COVID - 19 Information
Information Regarding The AstraZeneca Vaccine
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has said there is no evidence the vaccine has caused problems, and people should still go and get vaccinated when asked to do so. "Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon. More than 11 million doses of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine have now been administered across the UK." said Phil Bryan of the MHRA. Please click the below link for further information.
Vaccination Programme Update
Patients within cohort 1-4 have now all been invited for the vaccine.
Cohort 5, patients aged 65-69 will receive national letters inviting patients to use the National Bookin Service to have the vaccine at either a mass vaccination centre or a pharmacy.
From 15th February Primary Care have been asked to focus on inviting cohort 6, patients aged between 16-64 with underlying health conditions) as indicated by the JCVI guidance.
Our phone lines are extremely busy due to patients ringing with queries around cohort 6. Our team is doing their best to answer your questions, but national guidance can be found using the link below. *Please note the cohorts have been set nationally and our staff cannot influence this.
Please be rest assured if you are in cohort 6 you will be invited, but we are limited by vaccine supplies.
We have now started to invite patients in cohort 7 (patients aged over 60) and cohort 8 (patients aged over 55).
Please do not contact the surgery as we will contact you when inviting you for the Covid vaccination. You can help us by responding to text invitations as soon as you receive them to avoid us contacting you, also if you receive a text invitation and have already booked a vaccination at another centre, please do contact the surgery to inform us.
We are also receiving many calls regarding second doses. As soon as we have further information we will contact you so again please do not call the surgery regarding this information. We have systems in place ready to go as soon as we are given the second dose vaccine delivery dates.
Please remember once vaccinated you should continue to follow the social distancing rules and any government guidance on restrictions.
Thank you to all our patients for their continued understanding and support in these difficult times. Our teams are working extremely hard to vaccinate as many people as possible, as soon as possible.
Coronavirus Vaccination Information
Covid-19 vaccinations for our patients are being provided from Musgrove Park Medical Centre. There will be house visits for housebound patients. However on the 7th April in the afetrnoon, we are having a small clinic to provide vaccinations to people within Cohort 1-9 that have NOT yet received their FIRST vaccination. Please contact the surgery to book into this clinic.
We are inviting patients based on the national priority list. If you are in cohort 1 - 9 and have not been contacted by the surgery for your first vaccination, please do not hesistate to contact the surgery. This is to help us book your first vaccination.
If you have received your first vaccination but you have not received an invitation for your second vaccination. Please kindly remember that government guidelines suggest that they cannot take place no earlier than 8 and no later than 12 weeks. Therefore if you have not received an invitation by Monday of the 11th Week, please contact the surgery so we can book this. We are inviting people for their second vaccination, so please be patient and wait for someone from the surgery to contact you.
Please only contact the surgery regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations if you are in cohort 1-9 and have NOT received your FIRST vaccination and need to book it, and if you believe you are 11 weeks from your FIRST vaccination and need to book your SECOND vaccination.
Useful Websites for Further Covid-19 Information
Please click the link below to see the JCVI Guidance for priority groups (cohort).
Please click the link below to see the NHS Coronavirus Information page.