Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to all patients in priority groups 1-9 and those aged 45+ through the practice. Additionally, patients aged 45+ can book their appointment online via NHS UK at an alternative vaccination centre by clicking HERE.
Groups 1-9 include:
- Group 1 - Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working including care homes for older adults
- Group 2 - All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- Group 3 - All those 75 years of age and over
- Group 4 - All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (excluding pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
- Group 5 - All those 65 years of age and over
- Group 6 - Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (click here to see who is included in this group)
- Group 7 - All those 60 years of age and over
- Group 8 - All those age 55 years of age and over
- Group 9 - All those 50 years of age and over
- *NEW* - All those 45 years of age and over
If you are in Group 1-9 or 45+ and have not yet booked an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccination and wish to do so, please contact our reception team. Alternatively, all patients aged 45+ can book an appointment online at a mass vaccination centre/local chemist by clicking HERE.
We are working hard to plan the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations whilst continuing to support our patients with routine and urgent health requests. Please do not contact the practice to ask for a COVID-19 vaccination if you are not yet eligible. You will be contacted when you are eligible.
However, to help answer your likely questions, we have tried to summarise the key information you need to know about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination campaign, along with sharing details of the way patient groups will be prioritised:
- The vaccine will be given in order of priority to those at highest risk first.
- We will be in contact with you with information about where and when you will need to receive the vaccine.
- Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
- Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
What are the priority groups?
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (excluding pregnant women and those under 16)
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over
- rest of the population (priority to be determined)
NEW INFORMATION FOR LAMBETH RESIDENTS - Tuesday 13th April 2021
Enhanced coronavirus (Covid-19) testing in Lambeth
Everyone over the age of 11 who lives or works in lambeth should take a Covid-19 PCR test as soon as possible. This is to help us track any potential infections after several new cases of the Covid-19 variant first identifed in South Africe were detected in London.
You should get a PCR test as soon as possible, whether you have Covid-19 symptoms or not. If you have been vaccinated you should still get tested.
The test you take will be checked to see if you have Covid-19. If you test positive, it will be checked to find out whether you have the variant first identified in South Africa. This is called enhanced testing. PCR tests are the type checked in laboratories and are used to detect variants of the virus, unlike the rapid tests, which produce results on the spot, that you may have taken in your school, workplace, or at one of our rapid testing sites.
How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine?
The vaccines approved for use in the UK have been developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca.
They have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The MHRA follows international standards of safety.
So far, thousands of people have been given a COVID-19 vaccine and reports of serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have been very rare. No long-term complications have been reported.
You can find further information on the vaccine HERE.
Please find further information on our roll out process at Clapham Park Group Practice for the vaccine by clicking HERE.
The vaccination is safe and effective and many of our staff have already had their first dose. The video below has been put together by our team:
Published: Mar 1, 2021