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    Covid-19 Vaccine

    You will have heard much talk in the media about covid vaccinations.  While we have at this stage very little information to share, local GP practices have agreed to be a part of delivering this vital service.

    Once we receive information about vaccine delivery, these vaccines will be delivered strictly according to government guidance.  They will be delivered to the most at risk patients first and then through the different eligible cohorts as vaccines are available.  We will contact patients by text or letter to invite them for a vaccination as they become eligible and vaccines are available.

    At this stage please do not contact us regarding the covid vaccination programme, we have no further information than that provided above and are extremely busy with all the usual winter illnesses and extended Flu vaccination programme.

    Covid-19 Vaccinations

    The NHS will get in touch when it's your turn to be vaccinated.

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    Ring 111 when the surgery is closed  or when health advice is needed 24/7

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    EMERGENCIES

    How to recognise a medical  emergency and what to do to save lives 

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    COVID-19

    Latest offical covid-19 coronavius information & advice from official sources

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    SYSTMONLINE

    Register, order repeat prescriptions,  book appointments and more.

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    Urgent  practice announcements &  alert messages.

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    Suspected Covid-19

    This leaflet is for patients with suspected coronavirus who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home.

    Accessing your GP Surgery


    The way people access their GP practice has changed to ensure patients  get the best possible care safely and quickly. We only want people to attend the practice when they need to, in order to keep patients and staff safe from coronavirus.

    FLU VACCINATIONS AT HOWDEN MEDICAL CENTRE
    PEOPLE WE WILL VACCINATE

    • Aged 65 years and over (anyone who is 65 on or by 31/3/21)

    • In clinical at risk group
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    • Pregnant women
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    • Children aged 2 and 3 years old (children aged 2 or 3 on 31 August 2020 – that is, children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2018)   
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    • Household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List. Specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded person on most days over the winter andtherefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable.

    • People who receive a carers allowance, or you're the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

    • Health and social care workers employed through Direct Payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants, to deliver domiciliary care to patients and service users
    NOW ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINATION

    50 TO 64 YEAR OLDS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR FLU VACCINATION – CONTACT THE SURGERY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

    For Information

    All primary school aged children and school year 7 in secondary school (those aged 11 on 31August 2020).

     – These vaccinations will be given at school by the school nursing team.  We will only vaccinate if they have missed both the initial and the catch-up vaccination rounds in school

    COVID-19 ADVICE ON FACE COVERING

    Medicines, Vaccines & Medical Devices

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    It is important that patients report adverse reactions and events in relation the medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. This will be key in the case of the deployment of covid-19 vaccinations. However, any reaction to any medicine that has been used for patients with covid-19 should be reported. There is also a seperate reporting tool for non-covid adverse reactions.