Sunday, 7 February 2021

Jabbed

Don't faint but two blog posts in two days! :-) I had a phone call yesterday inviting me to go for my Covid vaccination today and I gratefully accepted. Although hubby is in the same age group as I am there was no persuading them to allow him to have his vaccination at the same time, nope no queue jumping allowed. I was the chosen one as I was put in the shielding group while I was having chemotherapy and my immune system was suppressed. Hubby will just have to wait his turn.

We had to go to Llandudno for the jab and as we had arrived far too early we bought takeaway coffees to drink in the car. You may have heard about the goats taking over the town early last year during the first lockdown, well I spotted two in the churchyard close to the cafe but they weren't too keen on having their photo taken and kept running away from me so this photo is the best I could do.

On the promenade in front of the rainbow hospital is a nice sculpture of a goat but the seagulls don't seem to approve and have used it for target practice.


The whole thing is done with military precision, army personnel and volunteers herding a big queue of people along. I had a very nice nurse give me my jab and the clerk checking my particulars was none other than our nephew so hubby had a nice chat while he was waiting for me. I'll have my second dose in about eleven weeks time.

 

It was such a bitterly cold, grey day we were glad to get home but it was also nice to have had a day out of the house and a change of scenery.

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  1. Good to hear you've had your jab & all went smoothly with a nice day out thrown in. They don't start here till late Feb & only for front line workers & will work it out on a basis of who should come next down the line, mainly other employed people who are around other people. Your weather sounds a lot like ours at the moment, though we aren't as cold, but then it is the middle of summer here. The temperatures are only playing it up occasionally though. Take care, stay safe & hugs.

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    1. There is an eligibility list in Wales and care home residents and their carers came first. Then it comes down in age groups although they included clinically vulnerable people with the seventy year old and over age group. The next tier will be the sixty five years of age and over group. It was bitterly cold and windy and all I wanted to do was sit in the warmth of the car. Take care.

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  2. That's great news. Do you know how long your husband has to wait for his?

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    1. Hubby will be in the next group so shouldn't be too long for him to wait. I have to say they are very well organised and the roll out of vaccinations is moving along very quickly.

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  3. That's great news. I can only assume it feels like a step forward, finally. Your husband won't be waiting much longer either. X

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    1. it definitely does feel like a step forward and I hope most people will take up the offer of having the vaccine. It shouldn't be too long for hubby to wait as he will be in the next eligible age group.

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  4. Glad to hear you got your jab and all went well. It's a shame they don't do them by families but at least you'll get another day out and change of scenery when it's hubby's turn.

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    1. The volunteers were asking couples if they were in a bubble but when it came to giving the vaccinations they were very strict and said it was down to supply which is understandable. I won't mind having another day out in Llandudno :)

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  5. From Ann via Bloglovin'

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    So good to know you have had your first jab and shows the system is working. It's certainly a mammoth task to get everyone/those who want jabbed! .... About the Chateau programmes, yes it is Dick Strawbridge and he had done a series years ago with his family, at that time, "It's not easy being Green". The ETTC series is okay(ish) and I agree with the comment about his wife being annoying. They are very good at self-promoting and knowing the right people. It's the Chateau Diaries one that is good and from that there are friends of Stephanie's who have Youtube channels now. I follow pretty much all of them. Realised the other eveing that I hadn't watched any actual TV, but various Youtubers!

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    1. The system is working well and is very well organised. I had been expecting a letter of invitation to have the jab but didn't expect the phone call but very glad of it.
      I haven't seen the Easy Being Green programme either but will make a point of looking for the Chateau programmes. Dick seems a nice guy and I'll have to see what I think about his wife :)

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  6. I've just picked myself up off the floor after falling off my chair in surprise at another blog post so soon :) I'm glad you've had your first jab and I hope hubby gets his soon. It's good that you had a change of scenery too in spite of it being a cold grey day. There was a bitterly cold wind blowing last night when I took the dogs out and this morning I woke up to a very thin covering of powdery white stuff but the sun is shining and getting rid of a lot of it.

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    1. I had to blog about having the jab and didn't expect to be having it so soon and in Llandudno too. It was bitterly cold and windy, not a nice day at all. It's a much nicer day today and the sun is shining here too but no white stuff.

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  7. Hello Eileen,

    Well, it is very good news that the vaccination programme has reached you. It is a step closer to a more usual way of living.

    Here in Hungary, we await the arrival of Sputnik, the Russian vaccine not the spaceship. Do we or don't we.....that will be the question.

    Continue taking care.

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    1. Welcome to my blog Jane and Lance.
      Personally I think everyone should take up the offer of the vaccine but of course you need to make up your own minds. Take care.

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  8. So, you went under the needle! Excellent!I am still waiting. I had to laugh when you said the gulls were using the goat for target practice! ❤️

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    1. Hopefully you will have your jab very soon, I'm glad I could have mine done. The gulls have a good aim :)

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  9. Fantastic news about your vaccination, and sorry I am late coming to leave a comment :-( Do you know how long you have to wait for the second dose?

    I enjoyed the Strawbridge programme when it was first on, goodness that must be YEARS ago now.

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    1. About eleven weeks for the second jab they said and I'd get a letter. I had the Pfizer vaccine although I've read the doses shouldn't be more than six weeks apart. I suppose they are wanting everyone to have had the first dose before starting on the second ones.
      Amazing to realise how fast the years have flown by when remembering the old shows we used to watch.

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  10. Hi Eileen. I just found your blog after clicking on a link on someone's blog and felt for you so much. I had exactly the same terrible year a few years ago with a cancer diagnosis, my Mum dying and a beloved dog dying all within a few weeks. I keep thinking to myself imagine if it had been last year with Coronavirus to deal with as well. It seems you have had a terrible time. Keep going. You must really be looking forward to the spring. Sending love and positive thoughts. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog. x

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    1. Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm sorry to read about the ordeal you went through too, really tough at any time. There was even more happened last year that didn't make it to my blog and 2020 was a truly terrible time. One of the hardest parts for me was going it alone in hospital, thank goodness I have my hubby here to support me. We certainly do have Spring to look forward to and better times ahead for everyone as so many people are suffering in this pandemic. Take care x

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