Covid 19 Vaccine
Covid 19 Vaccination
To update you all on how the vaccination programme is going, 5002 of our patients have now had their first covid-19 vaccination (either here at the surgery or at a local vacciantion centre).
If you fall into groups 1-6 (see below) but have not yet been given an appointment please contact the surgery so we can get you booked in.
We are now working our way through all of the remaining groups. essentially this includes all patients over 50 years of age and anyone over 16 years of age with one of the clinical conitions listed below.
We are booking clinics once we have had confirmation that we will be receiving the vaccination. If you have not yet heard about your vaccination we will be contacting you as and when we get more vaccinations.
We are also aware that the Government has added a number of individuals to group 6 and you may have had a letter about this. This has occurred as data gathered nationally has identified a number of risk factors for both hospitalisatoin and death from COVID-19. This data has been used to identify patients that should be vaccinated as a priority and as such the government has sent out letters to inform patients about this.
So long as the supply of vaccinations are maintained we will be continuing to work our way down the vaccination groupings.
This priority list is as follows:
- residents in a care home for older adults and care home workers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over-
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality (please see condition list below)
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over
We are commited to ensuring that all patients who want to be vaccinated will be but would ask for your patience during this incredibly challenging time.
Please find links below to Information Leaflets on the vaccination and we would ask that you read these in preparation for coming for your vaccination.
Clinical conditions list:
- a blood cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
- a heart problem
- a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
- a kidney disease
- a liver disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as HIV infection, steroid medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
- rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or psoriasis (who may require long-term immunosuppressive treatments)
- have had an organ transplant
- had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
- a neurological or muscle wasting condition
- a severe or profound learning disability
- a problem with your spleen, example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
- are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
- are severely mentally ill