The letter came last week and told me to go and get myself vaccinated against the 'flu from 26th October.
I made a mental note. Yesterday evening I recalled my mental note and decided to call the pharmacy to arrange a vaccination. So this morning at about 9am I took action on my decision.
"Hallo. It's for the anti-'flu vaccinations. It starts next week. Do I need to make an appointment?"
"We've started today. They've brought the date forward and you can just come in with your letter."
So in went I went and in went the needle. No blood, so no sticking plaster.
Off I went again.