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VACCINATION WALK IN CLINIC - TESCO LEDBURY

MOBILE UNIT - TESCO LEDBURY
Orchard Lane
Ledbury
HR8 1DQ

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Moderna

1st, 2nd and Booster Vaccinations
Eligible over 18s only


Walk In Clinics
Thursday 16th June
Thursday 23rd June
Thursday 30th June

10:00am - 5:00pm

COVID SPRING BOOSTER UPDATE

Herefordshire and Worcestershire ccg - Vaccination sites

If you are Immunosuppressed and you wish to have your Booster at a mass vaccination centre, you will need a letter from the Practice confirming your eligibility. Please contact us in the usual way to ask for a copy of the letter.

If you are housebound you should have received your vaccination from the Roving Team run by Taurus.
Taurus Roving Team will be vaccinating all of our Care Home patients too.

FAQs

What is the COVID-19 spring booster programme?
The COVID-19 spring booster programme is the rollout of an additional vaccine dose to ensure continued protection for those most at risk from COVID-19.

Why are some people being invited for a spring booster?
COVID-19 is more serious in older people and those with a weakened immune system. Protection from the vaccine may be lower and may decline more quickly in these people. For this reason, people aged 75 years and over, those in care homes and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system are being offered the spring booster

Why is the COVID-19 spring booster programme needed?
Like some other vaccines, levels of protection may begin to wane over time.
The spring booster helps to reduce your risk of catching COVID-19 or being admitted to hospital if you do.
Boosting your immunity should extend your protection and may give broader protection against new variants.

Why are no other groups of people being invited to come forward for a spring booster?
The NHS vaccinates people in line with recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), as accepted by government.

When will I be able to book my spring booster?
You should wait to be contacted by the NHS. The NHS started inviting eligible people at the end of March for a top-up dose during spring and early summer. JCVI advice is that people should wait until around six months since their last dose for maximum effectiveness.

How do I get my booster dose of the COVID vaccine?
For spring boosters, you should wait until the NHS contacts you. For an initial booster dose (the first dose following your primary course), you can visit www.nhs.uk/covid-booster to find your nearest walk-in site or book an appointment. You can also call 119 free of charge.

I had my last jab more than three months ago but haven’t received an invitation. Can I get a spring booster at a vaccination centre?
The clinical advice from JCVI experts is to wait until around six months since your last dose for maximum effectiveness and to get the most benefit from the vaccine. You should book when you’re invited by the NHS. However, if you are in one of the eligible groups and attend a site that accepts walk-ins for booster doses, you will not be turned away if it has been more than three months since your previous dose and you haven’t had COVID within the last 4 weeks.

Will I have any side effects from the spring booster?
You may experience some mild side effects from the booster dose, regardless of how you reacted to previous COVID-19 vaccines. Side effects are very mild, do not last for very long and not everybody will get them. Side effects can include a sore arm, feeling tired, a headache, feeling achy, and feeling or being sick. If you do get them, a pain killer such as paracetamol is recommended.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t have the spring booster vaccine?
There are very few people in the eligible groups who should not have a booster. If you have had a severe reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine you should discuss this with your GP surgery.

I’ve just had COVID-19 - should I still get my booster dose?
You should not attend for vaccination if you are unwell. If you think you had a recent COVID-19 infection (e.g. you had a positive test, or you had symptoms and did not test but a family member or colleague did test positive) you should defer vaccination.

If you've had COVID-19, you need to wait 4 weeks before getting your spring booster. This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.

If you had some symptoms but are not sure if you had COVID-19, you should still attend for vaccination once your symptoms are better and you can discuss this with a healthcare professional.

It is important you get your spring booster as soon as possible after this period to ensure you have the maximum possible protection against COVID-19 in the future.

Can I still catch COVID-19 after having the spring booster?
Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective but having the spring booster will reduce your chance of being hospitalised if you catch COVID-19.

Can I still come forward for a first or second dose if I’ve not yet done so?
It’s never too late to come forward for your first, second or (if you were immunosuppressed at the time of one of these) third dose of the vaccine. You do not need to be registered with a GP and can find a walk-in option, book an appointment or more information at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccine or by calling 119.

We will be organising clinics at the Practice soon, we will be contacting patients to invite them to join, and advertising them shortly so patients can book.

general information

Please be aware that we are continuing to ask all visitors to wear face coverings when attending any NHS site

LATEST RULES

As you may already be aware, the NHS and GPs surgeries have struggled a great deal in recent months, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, staff having to self-isolate, staff shortages and sickness. This is why it is now even more important than ever, that you are able to reach the best person for your concerns or worries, as quickly and easily as you can. Please take a few minutes to watch this informational video, with regards as to what your various options may be, or the best places to go for help and support, to ensure you get the best results, as quickly and easily as possible.

· Self-care – This is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as hangovers, coughs, colds, grazes, small cuts, norovirus or sore throats. Many of these can be treated at home, simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest.

· Pharmacy – Pharmacists can give advice on and treat a range of symptoms. They can support you with things such as diarrhoea, earaches, painful coughs, sticky eyes, teething and rashes.

· NHS 111 – You can access 111 online or via the telephone. This is for any urgent but non-life threatening health concerns. They will be able to signpost you to the relevant service and provide advice where appropriate or arrange for a healthcare professional to call you.

· A&E / 999 – You should only attend A&E or dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency such as severe bleeding, breathing difficulties and severe chest pain.

find out more about the Coronavirus Pandemic

How we are currently operating

In March 2020 GP practices were told by the Government to change the way they worked to keep patients and staff as safe as possible during what was a very scary and uncertain time.  These changes included being asked to carry out appointments either on the phone or video wherever possible and offering face to face appointments for examination or treatment when medically necessary. The emphasis nationally in healthcare has been to provide urgent care as a priority whilst limiting routine interactions.

We are very pleased to be able to announce that over the next few months the services being offered at Ledbury Health Partnership will be changing.  We are hoping to reintroduce a greater capacity for routine care appointments, both with the GPs and Nurses.  We ​are also delighted to welcome our patients back to our reception area, whilst remaining vigilant and conforming to current Government guidelines on how to stay safe including the rules around hands, face, space and fresh air.

In order to improve access to health and social care and release GP time for the care of patients with complex medical needs, when you contact the surgery our fully trained Patient Service Advisors will provide information to help you to access the support that is right for you. This will help you to see the right person, to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time as efficiently as possible.  This includes signposting you to a person or service within the Practice as well as other NHS organisations, social care and in the community.

More information about coronavirus

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them. Find out more.

Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms

Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with. Find out more.

Testing and tracing

Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service. Find out more.

People at high risk

Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women. Find out more.

Social distancing and changes to everyday life

Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus. Find out more.

GOV.UK: coronavirus – guidance and support

Government information and advice. Find out more.

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