Covid-19 Vaccination Update 

01.03.2021 - we will be holding a small clinic on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at the surgery. This is due to only a small supply of the Astra Zeneca Vaccine being delivered.  We await our confirmed delivery date before adding more clinics at the surgery.

The Pfizer vaccine can 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 delicate 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 your appointment will be held at.

Who can have the covid vaccination currently:  Anyone aged over 60 years of age , if you have not yet been contacted by the surgery to invite you in for your covid vaccine please contact the surgery.   We are also beginning to invite those patients who meet the criteria for Group 6 as determined by JCVI.

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.

Please bear with us while we work through this group over the coming weeks. Please do not ring the surgery for an appointment unless you have been invited. We will be in touch when it is your turn. As always, we are grateful for your patience and co-operation.

 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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