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tumbleweedly Feb 12th 2020 11:36 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
WHO announced the new name for th virus:

Covid-19

tumbleweedly Feb 12th 2020 11:41 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12805401)
Visited the docs today and for the first time ever was asked whether I'd had a flu jab.
Now the cynic in me thought 'he's adding to the business profit' but the pragmatic side of me thought 'wonder if the word has gone out to do most to resist coronavirus'.
It's a mystry.

Speaking of vacinating, vacine for coronavirus SARS hasn't even been created and they have been working on it for many years.

So, how are they going to get Covid19 in just 20 months?

bats Feb 12th 2020 4:40 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Did those of you twitching about this get your flu shots this year? What about Pneumovax and Prevnar if you're older?

spouse of scouse Feb 12th 2020 4:46 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 12805707)
Did those of you twitching about this get your flu shots this year? What about Pneumovax and Prevnar if you're older?

I'm unconcerned about the coronavirus, but I'm getting my flu shot in April as I do every year :)

Edit - I'm unconcerned on a personal level I mean, not for all the poor souls who have died from it.

BristolUK Feb 12th 2020 5:40 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 12805707)
Did those of you twitching about this get your flu shots this year? What about Pneumovax and Prevnar if you're older?

Flu shot every year since 2007 and last year I had my 5 yearly Pneumo shot.

Do I get a special treat? :lol:

Jerseygirl Feb 12th 2020 5:47 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12805728)
Flu shot every year since 2007 and last year I had my 5 yearly Pneumo shot.

Do I get a special treat? :lol:

after having my first real bout of flu in 2003, I have had the flu shot annually. I had my first pneumonia shot in 2014, had the new improved shot 2 years ago. I thought the shots were every 10 years. :unsure: 3 years ago I had pneumonia twice in 12 months, but the type I had was not covered by the shot.


spouse of scouse Feb 12th 2020 6:27 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12805728)
Flu shot every year since 2007 and last year I had my 5 yearly Pneumo shot.

Do I get a special treat? :lol:

Only if I get one too. As well as the annual flu shot, in the past 5 years I've had shots for cholera, typhoid, Tdap (tetanus diphtheria and pertussis), Hep A B C D E I dunno, and have just had a blood test to see if my immunity to measles is up to scratch.

And if a dog bites me in Turkey I have to go straight to a hospital and get the first of a course of rabies injections plus take something or another. My doctor is very thorough :unsure:

spouse of scouse Feb 12th 2020 6:30 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12805731)
after having my first real bout of flu in 2003, I have had the flu shot annually. I had my first pneumonia shot in 2014, had the new improved shot 2 years ago. I thought the shots were every 10 years. :unsure: 3 years ago I had pneumonia twice in 12 months, but the type I had was not covered by the shot.

That's the problem with influenza isn't it, new strains evolve (mutate?) all the time. I'm just out of quarrantine for influenza A, got it looking after my sister when she had it. She was really sick (had missed her flu shot last year) but I wasn't too bad.

caretaker Feb 12th 2020 6:30 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
WHO live update:
https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=...r&_gsc=uDspcRc

Danny B Feb 12th 2020 6:31 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I have had just about every vaccine known to man at one time in my life. Everything from rabies, Japanese encephalitis to the more recent Twinrix. BUT I have never ever had a flu shot and I can only recall ever having the flu once in my life.

tumbleweedly Feb 12th 2020 6:33 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I had the flu jab in November. I read on the WHO site that no pneumonia vacinations will help with the Covid-19. :(
I will get it next fall with next years flu vac anyway. Better safe than sorry!

Jsmth321 Feb 12th 2020 6:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I get the flu shot some years, all depends if I can find the covered ones, some years they go so quickly I don't get a chance. Never had a pneumonia vaccine or ever had a doctor recommend getting one so probably not in the risk/age group for it. I had the usual childhood vaccines and the Hep vaccine back in high school, been tested for immunity recently for the Hep and still have good immunity so didn't need a booster, I had very bad chicken pox as a child (no vaccine back then) so no point in getting the vaccine now, not 50 yet so shingles vaccine isn't on the horizon yet, but probably about due for a tetanus booster, its been close to 10 years since the last one.


bats Feb 13th 2020 1:21 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12805728)
Flu shot every year since 2007 and last year I had my 5 yearly Pneumo shot.

Do I get a special treat? :lol:

5 yearly? Isn't it once only ?

BristolUK Feb 13th 2020 2:21 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 12805882)
5 yearly? Isn't it once only ?

Recommended every 5 years if an underlying chronic condition apparently.

Jerseygirl Feb 13th 2020 2:58 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12805892)
Recommended every 5 years if an underlying chronic condition apparently.

not if the person was 65 or older when they received the first vaccine...or so I’ve read. I have a lung problem which makes me more susceptible to pneumonia...I will check with my pulmonary specialist about this.


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