COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

MHRA and JCVI announcement regarding AstraZeneca Vaccine and next steps

When you attend the vaccine centre for an Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccination, screening questions will be asked to identify a medical history of any of the above rare conditions. If you do have one of these conditions, the clinician will discuss the best course of action with you.

 

For further information, please read the following government information available here.

 

Shielding Patient Information

Please see the links below for information on Gestational Diabetes, Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Patients, Shielding Patients and High Risk Patients.

https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus/risk-assessment/population 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/ 

https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus/shielded-patient-list/risk-criteria 

  

We are pleased to update that our COVID-19 vaccinations are running ahead of target.  We have now vaccinated the Government’s initial target populations ahead of schedule.  If you are aged 50 and over or are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (i.e. have been advised to shield) and are registered with Grove Medical Practice, The Spinney Surgery, Riverport Medical Practice or Moat House Surgery but have not yet received your vaccination yet, please telephone 07591 298318 to arrange your appointment.

  

 

Our vaccination clinics are held at the Old Exchange Surgery Vaccination Site, East Street, St Ives. Patients will be invited to attend a clinic.  There is no parking at the vaccination site but we have arranged free parking at the following location for any patients attending their vaccination appointments on the day of the clinics:

 

  • Globe Place Car Park – PE27 5PP
  • There is no need to purchase a ticket, just leave a note in your windscreen to say that you are visiting the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. Please note- only 30 minutes of free parking is available

 

  

Clinics are running on a regular basis and appointments are released as soon as we are notified of our next vaccine delivery.  We will shortly be starting to invite patients who are aged 16 to 65 and in an at-risk group.  Invitations are sent in batches, so please don’t worry, you will not be missed and we will be contacting you as soon as we can to arrange your appointment.  We also have a team who are telephoning patients directly to book these appointments.

  

When you attend your vaccination appointment please wear a face mask and continue to follow the social distancing guidance. These steps help to save lives

 

 

 

What to expect when you arrive for your vaccination appointment

 

When you are invited to your vaccination appointment there are a few things we need you to do to help ensure everything runs smoothly.

 

  • Please arrive close to your appointment time - there is no need to arrive early as appointments are carefully spaced 
  • Please use the car park available (see above). Very limited drop off and collection will be available for those who really need it 
  • Please wrap up warm but wear clothing that you can easily remove your upper arm for your vaccination 
  • Please wear a face mask and maintain social distance 
  • Please follow the marshals who will be on hand to direct and support you 
  • Please do not attend if you are self-isolating because you have been contacted by Track & Trace or if you have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 
  • After your vaccination, we will need you to remain on site for 15 minutes (Pfizer vaccination only).

 

 

 

Thank you for all the support

   

Delivering the COVID-19 vaccination clinics is a team effort and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody involved, our fantastic volunteers and the local organisations who have supported us.  Special thanks go to:

  

  • All of the teams and staff at our local GP practices (Grove Medical Practice, Spinney Surgery, Riverport Medical Practice and Moat House Surgery) 
  • All of our incredible volunteers and the Rotary Club of St Ives 
  • Our local Patient Groups 
  • All of our colleagues within the wider NHS including NHSE England, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, the Community Nursing Team and Pharmacist support 
  • The medical team at RAF Wyton 
  • West Cambs GP Federation 
  • Huntingdonshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council 
  • Cambridgeshire Police 
  • Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service 
  • All Undercover Ltd 
  • DALROD 
  • Shopmobility Huntingdon 
  • St Ives Corn Exchange 
  • Steve Eagell Toyota, Giggs & McGrath, Move with Us and St Ives Tackle 
  • Tesco, Waitrose, the local foodbank, Rheola Care Home and everybody who has baked us cakes, donated food and dropped off teas and coffees

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here for more information and to read our frequently asked questions page.

 

 

Don't have a smartphone?

If you receive a text with a link to book your vaccination appointment, but you do not have a smartphone, you can use an Internet Browser on a computer or laptop instead.

 

Simply type the link address into your browser address bar, and it will take you to the correct website. The link you receive via text message is personal, that means you cannot share it with other people, and it can only be used to book your appointment. You will be asked to confirm your date of birth, and then offered available appointment slots to choose from. When the booking is complete, you will receive a confirmation text message.

 



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