You will be notified when it is your turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
You do not need to contact the surgery in regards to the COVID-19 vaccination. You will be contacted when a vaccine is available to you.
If you have received a letter form the NHS inviting you for a vaccination, you can attend other vaccination sites.
Alternatively you can wait for us to contact you if you would like to be vaccinated in the local area.
Please see the leaflet for some more information about the vaccine COVID-19 Vaccination
Second Coronavirus vaccinations
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
The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Anyone who has travelled to China or places listed above in the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, should immediately:
- Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
- Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.