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Covid-19 Vaccinations

Covid-19 Vaccinations for our patients

  • You can book a Covid vaccine if you are 12 years old +
  • Confirmation of vaccines given in the UK are available by downloading the NHS app
  • Information about the Covid pass in England is available here
  • These vaccinations are not yet available at our practice

For easy read information visit Information on COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read guide

INFORMATION REGARDING COVID -19 VACCINES ADMINISTERED ABROAD:

Please use the link below to book an appointment to show evidence for any coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you’ve had outside of England. This is so the NHS can securely update your vaccination record.

Update Covid 19 vaccinations administered abroad

COVID-19 vaccination update 4th January 2022

Dear Patients,

For 1st, 2nd or  booster vaccines you can book using the vaccine website or by calling 119.

We are doing  GP run clinics at Holborn Medical Centre – you will get a text message when these clinics are running.

Other useful websites for local vaccine booking information include Camden Council or  through North Central London CCG website.

Everyone will get an appointment over the next few weeks so please be patient.

Our staff will be diverted to support the vaccine programme so please be understanding in booking for appointments or queries. It may take a little bit longer to get a routine appointment or  a prescription processed.

You can use NHS 111 online  Get medical help – NHS 111

Or use your community pharmacy for advice, or self-care for  the counter medications, such as paracetamol.

We will be here for urgent medical advice, so please do not delay for urgent matters.

We thank you for understanding in this challenging and difficult time.

INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINES ADMINISTERED ABROAD:

Please use the link below to book an appointment to show evidence for any coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you’ve had outside of England. This is so the NHS can securely update your vaccination record.

Update Covid 19 vaccinations administered abroad

We cannot do this from the GP surgery.

UPDATES REGARDING COVID -19 BOOSTER VACCINES 1.12.21

On 29 November 2021, JCVI announced, see below, that booster doses will be offered to everyone aged 18 and over, from three months after their second dose.

For an easy read leaflet visit Easy read guide to the COVID-19 booster vaccination 

The booster offer will be rolled out to new groups in age order over the coming weeks.  For the time being, please do not to go to a walk-in site for a booster unless you meet existing eligibility criteria, below.

The following groups of patients should be offered booster doses:

  • people aged 30  and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 16 and over at high risk from Covid-19.
  • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from Covid-19
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

Conditions which make a person considered high risk and therefore eligible for a booster dose:

  • long-term lung conditions (such as severe asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis)
  • long-term conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels (such as congenital heart disease, heart failure and peripheral arterial disease)
  • long-term kidney disease
  • long-term liver conditions (such as cirrhosis and hepatitis)
  • conditions affecting the brain or nerves (such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy or stroke)
  • severe or multiple learning disabilities
  • Down’s syndrome
  • diabetes
  • problems with the spleen or the spleen has been removed (splenectomy)
  • severe obesity (a BMI of 40 or above)
  • severe mental conditions (such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder)
  • a condition or treatment that makes you more likely to get infections
  • other conditions which a doctor considers high risk.

Eligibility criteria for third primary doses

JCVI guidance recommends that a 3rd dose will be offered to individuals aged 12 years and over with severe immunosuppression, including those who are being treated for conditions such as cancer or for those with long-term chronic conditions where their immunity is significantly affected by regular medication. Severe immunosuppression is defined within the advice section of the JCVI guidance.

Guidance for household contacts of those who are immunosuppressed has not changed. They are recommended to be vaccinated with their first and second doses, in line with current JCVI guidance.

What is the difference between booster doses and third primary doses?

The primary course of the Covid-19 vaccine doses creates the immune response. For most people, two doses is enough to create an immune response, but for people who are immunosuppressed, a third vaccine is needed as part of their primary course to improve the immune response.

A booster vaccine is given to prolong the protection already created by the primary course. Further advice will be issued by JCVI in due course about booster doses for those who receive a third primary dose.

Third primary doses are given as a full dose of either the Pfizer vaccine or Moderna vaccine, from 8 weeks after the second dose.  It is same as a booster but recorded differently in the records.

How will patients know if they are can get a third dose?

Consultants will identify patients under their care who are eligible for a 3rd dose.

For updates and bookings: Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Photos of staff and patients being vaccinated

Here are a few photos of our patients being vaccinated at a local vaccination hub in Holborn on the 23rd Jan 2021. We successfully vaccinated 411 in one day      ... [continue] Photos of staff and patients being vaccinated

Vaccine concerns

A collection of best information resources to support our patients with concerns about vaccination