GRAB A JAB THIS MAY
Want to get your vaccine without an appointment this month? Grab a jab at your local pop-up clinic near you:
Weds 11th - Angel Place 9am-4pm
Thurs 12th - Lyppard Hub, Warndon Villages (WR4 0DZ) 12pm-7pm
Fri 13th - Corn Market 9am-4pm
Mon 16th - St John's Leisure Centre (WR2 4LE) 2pm-8pm
Tues 17th - Ronkswood Hub (WR5 1PJ) 9am-5pm
Weds 18th - Angel Place 9am-4pm
Thurs 19th - Lyppard Hub (5+ clinic, WR4 0DZ) 12pm-7pm
Fri 20th - Corn Market 9am-4pm
Mon 23rd - St John's Leisure Centre (WR2 14LE) 2pm-8pm
Tues 24th - Ronkswood Hub (WR5 1PJ) 10am-7pm
Weds 25th - Angel Place 9am-4pm
Thurs 26th - Lyppard Hub (WR4 0DZ) 12pm-7pm
Fri 27th - Corn Market 9am-4pm
ALL EVENTS 12+ UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE. MORE 5+ CLINICS ARE HELD AT ST. PETER'S CHURCH AND THREE COUNTIES SHOWGROUND. POP-UPS ARE SOMTIMES CANCELLED AT SHORT NOTICE, SO PLEASE VISIT WWW.SWHEALTHCARE.ORG.UK/OUTREACH BEFORE YOUR VISIT.
We will be contacting people aged 75 and over, residents in care homes for older people and those with weakened immune systems for an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
You'll be able to book your appointment using the National Booking System (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/)or by calling 119. We kindly ask that you do not call us regarding boosters as we do not have access to the booking system.
For more information, visit www.swhealthcare.org.uk/springbooster
COVID Vaccinations for 5 to 11 year olds
Please click the link below to find out more information regarding COVID vaccinations for 5-11 year olds.
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NHS COVID BOOSTERS
In line with the government announcement, the NHS is aiming to offer every adult the opportunity to book a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of 2021. This means some members of our practice team will need to be redeployed to work on the rollout, which will limit some of the services we are able to offer over the next few weeks.
We are still here to support patients with urgent health needs, and we will of course, be bringing back all routine services as soon as possible once our local residents have been vaccinated. However, you can help us by doing the following things:
- Keep our phone lines clear. Please don't call our practice to book a booster as these are being handled by our local Primary Care Network. You can find out more at www.worcestercity-pcn.co.uk/boosters. When it is your turn to book, you will receive a text message or telephone call allowing you to do so.
Alternatively, if you would prefer not to wait, you can visit the link below or call 119 to book your appointment at a large scale vaccination centre:
Keeping our telephone lines clear for patients with urgent care needs will allow us to best support those who need us the most, while freeing up our staff to support the rollout.
- Use at home remedies and other local services. A well stocked medicine cupboard can be incredibly helpful in managing your own health and helps to take the pressure off the NHS. The NHS website offers a good list of what your medicine cabinet should include. You can find this here: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/your-medicine-cabinet/
Local pharmacists can also give advice on and treat a range of symptoms including diarrhoea, earaches, painful coughs, sticky eyes, teething and rashes. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, your local pharmacist can help.
- Know what to do for urgent treatment. NHS 111 can offer support for urgent, but not life-threatening health concerns, both online and on the telephone. They can signpost you to the right treatment provider and can book you in to an Urgent Treatment Centre if you need it.
You should only attend A&E or dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency, such as severe bleeding, breathing difficulties, a stroke or severe chest pain. If you are experiencing any of these, please do not wait and dial 999 immediately.
Our practice team are working incredibly hard to support the vaccine rollout, as well as continuing to deal with the ongoing impact of coronavirus in our community. We are very grateful for your continued support as we temporarily reduce our services to meet this national challenge. We do hope to be back to full service soon.
We are seeing patients face to face
We would like to reassure our patients that the surgery remains open but the way services are accessed has been changed, following advice from the Department of Health in view of the Coronavirus pandemic.
If you have any health concerns we would want you to contact the surgery as you normally would.
Appointments with Doctors and Nurses are still available, but for the majority of patients this may be initially by telephone, followed by a face to face consultation if needed.
This is to protect both staff and patients but in particular highly vulnerable patients who still need to be seen in surgery.
We would hope that as lockdown restrictions are eased a more normal service can be resumed but thank all our patients for their understanding with this.
Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19
Please click the link below for more information about shielding and Coronavirus.
For up to date Coronavirus information please click here to view the gov.uk website.
NHS App for COVID Vaccination Status
HOW TO ACCESS YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status allows you to show others that you've had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some countries or territories. A full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine.
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-10 baccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone or tablet and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID018 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you've completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.