COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccinations

We know some of the information has been hard to follow so we've done our best to make it as easy to understand as we can. 

There is very strict guidance regarding the order patients should be vaccinated and we will contact patients directly when required by the Goverment Schedule. More information is available on the NHS.UK and Gov.UK website 

Unfortunatly we cannot offer advice or information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccinations or estimate when you or your family may be vaccinated. Please try not to phone the surgery for COVID-19 Vaccinations queries as we are experiencing very high volume of calls and we want our lines to be as free as possible for people who need us. 

Currently vaccination appointments are by invite only, please do not attend for a vaccination if you have not been invited as you will be turned away.

We hope this helps, stay safe!

What to expect on the day

How do I prepare for my appointment?

  • Come alone if possible.
  • If you are able, please wear a face mask or face covering.
  • It will help us if you wear clothing that gives easy access to your upper arm.
  • We are trying to limit use of our toilets, so if possible, go before you leave home.
  • Do not bring unnecessary bags or belongings into the building.
  • You are required to wait at the practice for observation for 15 minutes post vaccination, please wear a warm coat as this will be in socially distanced tents in the Rowden staff car park
  • Please bring any walking aids with you – there will be an approximate 50 meter walk through the practice, if you feel that this will be challenge please let someone on the door know on arrival.

 

Currently vaccination appointments are by invite only, please do not attend for a vaccination if you have not been invited as you will be turned away.

Our Most Asked Questions

When do I get my vaccine?

At the moment we are vaccinating many older people and care home residents. We will be inviting patients as we are able and advised and we are unable to speed up any vaccinations for any patient

The NHS will contact patients directly when we are able to vaccinate them. Please note: You are unable to request an earlier vaccination, change your vaccination slot, or offer it to someone else. 

We are required to follow guidelines provided by the UK Goverment and NHS England and are unfortunatly unable to offer information as to the vaccination delivery. More information is available on the GOV.UK and NHS.UK websites.

How do I book/volunteer for a vaccine?

We ask that all patients please wait for the NHS to contact them. Your appointment date, time and location will be clarified when your appointment is scheduled. 

We understand many people want to be vaccinated as soon as possible but unfortunatly we must follow Government guidelines. 

 

Do I have to have it?

No, it is entirely your own choice.  

We hope our patients will want to be vaccinated but you can choose whether you are vaccinated or not. We hope you will use reliable materials to make an informed choice.

If you have a vaccination appointment booked and decide you do not want to have the jab, please inform us so we can offer your slot to someone else. 

If you would not like to have the vaccination at all please tell us when we contact you. Please do not contact us with your vaccination preference until you are contacted by our team.