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Covid-19 vaccine

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Covid-19 vaccine (last updated 17th Feb 2022)

To see if you are eligible and to book your vaccine, visit the NHS website:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/

There is also more detail about local covid vaccination clinics here:
https://www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk/campaigns/book-your-covid-19-vaccine-and-booster-appointment/

Nimbuscare have a lot of useful information about the vaccination programme on their website here: www.nimbuscare.co.uk/our-services/nhs-covid-vaccination-service/your-questions-answered1/ and they have an email help desk nimbuscare.help.desk@nhs.net if needed.

We ask that you await contact from us and the central NHS teams to invite you to have your vaccination and do not contact us to chase it up. We are keen to keep the phone lines available to those patients that really need us.

We have put together some frequently asked questions relating to vaccination as below. For more information check out the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Can I have a vaccine if I am breastfeeding?

There is no known risk associated with giving non-live vaccines whilst breastfeeding. Breastfeeding women may be offered either of the current vaccines available.

Can I have a vaccine if I am pregnant?

The NHS is encouraging pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine as new data shows that nearly 20 per cent of the most critically ill COVID patients are pregnant women who have not been vaccinated. It is safe and effective.

More information here
https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2021-02-24-combined-info-sheet-and-decision-aid.pdf

How do I access proof of my vaccination?

You can get digital or paper proof of vaccination, you do not need to contact us for this.
Visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/vaccination-status-for-travelling-abroad/ for more detail.

I have had covid-19 recently, can I still attend?

It is advised that adults wait 28 days following a positive covid test before they have their vaccination. Patients aged <18 years are advised to leave a 12 week gap between a positive test and a covid vaccination.

Are children eligible to have vaccinations?

Children aged 12-15years will be offered two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Children aged 5-11 years at serious risk from the complications of COVID-19 infection will be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Each vaccine is a third of the dose of vaccine that is given to older children and adults.

Children aged 12-15years will be offered two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

I am eligible for a third primary dose, how do I arrange this?

Central NHS searches have identified a number of patients that are eligible (e.g. those on immunosuppressant medication), these patients will receive and text/letter informing them they are able to book an appointment or attend a local drop in session. The third primary dose should be given at least 2 months (56 days) following the second vaccination. Please take your letter/text to your appointment to demonstrate eligibility.

More information about the third primary dose here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/third-primary-covid-19-vaccine-dose-for-people-who-are-immunosuppressed-jcvi-advice/joint-committee-on-vaccination-and-immunisation-jcvi-advice-on-third-primary-dose-vaccination

I am housebound and had my previous vaccinations at home, how do I arrange this for the booster/third primary vaccine?

Patients who were previously vaccinated at home will receive another dose at home. This is being arranged by the practice and Nimbuscare. There is a large list of patients and we will get through the list as quickly as possible, you do not need to contact us to chase this up. Patients in care homes have recently received their boosters so housebound patients and those in sheltered housing will be prioritised next.

If you had your initial doses at a vaccination centre but are now housebound please contact the surgery to let us know.

CONTACT US

It is really important we have your correct contact details so that invites are sent to the current number/address. The easiest way to update your contact details is to use the prioryCARE online form, choose general enquiries > update contact details. You can also phone us on 01904 404100 or walk in to one of our reception desks to update your records.


 

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