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Covid Update

Covid Update 13/04/2021

Please make sure that we have got your updated contact details in order for us to get in touch with you when its the time to get you booked in.

Can we please ask that patients do not phone the Surgery with regards to this, but use the email address provided as Reception is not able to help you with your enquiries.

 

First Vaccination Dose

All patients in the government priority groups have now received an invitation either by letter, email or text from either NHS England or Bloxham and Hook Norton Surgery or both.

If you are in the groups below and have not yet been vaccinated and wish to have the vaccine at Chipping Norton Health Centre, please email us on occg.bloxhamcovidadmin@nhs.net

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers3. All those 75 years of age and over
  3. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
  4. All those 65 years of age and over
  5. Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (including carers)
  6. All those 60 years of age and over
  7. All those 55 years of age and over
  8. All those 50 years of age and over

Second Vaccination Dose

We are currently completing second dose vaccinations, if you had your first vaccination at Chipping Norton Health Centre you will receive an invitation from us to book your second dose appointment to take place within 12 weeks of your first dose, this will be done via text or phone call.

Thank you

🚴‍♀️🚴Volunteers
 
Our wonderful volunteers have agreed to help our patients with collecting and delivering medication.
This service will only be available for our Housebound and shielding patients.
When you phone our Dispensary to order a prescription you can ask for your prescription to be delivered via a volunteer.

Over 16 living with immunosuppressed adults

Covid Vaccinations

Over 16 living with immunosuppressed adults.

People aged 16 or over who live with immunosuppressed adults should be prioritised for covid-19 vaccination alongside priority group 6 (people aged 16 to 65 who have a clinical condition that puts them at higher risk).

This would include people living in households with an adult who has a weakened immune system, such as those with blood cancer or HIV, or people on immunosuppressive treatment, including chemotherapy.

Please email the Surgery with your full details: occg.bloxhamcovidadmin@nhs.net

Do not phone the Surgery regarding this. Thank you

 

Covid queries email address

We have created a Covid Email addrress for our patients.  If you have any Covid relating Queries or enquiries, whether this is to ask regarding the vaccine or to inform us you have had the vaccine (as the information takes time to get to us) you can email:

 

occg.bloxhamcovidadmin@nhs.net

 

Please note:  We aim to respond to any queries within 24 hours.

 

Thank you

Update regarding the AstraZeneca Vaccine

Update regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine 11th April 2021

You will have seen in the national news that there have been reports of an extremely rare adverse event of blood clots and low platelet count following the first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine in a small number of patients.

After consideration by the MHRA and JCVI, amended guidance has been issued. The JVCI now advises that it is preferable for adults under 30 years of age without underlying health conditions are to be offered an alternative vaccine as a precautionary measure.

Our patients will be offered an alternative vaccine (currently proposed to be the Pfizer BioNTech), which should be made available in the next few weeks. If an appointment had already been booked for an AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine, then this has been cancelled.

All other patients, including those under 30 who have already had an AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccination, are unaffected. This means that this amended guidance is only likely to currently affect a small number of patients until we reach the stage where those under 30 years old, as a general cohort, are vaccinated later in the spring/summer.