The Anonymous Widower

Well! That Was Painless!

I checked the post before I went to bed and there was an NHS envelop on the mat.

It was my call to be jabbed!

I have just booked and I’ll have my first dose tomorrow, at the Francis Crick Institute.

I booked using my computer and it was a well designed system, that worked without a hitch.

January 27, 2021 - Posted by | Health | ,


  1. Great news. Just make sure the EU doesn’t hear about it, or they’ll snatch the needle out of your arm!

    Comment by Stephen Spark | January 28, 2021 | Reply

  2. I certainly couldn’t fault the web site or even think of a way to marginally improve it.

    I know one thing though. I will have a laugh with the vaccinator. My skin is unusual and it doesn’t bleed, when I’m vaccinated or blood is taken, after the needle is pulled out. I never need a plaster.

    It’s all those alien genes from the Baltic, France and Devon.

    Comment by AnonW | January 28, 2021 | Reply

  3. Congratulations! I’m only 58 so I’m some way behind you in the queue. But a friend who is only 60 had a text from his GP’s surgery a week ago inviting him to have the (Pfizer) vaccine and he had the first jab that evening. I don’t begrudge that but it is strange, he’s in good health and not a key worker. He was surprised too.

    Comment by David Richards | January 28, 2021 | Reply

  4. I have a feeling, that your friend might have benefitted from the bad design of the Pfizer vaccine. You mention it was evening, so did the GP realise that they were going to have to throw some of the Pfizer vaccines away, so they decided to see who they could rustle up by text.

    There was a lovely story on BBC Radio 5 Live. Tony Livesey, the presenter was in the vets with his dog. one early evening, when a nurse comes in and says that they were vaccinating the care home next door. They had finished all staff and patients in the care home3, but still had a few doses left. So they were asking for volunteers! Tony Livesey got his vaccine early, but surely that is better, than putting it in the bin?

    I am 73 and had my first vaccination today. It was all relaxed at the Francis Crick. Read my post and let me have your thoughts.

    They were using AstraZeneca which can be stored in a normal fridge, so can any left over be used the next day, rather than binned?

    Comment by AnonW | January 28, 2021 | Reply

    • Very interesting. I think I may take to hanging around my health centre’s vaccination tent towards the end of the day in case there are any doses being offered – a bit like the way bargain-hunters follow staff round the supermarket as they sticker food close to its expiry date!

      Comment by Stephen Spark | January 28, 2021 | Reply

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