As you will most probably be aware, NHS England have initiated the Covid 19 vaccination programme and working with our colleagues in our Primary Care Network (PCN) we will be aiming to vaccinate our patient population over the next few months. This is an important step in the resolution of the pandemic and in order to give maximum protection against the virus we would encourage you to accept as stocks are limited.
The vaccine clinics will take place at our designated PCN site at Mount Hawke Surgery. This site has been chosen as it can be utilised for the sole use of the vaccination clinics, reducing risk for visiting patients and healthcare workers. The clinics will be staffed by a team of doctors, nurses and administration staff from each of our four surgeries. We appreciate you may need to travel to get to this clinic but we strongly encourage you to do so, as the number of vaccines available are limited and we require a high uptake to provide vaccinations for our whole patient population. During the vaccination delivery we will maintain the range of measures place to keep our staff and patients safe from COVID-19. Staff giving the vaccine will be wearing personal protective equipment and will abide by infection control requirements.
You will need to receive two doses of the vaccine to be fully protected and you will be contacted again with regards to the second appointment.
Our dedicated Covid vaccination clinics will run from 8am to 8pm. Please note, the delivery of the vaccine is out of our control, we apologise in advance for any unforeseen changes if we need to cancel the clinic at short notice due to the delivery being delayed. We also have no control over which vaccine is supplied, either Pfizer/BioTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca.
You should NOT have the vaccine if you have the flu vaccination within 7 days prior to your appointment. If you are pregnant, please discuss with your midwife/clinician regarding risk/benefits. If you are on Warfarin you must ensure your schedule is up to date
PFIZER VACCINE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYONE WHO HAS SUFFERED FROM ANAPHYLAXIS
Information about COVID-19 vaccines is available at: gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation and www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine.
Attending your appointment:
Please ensure you have read and completed the consent form. You can download and print it from the link below, or collect a copy from the dispensary window which is located opposite the laundrette.
BRING THE CONSENT FORM WITH YOU TO YOUR APPOINTMENT
Please arrive at Mount Hawke Surgery on time, parking is available, if you are unable to attend please call and cancel your appointment so we can offer the appointment to someone else.
Remember to bring a mask/face covering with you to wear to your appointment.
Indications are that some vaccine recipients may experience a painful heavy arm where they had the injection and may feel tired or have a mild fever for a couple of days. These are common side effects following vaccination; please contact the surgery if these persist.
You may need to remain at the surgery for 15mins following your vaccination.
All patients attending are asked to come wearing suitable clothing that ensures that the clinician is able to give the vaccination without delay due to the removal of jumpers or coats.
We will not be able to provide anything other than a Covid vaccination at the clinics and we ask that patients do not try to discuss other conditions with the clinician providing their vaccination.
Do not attend if you have any or have been in contact with somebody with Covid symptoms.
We thank you for your continued support and understanding in these difficult times. We would be grateful if you could let us know if you do decide to decline this offer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org