Flu/Coronavirus - latest Vaccination Information

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Flu and Coronavirus "Booster" Vaccinations - updated 28/9/21

  • We still don't know when  the flu vaccine programme will be running. This is being tentatively planned for the Autumn but there are no details as yet as to how this will happen - we will keep you updated via the web site. 

  • There is a national delay regarding much of the flu vaccine stock and at present, we have no further information. We will update the web site as soon as we know more so please do not call the surgery about them. Thank you

  • Those eligible for the 3rd dose of Coronavirus vaccine will be contacted directly by PROCARE, rather than the surgery, when it is their turn. They are currently vaccinating those in priority groups 1 and 2 (i.e. Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, the over 80s and front-lime key workers). A minimum of 6 months must elapse before administration of the 3rd dose.

  •  The surgery are unable to administer the 3rd dose because of the industrial freezing requirements of the Pfizer and Moderna jabs  - the ones currently recommended.

  • Please click here for more information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

Getting Proof of your Coronavirus Vaccination status

  • Within 24 hours of registering your medical records and immunisations will be viewable.This will give you proof of any Covid vaccination you may have had for travel or social events.

  • If you are unable to access this App you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and request a letter to be posted to you. 

Recent Concerns about Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccination

There have been recent concerns regarding the risks of an extremely rare type of blood clot that has been associated with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. 

 

The official government advice is subject to change at any time as more is understood about it.

 

Please see the updated official government guidance for patients below:

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/976880/PHE_COVID-19_AZ_vaccination_guide.pdf

 

April 8th 2021

Important

  • If you are not yet eligible or if the locations offered from the link above are not suitable for you please do not call the surgery  - Please wait to be contacted by the NHS.

  • We have no control over where or when the vaccine can be offered and our phone lines are tremendously busy. Thank you for your understanding. Please click here for further details.

Living with a family member who is immunocompromised?

If you are aged over 16 and live in the same household as someone who is immunocompromised significantly enough to be part of the clinically extremely vulnerable group (shielding), then do contact the surgery via AskMyGP and we can forward your details on so you can be booked  in for the coronavirus vaccination. 

Please click here for more general information and advice about Coronavirus

Further information on the vaccination

  • Vaccines are the way out of this pandemic. An effective vaccine is the best way to protect people from coronavirus.

  • Following extensive safety trials and authorisation by the independent regulator (the MHRA), effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available for free in the UK.

 

    COVID Vaccine prioritisation

  • An independent group of experts (Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation) has recommended that the NHS first offers vaccines to those at higher risk of catching Covid-19 and of suffering serious complications or dying from the virus. Click here

  • This priority list is as follows:

    • Group 1: residents in a care home for older adults and their carers

    • Group 2: all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers

    • Group 3: all those 75 years of age and over

    • Group 4: all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

    • Group 5: all those 65 years of age and over

    • Group 6: all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality

    • Group 7: all those 60 years of age and over

    • Group 8: all those 55 years of age and over

    • Group 9: all those 50 years of age and over

  • The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has considered the evidence for phase 2 of the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.

  • Phase two will include people aged 40 to 49 years who are at highest risk of hospitalisation, with the risk reducing the younger you are.

 

  • Prioritisation will therefore continue in the following order, once all at-risk groups in phase one have been offered at least one dose of the vaccine:

 

  • all those aged 40 to 49 years

  • all those aged 30 to 39 years

  • all those aged 18 to 29 years

 

  • The committee agreed that mass vaccination targeting occupational groups would be more complex to deliver and may slow down the vaccine programme, leaving some more vulnerable people at higher risk unvaccinated for longer.

 

  • You will be contacted when it is your turn.

 

      How you will get your vaccine if you are not currently eligible

  • NB: The below describes the current arrangement -this is, of course, subject to change.

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     Covid Vaccinations for Health and Social Care Workers

 

  • Health and Social Care Workers will be vaccinated primarily via hospital hubs.

 

  • For Health Care Workers, the System Vaccination Operational Centre (SVOC) will be contacting organisations and employers of health care workers to compile a list of eligible staff. Those staff members will then be invited to the Royal Surrey County Hospital Covid Vaccination Hub for a vaccination.

 

  • For Social Care Workers, the Surrey County Council (SCC) will be contacting registered providers and employers of social care workers to compile a list of eligible staff. Similarly, those staff members will then be invited to the Royal Surrey County Hospital Covid Vaccination Hub for a vaccination.

 

  • The hospital hubs can only administer the Pfizer vaccine so where a Health and Social Care Worker cannot receive the Pfizer vaccine due to clinical reasons, they will then be referred to a local vaccination site to receive an AstraZeneca vaccine. 

 

  • If you are a frontline health and social care worker and have not received an invitation to book through your employer, please contact straightaway for more details:

 

      Caring for someone at home?

  • Please note that unpaid carers are in priority group 6 for vaccination (see JCVI guidance). Please make sure you register with us as a carer.




We all have an important part to play to help the NHS:

Please do not contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, the NHS will contact you.
- When you are contacted, please attend your appointments.
- In the meantime we cannot let down our guard. Please follow the rules to stop the spread of coronavirus.