5th covid booster

There just seems to be so many inconsistencies, I’d waited the recommended amount of time between jabs. I’m booked at another centre tomorrow morning so hoping to get it done and dusted then!

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Hope all goes smoothly for you @Vicki, do let us know if we can support you in any way.

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Thank you and thank you everyone for your comments and support.

I was in and out in minutes, got my fifth jab and wasn’t asked to produce anything. Strange how it varies.

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Hi Vicki hope you got your jab ok.

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I did thank you. Your husbands situation sounds similar to mine. I just don’t understand the inconsistencies in approach :woman_shrugging:t2: Glad he got his booster too.

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Sorry if my vaccine query has been answered elsewhere and I just haven’t spotted it. As 119 had been brilliant sorting out my 3rd and 4th jab I went back to them to sort out my 5th jab. Unfortunately the guy I spoke to didn’t sound like he wanted to put in much effort but when I said I want to go somewhere that guarantees Pfizer he said most centres didn’t list what’s available but the Walk In Centre at Rotherham United Football Club did show Pfizer available. So a friend took me there - no NHS signs on the building entrance so took ages to find correct entrance and then was told I couldn’t have Pfizer as they keep that for under-18s!! So I had to have Moderna BUT I thought there was a time when Blood Cancer UK said NOT to have Moderna as only given in HALF a dose? Please advise and loads of love & God’s blessing on everyone who reads this. xxx

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Hi @GillB I cannot answer your question but I will copy this to the Blood Cancer UK nurse advisors @BloodCancerUK_Nurses for you.
When I had my 5th vaccine the nurse said that they did not know what vaccine they would be giving until the batches arrived.
How are you getting on?
Look after yourself.

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Hi @GillB I received my fifth jab recently and was given Moderna after receiving Pfizers previously. They didn’t mention anything about this and it wasn’t something I was aware of. But just wanted to let you know it’s been fine other than a bit of an achy arm.
Hope you’re ok x

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I found that all centres near me were only giving Moderna so I had that following all
Previous Pfizer vaccines.

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Hi @GillB,
Thank you for your comment and i hope you are keeping okay in this current heat we are having?
Your question is certainly one that has been queried before & as you have highlighted, we too have also heard that pfizer supply in some areas will be held for under 18 yr old cohort.

You are correct in your thinking that Moderna dosage was important. However this was predominantly for the purpose of a 3rd primary dose vaccine, as at this time it was important to ensure all blood cancer patients were given a full dose ( primary) , rather than a half.

However for the roll out of a booster dose, such as your 5th vaccine, it is perfectly safe to accept either moderna or Pfizer in the dose it is provided.

I hope this offers some reassurance for you Gill & do know should you wish to talk this through any further please do know that our support line can be contacted 7 days- 0808 2080 888.

Best Wishes, Lauran

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