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Injections

Post by deano » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:14 pm

Hello,

I have a question about injections. POELTs have you been advised about getting your heb B etc etc or is it up to the individual.

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Re: Injections

Post by SWM5436 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:24 pm

Any job that exposes you to bodily fluids requires you to be immunised against Hep B.
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Re: Injections

Post by Tiger » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:27 pm

I’m immune to hep b. It’s easy and free to have x
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Re: Injections

Post by deano » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:40 pm

Did your prison sort it out or is it up to yourself to sort it .

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Re: Injections

Post by whambar » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:42 pm

I'd been on the landings for over 6 months before I got offered mine, went to my GP prior to this and was refused x

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Re: Injections

Post by SWM5436 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:29 pm

That is piss poor practice in my opinion, this should be sorted before going anywhere near the landings, if someone was to contract hep b from a prisoner spitting blood or throwing infected bodily fluids into the face of a prison officer then MoJ would face a nasty law suit. I’d say I am surprised but the way the service has gone these last few years it’s only what we’ve come to expect.

It is the employers responsibility and should be done through the OH team rather than your own GP.
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Re: Injections

Post by purplepig20 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:07 pm

Apparently the whole country has a Hep B vaccine shortage at the moment. They’ve cancelled all ours for the foreseeable future until it’s back in stock again :slbli:
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Re: Injections

Post by Celticbhoy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:08 pm

Up here in Scotland you get your hep injections whilst at college training.my establishment currently have 10 new recruits away and each of them as well as remainder of there intake got vaccinated at beginning of week so unsure why there is a delay down south. The SPS are contractually obliged to ensure every officer receives it prior to starting.even if you have had before starting elsewhere then you need to supply a blood sample for testing.

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Re: Injections

Post by purplepig20 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:44 pm

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Re: Injections

Post by Celticbhoy » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:53 am

Didn't doubt what you said.was only explaining that the recruits from my establishment have now been fully vaccinated at college prior to starting and was completed at college only last week.weird that its still in supply here. Dnt know if it's Scottish government seeing the sps as one of the high risk services.

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Re: Injections

Post by SWM5436 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:42 am

The shortage appears to only be affecting NHS England and certain sectors in this country, I work in a hospital currently and our guys need it to do their job so we have supplies, it would appear some services down here have priority over others.
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Re: Injections

Post by purplepig20 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:46 am

Apparently it’s a global shortage, not just England.
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Re: Injections

Post by GSDKris » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:11 am

Luckily a quick call too the Med centre and they can get me in tomorrow :-) luckily the MOD still have some
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Re: Injections

Post by SWM5436 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:54 am

purplepig20 wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:46 am
Apparently it’s a global shortage, not just England.
Yeah it is but only affecting certain sectors in the UK, NHS England are short but have enough to supply those who, without the injection, would not be able to work. NHS Scotland appear to have more than enough to give to their prison service too.
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Re: Injections

Post by bluinfernouk » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:22 pm

If you havnt yet had Hepatitis innoculations, you can go to any GUM Clinic in your area and get the injections done there free-of-charge. The clinics usually have stock, even when some NHS hospitals don't have any.

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