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Covid Vaccine

Coronavirus Vaccine:

Vaccinations (1st, 2nd & Booster Doses) for Little Bushey Surgery Patients are at the Allum Lane Hub in Borehamwood. 

Little Bushey Surgery patients are being invited by our team & care co-ordinators to attend the vaccination centre according to priority groupings. 

Update: We have now booked/invited all patients over 18yrs+ to have their 1st & 2nd Covid vaccination jabs. 
We are in the process of inviting all 16-18year olds and patients aged 12-15years with Underlying Health Conditions Children aged 12-15 invited for vaccination - Underlying Health Conditions Listed.
Children 12-15 yrs without underlying health conditions will be invited by their school for the vaccine (Oct-Nov 2021)
 
If you or someone you care for is eligible for a vaccination and is very concerned about waiting to be vaccinated, you can alternatively try to book online at  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus- vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/  or dial 119 to see if an alternative nearby vaccination centre has any appointments.
 
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COVID BOOSTER VACCINATIONS
Although our surgery's intention was to deliver the Covid Booster jabs at our practice premises, new information from the JCVI, as well as clarification from the CCG means that jabs need to be delivered at the designated site of each PCN (Primary Care Network).
Our PCN's designated site is Allum Hall, Borehamwood and this is where the booster jabs will now take place. We will keep you updated. 
 
The programme will start from the 25th Sept 2021 and we will contact patients with further info once we have more details/clarification from the JCVI.
The availability of booster jab appts will be subject to vaccine availabilty.
We will be in contact with you over the coming weeks to invite you for the booster vaccination.
Booster vaccinations will be offered to the following groups (priority groups 1-9)
Care Homes will be the first group to be invited, and then we will send out invite links (via AccuRx text messages) for groups 2-9 over the coming weeks, as vaccines become available.
 

The following people will be offered a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the same order as the first part of the vaccination programme.

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all adults aged 50 years or over
  •  all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers
  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

The JCVI advises that the booster vaccine dose should be offered no earlier than six months after completion of the first course of vaccination (2 doses). 

Please read Covid Booster Vaccination Programme FAQs for further info

Priority Groups:

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. All those 65 years of age and over
  6. All individuals aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  7. All those 60 years of age and over
  8. All those 55 years of age and over
  9. All those 50 years of age and over

Please note: General Practice is completely overwhelmed with demand currently, and we would appreciate you NOT calling the surgery to make queries about booster jabs.

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COVID-19 status service available for patients

A new service allowing patients to share their COVID-19 status is available via the NHS App and the NHS website.

Those in England who have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is currently two doses of any approved vaccine, will be able to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel using this service.

Anyone without a smartphone who needs to prove their Covid-19 status, can request a letter through the NHS website or ring 119.

Further info is here showing how you can demonstrate your COVID-19 status when travelling and how the NHS App protects your data here.

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Eligible patients will receive a text message/phone call inviting them to book when we have appointments available. These invitations will be sent out in batches to help us manage demand.

Please do NOT contact the surgery prior to receiving a text message/call as this will only clog our telephone lines preventing access for patients who require medical help.

We will contact you via text message containing a link through which you will be able to book your own appointment online. If you receive a text message with a link to “accurx.thirdparty.nhs.uk”, please be assured that it is genuine. Further information may be found at: https://support.accurx.com/en/articles/4794856-i-have-been-invited-to-book-my-covid-19-vaccination-through-accurx-thirdparty-nhs-uk-is-this-legitimate

For those patients who do not have a mobile, be assured that we will be contacting them directly on their landlines.

Please note: as a surgery we receive an allocation of appointments as they become available.  We do not have control over the number of vaccinations that we receive or the timing of them.  We are working through the eligible groups in accordance with NHS guidelines

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Our main system of booking has now moved to SMS Text messages to allow patients to be able to book directly into the vaccination appointment book, please keep an eye out for the text message sent from accurx.thirdparty.nhs.uk.
You will be asked your date of birth to be able to proceed with the booking.  
 
If appt slots are already full when you go to book your appointment, please do not worry, we will send you another link as soon as more vaccine clinics are made available. 
 
Our admin team will still be contacting patients via phone call to book appointments for those that do not have mobile phones.
 
If you receive the SMS message invite and have already had your first vaccination, please ignore the invite.
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The vaccination centre at Allum Hall Borehamwood has worked really well and we are continuing to bring patients in for their vaccine. 

There are some weeks when we are not receiving as much supply of the vaccine as we would like, and we know this has led to some frustration and concern. We do liaise with our colleagues in the NHS locally to try to  get more vaccine stock into our centre, but the supplies are controlled nationally and this means we can’t always offer as many vaccine appointments as we want to.  If you or someone you care for is eligible for a vaccination and is very concerned about waiting to be vaccinated, you can alternatively try to book online at  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus- vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/  or dial 119 to see if an alternative nearby vaccination centre has any appointments.

For more information on the vaccine programme in this area, you can use this link https://www.healthierfuture.org.uk/covid

Thank you for your understanding.

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Remember:

You can book an appointment via  the online national booking service: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. Through this system, eligible patients are able to choose a time slot and location at one of the large centres, or at one of the community pharmacies taking part in the national programme.  

Alternatively, bookings can be made by calling 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.

Alternatively, you may wish to book via our practice by calling 0208 386 8888.  

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Pregnant ladies

From Thursday 13 May, the National Booking Service functionality will enable pregnant women to book appointments at a site that offers the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine following a series of screening questions.

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The team at CLCH will be contacting & visiting housebound patients for their vaccinations. Please bear with the team as they visit all housebound patients in Hertsmere.
 
You may recieve a letter from NHS England/Public Health, inviting you to book on the National System, if you do receive this letter, please go ahead and book an appointment.
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The following information is being added to the COVID-19 vaccination question and answer section on the Healthier Future website https://covid.healthierfuture.org.uk/ .

 

covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting

 

PHE_COVID-19_AZ_vaccination_guide.pdf

 

Question: Does the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine cause blood clots?

 

Answer: Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon. Reports of blood clots received so far are not greater than the number that we would normally expect to see amongst the groups of the population who have been vaccinated.  People over the age of 30 years should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so.

 

More than 11 million doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine have now been administered across the UK.  Vaccine safety is of paramount importance and the regulatory agency, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) continually monitors the safety of vaccines in the UK.  

 

For more information and a statement from the MHRA, see this link.

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Please DO NOT phone your surgery to enquire before then. 
 
Please do read all the information attached to this page via the links:
 
At first, the vaccine will be offered to people who are most at risk from coronavirus, before being offered more widely. 
 
The final decision on who will get the vaccine first will follow advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). 
 
For up to date information, please click on the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We would like to thank our patients for their understanding and help in supporting us to vaccinate patients as per current government guidance

 

Many thanks for your patience in this matter.
Little Bushey Surgery 
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