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.

If you have received your first Covid Vaccination at our practice, we will contact you within 11 weeks of having your first vaccine to invite you for your 2nd vaccine. If we have not contacted you 11 weeks after your first vaccine, please contact the practice on 01865 227788

 

Eligibility

Vaccines will be given in the following order of priority. Patients in cohorts 2-5 are now being invited to local mass vaccination centres. You do not need to wait for a letter from the NHS.

If you are aged 60 or over, frontline health and social care workers or are clinically extremely vulnerable, you can book an appointment:

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 click here to use the NHS Website.

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 can be found here.
  • 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

In line with central guidance, we are concentrating on cohort 6* in practice and will be inviting patients in this group for their vaccine over the coming weeks.

Please note that we have over 2,500 patients in this cohort and are currently only receiving 200 vaccines per week so we will be prioritising within this group.

Click here for more detail on high risk health conditions.

Carers - we are currently ensuring our list of carers is accurate and we may contact you to confirm details with you. Adult carer are those that are eligible for a carer's allowance or who are sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person.

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 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.

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.

Alternatively, you may receive a letter inviting you to a mass vaccination site. If you receive one of these letters you will have the choice of either booking your vaccination at the mass vaccination site (following the instructions in the letter) or to wait for us to contact you to book you in for your vaccination at the practice.

Whichever option you choose, it is important to be aware that you will need to have your second dose at the same place where you had your first dose and this cannot be changed.

 

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

We are working in partnership and are really thankful to the Barton Community Centre and the team for the use of the hall and its facilities

 

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 wait for 15 minutes if you receive the Pfizer vaccine and if you drive to the clinic you will also be asked to wait in the car if you receive the Oxford AZ vaccine for 15 minutes.

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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