For all the up-to-date information regarding Covid-19 please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Children aged 5-11 years old Covid-19 Vaccinations:
Please see the relevant information regarding Covid-19 Vaccinations for high risk children aged 5-11 years old:
A Guide for Parents of children aged 5 to 11 years of age at high risk
COVID - 19 - Face Coverings
All patients that are attending the surgery for a face to face appointment with a clinician must wear a face covering. You will need to provide your own simple face covering, for example a scarf, bandanna or preferably a mask.
There are useful tips on the government website of how to make a face covering using things around your home. For further guidance please click Government Website / Face Covering
GP'S ARE NOT REQUIRED OR IN A POSITION TO PROVIDE EXEMPTION LETTERS FOR PATIENTS.
For information regarding self-exemption please visit Government Website - Gov.uk - Face Coverings
You may not be able to have the vaccine if:
You are pregnant or planning pregnancy
You have a history of Severe Allergy or Anaphylaxis to any part of the vaccine or medicines
You have had a positive COVID swab in the last 28 days
You have taken part in a coronavirus vaccine trial
If any of these apply please speak to your usual GP before attending.
Booking your appointment:
Clinics are now held at Merstow Green Medical Practice for our patients. When booking your vaccination please be aware that appointments are currently only available on a Friday afternoon. If you are unable to attend the surgery for an appointment you will be advised to visit a hub.
Attending your appointment:
IF YOU ARE ACUTELY UNWELL OR FEVERISH, OR ARE ISOLATING DUE TO A POSITIVE COVID SWAB OR BECAUSE OF A CONTACT – PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND YOUR APPOINTMENT
For all vaccination sites:
Arrive 2 minutes before your appointment time. Please do not enter early. This will help with the flow of patients and social distancing inside and outside our buildings
Wear a face mask and gel your hands
Wear clothing which is easy to remove and expose the top of your arm
- Wear clothing that is suitable to the weather as you may need to queue outside the surgery
If you have the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine you will wait under observation for 15 minutes following your vaccination
Whichever vaccine you have, you cannot drive for 15 minutes following your vaccination
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PATIENTS - FRAUD ALERT - BE AWARE OF SCAMS!!!
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL IF YOU RECIEVE ONE!
There is heightened coverage around the recent Coronavirus outbreak around the world, which is now severely impacting on the UK and the NHS. Unfortunately fraudsters are targeting these circumstances to take advantage of public fear and concern. Scammers are sophisticated, opportunistic and will try many ways to get the information they want. They often target the vulnerable.
We have been made aware that our patients are receiving phone calls, texts, letters and emails from fraudsters. They will try and obtain your personal details and in particular your NHS number and passwords. Our doctors/nurses/admin members never ask for any details apart from Name, DOB and Address to verify we are speaking to the correct person.
If you are suspicious, do not give any details over the phone, hang up and then ring your GP Practice to confirm who has tried to contact you..