COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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It’s incredibly exciting that our Primary Care Network (PCN) has been chosen to be a Wave 2 site for the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine.

This means that from the end of this week, our practice, as well as Drayton Surgery and Kirklands Surgery are going to start giving the vaccine to our most at risk patients.

We are currently contacting these patients by phone to arrange an appointment. Please do not telephone us as we need to do this in the correct order of risk. Calling us will also block our phone lines for patients who are trying to call with a medical need.

The first group is patients over 80. We won’t be able to do all of this group in the first week, so if we don’t get hold of you (or your loved one) in the next few days, please don’t worry you won’t be missed! We don’t yet know when our next delivery will be, it could be after Christmas, but we will keep you updated on our website.

We are not able to give the vaccine opportunistically due to the nature and storage of the vaccine, however the clinics are run from a our site at Cosham Health Centre.

We would ask that if you have been given an appointment, you follow the instructions you’re given, including:

Wear a mask where you are able

Let us know if you’ve had any previously serious allergic reactions

Don’t arrive too early for your appointment as the car park will be extremely busy

Please let us know if you have any Covid symptoms prior to your appointment and we will rearrange it.

You will need a second vaccine 21 days later and we will arrange that at the same time as arranging your first.

It has been lovely hearing the positive responses from those we have booked so far and please be assured we are

working extremely hard at all levels – front of house, admin and GPs and Nurses to deliver this vaccine to you in a

covid safe environment.