CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

We are awaiting confirmation of when we will start to receive delivery of the new vaccine. This is likely to be from January and will be available initially to residents of Care Homes and Care Home staff, followed by those over 80 years of age, NHS and care workers.  There will then be a roll out over the coming months to the rest of the population, with older people and those at risk due to other health conditions receiving the vaccine first.

The vaccine will be available by appointment only and will only be available from one site in our area (likely to be the Health Centre).  The Pfizer vaccine consists of two injections given 3 weeks apart with full immunity achieved 28 days after the first injection.

The BBC Website has a very useful update regarding the Pfizer vaccine and the planned roll out,

 

FLU VACCINATIONS

We expect a much higher demand for flu immunisation this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This also means we will have to change the way we run our flu clinics, in order to maintain physical distancing and ensure infection control processes are in place. There will be NO WALK IN CLINICS this year – everyone will need an appointment. 

From 1st December 2020, all patients over the age of 50 are eligible for a free flu jab, in addition to anyone else in an at risk group.

To contact us for an appointment use AskmyGP or email gp-A82053@nhs.net  and let us know your first and second choice dates.

Flu Clinic Dates:

We are now offering early evening clinics and also appointments in the afternoons - please contact the practice preferably using AskmyGP to book a slot.

If you are unable to email please phone between 10-12 and 2-4, and unfortunately be prepared for a wait!

 

GENERAL VACCINATIONS

All children should commence their vaccination programme from two months of age. You will receive invitations for your child to attend our vaccination clinics.  Vaccinations for all school age children are given at school.

This practice follows the national policy for childhood vaccinations. Further information can be found on the NHS Vaccinations website.

Our practice also provides the following adult vaccinations on the NHS:

  • flu vaccination
  • whooping cough for pregant women
  • shingles vaccination (at 70 years of age)
  • pneumococcal vaccination (from 65 years of age, and for at risk groups)
  • catch-up vaccinations if childhood course not complete (such as tetanus, rubella)
  • meningitis vaccine for new university students
  • some travel vaccines are available on the NHS (hepatitis A, typhoid, and cholera)

Again further up to date and detailed information about these vaccinations can be found on the NHS Vaccinations website.

For travel vaccination and general travel advice please see our travel advice webpage.

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