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2 minutes ago, DragonS said:

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/new-booster-jab-online-booking-system-launched/

Looks like they have taken note and opened up another option to book a booster. Hopefully this will free up 111 to deal with testing queries.

I have an appointment for late December so thought I’d register for standby list for any no shows to get it earlier, got an email saying I’m not in correct category so rejected!

Not sure what the category matters if you’re turning up to fill a no show slot!!

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1 hour ago, Banker said:

I have an appointment for late December so thought I’d register for standby list for any no shows to get it earlier, got an email saying I’m not in correct category so rejected!

Not sure what the category matters if you’re turning up to fill a no show slot!!

To be fair if you really are a banker, then I think most people would agree that the vaccine, along with the oxygen you breath, is completely wasted on you 😉

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2 hours ago, Banker said:

I have an appointment for late December so thought I’d register for standby list for any no shows to get it earlier, got an email saying I’m not in correct category so rejected!

Not sure what the category matters if you’re turning up to fill a no show slot!!

It's not a 'standby list' and it's quite clearly only open to those in certain groups and if you're under 60 and not 'high risk', you're not in those.  All it proves is you can't read instructions.

What this actually is is a way of giving the booster to those, who should have already received an appointment, but either didn't turn up or weren't sent it due to some admin cock-up.  Without of course them admitting that the latter happened.

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5 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

It's not a 'standby list' and it's quite clearly only open to those in certain groups and if you're under 60 and not 'high risk', you're not in those.  All it proves is you can't read instructions.

What this actually is is a way of giving the booster to those, who should have already received an appointment, but either didn't turn up or weren't sent it due to some admin cock-up.  Without of course them admitting that the latter happened.

I did read dick , trying to help stop waste by going on standby list not jumping priority!

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Several weeks ago I received my booster appointment for 9:30 this coming Tuesday, but something came up today that will make it difficult for me to attend. With much trepidation I rang this afternoon to cancel and reschedule, fearing I'd have to wait until after xmas. I was asked if I could make it the same day in the afternoon, I can, and she rattled off about ten different slots I could choose from.

They don't seem to be overrun with people wanting boosters so why they aren't taking the details of anyone in the next group who is willing to turn up at short notice strikes me as ... well ... stupid. 

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18 minutes ago, Zarley said:

Several weeks ago I received my booster appointment for 9:30 this coming Tuesday, but something came up today that will make it difficult for me to attend. With much trepidation I rang this afternoon to cancel and reschedule, fearing I'd have to wait until after xmas. I was asked if I could make it the same day in the afternoon, I can, and she rattled off about ten different slots I could choose from.

They don't seem to be overrun with people wanting boosters so why they aren't taking the details of anyone in the next group who is willing to turn up at short notice strikes me as ... well ... stupid. 

Strictly speaking they are taking people in the next groups (6 and 7) but not beyond that yet.  Obviously if it was open to everyone then they would be overwhelmed.  But the real reasons seems to be picking up on the people they have missed out for one reason or another who should have already had the booster and giving earlier boosters to those in those vulnerable groups who didn't get their first two jabs early enough, but who now only need to wait three months for the booster, not six.

And they have never operated 'standby lists' because those are really labour-intensive to administer.  So anyone who rings up or registers online will be given a slot rather than be told to hang around for another call.  Instead they seem to now be over-booking to some extent and expecting some drop out  - I certainly had wait some time so don't make any appointments afterwards expecting to be on time.  Also bring something to read, as if you're given Pfizer (or whatever daft name they're calling it now) as the booster, you have to wait 15 minutes afterwards.

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17 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

Strictly speaking they are taking people in the next groups (6 and 7) but not beyond that yet.  Obviously if it was open to everyone then they would be overwhelmed.  But the real reasons seems to be picking up on the people they have missed out for one reason or another who should have already had the booster and giving earlier boosters to those in those vulnerable groups who didn't get their first two jabs early enough, but who now only need to wait three months for the booster, not six.

And they have never operated 'standby lists' because those are really labour-intensive to administer.  So anyone who rings up or registers online will be given a slot rather than be told to hang around for another call.  Instead they seem to now be over-booking to some extent and expecting some drop out  - I certainly had wait some time so don't make any appointments afterwards expecting to be on time.  Also bring something to read, as if you're given Pfizer (or whatever daft name they're calling it now) as the booster, you have to wait 15 minutes afterwards.

What groups have they done already does anyone know?

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6 minutes ago, quilp said:

I buggered off as soon as jabbed, straight home in the car. Is it a legal requirement to hang around for 15 mins? 

Yes, straight off to Jurby with you!

It's advised, as it was with Pfizer and Moderna for the first jabs (and nearly everyone will have one of those for the booster).  I may make sense to see if you have a reaction - especially as many will have not had that particular brand before.

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