Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

We are excited to be able to offer our elderly population over 75 years old a covid vaccination from 15th January 2021.

This will be done by working together with other local GP Practices. Our local vaccination site is Hetherington Group Practice, 18 Hetherington Road, SW4 7NU.

 We will contact you when we are able to book these appointments. Please ensure that we have your up-to-date contact details by clicking HERE.

We are working hard to plan the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations, while continuing to deliver the largest ever flu vaccine campaign and supporting our patients with routine and urgent health requests. Flu appointments are available until 31st January 2021. Please book an appointment if your vaccine is due.

Please do not contact the practice to ask for a COVID-19 vaccination. 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?

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (excluding pregnant women and those under 16)
  5. all those 65 years of age and over
  6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  7. all those 60 years of age and over
  8. all those 55 years of age and over
  9. all those 50 years of age and over
  10. rest of the population (priority to be determined)
 

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: Dec 22, 2020

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