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COVID VACCINE AVAILABLE FOR CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE PATIENTS

Any patient who received a shielding letter, from any source, can now book their Covid injection at one of the regional centres by following the link below. The practice will not be inviting patients within this group therefore please book online, telephone bookings 0300 200 7813 will be available from next week on.

Patients will need to bring identification and a copy of any of their CEV letters to the vaccination centre. While having their Health and Care number is useful, it is not required and patients should not be asking their practices for this information. Further guidance will be issued next week to those people who cannot locate their CEV letter.

https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated/

2020-21 FLU CAMPAIGN

THE SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO INCLUDE HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS AGES 50-64. IF YOU WOULD LIKE HAVE THE 'FLU JAB' PLEASE CONTACT THE PRACTICE ON 028777 66354.

As you are probably aware, this will be a very challenging year for delivering the flu vaccine programme. We are currently sending invite letters to our over 65, at risk, pre-schooler and pregnant patients.

ACCESS TO FLU CLINIC WILL BE VIA THE BACK GATE AT THE HEALTH CENTRE. PLEASE BRING AN UMBRELLA IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER.

Please answer all of the following questions on the day of your appointment. If you are being accompanied that person must also answer the questions below.

    • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days?
    • Are you waiting for a COVID-19 test or the results?
    • Do you have any of the following symptoms:
    • New, continuous cough*;
    • High temperature or fever;
    • Loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste?
    • Do you live with someone who has either tested positive for COVID-19 or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?   

If you have answered ‘YES’ to ANY of the questions DO NOT attend the practice, contact us by telephone after you have completed the period of self isolation.

* A new, continuous cough means coughing for longer than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If the patient usually has a cough, it may be worse than usual.

     

    Please follow these instructions:

    • Attend on your own unless you need help in mobilising.
    • Do not attend if you are on a short course of antibiotics
    • Do not arrive early or late for your appointment time: we have allocated a strict number of patients per period to ensure that people are queueing for the minimum of time and social distancing is maintained.
    • Please wear a face covering. If you are exempt from wearing a mask, please be prepared to provide evidence of this.
    • We encourage you not to touch anything in the practice. Bring your own hand sanitiser to use should you wish to.
    • You will not be able to sit whilst having the vaccination (for infection control). If you think you will struggle with this, please speak to the nurse.
    • Please ensure your upper arm is exposed.
    • Please heed the instructions of the staff who are supervising the patient flow – they are there for your safety.

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