COVID-19

 COVID Vaccinations for children

 

You may have seen in national news items that the Government are considering extending the vaccine offer to 16 - 17 year olds.

There is nothing you need to do now - you will be contacted and invited for your vaccination as soon as the programme is up-and-running.

 

We are currently waiting for the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to update and publish.

 

We are also currently awaiting guidance on the vaccination of 12 - 17 year old clinically vulnerable children and will be in touch as and when we have further information. 6.8.2021

 

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NHS COVID Pass Service 6.8.2021

Please click on link for further information

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

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Dunchurch Surgery

Covid 19 vaccinations update

 

The practice strongly recommends vaccination against Covid-19.

 

We have worked in collaboration with the other Rugby GP practices

(Rugby Health Ltd, Primary Care Network)

to administer vaccines at:

 

Locke House, The Railings, Woodside Park, Rugby, CV21 2AW.

 

We have now almost completed our second doses of vaccine for all patients over 50 and for those over 16 who are at increased risk from Covid as defined by Government guidelines.

If you are awaiting your second dose of vaccine, you will be invited by the surgery around 8 weeks after your first dose.

Please ensure that you have told us your current mobile phone or landline number.

 

If you are over 50, or believe that you have a reason to receive priority vaccination, and have not yet received your first Covid 19 vaccination but would like to do so, please contact the surgery as soon as possible.

 

If it is more than 8 weeks since your first dose and you would like to receive the second please contact the surgery as soon as possible.

 

Patients aged from 30-50 have also been offered vaccination through the National Vaccination System. These vaccinations take place at various pharmacies, hospitals or special centres such as Stoneleigh, but may also be available at Locke House in the future.

 

However, appointment bookings for patients under 50 are not arranged by the practice and will need to be made through the National Booking Service.

If you are under 50 and not in a high risk group please await contact from NHS England.

Please do not contact the surgery in these circumstances.

 

 

Vaccinations are, of course, subject to the availability of vaccine which is beyond our control.

 

 

 

 

Dunchurch Surgery, 1st June 2021

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How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.

Please see 
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp.


The NHSapp can be downloaded from 
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

 

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

 


Kind regards

 

 

Dunchurch Surgery 

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If you are aged 45 and over and have not had your first coronavirus vaccination, you can now book it through the NHS website  or by calling 119

This gives you the option of a number of options including the vaccination centre at Stoneleigh, or local pharmacy sites who also offer Covid Vaccines.

Please do not contact your GP as they will not be able to make you an appointment.

 

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Dunchurch Surgery

Covid 19 vaccinations update

 

The practice strongly recommends vaccination against Covid-19.

 

We are working in collaboration with the other Rugby GP practices

(The Rugby Health Primary Care Network)

to administer vaccines at:

 

Locke House, The Railings, Woodside Park, Rugby, CV21 2AW.

 

Patients are invited by the practice (by phone or by text message) to make an appointment.

 Please ensure that you have told us your current mobile phone or landline number.

 

You may also be invited to attend the centralized vaccination centres at Birmingham or at Stoneleigh or to obtain vaccines through hospital or pharmacy sources. All vaccinations are recorded on a national database.

 

We have followed Government guidelines to offer vaccination to patients in the following order:

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

2.        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

We have offered a first vaccination appointment to everyone in Groups 1-9.

Second doses of vaccinations (11-12 weeks after the first) have also begun.

Patients will be invited for second vaccinations as these become due.

 

Invitations are, of course, subject to the availability of vaccine which is beyond our control.

 

If you belong to groups 1-9 above and have not yet received your first Covid 19 vaccination but would like to do so, please contact the surgery as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

Dunchurch Surgery, 6th April 2021

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Dunchurch Surgery

Covid 19 vaccinations update

 

The practice strongly recommends vaccination against Covid-19.

 

We are working in collaboration with the other Rugby GP practices

(The Rugby Health Primary Care Network)

to administer vaccines at:

 

Locke House, The Railings, Woodside Park, Rugby, CV21 2AW.

 

Patients are invited by the practice (by phone or by text message) to make an appointment.

 Please ensure that you have told us your current mobile phone or landline number.

 

You may also be invited to attend the Regional Vaccination Centre at Birmingham or the Area Vaccination Centre at Stoneleigh or to obtain vaccines through hospital or pharmacy sources. All vaccinations are recorded on a national database.

 

We are following Government guidelines to vaccinate patients in the following order:

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

2.        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

We have offered a first vaccination appointment to everyone in Groups 1-7 and are continuing to invite patients in age order.

Second doses of vaccinations (11-12 weeks after the first) have also begun. Patients will be invited for second vaccinations as these become due.

Invitations are, of course, subject to the availability of vaccine which is beyond our control.

 

If you are over 60 or in groups 1-7 above and have not yet received your first Covid 19 vaccination but would like to do so, please contact the surgery as soon as possible.

 

If you do not belong to groups 1-7 above:

Please ensure that you have informed us of your mobile phone or landline number.

 Please do not contact the practice about appointments until you are invited to do so.

 We will contact you as soon as vaccines become available for your group.

 

 

Dunchurch Surgery, 22nd March 2021

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We are aware of social media reporting that vaccines are going to waste at the Stoneleigh vaccination centre. This is incorrect. We would like to assure local people that all available vaccines are being used.

 

The centre is fully booked and we expect this to continue, as more eligible people are asked to book their appointments. This includes:

 

  *   Carers in receipt of carers allowance

  *   Those who are formally shielding and have received an invitation letter

  *   And anyone aged between 60 and 64.

 

No one should attend the site without an appointment and only those in the activated priority groups should book an appointment at Stoneleigh. Anyone who attends without an appointment or is not in the appropriate cohort will be asked to leave and will not be vaccinated.

 

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COVID VACCINATION CENTRE PATIENT INFORMATION

 

Please click on link below to view where Locke House is and how you flow through the building as a patient. 

 

 

https://vimeo.com/506175351

 

What to expect after your COVIWhat to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination

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 Dunchurch Surgery

Covid 19 vaccinations update

 

The practice is vaccinating patients against Covid 19.

We strongly recommend vaccination.

 

We are working in collaboration with the other Rugby GP practices (The Rugby Health Primary Care Network) to administer vaccines at:

 

Locke House, The Railings, Woodside Park, Rugby, CV21 2AW.

 

Patients are invited by the practice (by phone or by text message) to make an appointment.

 Please ensure that you have told us your current mobile phone or landline number.

 

You may also be invited to attend the Regional Vaccination Centre at Birmingham or the Area Vaccination Centre at Stoneleigh or to obtain vaccines through hospital or pharmacy sources. All vaccinations are recorded on a national database.

 

We are following Government guidelines to vaccinate patients in the following order:

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

2.        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

We have offered a first vaccination appointment to everyone in Groups 1-6

Second doses of vaccinations have also begun.

 

If you are over 65 or in groups 1-6 above and have not yet received your first Covid 19 vaccination but would like to do so, please contact the surgery as soon as possible.

 

If you do not belong to groups 1-6 above:

Please ensure that you have informed us of your mobile phone or landline number.

 Please do not contact the practice about appointments until you are invited to do so.

 We will contact you as soon as vaccines become available for your group.

 

 

Dunchurch Surgery, 8th March 2021

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Dunchurch Surgery

Covid 19 vaccinations update

 

The practice is vaccinating patients against Covid 19.

We strongly recommend vaccination.

 

We are working in collaboration with the other Rugby GP practices (The Rugby Health Primary Care Network) to administer vaccines at:

 

Locke House, The Railings, Woodside Park, Rugby, CV21 2AW.

 

Patients are invited by the practice (by phone or by text message) to make an appointment.

Please ensure that you have told us your current mobile phone or landline number.

 

You may also be invited to attend the Regional Vaccination Centre at Birmingham or the Area Vaccination Centre at Stoneleigh (by invitation) or obtain vaccines through hospital or pharmacy sources. You may choose any of these options. All vaccinations are recorded on a national database.

 

We are strictly following Government guidelines to vaccinate patients in the following order:

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

2. 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

We have attempted to offer a vaccination appointment to everyone over the age of 65 and we are currently beginning the process of inviting Group 6 above.

 

If you are over 65 or in groups 1-5 above and have not yet received a Covid 19 vaccination but would like to do so, please contact the surgery as soon as possible.

 

If you belong to any other group above:

Please ensure that you have informed us of your mobile phone or landline number.

Please do not contact the practice about these appointments.

We will contact you as soon as vaccines become available for your group.

 

 

Dunchurch Surgery, 10th February 2021

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NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Booking Service 

Now that more doses of Covid-19 vaccines are available, the NHS is able to open more vaccination services, including the first Vaccination Centres.

People who are eligible and who live near these new vaccination services will receive letters from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service, telling them how they can book their appointment.

The NHS is rolling out additional services quickly, but it remains important that the public don’t try to book or go to these services before they receive their booking letter.

And when you do book an appointment, please make sure you attend.

You may receive a letter from the national NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service inviting you to book an appointment at a regional Vaccination Centre, the closest of which is at Millennium Point in Birmingham.

If you receive the letter from the national service and can travel to the Vaccination Centre safely, we recommend that you book using the details the letter provides.

If you are unable or don’t want to go to a Vaccination Centre, you can choose to wait and get your vaccination at Locke House, The Railings which is the local vaccination hub for patients in this area.

We have started vaccinating patients over the age of 80 years of age and are inviting people in according to the criteria and prioritisation set by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), and will contact you when it’s your turn.

Like the rest of the NHS we are working to offer vaccines to everyone in the top priority groups by the middle of February.

 

Please do not contact us if you haven’t received an invite yet. We are very busy at the moment and doing so could prevent a patient who needs our help from getting through. We will contact you when it is the right time for you to book your appointment.

 

Below are some frequently asked questions which may help you further.

 

Q&A

Q: Which members of the public are being offered the Covid-19 vaccine at the moment?

The NHS is currently in the process of offering the vaccine to people aged 80 and over, those who live or work in care home, and frontline health and social care staff. When everyone in these groups has had the chance to get their first dose of the vaccine the programme will expand to other people that are at risk either due to their age group or medical condition in line with the advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations.

Q: What are the different ways members of the public might be contacted to get their vaccination?

1. Local hospital services – you might be contacted either to have the vaccine as an inpatient or at an outpatient appointment.

2. Local GP services – practices in your area are working together to contact and offer the vaccine to as many people as possible. This may be at a different surgery than you usually go to, or at a venue we have set up specially to deliver vaccines.

3. Through your care home – GPs and their teams are also arranging to vaccinate care home residents directly, in their homes.

4. A letter from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service to book online or by phone. Booking through this service will give you the option of having the vaccine at a special Vaccination Centre, or potentially a community pharmacy depending on whether these are available locally.

 

Q: I’ve already had my first jab, how do I get my second?

If you have had your first jab already through a hospital or GP services, the local NHS will contact you about getting your second.

If you have received a letter from the national booking service and you have already had your first dose of the vaccination, please ignore the letter. This service will require you to book appointments for both doses of the vaccination at the same time.

Q: I’ve contacted the national booking service but I can’t travel to one of the locations that are available, what should I do?

More locations will become available in the coming weeks so you could try again later.

Alternatively, you can choose to wait until your local GP service invites you for the vaccine. If you are housebound and unable to leave the house to travel to any appointment, and cannot arrange for someone to help you, your local NHS services will be in contact with you.

Q: I have received a letter but I have already booked or attended an appointment at a local GP service. What should I do?

If you already have a vaccination booked through your GP please ignore the letter – there is nothing you need to do.

Q: I have the letter but don’t understand how I book my appointment?

If you have received a letter from the national booking centre inviting you to book your Covid-19 vaccination you can do this online or on the phone using the details on the first page of the letter.  You will need your name, date of birth and NHS number to book.

At the time of booking you will be asked to book your first vaccination and your follow up vaccination for 11 to 12 weeks’ time.

Q: I have received a letter about booking my appointment. Can I contact my GP to do this?

No, please do not contact your GP surgery. We cannot help you to book into the Vaccination Centre. Please use the details in the letter to book your appointment directly.

Q: I have received invites to get vaccinated from both a local GP service and the national system, but haven’t booked with either yet. Can I choose where to go?

Yes.

Q: Will people who have had their vaccination through a hospital, GP or care home still receive a letter to book through nhs.uk or by ringing 119?

This may happen in a small number of cases.

If people have had their first vaccination through a hospital or GP service, of if they are in a care home, this information will flow through to the national NHS system.

If this is recorded on the national system before the national booking letter is printed then it will flag not to send that person the national booking letter. There are likely to be cases where the letter is printed to be sent and then person subsequently has their vaccination recorded and therefore is sent the national booking letter. The booking letter explains this and says that if people have already had their first dose to not book through nhs.uk or 119.

Q: My neighbours / friends have received a letter from the national vaccination centre to book their jab. Why haven’t I received mine?

The NHS is inviting people for vaccinations based on expert advice on who would benefit most. This has been set by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). At the moment we are focusing on people aged 80 and over, people who live or work in care homes, and health and social care staff.

If you are in one of these groups you will be invited to book your vaccine soon.

A vaccination programme of this size and scale will still take some time to roll out in full. Please be assured that everyone who needs the vaccine will be offered it.

The NHS will be in touch with you when it is your turn to be vaccinated. Please don’t call us before you are invited.

Q: What will the opening hours of vaccination centres be?

Standard opening times for vaccination centres will be 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.

Q: What are the operating hours of the telephone booking system?

The telephone booking service will be open 16 hours a day (from 7am until 11pm), seven days a week. People will also be able to book online 24/7.

Q: What if I can’t get to the Vaccination Centre?

People who are housebound will be contacted by their GP services about alternative ways to get vaccinated. People can also wait until more locations closer to where they live become available. The NHS will follow up with people that haven’t booked their appointment, as a reminder.

Q: What staff and volunteers will be working in Vaccination Centres?

The centres will be staffed by vaccinators and clinical supervisors, as well as administrative staff and stewards to ensure the effective and safe operation of the service.  These will largely be new and existing paid NHS staff, but volunteers – including from St John Ambulance or the NHS Volunteer Responder programme - will also play an important role.

Q: Are Vaccination Centres safe?

Yes. Staff at these sites will wear appropriate PPE and there will be social distancing and cleaning measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Q: I’ve received a letter but someone I live who is the same age hasn’t yet. Can we get vaccinated together?

The NHS is inviting eligible people in a phased basis as supplies of the vaccine allow. It is important that you wait for your letter from the NHS, and you will not be able to book without one. If you have received a letter and live with someone who is also eligible but has not received a letter, it is likely that theirs will follow shortly. If you like you can wait and book at the same time.

Q: What should people do if they can’t get through to the phone line straight away?

At times, due to high demand, the phone line will get very busy, which may mean waiting on the line for a while or calling back later. You can alternatively book online.

If you need help to do this, please ask someone in your support bubble.

Q: Does this service work for people who don’t understand English well or are deaf?

The phone line will have interpreters and a BSL facility available on request to help you book your appointments.