Covid 19 – (Over 18) vaccinations and other useful information

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The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised an additional spring booster dose for the most vulnerable individuals in the population.

As a precautionary strategy to maintain high levels of immunity, an extra spring dose is advised 6 months after the last vaccine dose for: adults aged 75 years; if you are a patient with underlying health condition which makes you extremely clinically vulnerable

and patients aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed

We are waiting for further details from the Government and NHS England of other groups that may be eligible

You can wait to be contacted by our practice or the local Primary Care Network, or you can book an appointment at a vaccination centre https://www.swhealthcare.org.uk/springbooster https://www.swhealthcare.org.uk/springbooster

Bredon Hill Surgery will be sending a text to all patients we have a mobile phone number. Please follow the link to book your appointment.

If you do not have a mobile number or the number is incorrect WE WILL CONTACT YOU

Further details – https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/2022-03/COVID19_spring%20booster%20guide%20for%20over%2075s%20A5_leaflet%20FINAL%200322.pdf

How long after having Covid do I need to wait to have my vaccine?

If you’ve tested positive for Covid-19 (aged 18 and over), you need to wait four weeks (28 days) from the day of your positive test to have a booster. This gap will help to separate any side effects of the vaccine from effects of your illness.

Other vaccinations

A fourth dose of the covid vaccination has been recommended by the JCVI, for all those patients who are immunosuppressed. The fourth dose can be administered 91 days after your 3rd vaccination.

First and second doses for patients who have not yet completed their initial course (If your first dose was AstraZeneca or Moderna PLEASE CALL 111 FOR ADVICE)

You may also receive an invite booking text, letter or e-mail from the NHS National Booking Service This is a national NHS campaign which is being run alongside the GP Practice.

We can give a booster to patients who are health and care workers and who are eligible. Please CONTACT US if you want the vaccination at the surgery and we can arrange this for you. However, please be aware we will need to see evidence of the employment that qualifies you such as a pass.

Please can we ask that you advise us if your contact phone numbers have changed

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Overseas Covid vaccines – Please provide the surgery with proof of any covid vaccinations administered outside of the UK. This will be added to your medical records

Enable covid vaccines given abroad to show on the NHS APP.

To register an overseas vaccination, people must book an appointment at a selected list of vaccination centres in England.

Details will then be recorded in the National Immunisation Management System.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/tell-nhs-about-coronavirus-vaccinations-abroad/

Any queries regarding this issue need to be directed to NHS 119 or to NHS App support rather than the GP practice: https://www.nhs.uk/contact-us/nhs-app-contact-us/

When to call 119

You can call 119 if you have questions or need help with coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations, testing, NHS COVID Pass, and more.

Calls to 119 are free from mobiles and landlines. Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.

Worcestershire Carers – Long covid Carer supporthttps://www.carersworcs.org.uk/long-covid-support

https://www.carersworcs.org.uk/long-covid-support