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Now that more doses of Covid-19 vaccines are available, the NHS is able to open more vaccination services, including the first mass Vaccination Centres. People who are eligible and who live near these new vaccination services may receive letters from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service, telling them how they can book their appointment.
The NHS is rolling out additional services quickly, but it remains important that the public don’t try to book or go to these services before they receive their booking letter and when you do book an appointment, please make sure you attend.
You may receive a letter from the national NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service inviting you to book an appointment at a regional Vaccination Centre, the closest of which is at Etihad Tennis Club in Manchester (North West) Vaccination Centre. If you receive the letter from the national service and can travel to the REGIONAL Vaccination Centre safely, you may book using the details the letter provides.
If you are unable or don’t want to go to a mass Vaccination Centre, you can choose to wait to receive an appointment and get your vaccination LOCALLY at Penwortham Cricket Club which is the local vaccination hub for OUR patients IN THIS PRACTICE - depending on vaccine deliveries which are out of our control we may hold mini clinics in the practice
We have started vaccinating patients and are inviting people in according to the criteria and prioritisation set by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), and will contact you when it’s your turn. Like the rest of the NHS we are working to offer vaccines to everyone in the top priority groups by the middle of February.
Please do not contact us if you haven’t received an invite yet. We continue to be extremely busy at the moment and doing so could prevent a patient who needs our help from getting through. We will contact you when it is the right time for you to book your appointment.
2ND DOSE INFORMATION
ADVICE from the UK Chief Medical Officers is that the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine remains effective when given up to 12 weeks after the first dose, and should be given towards the end of this 12 week period. This new guidance aims to ensure that as many people as possible benefit from the first dose of the vaccine as soon as possible. Please be reassured that there are no safety concerns in the new guidance, and it will not impact on how effective the vaccination is in protecting you from Covid-19 once the course is complete. We will call you to reschedule your second vaccine appointment. You do not need to call us.
LATEST INFORMATION REGARDING VACCINATION CENTRES CLICK HERE
If you have a new continuous cough OR high temperature OR loss / change in your normal sense of smell or taste then DO NOT VISIT the surgery STAY AT HOME and self-isolate as per government advice
AND ARRANGE TO TAKE A TEST CLICK HERE
Please visit our dedicated page for all Coronavirus related information
The U.K Government has announced that the country will now be placed under full lockdown - please click here to see what restrictions are in place
PLEASE CONTINUE TO CALL US IF YOU ARE UNWELL WITH UNRELATED CORONAVIRUS PROBLEMS AND PLEASE REMAIN REASSURED THAT IF YOU ARE ASKED TO COME DOWN TO THE SURGERY WE HAVE AN INTERCOM SYSTEM IN USE AND A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU
WE ASK OUR PATIENTS TO PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS WHILST YOU WAIT TO BE CALLED INTO THE BUILDING AND ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE CAR PARK AND WAITING AREAS
AVOID our telephone queues please click on
to access our online services
(currently available to patients age 13 years and above)
All online service providers can be viewed CLICK HERE
FOR FLU VACCINATION INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR SERVICES PAGE OR CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ONLINE SERVICES
If you are aged 50-64 PLEASE book your flu vaccination appointment via the smartphone app MyGP or via other online service providers such as Patient Access please only call the surgery on 01772 215000 to book appointments if you have no internet or smartphone access
HOW TO ORDER YOUR MEDICATION CLICK HERE
Please help us and only call the surgery on 01772 215000 to order medication if you have no internet or smartphone access