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10:29:59 on Sun, 12 Dec 2021, GC <gillc...@gmail.com
>On Sunday, 12 December 2021 at 07:30:01 UTC, Roland Perry wrote:
>> In message <sp2i00$ka2$1...@dont-email.me
>, at 16:01:06 on Sat, 11 Dec
>> 2021, Tim Ward <t...@brettward.co.uk
>> >On 11/12/2021 02:51, Stewart Brodie wrote:
>> >> Yet other people say they can book stuff for next week. It's
>> >> farcical.
>> >I've got an appointment for next week in Cambridge, but it was booked a
>> >month or two ago. If it involves queuing indoors in a room full of other
>> >people I'll walk away.
>> None of the six jabs we've now had *didn't* involve queuing indoors of
>> some kind. From corridors at a GP-run health centre, to a large hall
>> waiting for the "check-in".
>> Only one has involved a recommendation to wait indoors for 15mins
>> afterwards (in a typical GP surgery waiting room), the others were
>> happy that a driver was waiting in the car park for the patient.
>Fainting is a risk after any injection, though it is generally
>self-resolving unless you injure yourself by falling over. You should
>be advised not to drive (or cycle) for 15 minutes after any injection
>in case you get light-headed or actually faint.
I've been having annual flu jabs for years, and nothing was ever said.
>If you have someone with you and won't be driving, the risk of coming
>to serious harm is extremely small.
But surely they need to ask?
>The requirement to wait for 15 minutes applies for the Pfizer and
>Moderna vaccines. They both contain a stabilizing ingredient that can,
>very rarely, evoke an anaphylactic reaction. Even if you didn't have a
>reaction with previous exposure, that doesn't guarantee that you won't
>react on a subsequent exposure. Anaphylaxis is life-threatening if not
>treated promptly and the vaccination centres and GP surgeries have the
>drugs, equipment and staff that can prevent deaths. Hence the National
>Protocols for Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines, under which the vast
>majority of these vaccinations are being delivered, include a minimum
>of 15 minutes wait post-vaccination in an area that is staffed and
>equipped to save lives in these rare cases.
Yes, I know all that, which is why it's surprising that in 5/6 of our
jabs they didn't follow that protocol.