Coronavirus - Latest on Vaccination Information

 Summary of Coronavirus Vaccination - What you need to know

***IF YOU ARE OVER 70 OR SHIELDING (OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS) WHO HAS NOT BEEN OFFERED A BOOKING FOR THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION, PLEASE TELEPHONE THE SURGERY WHO CAN HELP YOU***

  • NB Please do not call us about the vaccination if if you are in any other category.

 

  • We are not currently able to administer the vaccine at the surgery itself.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

How you will get your vaccine

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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:

 

  • 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. 
 

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