COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION

Whilst a vaccination programme of this scale will take some time, we can assure you that everyone who needs the vaccine will be offered it. We ask that you please do not contact the practice directly to enquire about your Covid vaccination.

COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ's

We are unable to enter into a dialogue with individuals and cannot consider anyone as a special case. Our team is working tirelessly and we have the necessary measures in place for those most at risk to get their vaccine first. To do this, we are following a nationally set prioritisation order, from which we are unable to deviate. The priority list from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation can be found at bnssghealthiertogether.org.uk.

Please do not turn-up opportunistically at a vaccination clinic, hoping for vaccination.


VACCINATION INVITATIONS

We will contact you by SMS INVITE or PHONE DIRECTLY when it is your turn to be vaccinated.

SMS invitations sent from the practice will always be from accurx.thirdparty.nhs.uk. Please be wary of of Covid vaccination scams, see here for more information.

In order for you to receieve your invitation without delay, please ensure your contact details are up to date and you have a mobile number registered at the surgery. You can update your contact details using the form below, you do not need to submit your contact details if we already have your mobile number on record.

UPDATE YOUR MOBILE NUMBER

VACCINATION PRIORITISATION GROUPS

Staff are working tirelessly to ensure the necessary measures are in place for those most at risk to get their vaccine first. To do this, we are following a nationally set prioritisation order, from which we are unable to deviate.

The priority list from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is as follows:
1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers*
2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3. all those 75 years of age and over
4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
5. all those 65 years of age and over
6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
7. all those 60 years of age and over
8. all those 55 years of age and over
9. all those 50 years of age and over 

*Please note that 'carers' in this context refers to care home staff. If you are a personal or family carer you will be vaccinated within your age-related or clinically vulnerable group if that applies to you.

You can find out more about the local roll-out in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire here: COVID-19: Mass vaccination - Healthier Together

CHANGES TO PRACTICE WORKING

In order to support General Practice in delivering this programme, NHS England and the CCG have issued clear guidance on creating capacity by focussing only on urgent work and certain key areas.  It also means we may have to de-prioritise non urgent work and cancel non-urgent appointments at short notice.  We would like to reassure you that as always, we will continue to offer urgent care throughout this time. We are going to suspend our e consultation option for this week.

Additionally, you will be used to receiving invites for health reviews.   However certain reviews (Asthma, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, TIA/Strokes and Heart failure) will be temporarily stopped for the next 4 months.  Please do not be alarmed if you do not receive your expected invite for review - we will instead be focussing on delivering COVID vaccinations.  Once this delivery has been completed, we aim to catch up on reviews and monitoring bloods that have been deferred or cancelled.

As you can appreciate, the landscape is changing very quickly and our priority remains the care of our patients whilst delivering this programme.  Thank you for your patience and support.

CLICK HERE FOR NHS INFORMATION ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) VACCINE

Published: Dec 10, 2020

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