Coronavirus: Vaccination Clinics

 

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Please see below for details of eligibility, how we will book your appointment, and details of what to expect when you arrive for your appointment.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

 

Eligibility

In the first instance, the vaccine will be offered to:

  • some people aged 80 and over
  • people who work in care homes
  • health care workers at high risk

The vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible.

PLEASE Wait to be contacted: We will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important you don't contact us before then.

 

How we will book your appointment

We are expecting to start vaccinating any time from Friday 18th December. We will need to book your appointment at short notice and may not be able to give any flexibility with timings, so please try to set up plans for transport to the vaccination site in advance.

We will contact you by text (if you have a mobile phone number on your record) or by phone as soon as we have appointments available. 

 

Vaccination Site

We are planning to run our vaccination clinics from the Sports Hall at Barton Neighbourhood Centre. The full address is as follows: 

Barton Neighbourhood Centre
Underhill Circus
Headington
Oxford
OX3 9LS

 

On the day arrangements

To ensure the safety of our patients and staff we will require you to follow the following instructions:

  • On the day of the appointment if have any of the following symptoms you must not come, you must call to rearrange:
    • a high temperature
    • a new, continuous cough
    • a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell
  • If you live locally and are mobile please come on foot
  • Arrive at the time of your appointment, please do not arrive early
  • You must wear a face covering at all times
  • Please follow the instructions of the marshals. We will have a one-way system in place for patient safety
  • You may need to queue outside so please be prepared to stand in the cold or rain
  • When you enter the building you will need to remove your outer layers so that the top of your arm is exposed ready for your injection
  • You will asked to queue at a safe distance from other patients
  • You will be called to the next available clinician, regardless of who you are booked in with

You will be required to stay for 15 minutes after your vaccination for us to monitor any side effects

We will try to operate this efficiently as possible to minimise waiting times but please come prepared with comfortable shoes in case you need to stand for longer than normal.

We will be operating a separate process on the day for people with mobility issues. If you fall into this category please let reception know when when you have received notice of your appointment, and please flag to one of our marshals when you arrive on the day

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