Coronavirus: Vaccination Clinics

 

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Patients in cohorts 1-12 are now being invited. i.e all adults over 18. You do not need to wait for a letter from the NHS.

 

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over. There are currently two vaccines being used locally in Oxfordshire:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca

 The vaccines are allocated nationally and local centres do not have any influence over which they receive. You cannot choose which vaccine you have. When you book, you'll only be offered appointments for vaccines that are suitable for you.

Most people can have any of the COVID-19 vaccines, but some people are only offered certain vaccines. For example, if you're pregnant or under 40 you'll usually only be offered appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.

You should have the same vaccine for both doses, unless you had serious side effects (such as a serious allergic reaction) after your 1st dose. These are very rare reactions and if affected, you will be informed by your GP or hospital clinician, that a different vaccine is necessary for your second dose. Minor side effects after having any of the vaccinations are common and not a cause for concern. These are usually mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:

  • a sore arm from the injection
  • feeling tired
  • a headache
  • feeling achy
  • feeling or being sick
 

You can book an appointment with the practice and attend one of our clinics at Barton Neighbourhood Centre by replying to SMS invite or calling the practice on 01865 227788,

Those that are considered extremely clinically vulnerable are those patients that were told to shield during the height of the pandemic because their medical condition made them more vulnerable to infection.

  • Cohort 1: Care home residents and their carers
  • Cohort 2: All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers. Further details on frontline health and social care workers.
  • Cohort 3: All those 75 years of age and over
  • Cohort 4: All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • Cohort 5: All those 65 years of age and over
  • Cohort 6: All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions*
  • Cohort 7: All those 60 years of age and over
  • Cohort 8: All those 55 years of age and over
  • Cohort 9: All those 50 years of age and over
  • Cohort 10: All those 40 years of age and over
  • Cohort 11: All those 30 years of age and over
  • Cohort 12: All those 18 years of age and over

Appointments can also be booked at one of the Local Mass Vaccination Centres book via the NHS Website or Phoning 119. You will need your NHS number and date of birth which will be used to confirm you are eligible for the vaccination now. You can find your NHS number  on any correspondence for hospital appointments or use the NHS Website.

 

Second Doses

If you have received your first Covid Vaccination at our practice, you should now already have your 2nd dose booked with the practice for between 8 – 11 weeks after the first one (if not please call 01865 227788 or use the ‘contact us’ page to book)

 

Clinic dates

Our next clinic will be held on Friday 4th June for 2nd dose Astra Zeneca and patients have already been contacted to attend this clinic. Please keep reviewing the website for updates of more clinics to come! We hope to begin vaccination Cohort 12 very soon!

 

Clinic Location

All our clinics run from the Sports Hall at 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 to the practice, 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
  • If you are a healthcare worker you will need to bring proof of your occupation. You will be turned away if you don't have this.
  • 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

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 you have received notice of your appointment, and please flag to one of our marshals when you arrive on the day.