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Covid 19 Vaccine

LATEST NEWS -

Covid Booster clinics are being held at Whitmore Reans.  Eligible patients can also book in via 119 or via the National Booking Service.

LATEST NEWS - as at 13 September 2021

List of walk in sites - Covid 19 Vaccination for 1st or 2nd vaccine

 

https://www.blackcountryandwestbirmccg.nhs.uk/your-health-services/health-advice/covid-19-vaccination

 

as at 12 August 2021

If you’re 16 - 18 years , you are now eligible to book an appointment for your #COVID19 vaccination🙌

12 - 15 years olds at Risk with underlying health conditions are also eligible

For further information click on the following link

https://www.blackcountryandwestbirmccg.nhs.uk/your-health-services/health-advice/covid-19-vaccination

Second dose of the life-saving COVID-19 vaccination is vital for maximum protection
If you have had the first part of your life-saving COVID-19 vaccination, it’s absolutely vital that you take up the offer of the second part.

Vaccinations offer the best protection against coronavirus and are hugely important in helping us to lead a more normal life as restrictions begin to ease. The second dose gives everyone the strongest possible protection against COVID-19, so it’s crucial that you take up this offer as soon as you are invited. 

Advice on how to find your NHS Number: The link below can be shared for staff and public to find their NHS number ahead of booking a vaccine


Link: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

The Prime Minister announced some second doses will move forward to be given 8 weeks after the first dose.  Your GP and the NHS will be in touch with you to make any changes needed to your appointment.  Please don't call us.  Please ensure you get your jab when asked #COVID19Vaccine.

NHS APP

If needed people in England who have had both vaccine doses will be able to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status via the NHS App from 17 May 2021.  Those without the App can request a letter from the NHS providing their vaccination status by calling 199.  Please do not contact the GP surgery, GP's cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status. 

 

COVID 19 Vaccination Information - as at 2 JUNE 2021

Working with Wolverhampton Total Health (Primary Care Network) vaccinating high risk groups commenced.

Information has been sent to patients by MJOG (text service with a recorded message).

If you are not within this particular risk group you will be contacted in due course in accordance with your risk group priority. 

The risk groups currently being contacted are as follows:

80+ Age Patients  (invite for second vaccine sent to patients)

75 - 79 Age Patients

75 years of age and over

70 years of age and over and clincially extremely vulnerable

65 years of age and over

aged 16 - 64 with underlying health conditions which put them at risk of serious disease and mortality

We have been asked by the Government to invite people in priority risk order only. Why do I need to wait?

Priority and Risk Groups are as follows:

1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers

2. All those 80 years of age and over

Frontline health and social care workers (this is the exception as we do not necessarily have a record of you profession so please ring the surgery and we will book you in as a priority.  You will need to have your nhs number available and bring with you an NHS identify card or similiar.

3. All those 75 years of age and over

4. All those 70 years of age and over and clincially extremely vulnerable

5. All those 65 years of age and over

6. All individuals aged 16 - 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at 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 over 50 years of age

10. All those 45 - 49 years of age

11. All those 40 - 45 years of age

VACCINATION PROGRAMME COMMENCED TO INCLUDE ALL THE ABOVE PATIENTS (1 - 11) WITH SECOND INVITES ARE BEING SENT TO THOSE PATIENTS ELIGIBLE

IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED AND FALL INTO ANY OF THE ABOVE CATEGORIES AS ABOVE PLEASE RING THE SURGERY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT ASAP

If you have had any serious allergic reactions to anything that required medical attention previously such as food, medication and insect bites and allergies then this group cannot have the vaccine.

Covid Vaccination Poster You must have the two doses for the required cover and to maximise the vaccines potential. 

You will be expected to be on site each time for approximately 25 minutes (including 15 minutes observational wait).

The next vaccination programme is held at:

Whitmore Reans Health Centre, 1 Lowe Street, WV6 0QL.  Please note there are no walk in's and an appointment must be booked

SIDE EFFECTS

Like all vaccines, COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Most side effects are mild or moderate and go away within a few days of appearing. If side affects occur such as pain and/or fever are troublesome, they can be treated by medicines for pain and fever such as paracetamol.

Side effects may occur with following frequencies:

Quite common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people

· pain at injection site

· tiredness

· headache

· muscle pain

· chills

· joint pain

· fever

Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people

· injection site swelling

· redness at injection site

· nausea

Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people

· enlarged lymph nodes

· feeling unwell

*Housebound and Care Homes will be done later when we have permission to move the vaccine from the site which is being tested now

 

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