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** Important Information Regarding the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme  Please Read **  

Please do not call or turn up at the surgery or the local hospital, to enquire about COVID vaccinations.

We know that patients and all health and care staff are eager to find out when they will receive their COVID vaccination.  Please be assured that we will contact you directly, when it is your turn to book your vaccination and we will answer all your questions at your appointment.

The NHS is prioritising vaccinating those people who experts have agreed will benefit from it the most and we are systematically working through all eligible groups according to the national priorities.

Health and care teams across Somerset are working exceptionally hard to roll out our local vaccination programme in Somerset in line with the JCVI’s prioritisation and we are continuing to vaccinate people aged 80 and over, care home residents and staff, as well as widening out the offer to frontline health and social care staff.

Please continue to attend any vaccination appointments as planned. If there are any changes we will contact you direct – please do not call the surgery. We will be able to answer all your questions when you come for your appointment.

Additional information

We welcome the announcement that the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been authorised by the MHRA for use in the UK. The Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) has said that both the Pfizer/BioNTech and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine ‘give very high protection against severe disease’ and both have good safety records. 

Updated guidance from MHRA, JCVI and the UK Chief Medical Officers has also been published to advise increasing the spacing of second vaccine doses for both the new Oxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine and the current Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. This decision will allow us to get the maximum benefit for the most people in the shortest possible time and will help save lives.

Update: AstraZeneca - COVID-19 Update

For more information on the NHS Vaccination programme please visit: // 

COVID vaccination status

We are unable to issue your Covid-19 vaccination status certificate at the practice. Please see here.

Proof of your vaccination status is available on the NHS App, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.

The NHS App can be downloaded from here for iPhone or here for android.
Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine (2 doses), the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Thank you for your patience

Useful Information:

NHS 111 Online Coronavirus Assessment:

NHS 111 Coronavirus Online Symptom Checker

Covid-19 A Parent’s Guide:

COVID-19 - A Parents Guide

General Coronavirus Information:

NHS Coronavirus Advice for Everyone

Bridgwater Bay PCN Coronavirus Newsletter:

Coronavirus Newsletter

GOV.UK Coronavirus Advice:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

GOV.UK coronavirus guidance (shielding):

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical groups as extremely vulnerable advice for people at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)

GOV.UK Coronavirus Guidance (contacts of people with possible or confirmed COVID)

Guidance for contacts of people with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

Health at Home Toolkit:

Health at Home Toolkit

GP COVID-19 Privacy Notice:

GP COVID-19 Privacy Notice

NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Update:

NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Update

If attending the surgery with COVID symptoms please see Zone A Parking Map: Zone A Parking Map

Click Here To Access Your Clinical Records   

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