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COVID vaccinations

Please read below before contacting the practice

FAQs:

I am worried about the side effects of the Astra Zeneca/Oxford vaccine.

Please read the information about the vaccination by clicking the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/977653/PHE_COVID-19_AZ_vaccination_guide.pdf 

I have had my NHS letter asking me to book.

You can book your appointment at the Mass Vaccination Centre if you wish to have your vaccine as soon as possible. You may also choose to wait for your SMS message from us if you do not wish to travel. Due to very limited deliveries of vaccines to our site we are not as advanced with our cohorts as the MVCs or as the government advise via media. We will be sending SMS messages as soon as we are able to. 

I am aged 50 or more but I have not had my vaccine.

We have already contacted or attempted to contact all patients aged 50 or more (by SMS, telephone or letter). Please ensure that we have your up to date details (you can do this in your online account or in the NHS app). 

You should have received a text with a link to book. If you are not able to book, one of our dedicated team will call you shortly.

I am an essential worker.

We are not vaccinating essential workers in the Local Vaccination Centre (only health and social care workers). Some key worker groups are being given the vaccine in the Mass Vaccination Centres. Please contact your employer if you think you are eligible.

I have asthma but I have not been invited.

Please refer to Asthma UK website for clarification on which priority group you fall into with your asthma diagnosis: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/what-should-people-with-asthma-do-now/#Vaccine 

I am a carer for a friend/neighbour/relative.

Everybody on our carer register has been contacted. If you have not and consider yourself a carer, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

Source: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/961287/Greenbook_chapter_14a_v7_12Feb2021.pdf 

Further detailed guidance was published on 8th March:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2021/03/C1182-sop-covid-19-vaccine-deployment-programme-unpaid-carers-jcvi-priority-cohort-6.pdf 

When am I going to get vaccinated?

Below is the list of groups in the order of being called for their vaccine. We are currently vaccinating groups 1-8.

Please do not telephone the practice about your COVID vaccination unless you are in the first 8 priority groups:

I have received a letter asking me to shield as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable but I have no health conditions.

 

The government searches identified a cohort of patients who had gestational diabetes whilst pregnant and included them in the Extremely Vulnerable cohort. Our Nurse Practitioners are individually assessing all patients and contacting them if the high risk criteria are not met.

 

See what to expect by watching this short video: