Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

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Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

Postby robgul » 4 Jan 2021, 8:47am

Paulatic wrote:
Cowsham wrote:what if you get called for your cv19 jab for the time your supposed to be away?

That’s an interesting question which occurred to me yesterday. I put my details into the "when will you get your vaccine calculator" and it told me from May21. The exact, usual for me, period I’m planning a bike tour.
I will carry on planning and even buying a train ticket to Thurso. I’m working on the assumption we will receive 7-10 days notice and can change plans to be back in time.
Will I abort plans to get the vaccine? yes
My trip isn’t an E2E though and I’d hate to arrive at LE the same day I got notification of an appointment. What would your decision be then?


I'd be inclined to take any predictions on dates with a very large pinch of salt . . . too many variables (the recent flu jab season was an example - with dates/availability changing)

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Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

Postby Cowsham » 4 Jan 2021, 10:40am

Paulatic wrote:
Cowsham wrote:what if you get called for your cv19 jab for the time your supposed to be away?

That’s an interesting question which occurred to me yesterday. I put my details into the "when will you get your vaccine calculator" and it told me from May21. The exact, usual for me, period I’m planning a bike tour.
I will carry on planning and even buying a train ticket to Thurso. I’m working on the assumption we will receive 7-10 days notice and can change plans to be back in time.
Will I abort plans to get the vaccine? yes
My trip isn’t an E2E though and I’d hate to arrive at LE the same day I got notification of an appointment. What would your decision be then?


as far as I'm aware most invitations for the jab are very short notice ... but I think there's a choice to get rescheduled ... not sure what I'd do but think I'd just stick to my plan for now .. if it happened then while away I'd try to arrange someone keep bike and gear and try to get travel home and back to bike although that might take too long since you may need to wait a day to check for side effects.

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Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

Postby BeerMonster » 4 Jan 2021, 12:00pm

Yes - an interesting point. My vaccination date range is well before my trip - but of course unless herd immunity is established we still have to be careful with social distancing etc. I’ve taken a bit of a punt tbh - and have in fact already booked a return flight from Inverness to Gatwick. But it was such a cheap flight it was worth the hit if it doesn’t come to fruition (I haven’t added bike/bags to that flight yet - so it was literally £19). Other things like first / last night B&B reservations can be cancelled with 48hrs notice.

If the vaccine isn’t in my arm by pedal-off date - then I may have to review things a bit - but until then I’ll be an optimist.

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Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

Postby Psamathe » 4 Jan 2021, 12:55pm

Cowsham wrote:
Paulatic wrote:
Cowsham wrote:what if you get called for your cv19 jab for the time your supposed to be away?

That’s an interesting question which occurred to me yesterday. I put my details into the "when will you get your vaccine calculator" and it told me from May21. The exact, usual for me, period I’m planning a bike tour.
I will carry on planning and even buying a train ticket to Thurso. I’m working on the assumption we will receive 7-10 days notice and can change plans to be back in time.
Will I abort plans to get the vaccine? yes
My trip isn’t an E2E though and I’d hate to arrive at LE the same day I got notification of an appointment. What would your decision be then?


as far as I'm aware most invitations for the jab are very short notice ... but I think there's a choice to get rescheduled ... not sure what I'd do but think I'd just stick to my plan for now .. if it happened then while away I'd try to arrange someone keep bike and gear and try to get travel home and back to bike although that might take too long since you may need to wait a day to check for side effects.

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You'll need somebody at home opening the post. I had such a problem with VED when I was away in S. America - renewal letter (with online code) sitting in my letter box and no way to pay online. So if you invite letter arrives day after you depart home. You could make sure your GP practice has your mobile number but mine does yet the other day I got a letter from them "We don't have your mobile and want to give you a flu vaccination ..."

Also, now the 2nd injection is being slipped to be 12 weeks after the 1st, that will slip the 2nd injection way into the summer for many (3 months after the 1st) so double the potential disruption (unless they'll book the booster when you are given the 1st injection).

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Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

Postby Paulatic » 4 Jan 2021, 1:08pm

I’ve given my surgery my mobile number at least twice in the last 10 years. I’ve also given my mobile to the pharmacy and received a txt to say my prescription ready to pick up. The last two prescriptions no notification and I had to go in on spec. Last visit I asked why wasn’t I getting txt notifications. Lady looks on system and says there is no mobile number on record for you. :roll:
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Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

Postby Cowsham » 4 Jan 2021, 1:34pm

I've heard that most are contacted via phone call if possible to speed things up -- except of course if your in a care home etc.

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Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

Postby puffin » 5 Jan 2021, 1:22pm

No kidding, my latest estimated first jab date is one day before I leave, and the second jab estimated date is after I get back :)

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Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

Postby horizon » 6 Jan 2021, 10:34am

puffin wrote:No kidding, my latest estimated first jab date is one day before I leave, and the second jab estimated date is after I get back :)


Just perusing the posts above and I'm curious about the time relationship betwen jab and trip. AIUI, if you have an idea as to when your jab might be, it means (possibly) that you are in a high priority group. Given that the lockdown is intended to last (again AIUI) until the high priority groups are vaccinated, does it not mean that you cannot go away until you have had your jab in which case there is no conflict (unless of course you have specific dates booked)?
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Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

Postby Cowsham » 7 Jan 2021, 9:26am

horizon wrote:
puffin wrote:No kidding, my latest estimated first jab date is one day before I leave, and the second jab estimated date is after I get back :)


Just perusing the posts above and I'm curious about the time relationship betwen jab and trip. AIUI, if you have an idea as to when your jab might be, it means (possibly) that you are in a high priority group. Given that the lockdown is intended to last (again AIUI) until the high priority groups are vaccinated, does it not mean that you cannot go away until you have had your jab in which case there is no conflict (unless of course you have specific dates booked)?


surely that all depends on what the situation is at that time and better to judge then.

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Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

Postby puffin » 7 Jan 2021, 12:05pm

Cowsham wrote:
horizon wrote:
puffin wrote:No kidding, my latest estimated first jab date is one day before I leave, and the second jab estimated date is after I get back :)


Just perusing the posts above and I'm curious about the time relationship betwen jab and trip. AIUI, if you have an idea as to when your jab might be, it means (possibly) that you are in a high priority group. Given that the lockdown is intended to last (again AIUI) until the high priority groups are vaccinated, does it not mean that you cannot go away until you have had your jab in which case there is no conflict (unless of course you have specific dates booked)?


surely that all depends on what the situation is at that time and better to judge then.

Horizon and Cowsham, good thinking. My way round it is to book a cancellable Caledonian Sleeper Ticket and hold off booking accommodation till we know more.