My head is spinning: I have just opened the link sent by my surgery about flu vaccination. It includes paragraphs like: “What do I do if I’m over 65, aged 18-64 and in a clinical risk group, pregnant, a carer or living with someone who was shielding during lockdown? If you are aged 55-64, and not in any of the above categories, you will get a vaccine at a later stage of the programme.”
If I have problems under - standing this, what of those whose first language is not English, or who may be even more confused than I am?
It then continues to give information on drive through vaccination clinic sat Little France, with details of exactly when to come and where. The traffic problems will be quite considerable. No consideration is given to non-drivers, or to the fact that many are still unwilling to use public transport. There are no toilet facilities available. I am not the only person of an age with a weak bladder . . .
I also note that“children aged two-five will receive their flu vaccine at school”. When did compulsory education start at two?
I failed to find where we were informed of the importance of flu vaccination during a pandemic.
MARINA DONALD Tantallon Place, Edinburgh