COVID Updates

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine update: 09.04.21

Following yesterday’s guidance update from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) in relation to the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the Government has published new information: COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Requests Asking for Proof of Vaccine for Travel

We regret that we are unable to provide patients with ‘letters of proof’ for Covid vaccination for travel or any other purposes.

We recommend you register for and use on-line access as this allows you to view and if necessary, print your full immunisation history, including the dates of your Covid vaccinations.

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

We are delighted to have been able to deliver the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine to so many of our patients in recent weeks. The vaccination centre at Batchwood Hall has worked really well and we are continuing to bring patients in for their vaccine – particularly focussing on those who are clinically at risk, and also our unpaid carers. We have also started to invite our more elderly patients in for their second dose.

There are some weeks when we are not receiving as much supply of the vaccine as we would like, and we know this has led to some frustration and concern. We do liaise with our colleagues in the NHS locally to try to get more vaccine stock into our centre, but the supplies are controlled nationally and this means we can’t always offer as many vaccine appointments as we want to. If you or someone you care for is eligible for a vaccination and is very concerned about waiting to be vaccinated, you can alternatively try to book online on the Book or Manage Your Coronavirus Vaccination page on the NHS website, or dial 119 to see if an alternative nearby vaccination centre has any appointments.

We are expecting the supply to increase considerably from the middle of March so we hope to be able to call in many more people after that – for their first and their second doses, and in line with national guidance about priority groups. Please be assured that nobody who is due a second dose will have to wait longer than 12 weeks for it.

For more information on the vaccine programme in this area, you can use this link www.healthierfuture.org.uk/covid

Thank you for your understanding.

Coronavirus vaccine update from St Albans & Harpenden GP Federation 7/12/20

St Albans & Harpenden Covid Vaccination information

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Remember that the Covid Vaccine is FREE and the NHS will never ask you for your bank details or to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents.

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Getting advice from a Doctor quickly and easily

Parkbury House offer same day appointments for new and urgent concerns via our duty doctor telephone consultation system. Simply speak to a doctor on the day and we will provide advice, prescription or appointment with healthcare professional as necessary. This service is available morning and afternoon each day. The duty doctor system is complimented by pre bookable telephone and surgery appointments with a doctor of your choice for ongoing care. Read more…

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Mon – Fri:    7am – 10pm
Saturday:   9am – 10pm
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