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Post by Allan » Tue 08 Nov 2016 11:28

We have always been impressed with the service from our local nurse but this year it seems to have fallen apart.

I have 2 flu vaccinations sitting in the fridge and I called the nurse 3 weeks ago to do the injections. She never answers the phone but usually calls back.

In this case I have had no response and have so far called 3 times.

Can you pick any nurse from the list on yellow pages or are you supposed to stick with the same one?

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Post by martyn94 » Tue 08 Nov 2016 12:27

Allan wrote:We have always been impressed with the service from our local nurse but this year it seems to have fallen apart.

I have 2 flu vaccinations sitting in the fridge and I called the nurse 3 weeks ago to do the injections. She never answers the phone but usually calls back.

In this case I have had no response and have so far called 3 times.

Can you pick any nurse from the list on yellow pages or are you supposed to stick with the same one?
I can't imagine why not. And this seems to confirm it ("une infirmière de vôtre choix")
http://www.ameli.fr/assures/prevention- ... nniere.php

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Post by Kate » Tue 08 Nov 2016 12:31

You can ring anyone you want, tho it's always better to get a recommendation first - or just go to your doc and have it done there. After a chat early in the year with one of our local nurses, I would say that it's pot luck if you get a good home nurse. Most of them are fed up and disillusioned as they get paid peanuts, and are rarely taken seriously by the medical profession.

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Post by martyn94 » Tue 08 Nov 2016 12:36

Kate wrote:You can ring anyone you want, tho it's always better to get a recommendation first - or just go to your doc and have it done there. After a chat early in the year with one of our local nurses, I would say that it's pot luck if you get a good home nurse. Most of them are fed up and disillusioned as they get paid peanuts, and are rarely taken seriously by the medical profession.
I'm sure they vary but a flu jab doesn't seem to justify much research. As long as they can find a muscle somewhere.

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Post by martyn94 » Tue 08 Nov 2016 12:40

martyn94 wrote:
Kate wrote:You can ring anyone you want, tho it's always better to get a recommendation first - or just go to your doc and have it done there. After a chat early in the year with one of our local nurses, I would say that it's pot luck if you get a good home nurse. Most of them are fed up and disillusioned as they get paid peanuts, and are rarely taken seriously by the medical profession.
I'm sure they vary but a flu jab doesn't seem to justify much research. As long as they can find a muscle somewhere.
Incidentally, there is now law saying that pharmacists can do the jabs themselves, but I'm not sure that it's in force yet. Perhaps next year.

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Post by russell » Sat 12 Nov 2016 11:19

You can always do it yourself - not difficult! Do remember to use some good antiseptic wipes and remove the air from the syringe first.

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Post by martyn94 » Sat 12 Nov 2016 16:32

russell wrote:You can always do it yourself - not difficult! Do remember to use some good antiseptic wipes and remove the air from the syringe first.

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As Mrs Beeton almost said, first catch your syringe.

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Post by martyn94 » Sat 12 Nov 2016 16:41

martyn94 wrote:
russell wrote:You can always do it yourself - not difficult! Do remember to use some good antiseptic wipes and remove the air from the syringe first.

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As Mrs Beeton almost said, first catch your syringe.
A subliminal memory made me look further: it seems that Mrs Beeton never wrote "first catch your hare" - though it's done to death in her name. The best source seems to be Thackeray.

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Post by russell » Mon 14 Nov 2016 09:03

martyn94 wrote: As Mrs Beeton almost said, first catch your syringe.
Martyn, you get the syringe pre-loaded with the vaccine from the pharmacie. Free on prescription if you are over 65 or on 100% for certain conditions.

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Post by martyn94 » Mon 14 Nov 2016 11:54

russell wrote:
martyn94 wrote: As Mrs Beeton almost said, first catch your syringe.
Martyn, you get the syringe pre-loaded with the vaccine from the pharmacie. Free on prescription if you are over 65 or on 100% for certain conditions.

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I should have guessed that. Only two weeks to wait before I'm old enough to be admitted to these mysteries. But I don't suppose I will get any less squeamish in the meantime.

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