Covid-19 Vaccination Update 

10.05.2021 - calling all patients aged 40+ who have yet to have any covid vaccine please contact the surgery to book yourself in for an Astra Zeneca (AZ) vaccine 

Advice is for all patients aged 30 and below is not to be offered the AZ vaccine , you can however book an appointment if you wish to have it.   If you have already had your 1st dose of AZ then it is safe to have your 2nd dose of AZ. Please contact us if you have not been called for your 2nd dose having had your first dose up to 26th February 2021. 

The Pfizer vaccine cannot be given to patients who have allergies or a previous anaphylaxis reaction.  We cannot administer Pfizer vaccine from the surgerybut can do so from our POCN hub at Old Coulsdon Congregational Church Coulsdon Road CR5 1EH. We do not know if we will be receiving anymore Pfizer vaccine.

 

1) Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group which includes:

  • Chronic respiratory disease (see notes below for asthma)
  • Chronic heart disease and vascular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease, including severe or profound learning disability.
  • Diabetes mellitus (Any diabetes, including diet-controlled diabetes).
  • Immunosuppression
  • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
  • Morbid obesity BMI >40
  • Severe mental illness i.e., those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or any mental illness that causes severe functional impairment

2) Younger adults in long-stay in-patient, nursing and residential care settings

3) Adult carers: Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person, someone who has a severe mental illness or whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

Asthmatic patients :Only severe asthmatics are included in Group 6. Severe asthma is defined as those that have had a previous hospital admission for asthma or needed 3 courses if oral steroids in the past 3 months. All other asthmatics will be vaccinated as you become eligible according to your age in the future.

Only severe asthmatics are included in Group 6. Severe asthma is defined as those that have had a previous hospital admission for asthma or needed 3 courses if oral steroids in the past 3 months. All other asthmatics will be vaccinated as you become eligible according to your age in the future.

 The Pfizer vaccine an only be administered to patients from the 5 surgeries in our PCN (Primary Care Network) from Old Coulsdon Congregational Church, Coulsdon Road CR5 1EH.  This is due to the delivcate nature of this vaccine meaning it cannot be transported. There is parking in the Tudor Rose Pub which is on the opposite side of the road to the church, this is a pay and display parking system. There is also parking in the surrounding roads of the church as well as on the Coulsdon road itself, but we would ask that you are respectful of the residents who live there by not obstructing their drives.   We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this location. When you are booked for your appointment, you will be told which site you need to arrive at.

Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions

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  • Keeping Active during the pandemic : it is important to try and keep active during this unsettling time. Why not try out these short videos produced by the NHS, click here to find out more

Domestic Violence - The surgery continues to work in this area with our colleagues at IRIS and the domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247 for Women and 0808 8010 327 for Men. The surgery is proud to have the support of Vanessa Richards 0208 6880100 who is there to support women suffering from domestic violence.  

NHS COVID 19 App is an easy way to check in at places you visit. This helps with the track & trace programme. It is quick and easy to download.  You can also check your symptoms, read the latest advice on Covid-19 and enter your covid-19 test result

 

Published: Feb 20, 2021

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