COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE
Please note that there are two routes to be called for the vaccination:
One is via the national booking service. You will receive a letter based on your age which asks you to book at one of the large hubs. This does not give you the option to book into Measham or the practice.
The second route is via a call or text from us here at the practice. We will invite patients to have their vaccination at the Measham hub or here in the practice. As the practice holds your medical records we can see if you need to be invited because you are in an at-risk group. The national service does not have this information. This is why practices have been asked to focus on at-risk patients rather than calling patients under 65 at the moment.
Because the national service is not inviting any patient from the at-risk group, which is a huge group in terms of numbers, they are able to move on to invite patients in younger cohorts sooner than we can in practice.
This is the reason some patients are receiving an invite from the national service long before we are able to invite them.
Update as of 17th May 2021:
We are working through the age categories, calling patients regularly. These patients are being invited to the Measham vaccination hub and this is by text in the first instance. The vaccine being offered to patients at the hub is the Pfizer vaccine. There are no more first dose Astra Zeneca clinics for the foreseeable future.
There are a number of second dose Astra Zeneca clinics running at the practice for patients who received their first dose here. Once again we are texting invites to these patients.
If you receive a text but are unable to book by text for any reason, please call our reception and we will book you manually.
If you think you are due a second vaccination, having had your first vaccination here in the practice or at Measham hub, and it is 11 weeks post your first vaccination and you haven’t heard anything, please call the practice and we will arrange your second vaccination.
Asthma patients please note:
People with asthma which requires continuous or repeated use of systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission, will be vaccinated in priority group 6.
This will include:
For more information on when you may be called, please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-care-home-and-healthcare-settings-posters/covid-19-vaccination-first-phase-priority-groups
Please note, these vaccinations will not be carried out at the practice at present, they are taking place at the local vaccination hub at Measham Leisure Centre.
Map showing Measham Leisure Centre
Please see Map of Measham Leisure Centre for the location and postcode of Measham Leisure centre which is our local vaccination hub.
Free travel to the Covid vaccination site at Measham
The following companies may still be offering free transport for patients to take them to Measham Leisure Centre:
CK Cars 01530 542123 or 07738 877712
ADT – 01530 448448