Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine update – 05/01/11
As you will be aware, the COVID-19 rates of infection have increased to significant levels in our area.
At the same time we need to maximise our work of vaccinating patients with the COVID-19 vaccine.
We have been advised to free up time with our team to help look after patients with emergencies and protect patients with the vaccine.
If you need to contact the practice with urgent symptoms or queries please use the online eConsult link below.
Your online form will be reviewed by a clinician and you will either be contacted by the surgery to ask you more questions or you will receive a text on what to do next.
If you do not have access to the internet call the surgery.
Please DO NOT contact the surgery for Covid 19 vaccination queries, be assured that we will update the website with any new information and that we will contact you via telephone or text to arrange vaccination appointments in due course . We are instructed to follow NHS Covid 19 vaccination roll out guidelines.
Please Wait to be contacted.
We have a limited number of flu vaccines available. If you are eligible and are in one of the following groups below:
- Aged over 65
- Aged under 65 and have a health condition which puts you at risk from flu
- Aged between 50-64 years old
please call the surgery on 0208 630 1666 or go online to book a flu appointment.
We also have a limited number of children’s flu vaccines for children aged between 2-3 years old. If your child was born between or on 30 August 2016 and 31 August 2018 Please go online to book your child’s flu vaccination or call reception on 0208 630 1666.
Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus.
The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.
You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
We offer ‘at risk’ groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.
You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:
- over 65 years of age
- respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
- heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
- being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
- chronic kidney disease
- liver disease, such as hepatitis
- neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- problems with your spleen, for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
or belong to the following groups:
- receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- frontline health or social care workers
- If you have any queries please contact the surgery.
For more information please visit the websites below:
Flu and the Flu Vaccine – NHS Choices