Covid Vaccination Certificate Information
COVID Vaccination Update 20th May 2021
Dene and Stour Valleys Primary Care Network, made up of Meon, Hastings House and Shipston Surgeries, has been providing Covid19 vaccinations from Hastings House Surgery premises since 4th January 2021. We have provided over 22,000 vaccines and continue to work to provide 2nd vaccinations for those due.
The service is very much limited both by available space and workforce capacity. Throughout we have and we continue to prioritise the essential day-to-day general practice services we provide from each of the surgeries as only we can provide these services to our patients. Because the demand on general practice is higher than ever, our available space and workforce to deliver vaccines is reduced. The need to provide Pfizer vaccines, which is challenging due to the unique storage and delivery requirements, means we have had to make the difficult decision to cease offering first vaccination doses. We will continue to offer second vaccinations for people who have already received their first.
We are working with local and national colleagues to ensure that all of our patients will be able to access first vaccination. Those aged 35 and above should book via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or telephone 119.
VASA will provide free transport to and from vaccination centres – call them on 01789 262889 or fill in the form at https://www.vasa.org.uk/services/community-transport/ to request this service.
COVID Vaccination Update 26th Feb 2021
We are focusing on inviting those in cohort 6 ( persons aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions) to be vaccinated at Wellesbourne. Those who have not yet been contacted will be contacted over the next week. The mass vaccination sites, i.e. Stoneleigh, are inviting those in cohort 7 for vaccination (Over 60s). If you receive a letter and are able to attend a mass vaccination site we encourage you to do so.
We will not be able to offer vaccinations at Wellesbourne to cohort 7 until we have completed cohort 6. VASA continue to offer FREE transport to vaccination appointments, to book transport telephone 01789 262889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid-19 vaccination: Don’t call us, we will call you
We are vaccinating in line with the guidance set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), who decide the order in which people should be vaccinated. The poster attached demonstrates the top priority groups.
The focus currently is on vaccinating groups 1 – 4 (in order from the top priority downwards) and GPs are working tirelessly to offer the vaccine to eligible groups as quickly as possible. The top four priority groups are:
- Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
- All those 80 years of age and over and health and social care workers
- All those 75 years of age and over
- All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 18 years of age)
When it is your turn to receive the vaccine, you will be contacted and invited to attend an appointment. You may receive an invite to attend the following sites, but you have a choice about which to attend:
- Mass vaccination centre – Birmingham Millennium Point or NAEC Stoneleigh Centre
Local vaccination site – if you cannot travel to a mass vaccination centre, you can wait to be contacted by the South Warwickshire GP Federation or Local Vaccination Hub to attend a local vaccination site. Details of the local vaccination sites can be found on the CCG’s website.
- Hospital – in or out hospital patients may be offered the vaccine at a hospital hub
If you are in priority cohorts 1 – 4 and have not been contacted by Wednesday 17 February, please contact your GP to let them know. Please do not contact your GP about the vaccine before this date.
If you have already received your first vaccination, you will receive another invitation to receive your second dose within three months of having your first vaccine. This is in line with national guidance, and more information on this decision can be found on the Government’s website.
If you have any questions, please view the Frequently Asked Questions page on the CCG’s website (NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group - Your Health - FAQs ).