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Covid vaccine and Booster program

Dr Maya Mistry General Practioner at Greenwood Surgery

27 th September 2021

Crouch Vale Medical Centre is approved as a ‘designated site’ (base) to deliver the Covid vaccines And Boosters for Cohorts 1 – 9 of South Woodham Ferrers and Dengie patients (the 2 areas making up our local ‘Primary Care Network’).

We have provided 13, 345 FIRST doses and 12, 197 SECOND doses.

A TOTAL OF 25, 542 vaccines !!


Patients (not at high clinical risk) aged 12 to 15 years will have their Covid Vaccines offered through school NOT through Greenwood Surgery or the site at Crouch Vale Medical Centre. Please do not contact the surgery about this program as details will be provided via schools.


COVID BOOSTER PROGRAM

We have received our first Covid Booster (Pfizer) delivery!

Patients at very high risk of low immune system as per the  JCVI Green Book (click here) should be contacted for a ‘PRIORITY’ Booster to be given 56 days after the second dose.

All others will be offered their Booster 180 days after their second dose.

Our first clinics for Greenwood and Wyncroft Surgery patients will be on:

SATURDAY 2/10/21 9am – 1pm (Eligible if 2nd dose on/before 3/4/21)

SATURDAY 9/10/21 9am – 4pm (Eligible if 2nd dose on/before 10/4/21)

Most if not all clinics for Boosters will be held in weekends due to staffing and vast numbers we are providing for.

AT PRESENT ONLY PFIZER WILL BE PROVIDED AT CROUCH VALE MEDICAL CENTRE

It does not matter which vaccine (or arm!) you may have had it in before.

There are NEW safety check lists and updated guidance found below.

We ask all patients to read the pre-screening check list on below pink link (paper copies available at entrance to Crouch Vale Medical Centre). IF any answers are ‘Yes’ please raise this at your appointment. 

Click here to read PRE-SCREENING CHECKLIST for BOOSTER

Please click here to read Pfizer Vaccine patient leaflet BEFORE attending appointment


Appointments will be advertised and offered according to dates via SMS/website/Facebook pages of individual practices.

If  you wish to book your appointment externally (i.e. not at Crouch Vale Medical Centre) then see link to the national online booking system: click here to National Booking System

Link to book COVID19 vaccine: Do you know your NHS number? – Find my NHS number


FIRST/SECOND DOSE

If you have had your first COVID19 vaccination via your GP and you cannot have your second dose from your GP practice, please book your second COVID19 vaccination using the National Booking System.

If are unable to book your second vaccine appointment, please contact the CCG Central Referral Team who will be able to help you.

Contact number: 0300 123 0771 (Open Mon – Fri, 8am – 6pm)

If you have difficulty using the telephone, e.g. hard of hearing, please make contact using email central.referral@nhs.net


From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from:

· the NHS App – see our online page for more information.

· the NHS website – click here

· 119 – by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose (or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine) more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you’re planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.


The Greenwood Surgery PPG members  have organised a group of committed volunteers from across the PCN who have helped on a regular basis. They have done a truly fantastic job and we couldn’t have run our clinics without their support.

The Chelmsford Mayor made a visit to thank a small group of volunteers for all their hard work and dedication so far. When we are in a safer climate a larger gathering of all volunteers will be organised.

Thanking our volunteers


Patient feedback:

We just wanted to send a quick email to thank you, NHS staff and volunteers for the wonderful work you are doing regarding the Covid vaccination rollout. When we came this morning everyone was professional, friendly and courteous in what we are sure must be very difficult circumstances.

Please convey our thanks to everyone involved. You are all stars as far as we are concerned and we are truly grateful.

Regards

Mr and Mrs LB and TB


Other pictures:

Covid Vaccine Clinic
Indoor queuing
Covid Vaccine Clinic
Patients being consented
Covid Vaccine Clinic
Nurse Charlotte administering vaccine
Covid Vaccine Clinic
15 minute observation area
Greenwood Surgery team vaccinating at Windle Court Care Home
Greenwood Surgery team vaccinating at Windle Court Care Home

See FAQ for updated information on the above:

https://eput.nhs.uk/news-events/coronavirus/coronavirus-vaccine/

See below for reminder of prioritisation groups for vaccine:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-care-home-and-healthcare-settings-posters/covid-19-vaccination-first-phase-priority-groups

Please see the following links for useful information BEFORE attending for vaccination

Mid-Essex CCG Covid Vaccine Patient Leaflets

Video answering frequently asked questions by Lead at UK Vaccine Taskforce

Thank you for reading and staying updated with us.

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