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Covid 19 Vaccine

COVID 19 Vaccination Information - as at 13 January 2021

Working with Wolverhampton Total Health (Primary Care Network) vaccinating high risk groups has now commenced.

Information will be sent to patients by MJOG (text service with a recorded message).

If you are not within this particular risk group you will be contacted in due course in accordance with your risk group priority. 

Therefore, please do not ring the surgery about the vaccination unless you have been contacted by us

The risk groups currently being contacted are as follows:

80+ Age Patients

75 - 79 Age Patients

75 years of age and over

70 years of age and over and clincially extremely vulnerable

We have been asked by the Government to invite people in priority risk order only. Why do I need to wait?

Priority and Risk Groups are as follows:

1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers

2. All those 80 years of age and over

Frontline health and social care workers (this is the exception as we do not necessarily have a record of you profession so please ring the surgery and we will book you in as a priority.  You will need to have your nhs number available and bring with you an NHS identify card or similiar.

3. All those 75 years of age and over

4. All those 70 years of age and over and clincially extremely vulnerable

VACCINATION PROGRAMME HAS COMMENCED TO INCLUDE ALL THE ABOVE PATIENTS (1 - 4) - IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED AND FALL INTO ANY OF THE ABOVE CATEGORIES AS ABOVE PLEASE RING THE SURGERY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

5. All those 65 years of age and over

6. All individuals aged 16 - 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at risk of serious disease and mortality

7. All those 60 years of age and over

8. All those 55 years of age and over

9. All those 50 years of age and over

If you have had any serious allergic reactions to anything that required medical attention previously such as food, medication and insect bites and allergies then this group cannot have the vaccine.

Covid Vaccination Poster

Patients will need to be available 21 days following their first vaccination. You must have the two doses for the required cover and to maximise the vaccines potential. 

You will be expected to be on site each time for approximately 25 minutes (including 15 minutes observational wait).

The vaccination programme will commence at Whitmore Reans Health Centre, 1 Lowe Street, WV6 0QL.  Please note there are no walk in's and an appointment must be booked by a clinician.

SIDE EFFECTS

Like all vaccines, COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Most side effects are mild or moderate and go away within a few days of appearing. If side affects occur such as pain and/or fever are troublesome, they can be treated by medicines for pain and fever such as paracetamol.

Side effects may occur with following frequencies:

Quite common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people

· pain at injection site

· tiredness

· headache

· muscle pain

· chills

· joint pain

· fever

Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people

· injection site swelling

· redness at injection site

· nausea

Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people

· enlarged lymph nodes

· feeling unwell

*Housebound and Care Homes will be done later when we have permission to move the vaccine from the site which is being tested now

DIRECTIONS TO THE WHITMORE REANS SURGERY SITE - WV6 0QL

The car park can be accessed from

New Hampton Road, turn into Seat Gararge turning and into Brockhurst Drive, then first left into Bitterne Drive by the working mens club which brings you into the car park.

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