Van.Bosch wrote: »
It’s a roll of the dice, I know someone who got sorted there one night but they had tried 7 times before.
Mgit wrote: »
Other half 42 based in Dundalk had jab in Dublin Helix today at 3.15, I'm 40 registered 26 days now and asked if there was a chance of getting done today. Told that any spare vaccines are given out after the last shot at 19:05 so we waited around got food etc and went back to helix at 18:30.
There was about 25 to 30 people waiting for spares and staff said that after last shot at 19:05 they'd come out and let people know if there was spare, the markee didn't clear till about 19:35 and a while later security just closed the main entrance doors. Bit by bit staff were going home including security and one of the registration staff we recognised, one of the guys also waiting went in through the exit at 20:15 and asked what was happening and all vacinators were gone home.
Would have been good for some of security staff not to at least come out when the registration staff are gone home and say no hope guys
Was I just unlucky today or is there some days when a bunch of people without app get vaccinated at end of day?
It was kinda stupidity on my part not to leave then there was still a pretty full markee at 7pm as staff obviously had a hectic day and want to get home and I'm sure taking an extra 25 ppl in wud be cruel to them if they were delayed past planned working time.
Wouldn't recommend waiting around to anyone as even if they had 10 spare for example there is no queue system for people waiting so no idea how they wud decide who got picked, was curious to see how that would work.
Also not sure if true but heard that one of staff said all app from 3 to 7 today were people from louth.
Paranoid Mandroid wrote: »
Sorry you didn't get sorted and didn't get a heads up that you were queuing for nothing. I do think you need to see it from staff point of view and I can tell you are aware, don't take this as a knock. It's Saturday night. They've probably been full on for weeks at this. Very little variation in the job, very repetitive. After hundreds of thousands of people I'd say they don't have enough gra to consider 25 people after a day's work. I think that's fair enough. Also if they looked after you guys tonight, 25 people tell 100 people, it turns into a mess very quickly. I hope you get sorted soon.
lostweekend3 wrote: »
Any 35-39 year olds who registered last week get a text yet? Hoping I get it in the next few days. Is it 4 days notice you get before the day of the jab?
EDit wrote: »
Registered 20th May
Text received just now
spockety wrote: »
The recurring advice on here is to show up earlier and you will not be turned away.
justwhatithink wrote: »
I have an appt for 3.15pm in City West on Tuesday. Unfortunately my husbands uncle passed away today and the funeral is in Waterford on Tuesday. We have a young baby and I don't have anyone else to leave her with.
Does anyone with any knowledge/experience think if I turned up first thing on Tuesday morning at City West and explained my situation, would they accommodate me and let me in early to get my jab so I can then get home to baby and let my husband go to the funeral...?
Panrich wrote: »
Not strictly true. I had my second dose at Simonstown Gael’s last Thursday week and showed up to find queues around the football pitch (over three hours in total). My wife who has some mobility issues had her appointment for Tuesday so I advised her to go early as they were obviously not checking times. She got there at about 8:30 but was turned around as her text was for 11am. Had to come back at the correct time but the queue was nothing like as bad as when I got mine done.
seamus wrote: »
I'd be inclined to try anyway. If they stop you, just explain that you have a funeral to go to at the time, and they'll probably let you through.
Worst case scenario, you get turned away and have to schedule a new appt.
harr wrote: »
One Local pharmacy near me is offering Pfizer from 4th July onwards for the over 35s .. initially they were going to be doing the J&J for over 50s
Stheno wrote: »
Is it one of the big chains?
tiredblondie wrote: »
That would be handy!!!
Didn't think it was agreed on yet though?!
harr wrote: »
I was surprised to see it up on Facebook as they advertised they were doing the j&j for the over 50,s and they then advertised for people to register for the Pfizer vaccine from this week.
I probably would have waited and got done in pharmacy if I had of know. Definitely would have been a lot handier than the vaccine centres.
Nozzer wrote: »
Is anyone else having trouble with the portal? The code isn't bring texted to me for some reason but I haven't had any bother until now
Buddy Bubs wrote: »
Day 21 after registering now, no text and no appointment. Only 1 of 8 people I've talked to in my age cohort not to have been vaccinated yet and I haven't even got an appointment yet, what's the story now? Do I ring or leave it a while longer?
Idioteque wrote: »
What age and where are you based?
I'm 40 and in North Kildare, 3 weeks today waiting and so are a few friends 40/41 - looks like it's all Citywest still with the delay in our age group.
All friends in South Dublin aged 40 got texts mid-week for UCD.