Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine update – 17/03/2021
Chiswick is now reaching the end of vaccinating patients over the age of 50 or those with underlying health conditions. The AstraZeneca vaccine is the only vaccine that we are being given for first doses. We realise that some people may be worried about this vaccine but at the practice we think any possible side effects are outweighed by the advantage of having the vaccine , please see below further advice:
NHSE have confirmed a review has taken place of all available safety data from over 17 million people vaccinated with AstraZeneca vaccine in UK and EU, there was no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots (DVT or pulmonary embolism) among people vaccinated with its vaccine.
The MHRA have also released a statement advising that people should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so, and the European Medicines Agency have also stated that there is no indication that the reported blood clots were caused by the AZ vaccine.
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 your vaccination. We are instructed to follow NHS Covid 19 vaccination roll out guidelines.
Please Wait to be contacted.
COVID-19 Vaccination – 2nd Doses
Chiswick is rolling out second doses from 23rd March 2021 and you will be contacted approximately 11 weeks after your first dose to make an appointment.
Please ONLY call if you have not been contacted 12 weeks after your first dose.
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