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NHS staff across the capital are working hard to vaccinate people against Covid-19. We will let you know when it is your turn to have the vaccine. You will receive notification when it is your turn to have the vaccine.
The clinic is run by the Streatham Primary Care Network - this is a grouping of 7 of the Streatham practices working together. The practices are The Exchange Surgery, Palace Road Surgery, Prentis Medical Centre, Streatham Common Group Practice, Streatham Hill Group Practice, The Vale Surgery and Valley Road Surgery.
Who is the clinic for?
This clinic is a 'one-off' opportunity for people invited to vaccination in 'Phase 1' of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme. That is people aged 50 and above. People with underlying health conditions(see below for details) and front line health and social care staff including carers who give care to someone who is very dependent on them. THIS IS FOR FIRST DOSE ONLY. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY HAD ONE VACCINATION you should wait until 11 weeks after the first dose and generally the second dose will be given at the same place the first dose was given.
Do I need an appointment?
You don't need an appointment - this is a drop in clinic
Where will the clinic be run?
This will be at Streatham Library. The entrance is from Pinfold Road, across the High Road from Iceland.
What vaccine will be available?
As is currently the case nationally the vaccine available is the Astra Zeneca product. This is safe, more than 18 million doses having been given in the UK and effective at protecting against serious and against mild Covid infection.
What if I am taking some medication that means I shouldn't have the vaccine?
There are generally no medications that would prevent you being vaccinated. We will check with you about these things when you attend.
What if I have a health condition that might mean I have a problem with the vaccine.
In general the only absolute reason not to have the vaccine is a previous severe allergy to the vaccine. When you attend we will ask you some questions to check the vaccine is safe and appropriate for you. There are knowledgeable clinical staff on hand who can answer your questions.
Are there some reasons not to be vaccinated?
If you have symptoms of Covid infection (fever, cough, loss of taste or smell) currently or had a positive covid test in the last few weeks then you should not attend. If you have had another vaccination in the last 7 days you should not attend. Women who are currently pregnant need to have a considered discussion with a doctor to review the pro's and cons. There is no need to avoid pregnancy in the weeks after vaccination.
What details will I need?
We need to be able to notify your GP of the vaccination so we need correct details so your records can be updated. If the details you give don't match those with your GP this may mean your vaccination is not recorded. We will need your name, date of birth and ideally NHS number. You can find your NHS number on hospital letters or by using this service Find My NHS number
Underlying Health Conditions - Please note not all significant health conditions make a person more likely to get very ill with Covid-19 infection. The guidance from Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is based on evidence of how often people with various conditions have become unwell.
Severe lung disease including Asthma that requires frequent use of steroid tablets and/or needing hospital admission
Heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Including those needing regular medication, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, peripheral vascular disease, thrombosis
Established kidney disease stage 3 or worse
Chronic (long term) liver disease
Neurological diseases including stroke and TIA, multiple sclerosis, learning difficulties, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, dementia and muscular dystrophy
Diabetes, whether requiring treatment or not
Immunosuppression from illness or treatment
Severe obesity, BMI more than 40kg/sq metre
Severe Mental illness including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
For fuller information see page 11 of Green Book JCVI Covid Vaccine recommendations
For more information about the vaccines please see here
We now offer covid-19 vaccinations to following groups:
- Health and Social Care workers
- Patients living in care homes
- Patients who are over 50 years old
- Patients with some underlying health conditions (cohort 6)
You will have received a text invite for your vaccine, please book it using the link in the text.
If you do not have a mobile number, we will contact you.
We offer covid-19 vaccinations to patients registered at practices which belong to Streatham Primary Care Network. Delivering covid-19 vaccination is a joint offer of all our member practices.
PATIENT INFORMATION ABOUT BALDRY GARDENS COVID VACCINE CLINIC
When the clinic started?
We opened our clinic on Saturday 6 February 2020.
How will I be invited?
Your registered GP will be inviting you by text. The text will have a link to our appointment book, and will show as accurx.thirdparty.nhs.uk/...
Please be careful as there are scam texts circulating. We will not be asking for your bank details – the vaccine is free to all patients.
For those patients who don’t have a mobile phone, we will be contacting by phone.
Please make sure your registered GP has your correct contact details – mobile and home phone line and email address if you have one.
You may also receive a letter from the national recall system, and you can book at other vaccine clinic sites by following the instructions in the letter. This recall system links into clinics at Westbury Chemist at 84-90 Streatham High Road (open now), and Copes Pharmacy at 570-572 Streatham High Road (due to open soon).
Who will be invited?
We are focussing on ensuring that every patient over 50 years of age, or who has been ‘shielding’ due to high risk from Covid-19 infection has been offered a chance to be vaccinated.
When we have contacted all these patients at least once, we will start offering appointments to other groups of patients.
What about housebound patients?
We will be arranging to vaccinate all housebound patients at home. This will be done by the nurse, pharmacist, doctor or health care assistant in your usual GP practice.
Included in these lists are all those patients who could not access vaccination at Streatham Place Surgery – where we were vaccinating whilst we set up Baldry Gardens as a vaccination clinic.
You will be contacted by your practice to let you know when to expect a visit. If you think you can get to Baldry Gardens, as it is nearer your home, then let whoever calls you know, and they can book you into this clinic site.
How do I get to Baldry Gardens Health Centre?
Baldry Gardens Health Centre is on the corner of Baldry Gardens and Streatham High Road, opposite the new Access storage units.
You can get 250 or 109 bus.
There is parking on the road for 1 hour for about 5 cars, and some disabled bays as well. Please try to walk, cycle or come by bus if you can manage it, so that less able bodied patients who need to drive can park nearby.
What if I need to change my appointment?
If you have booked online, you can cancel and change your appointment via the same online system.
If you were booked by your GP practice, then please call them back so they can change your appointment.
What can I do to help make sure the clinic runs well?
It will help us to run the clinic well, if everyone please can
- Attend your appointment as booked, if you can’t keep it please cancel it so someone else can use it
- Don’t come early – we will be having 72 patients an hour into the clinic, and there is limited waiting space
- Try not to be late – we will try and fit you in, but we might ask you to rebook if you are more than 10 minutes late and there is not space in the clinic
- Do not wear too many clothes and wear a short sleeved shirt or top under your coat. We need to able to access your upper arm easily.
- Do not bring shopping, or other things with you. Someone might trip over them.
- Bring your usual walking aid if you use one. The centre has full disabled access so there should be easy access if you are in a wheelchair
- Observe the one way flow and the requirement to keep 2 metres apart, other than when having your vaccine
SEL CCG Bulletin, edition 77
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