B12 Injections

To resume b12 injections, some surgeries have said they are not giving them at the moment or they have been put on hold.

Why the contribution is important

This is very important for patients who have pernicious anaemia ,PA is an auto immune disease and patients have their jabs to function properly,stopping these jabs or putting them on hold would probably lead to patients developing irreversible nerve damage, BHS Guidance on B12 during covid-19 can be found on the Pernicious Anaemia Society website dated the 25th April,

by dan15ielle on May 10, 2020 at 03:32PM

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  • Posted by Brian1977 May 10, 2020 at 15:58

    As someone who receives regular Vit B12 injections to prevent pernicious anaemia I am annoyed that practices appear to be placing patients' health and welfare at risk through delaying these injections. I required an injection in late March. The receptionist tried to postpone my injection for 2 weeks but did not have an explanation when I asked why, and what would change by that time. I offered to inject myself and then was given an immediate appointment. Gaining entry to the surgery was not easy as there was no one on reception but eventually someone saw me. After checking that I was not incubating COVID-19, I was allowed entry and seen by the nurse who gave me my injection. It is not surprising that there is an increase in non-COVID-19 mortality and drop in A&E attendance.
  • Posted by saballantyne May 11, 2020 at 08:57

    My husband only recently diagnosed and six injections in the first two weeks If his next one is cancelled then the whole two weeks boost would be for nothing I am definitely going to ring the surgery to remind them of his injection and hopefully he will get it
  • Posted by Conival May 11, 2020 at 21:59

    I also have been having these jags every 3 months. My health Centre phoned me to say that as I wouldn't be able to be given them for the time being, the Doctor was prescribing tablets to be taken instead, They are called Cyanocobalamin 50 microgram Vit. B12 tablets. Great support from my Health Centre! Maybe you could enquire whether this would be possible for you?
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