Hello all, I found this useful sight today, thanks to all who contribute and to anyone who may be able to help. I am desperate for help, I have severe heart failure, awaiting transplant. Am at high risk of severe complications from covid and have had to shield since March 2020.
I’ve been in France for 2.5 years, my french isn’t great to say the least. I am having huge problems getting a vaccine that I’ve been entitled to since January. The problem being I cannot take the Pfizer as it’s not offered to people who have had anaphylactic shock from medication. Additionally I have had other severe cardiac allergic reactions to everyday antibiotics so my Gp here has requested that I only receive the Moderna vaccine and it must be administered at a hospital. I have the prescription, a referral letter to any hospital but 3.5 months later still no vaccine.
Local hospital didn’t respond to GP for request for assistance and sent me invitation after 2 months for Pfizer vaccine A request was then made after I chased GP for weeks to have the vaccine at CHU Montpellier (which is where I receive cardiac care) There was no response. I asked Gp to request assistance from the cardiac unit at CHU. They referred us to the vaccine Center at CHU, we called for weeks and Gp finally got a replay and sent all the documents to them with a promise to call / email appointment with one 24 hours. That was 2 weeks ago. Gp all but given up and I don’t have the language skills to chase myself. Services Social locally have no one who speaks any English, they refer me to Beziers who say it’s out of their area and can’t help…
To add to complications I have untreated cataracts in both eyes (caused by heart medication) I’m 46 so this is very troublesome for someone my age. I cannot read anymore and have to use Siri (dictation) to compose anything. I cannot have the surgery for fix my eyes until I’ve been vaccinated though. I’m pretty stuck!
I’ve contacted the British embassy, who have been in contact yet nothing has really helped. I just keep having appointments made for me to have a vaccine that isn’t offered people with history if anaphylactic / blood clots.
I’m really hoping the good folk here have some suggestions or ideas.
Apologies for format / spelling due to failing eyes. Thanks very much in advance and have a good evening.