COVID/FLU Vaccination Updates

PRACTICE UPDATE: 19th September 2021

Vaccination Programme – Flu and COVID Boosters

All dates are subject to change, as they are dependent upon vaccine deliveries and any updated JCVI guidance that may be published

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Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers- (COVID/FLU) Will commence as soon as our vaccine has been delivered, we are just waiting for confirmation.

Severly suppressed immune system COVID 3rd Primary Dose – For those with SEVERELY suppressed immune systems. This is for a very specific group. We are working through medical records and speaking to hospital consultants to confirm who should be offered this 3rd primary dose.

Over 65’s FLU (1st date) – 24th September: Start of over 65’s FLU ONLY- Pre booked appointments. Appointments have been sent out to patients for this clinic and includes those who had to be cancelled from the 18th due to a delivery delay.

COVID BOOSTER – 1st October: COVID Booster vaccinations, commencing with appointments for over 80’s

Over 65’s FLU (Final date) – 8th October: Over 65’s – FLU ONLY

Under 65’s in a high risk group- FLU – 16th October: FLU ONLY – UNDER 65’s in a High risk group and 50-64 Year old’s

COVID BOOSTER – Weekly from 22nd October: COVID Booster programme continues from this date weekly, delivered in line with JCVI Guidance/Green Book (link below), Further exact dates will be confirmed in due course.

In addition to the above vaccination programme we will continue to run our practice. We are extremely grateful once again to our teams for agreeing to change their working hours and work overtime because without their commitment this would not be possible.

FLU: If you feel you would prefer to have your FLU vaccination earlier than the dates shown, or you are not available on the dates offered, if you are eligible, you can have your FREE FLU vaccination at your local pharmacy.

COVID BOOSTERS: If you feel you would prefer to have your COVID Booster vaccination earlier than the dates we are offering, if you are eligible, you can book your COVID booster vaccination via the national booking system (you will be sent an invite by the NHS) and attend a site of your choice from the national system. This system will only allow you to book if you are eligible. The practice cannot book these appointments as we have no access to the system or influence over which sites have appointment availability, it is simply an alternative for those who do not wish to wait be invited via GP practices.

Unless stated, our team will run ALL of the above clinics at the vaccination clinic next to Penrith Hospital.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jcvi-statement-september-2021-covid-19-booster-vaccine-programme-for-winter-2021-to-2022/jcvi-statement-regarding-a-covid-19-booster-vaccine-programme-for-winter-2021-to-2022

PRACTICE UPDATE: 15th September 2021

Whilst the general details of the COVID Booster programme have been announced, we are currently awaiting final and formal clinical guidance in relation to the COVID vaccination programme.

We will be co-ordinating 3 vaccination programmes on behalf of our patient population:

COVID – Third primary dose – Immunosupressed patients – which can be given 8 weeks after the 2nd dose. Information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/third-primary-covid-19-vaccine-dose-for-people-who-are-immunosuppressed-jcvi-advice/joint-committee-on-vaccination-and-immunisation-jcvi-advice-on-third-primary-dose-vaccination

COVID – Booster vaccinations – Eligible Groups – which can be given 6 months after the 2nd dose – Information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jcvi-statement-september-2021-covid-19-booster-vaccine-programme-for-winter-2021-to-2022

Flu Vaccinations – Eligible groups

Saturday 18th September – Child nasal flu – This clinic is now full and we look forward to welcoming our younger patients. Please meet our team at the vaccinatin centre, next to Penrith Hospital

Friday 24th September: FLU Only vaccinations (pre-booked) this clinic is now full. Our team look forward to welcoming you at the vaccinatin centre, next to Penrith Hospital

Friday 1st October – Our team will shortly commence sending out invites to ELIGIBLE patients for this date. We will update with further details in due course.

**Please avoid phoning the practice in relation to a COVID/Flu vaccine query. Please e-mail us at: [email protected]