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  • Walk in clinics for COVID vaccinations 13/12/21

    https://stwics.org.uk/our-priorities/covid-19-vaccination-programme/walk-in-clinic-times

    The practice now have prebookable appointments available for Covid vaccination for over 18 year olds. Please contact reception to book.

     

    Covid Restriction Update:  13/7/21
    Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.

    From the 19th July nothing will change at the surgery - patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE.  We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people.  

    In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, by e consult and by video), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months.

    The local community has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe for ALL patients as we can.

Flu /Covid Booster Information 2021

Immuno Suppressed Patients 4th doses

Patients identified as requiring a 4th dose COVID vaccination will be contacted by the practice and can book their appointments for vaccination 91 days ( 3months ) after the 3rd dose via the below links.  These are ONLY for patients who have received confirmation via text, email or letter that a 4th Booster dose is required.


Princess Royal Hospital - Fracture Clinic. | Scheduling and Booking Website (nhsbookings.com)
https://princessroyalhospital.nhsbookings.com/v2/

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital | Scheduling and Booking Website (nhsbookings.com)
https://royalshrewsburyhospital.nhsbookings.com/v2/

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust | Scheduling and Booking Website (nhsbookings.com)
https://robertjonesandagneshunt.nhsbookings.com/v2/

Coral House | Scheduling and Booking Website (nhsbookings.com)
https://internationalcentretelford.nhsbookings.com/v2/

The number for bookings to call if any issues is : 01691 404128 (Monday-Saturday 09.00-17.00)

FLU /Covid Booster Clinics 2021

January 2022

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR FREE FLU VACCINATION?

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.

Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.

However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:

  • anyone aged 65 and over
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.

We aim to further extend the vaccine programme in November and December to include the 50-64 year old age group subject to vaccine supply.

For 2021, there are 3 types of flu vaccine:

  • a live quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu), given as a nasal spray. This is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine
  • a quadrivalent injected vaccine. This is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long-term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine
  • a trivalent injected vaccine. This is for people aged 65 and over as it has been shown to be more effective in this age group

    65 and overs and the flu vaccine

    You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2021/21) if you will be aged 65 and over on March 31 2021 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1957. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2022, you do qualify.



 
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