Vaccination information for our Patients 2022-23


Despite less reporting on  COVID-19 in the last few months, it hasn't gone away and we are still seeing high levels circulating. There are also concerns with increased mixing this could be a dangerous year for flu too, and therefore we would encourage all of our eligible patients to come forward for vaccination.

 

This year we are holding vaccination events on

Tuesday 27th September and Wednesday 12th October 2022 - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

                          

at our Moss Valley (Eckington) and Gosforth Valley (Dronfield) Practices

 

You have been identified as eligible for at least one of these free vital vaccinations (flu, COVID-19, pneumonia or shingles) and we encourage you to book a slot now.

 

NHS England have provided guidance on the safe co-administration of the flu vaccine, COVID-19 boosters and other vital vaccines. Our aim is to try and co-ordinate your vaccinations in one visit wherever possible. This may not always be possible due to logistical issues or stock availability, so please be prepared to potentially attend for additional appointments if multiple vaccinations are required to complete your protection this winter.

 

If you already have online access to appointment bookings we have released this facility for vaccination slots only, and only on this date. If you do not have online access for bookings currently please contact reception and book your slot by telephone:

Moss Valley Eckington tel : 01246 439101

Gosforth Valley Dronfield tel : 01246 419040

 

Please read the following details carefully so that you can prepare for your vaccination slot:

  1.         Your time slot appointment is fixed in order to  keep queuing to safe and efficient levels. Please ensure you attend during this slot. 
  2.         The queues may appear a little longer, but please do not be put off by this, THEY WILL MOVE VERY QUICKLY once patients                         are brought inside for vaccination. Please be patient, vaccination itself should only take around 2-3 minutes
  3.          Some of the queues will be outside the building so please bring appropriate clothing for the weather and keep your distance                            from the patients in front and behind you. If possible wear a short-sleeved top underneath your coat to make vaccination in the                        upper arm more easily accessible.
  4.          Do NOT attend if you are unwell or have a temperature, new cough, or loss/change of taste or smell.
  5.          Given the proximity to other large numbers of vulnerable patients, wearing a face covering is recommended, however this will not be              enforced.
  6.          Parking at the Practice will be limited. Please try and find alternative parking prior to your slot or travel on foot if possible in order to                reserve parking for those with mobility impairment or disabilities.
  7.          Please do not attend if you haven’t received an invite for a particular flu clinic or time slot. We will not be able to vaccinate those                      patients who haven’t received an invite at the special flu clinic events. All eligible patients will be able to get vaccinated during the flu              season but the flu event listed above is only for those patients identified and invited via text or letter.
  8.          The type of vaccine you receive will depend upon your age and if you are also having a pneumococcal or shingles vaccine. You can find        the product information leaflet details on the following websites:

Influenza:

65 year olds and over:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/12881/pil

under 65's:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/12882/pil

Shingles:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/6101/pil

OR

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/12054/pil

Pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia):

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/9692/pil

COVID19 vaccine:

**Details tbc from supplier**

 

With your co-operation we hope to be able to deliver your annual vaccinations as safely and as efficiently as possible.

 

Thank you for your support

The Practice Team

The Valleys Medical Partnership

 

 

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