Vaccinations

Available Covid Vaccines

We are pleased to announce that Unity Trust (Park Road, Haverhill, CB9 7YD) currently have Covid-19 vaccines available (Astra Zeneca) for patients aged 40 to 50 years, who have not received their first dose of vaccine.

 

Appointments are available tomorrow (Wed 12.5.21), Thursday 13.5.21 and Saturday 15.5.21.

 

Please use the National Booking Service;  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

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Important Information: Covid Vaccines

HAVERHILL FAMILY PRACTICE IS ONLY PROVIDING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS TO PATIENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY RESIDING IN A CARE OR NURSING HOME OR THOSE PATIENTS THAT ARE CLASSED AS HOUSEBOUND.

 

IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ALL OF OUR OTHER PATIENTS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE GP FEDERATION EITHER BY LETTER OR TEXT MESSAGE TO INVITE YOU FOR THE VACCINATION.

 

THE VACCINATION HUB IS AT THE EPICENTRE ON THE NEW SCIENCE PARK (NEAR THE FLYING SHUTTLE PUB).  THE LOCAL CAMBRIDGE BUS SERVICE DOES STOP OUTSIDE THERE AND THERE IS AMPLE PARKING IF YOU DRIVE. 

 

AS A PRACTICE, WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO OFFER THE AZ VACCINE TO THE COHORTS THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY ABLE TO VACCINATE. 

 

FOR INFORMATION ON ELIGIBILITY FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK:

 

 

Suffolk and North East Essex System have launched a Covid-19 Vaccine website which gives a range of information about the vaccination roll out, links to local networks and organisations and a detailed set of FAQs.  There is also information about the vaccination centres and sites across Suffolk and North East Essex with local case studies and sites, including maps highlighting their location. SNEE NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service (sneevaccine.org.uk) 

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine

 

If you have received a letter, call or text from the NHS or the National Booking Service and you have any questions, please DO NOT CONTACT US as we cannot help. Please try to be persistent and contact this number: 01473921821

 

 

Thank you. 

26.02.2021

 

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Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine update

New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

 

This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

 

The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people.  They have recommended that:

 

  • Everyone who has had the AstraZeneca vaccine should still have a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, irrespective of age, unless they have had a blood clot or have an existing risk of thrombosis (blood clotting)

 

  • People aged 30 and over or who have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease should still be offered the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The benefits in protecting them against the serious consequences of COVID-19 outweigh any risk of this rare condition.

 

  • People aged 18-29 who do not have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease will be offered an alternative Covid-19 vaccine where available. (This has been recommended as a precaution as people under 30 are at less risk from Covid-19 and not because they are considered to be at particular risk of developing the rare blood clot.)

 

  • People under 30 can still choose to have the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine if this will mean they can be protected more quickly and they have been made aware of the guidance.

 

Please see the leaflet below that has been produced by Public Health England and the NHS to answer any questions you may have

 

·      Leaflet on COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting