferers not normal people? lol
8
11/02/2021 11:13:16 36 0
bbc
I've had asthma since I can remember and definitely qualify but I've been out and about since it started and just take precautions like wear a mask always, alcohol hand rub after been in a shop, avoid contact except within bubble and touch wood, been okay till now. I know Covid would be bad for me but I don't go around not wearing a mask because I can...that's stupidity.
56
11/02/2021 15:16:59 10 2
bbc
Well said. The new variants mean that even after a vaccine you will have to be careful, but it seems you have got that well in hand. This article comes across badly as "im slightly higher risk than other people, PANIC" which isnt helpful, we are all at risk, we all have to decide how to live life for the medium term - your approach is a good lesson to us all.
57
A_G
11/02/2021 15:17:42 13 1
bbc
I'm worried for all with asthma as I have seen asthma attacks in the past which have happened to a family member. I hope no one ever has to go through them and with COVID impacting the lungs so heavily, I feel they should be moved up the list for the vaccine.
13
11/02/2021 11:26:15 22 0
bbc
As a long term asthma sufferer - 56 years and counting - prioritising severe asthma sufferers is and should always be a given. Perhaps as COVID attacks the respiratory system now is an opportunity for more investigation into the causes and treatment of asthma. Whilst we have seen huge advances in the treatment of other conditions we have not seen the same progress in the treatment of asthma.
58
11/02/2021 15:20:39 0 13
bbc
Prioritizing any group with high mortality is a given, severe asthma is one member of that group and, in all honesty, is no more or less important than any other member. It would be interesting to ask how much money you have given to research treatments into Asthma care in the last 56 years? Then we could decide if you deserve sympathy or not.
144
12/02/2021 06:12:39 1 0
bbc
Every 10 seconds someone has a potentially life threatening asthma attack. Read that frequency again. Every 10 seconds!
Why would treatments not be researched? I pay for my asthma medication from the NHS and I regularly donate to asthmaUK. I take inhalers daily so I can breathe normally.
31
11/02/2021 13:02:13 25 4
bbc
People should be treated at a time based on their risk. I'm 67 and still waiting for an invite, but I'm not going to make a big fuss about it - I rely on the NHS to do everyone higher risk before 'jabbing' me. I would suggest everyone else does the same - complaining won't speed up what has been a superb performance by the NHS.
59
11/02/2021 15:22:57 6 7
bbc
Some people think that it is all about them. It is unfortunate, but it sells papers/writes-articles. We are all at risk, besides the vaccines are not a magic fix - someone could still contract COVID and die of it after being vaccinated.
34
11/02/2021 13:18:40 6 1
bbc
No issue with asthma sufferers getting vaccine priority but still don't understand why paid care workers are more important than unpaid ones. Paid care workers are rightly classified as 'front line' but why aren't unpaid ones, often themselves over 50 struggling to look after vulnerable elderly people, largely unsupported, not also priority for vaccine? I don't get the logic
60
TR
11/02/2021 15:31:15 0 0
bbc
Likely based on risk I would have thought - whilst obviously greatly needed, unpaid carers are more likely to care for a relative which, whilst important, is not as great a risk as caring for 10+ possibly different individuals daily and potentially travelling between clients homes to do so
61
11/02/2021 15:45:45 16 0
bbc
I have been turned down as a vaccinator because my asthma is a risk but clearly not so great a risk that I am eligible for group 6.
67
11/02/2021 16:14:33 0 5
bbc
Strange for as a vaccinator you are (rightly) able to get vaccinated immediately. Probably other reasons they turned you down?
77
11/02/2021 16:45:27 0 1
bbc
I am asthmatic and 47 years old. I was told I fell under group 4, I think (70 years and over)

Had my first vaccine Tuesday and my neighbour in her 30's with same medical background has me had her first jab yesterday afternoon.

Something wrong going on here because surely this is a national policy.

I'm on Montelukast and Fostair. (10mg - 200/6)
92
11/02/2021 18:30:46 0 1
bbc
Me too for the exact same reason. And lost a job in the tv industry, as I was seen as uninsurable due to my asthma.
9
11/02/2021 11:14:11 10 2
bbc
How bizarre

I was placed in the 'Clinically extremely vulnerable' group due purely to my asthma. I take Fostair and Montelukast

I received my first vaccination on Tuesday afternoon at Bath racecourse as part of 'Group 4' I think it is (I am 47 years old, so don't fit the 70-74 age range)

Something is obviously wrong here as my 30 something neighbour is the same as me and had theirs yesterday
62
b5
11/02/2021 15:48:58 1 0
bbc
Well I not in CEV and I talk the same medication as you inf act the highest dose of inhaler 200/6 2 puffs twice a day. Now I confused.
63
TR
11/02/2021 15:53:17 7 1
bbc
As an asthmatic using steroid inhalers for the forseeable future I'm just confused by this; a little more clarity is all that is required. Having had COVID last year I'm not that concerned for myself now but am all too aware that different people experience very different symptoms so, if someone is compromised in a way that increases their risk, surely they should be prioritised accordingly.
55
11/02/2021 15:14:14 3 15
bbc
This does come across as que jumping, greater is not great and everyone is at risk. Let the experts do their jobs and have the vaccine when you are offered it. We are talking about 1 in thousands (normal people) vs a few in thousands (greater risk people) vs tens of percent (high risk, hundreds in thousands) mortality probability. If you are worried then isolate.
64
11/02/2021 15:57:07 13 0
bbc
It's not queue jumping, it's wanting to know if we've been moved back in the queue. Throughout, asthma sufferers have been told they are vulnerable (NHS site still says as much) and then told we would fall into cat 6. If you've had proper flu with asthma then you'd appreciate why asthma sufferers are worried about Covid. Also I (and many others) work and cannot isolate (unless we resign)
65
11/02/2021 16:03:08 3 1
bbc
The health worker of a vulnerable person has managed to get the jobbing gardener a vaccine injection (yes the outside gardener!) which seems to me an abuse of the system; sounds like the health worker is doing a favour for the gardener which is wrong when other people with health conditions must wait in line. How much "fraud" is going on?
66
11/02/2021 16:12:16 1 6
bbc
Easier to take care of yourself and wait. Even if as an asthmatic you are pushed down the line, this should only equate to a few weeks - if that.

The more they are attacked and delayed while considering adjustments, the longer we all have to wait.

However, I'd support letting keyworkers and asthmatics etc be able to turn up at the end of the day and take surplus stock on a stand by basis.
61
11/02/2021 15:45:45 16 0
bbc
I have been turned down as a vaccinator because my asthma is a risk but clearly not so great a risk that I am eligible for group 6.
67
11/02/2021 16:14:33 0 5
bbc
Strange for as a vaccinator you are (rightly) able to get vaccinated immediately. Probably other reasons they turned you down?
68
MRQ
11/02/2021 16:17:20 5 2
bbc
Personally - I've struggled to get the irresponsible idiots at my surgery to even keep up with my regular repeats of Relvar and Salbutamol; I've even been forced to buy Sabutamol privately... I was left to my own devices during "shielding" - despite my condition being so bad it impacts badly on day-to-day life. - Vaccination? I'm expecting an appointment on the 12th of never! - Maybe!
3
11/02/2021 11:03:59 17 1
bbc
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is responsible for defining the vaccine priority groups, not the individual UK governments.
69
11/02/2021 16:23:41 6 0
bbc
yeah, but don't let that get in the way of people looking for something to moan at the government about
55
11/02/2021 15:14:14 3 15
bbc
This does come across as que jumping, greater is not great and everyone is at risk. Let the experts do their jobs and have the vaccine when you are offered it. We are talking about 1 in thousands (normal people) vs a few in thousands (greater risk people) vs tens of percent (high risk, hundreds in thousands) mortality probability. If you are worried then isolate.
70
11/02/2021 16:27:14 2 0
bbc
"normal people" eh? Are people with asthma sufferers not normal people? lol
71
11/02/2021 16:29:41 26 1
bbc
So all along asthma sufferers of all types have been told they are high risk and put under extra stress from fear of catching covid. Now that they are due for vaccination they are just now told that controlled asthmatics are not considered at greater risk than the gen public and therefore don't need to be prioritised. It's as if they're making it up as they go along to the detriment of the public.
91
11/02/2021 18:28:43 10 0
bbc
I’ve been turned down for two jobs, as I was asked if I was in either the high vulnerability or moderate vulnerability groups. So had to say I was in moderate as is on the NHS website. I was so grateful to see that we were higher up the ladder for jabs, so I might be able to work again soon. Just devastated by this news.
72
dt1
11/02/2021 16:20:41 2 0
bbc
I have a steroid inhaler but it’s been 7 years since last steroid tablets. Over 50. I received a text from my gp yesterday saying I am eligible. Vaccine tomorrow. I wasn’t expecting to be in this group, but very pleased. I hope others concerned by this get a text soon too.
81
11/02/2021 16:54:08 3 0
bbc
You're very lucky dt1. I've had two lots of the steroid tablets in the last 12 months. Take steroids daily for this and my GP has phoned me to tell me I will be in the age group - e.g. 9 I'm 54. A&E twice a year with attacks. Have to carry a steroid card. I'm furious.
73
11/02/2021 16:36:12 5 2
bbc
Incompetent vague inconsistent information from BoZo and Co ?
Never. Just can't believe that is possible. ??
128
11/02/2021 22:59:19 2 0
bbc
Sorry this is not a government decision, this is down to the JCVI.
74
11/02/2021 16:26:37 5 0
bbc
Had asthma for 50 years. Carry a steroid card. End up in A&E regularly. Taken into hospital last year. Take numerous medications. My GP says I'm in group 9 (age) not good enough.
76
11/02/2021 16:44:36 2 0
bbc
I am precisely the same and 47 years old. I was told I fell under group 4, I think (70 years and over)

Had my first vaccine Tuesday and my neighbour in her 30's with same medical background has me had her first jab yesterday afternoon.

Something wrong going on here because surely this is a national policy.

I'm on Montelukast and Fostair. (10mg - 200/6)
9
11/02/2021 11:14:11 10 2
bbc
How bizarre

I was placed in the 'Clinically extremely vulnerable' group due purely to my asthma. I take Fostair and Montelukast

I received my first vaccination on Tuesday afternoon at Bath racecourse as part of 'Group 4' I think it is (I am 47 years old, so don't fit the 70-74 age range)

Something is obviously wrong here as my 30 something neighbour is the same as me and had theirs yesterday
75
11/02/2021 16:39:33 0 0
bbc
I'm on 200/6 Fostair and 10mg of Montelukast

Had letters telling me I was clinically extremely vulnerable and to shield, as well as letter from North Wilts council with helpline numbers etc.

Had NHS letter telling me to book Covid test followed by call from GP same day, neighbour letter the same day. So fall in '70 years and over' group

No other underlying health issues apart from the Asthma
74
11/02/2021 16:26:37 5 0
bbc
Had asthma for 50 years. Carry a steroid card. End up in A&E regularly. Taken into hospital last year. Take numerous medications. My GP says I'm in group 9 (age) not good enough.
76
11/02/2021 16:44:36 2 0
bbc
I am precisely the same and 47 years old. I was told I fell under group 4, I think (70 years and over)

Had my first vaccine Tuesday and my neighbour in her 30's with same medical background has me had her first jab yesterday afternoon.

Something wrong going on here because surely this is a national policy.

I'm on Montelukast and Fostair. (10mg - 200/6)
80
11/02/2021 16:52:08 1 0
bbc
I'm on Sirdupla, Salbutamol, 2 x nasal steroids and Montelukast. Have recurrent chest infections. Take Prednisalone regularly - only twice in the last 12 months though. There is definitely something going on. There is nothing more frightening than having a full blow asthma attack. Disgusting we aren't being prioritised any longer.
61
11/02/2021 15:45:45 16 0
bbc
I have been turned down as a vaccinator because my asthma is a risk but clearly not so great a risk that I am eligible for group 6.
77
11/02/2021 16:45:27 0 1
bbc
I am asthmatic and 47 years old. I was told I fell under group 4, I think (70 years and over)

Had my first vaccine Tuesday and my neighbour in her 30's with same medical background has me had her first jab yesterday afternoon.

Something wrong going on here because surely this is a national policy.

I'm on Montelukast and Fostair. (10mg - 200/6)
9
11/02/2021 11:14:11 10 2
bbc
How bizarre

I was placed in the 'Clinically extremely vulnerable' group due purely to my asthma. I take Fostair and Montelukast

I received my first vaccination on Tuesday afternoon at Bath racecourse as part of 'Group 4' I think it is (I am 47 years old, so don't fit the 70-74 age range)

Something is obviously wrong here as my 30 something neighbour is the same as me and had theirs yesterday
78
11/02/2021 16:29:21 0 0
bbc
I’m on a Fostair 200/6 and montelukast and can’t even work out if I’m in Group 6! Suspect possibly not as it’s over a year since I’ve needed oral steroids. It’s all very confusing.
125
11/02/2021 22:51:54 0 0
bbc
It's been over a year since I needed steroid tablets too for me Anna and I've had my vaccine, but then I've had no chest infections - my first year without one thanks to shielding. I use symbicort 400 though (and I'm 27). Did you have to shield? I got two letters, one in the first lockdown and the second one in Jan.
51
11/02/2021 14:38:35 33 3
bbc
I read about severe or not severe asthma comments probably from people who have neither.

It only takes 1 wrong flair-up to kill you or put you in hospital regardless of your day-to-day management.

Get them all jabbed ASAP as we are talking about a virus that attacks the respiratory system the same system that mild, moderate or severe asthma also affects.
79
11/02/2021 16:46:22 6 1
bbc
I am asthmatic and 47 years old (and now confused!). I was told I fell under group 4, I think (70 years and over)

Had my first vaccine Tuesday and my neighbour in her 30's with same medical background has me had her first jab yesterday afternoon.

Something wrong going on here because surely this is a national policy.

I'm on Montelukast and Fostair. (10mg - 200/6)
76
11/02/2021 16:44:36 2 0
bbc
I am precisely the same and 47 years old. I was told I fell under group 4, I think (70 years and over)

Had my first vaccine Tuesday and my neighbour in her 30's with same medical background has me had her first jab yesterday afternoon.

Something wrong going on here because surely this is a national policy.

I'm on Montelukast and Fostair. (10mg - 200/6)
80
11/02/2021 16:52:08 1 0
bbc
I'm on Sirdupla, Salbutamol, 2 x nasal steroids and Montelukast. Have recurrent chest infections. Take Prednisalone regularly - only twice in the last 12 months though. There is definitely something going on. There is nothing more frightening than having a full blow asthma attack. Disgusting we aren't being prioritised any longer.
72
dt1
11/02/2021 16:20:41 2 0
bbc
I have a steroid inhaler but it’s been 7 years since last steroid tablets. Over 50. I received a text from my gp yesterday saying I am eligible. Vaccine tomorrow. I wasn’t expecting to be in this group, but very pleased. I hope others concerned by this get a text soon too.
81
11/02/2021 16:54:08 3 0
bbc
You're very lucky dt1. I've had two lots of the steroid tablets in the last 12 months. Take steroids daily for this and my GP has phoned me to tell me I will be in the age group - e.g. 9 I'm 54. A&E twice a year with attacks. Have to carry a steroid card. I'm furious.
82
11/02/2021 16:51:59 11 0
bbc
This story has been amended since 6am this morning, when you reported that the government had confirmed all asthma patients using a steroid inhaler would be eligible for Covid vaccine as part of the "under 65's at increased risk group". This would have resulted in a significant increase of patients eligible under this priority group (4). Such misinformation is unacceptable and creates confusion.
134
11/02/2021 23:16:35 2 0
bbc
BBC had myself and family members relieved and happy that group 6 was upon us, only to read the baffling, ridiculous rationale and reasoning for non-severe asthma sufferers. Not to be included in group 6.
83
11/02/2021 16:59:37 8 1
bbc
I'm 39 living in rural Stirlingshire with a steroid inhaler on prescription and have just been given my vaccine on Tuesday. Our area are well ahead of schedule due to the low population and they called me in as part of the over 18s with underlying health condition group.
90
11/02/2021 18:24:42 3 0
bbc
This is what I was expecting, as I’m in an area where they are racing through. Truly happy you have had your jab. ??
99
11/02/2021 19:21:40 1 0
bbc
While I am happy for you that you have got your jab, this is very concerning. Why as a country do we never work together to deliver things equally, instead always letting certain areas progress. Surely areas with more people in higher groups should get more vaccines
84
11/02/2021 17:13:07 4 0
bbc
It's just confusing. I'm 63 and on preventative corticosteroid inhaler as well as rescue inhaler. It seems to be so inconsistent and all a bit "Postcode Lottery" to me as to rollout and who's called up.
85
Dea
11/02/2021 17:33:45 9 3
bbc
If your asthma is generally under control and only gets bad when you get ill you are not a priority for a vaccine to stop you getting ill. Genius
86
11/02/2021 17:34:15 6 0
bbc
As a sufferer for years I feel fortunate to have had Pfizer vaccine through work, Asthma seen as a generic problem like ingrown toenail and never high on people’s list of severity. Ultimately an inhaler can maintain quality of life same as insulin for diabetes but asthma sufferers have to pay for prescriptions.
87
11/02/2021 17:39:01 6 3
bbc
Asthma sufferers, diabetics and all other at-risk groups are welcome to have my jab. Please - after you.
88
11/02/2021 17:56:00 10 2
bbc
As far as I can tell, the one piece of news in this story was that all steroid users would be prioritised. This has now been withdrawn because it was plain wrong. Updating the story is not a "clarification" of what was said. There should be an apology for the lazy journalism and fake news that gave us false hope this morning.
94
11/02/2021 18:44:33 1 1
bbc
It's not lazy journalism, it's lazy governing.
89
sci
11/02/2021 18:18:07 7 0
bbc
Just reading this for the first time. All along assumed our son on asthma inhalers and who gets the flu jab by NHS automatically each year: would be in Group 6, to now find that he will be totally denied the covid vaccine, made to wait until his age group get jabbed at some point NEXT year? and that even Asthma UK haven't been told who's in group 6. TOTALLY SHOCKED and Let Down.
83
11/02/2021 16:59:37 8 1
bbc
I'm 39 living in rural Stirlingshire with a steroid inhaler on prescription and have just been given my vaccine on Tuesday. Our area are well ahead of schedule due to the low population and they called me in as part of the over 18s with underlying health condition group.
90
11/02/2021 18:24:42 3 0
bbc
This is what I was expecting, as I’m in an area where they are racing through. Truly happy you have had your jab. ??
71
11/02/2021 16:29:41 26 1
bbc
So all along asthma sufferers of all types have been told they are high risk and put under extra stress from fear of catching covid. Now that they are due for vaccination they are just now told that controlled asthmatics are not considered at greater risk than the gen public and therefore don't need to be prioritised. It's as if they're making it up as they go along to the detriment of the public.
91
11/02/2021 18:28:43 10 0
bbc
I’ve been turned down for two jobs, as I was asked if I was in either the high vulnerability or moderate vulnerability groups. So had to say I was in moderate as is on the NHS website. I was so grateful to see that we were higher up the ladder for jabs, so I might be able to work again soon. Just devastated by this news.
61
11/02/2021 15:45:45 16 0
bbc
I have been turned down as a vaccinator because my asthma is a risk but clearly not so great a risk that I am eligible for group 6.
92
11/02/2021 18:30:46 0 1
bbc
Me too for the exact same reason. And lost a job in the tv industry, as I was seen as uninsurable due to my asthma.
124
11/02/2021 22:45:31 2 0
bbc
You can't be turned down because of a long term health condition, as that goes against the Disability Act. Not sure how it works with being insurable, though, but I feel that the workplace should find ways around this.
93
11/02/2021 18:35:44 9 0
bbc
When shielding first came out there was a list of which inhalers put people in the shielding category. The next dose up would have meant I was shielding. It is an inhaler rather than tablets I take - am I now to understand I don't qualify for group 6, when I even get a cold I struggle to breathe and feel very ill. There will be hundreds of thousands in a similar position. Uncertainty causes stress
88
11/02/2021 17:56:00 10 2
bbc
As far as I can tell, the one piece of news in this story was that all steroid users would be prioritised. This has now been withdrawn because it was plain wrong. Updating the story is not a "clarification" of what was said. There should be an apology for the lazy journalism and fake news that gave us false hope this morning.
94
11/02/2021 18:44:33 1 1
bbc
It's not lazy journalism, it's lazy governing.
95
11/02/2021 18:55:20 4 0
bbc
To suggest that people with a lung condition should not be treated as a priority makes no sense to me. I suspect that people with asthma are some of the most vulnerable, but also the first to be treated with steroids. Have studies been done of asthma inhalers for Covid patients as soon as they test positive?
96
11/02/2021 19:05:51 2 0
bbc
In reply to my own comment I see from the thread below this has been done for at least one asthma drug with 90% success,
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-asthma-treatment-int/common-asthma-drug-cuts-covid-19-hospitalization-risk-recovery-time-oxford-study-idUSKBN2A92M7
95
11/02/2021 18:55:20 4 0
bbc
To suggest that people with a lung condition should not be treated as a priority makes no sense to me. I suspect that people with asthma are some of the most vulnerable, but also the first to be treated with steroids. Have studies been done of asthma inhalers for Covid patients as soon as they test positive?
96
11/02/2021 19:05:51 2 0
bbc
In reply to my own comment I see from the thread below this has been done for at least one asthma drug with 90% success,
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-asthma-treatment-int/common-asthma-drug-cuts-covid-19-hospitalization-risk-recovery-time-oxford-study-idUSKBN2A92M7
Budesonide, sold as Pulmicort, was being used by an American doctor on covid patients with 100% success last winter, but had to go on YouTube to get a platform as mainstream media were not interested.
Strange as it is an AstraZeneca product that they weren't up to speed on it's huge ability to fight lung inflammation; after all, that is what it is prescribed for specifically.
Well cheap too!
97
11/02/2021 19:06:13 1 0
bbc
It’s kinda weird. I have asthma plus colitis so a weak immune system, was assuming that I was getting the jab fairly soon so slightly disappointed by this news. Still think that teachers, posties etc - those that have to work should be getting the jab ASAP.
98
11/02/2021 19:21:34 3 0
bbc
Very angry with the decision. I take an inhaled steroid which does not count towards group 6. As too young for the age groups, no idea when I will be called up to get vaccine.

Plus I work at a supermarket where it’s cold which plays up my asthma. I am very frightened about going to work.

What are they gaining from this? More problems costing NHS more money!
83
11/02/2021 16:59:37 8 1
bbc
I'm 39 living in rural Stirlingshire with a steroid inhaler on prescription and have just been given my vaccine on Tuesday. Our area are well ahead of schedule due to the low population and they called me in as part of the over 18s with underlying health condition group.
99
11/02/2021 19:21:40 1 0
bbc
While I am happy for you that you have got your jab, this is very concerning. Why as a country do we never work together to deliver things equally, instead always letting certain areas progress. Surely areas with more people in higher groups should get more vaccines
100
11/02/2021 19:25:48 8 0
bbc
Anyone with a lung condition should be given priority over the others. As Covid attacks the lungs.

Removing many asthmatic people from group 6 is as big as a mistake like reopening the unis back in September