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#1 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:24 pm

I see because of the governments decision not to give flu jabs to children under the age of 5 although they are an at risk group some private clinics have been cashing in by charging worried parents up to £80 per jab.

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RE: Flu Jab

#2 by Deleted User , Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:51 pm

Bet they make a great profit on that Phil [Frowning]


RE: Flu Jab

#3 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:02 pm

Well considering adults can get it as low as £7 somebody is cashing in.

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RE: Flu Jab

#4 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:15 pm

They can stuff it, never had it, never will.


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RE: Flu Jab

#5 by Voltman , Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:40 am

Why don't the government charge for it?
They could charge something sensible and please everyone. Ah, just answered my own question didn't I?


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RE: Flu Jab

#6 by berniew , Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:24 pm

I thought they had bought a huge stockpile of the flu vacine when swine flu first appeared or is that a different vacine

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RE: Flu Jab

#7 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:17 pm

Not so long back you could walk into Boots on certain days and get a Flu Jab for £14 I think it was. The reason some of these clinics say say are charging up to £80 for children is they say that under 5's have to be injected by a doctor . Now allowing 5 minutes per jab which is ample time, a doctor could earn £8000 a day before expenses, not bad going.

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RE: Flu Jab

#8 by Voltman , Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:14 am

Posted by berniew
I thought they had bought a huge stockpile of the flu vacine when swine flu first appeared or is that a different vacine


As I understand it, there is a different vaccine for every strain of flu, the medics predict which is going to be the most serious threat for the current winter and vaccinate against just that one strain.


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RE: Flu Jab

#9 by Voltman , Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:16 am

Posted by phil
Not so long back you could walk into Boots on certain days and get a Flu Jab for £14 I think it was. The reason some of these clinics say say are charging up to £80 for children is they say that under 5's have to be injected by a doctor . Now allowing 5 minutes per jab which is ample time, a doctor could earn £8000 a day before expenses, not bad going.

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I think queuing up paying kids and their parents at a rate of twelve per minute would prove somewhat difficult at a clinic.


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RE: Flu Jab

#10 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:23 pm

Sorry Volty I worked it out on my head and I may have made a small error. At one jab every five minutes in a 9 hour day a doctor would inoculate 108 children. Which would gross £8.640, At your rate of 12 per minute he would inoculate 648 in an 9 hour day grossing £51,640. Sorry if I'm out again but I think one of my grandchildren has pinched my calculator.

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RE: Flu Jab

#11 by Voltman , Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:52 am

No worse that my calculations, I went on about twelve per minute when of course it would be twelve per hour.


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