Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Covid-19 Vaccine update 1st December 2021
Please note that we are aware of the latest Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice around Covid-19 vaccines shared by Sajid Javid on the 29th November 2021. We are waiting for confirmation from NHS England and we will make the appropriate changes to our operations as soon as we are able to.
In the meantime, please be patient and continue to check the details on our website for any updates on the eligibility around vaccines. Please do not attend clinics for abooster vaccination unless you are age 49 plus or in a higher risk group and eligible (at least 182 days after your 2nd jab) for a vaccination.
Please do not contact your GP surgery about the latest vaccination programme developments, this will allow primary care to continue with their day-to-day work and free the phone lines up for those that have an urgent issue and need to contact their surgery.
If you are eligible for a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, get vaccinated and boost your immunity for maximum protection this winter. Book online via the national booking service, call NHS 119 or walk-in to one of our drop-in centres, for more information visit: COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-in and Pop-up Clinics (stwics.org.uk)
As soon as we have further information, we will update you.
Thank you for your patience.
Update regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status.
Highley Medical Centre is unable to issue your COVID-19 vaccination certificate at the practice.
Please see Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be 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 NHS App on the App Store (apple.com) for iPhone or here NHS App - Apps on Google Play for android.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 from 17th May 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; the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
We are aware that patients are requesting information regarding their second COVID19 vaccinations. We will be delivering second vaccinations from the week commencing 1st March and anyone who has had a first dose will be called in turn to receive their second vaccine within the advised 12-week period. Second doses need to be given at the same venue as your first, to ensure vaccine timing, delivery and supplies are maintained.
Please be assured that we will continue to provide first vaccinations and eligible patients will be called forward in due course according to government guidelines. From this point General Practice will be focusing on vaccinating those from Cohort 6 (those with underlying health conditions aged 16-64), whilst the National Booking Centre and larger hubs will focus on those in Cohort 5 (ages 65-69). Due to limited capacity both at this practice and at Bridgnorth, some patients will be contacted directly by the National Booking Centre and offered vaccines at other locations.
We understand that you will be eager to get these appointments booked but ask that you please do not contact the surgery unless you have been asked to do so. We would also like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult and challenging time
Coronavirus Vaccination Information
Please visit: https://www.sath.nhs.uk/covid19/public/#vaccine
We were really pleased to read the exciting news about the Covid-19 vaccine being approved for use. Because of the nature of the vaccine and the logistics of getting it delivered, initially not all GP surgeries will deliver it from their buildings.
We are delighted to say that Bridgnorth Medical Practice one of the practices within our Primary Care Network group has been approved to deliver the vaccination, with our Doctors helping out from their premises. We will receive the first vaccine next week.
We will ring people in the Government's priority order, to book the appointments; please DO NOT ring us. Separate arrangements will be made for our housebound patients and residents in care homes. Please keep an eye on our Website where we will post regular updates. Thank you.