COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Covid Vaccination Certificate Information

Update December 14 2021

Our local Covid booster vaccines will be delivered to Stratford hospital.

We are in the process of ordering the vaccines and arranging clinics.

THE APPOINTMENTS AT THESE CLINICS WILL NOT BE BOOKED BY CALLING MEON MEDICAL CENTRE. Please book your appointment using the national booking line at www.nhs.uk or by calling 119 . This service is starting on Wednesday 15th December 2021.

When you have had your vaccination, it will take a few days to be uploaded to your medical record.

If it has been entered incorrectly elsewhere (where you had your vaccination) we are unable to alter your clinical record. You will need to contact 119 and ask for the ‘queries service’ and they will be able to help you.

If you have any questions about the vaccine itself, you will have the opportunity to discuss this at the clinic. Please do not contact the GP surgery about this.

Update December 13 2021

The NHS vaccination programme will offer every adult the chance to book a covid-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year to protect the nation against the Omicron variant.

As part of the biggest and fastest vaccine programme in health service history, online bookings are available for all those in their 30s and above from today.

The best way to get your vaccine is by booking online at www.nhs.uk or by calling 119 – please do keep checking availability as appointments are loaded onto the system every day. The website and phoneline are understandably very busy and we thank you for your patience when booking.

The national booking service will then open up to everyone aged 18 and over from Wednesday this week.

The NHS is prioritising bookings for boosters and is urging people to book a slot to guarantee their vital jab. Some sites offer walk-in appointments where no appointment is needed. Please check here for clinics with walk-in availability and their opening hours www.happyhealthylives.uk/vaccinationdrop-ins

GP teams have been asked to clinically prioritise their services to free up maximal capacity to support the covid-19 vaccination programme, alongside delivering critical appointments such as cancer, urgent and emergency care. This might mean that for some people, routine appointments are postponed as part of the national mission to roll out boosters.

Scientists are very concerned about the spread of Omicron due to the speed with which it spreads and because two doses do not appear to provide much protection but thankfully, a booster dramatically improves this.That is why the Government has asked the NHS to prioritise boosters over other routine care.

We appreciate your support and understanding – and urge you to come forward for your vaccination as soon as possible.

Update September 2021

Covid Boosters and Flu vaccinations

We will be administrating Covid boosters together with flu vaccinations if you are eligible from Ettington Village Hall.

Once you are eligible, you will receive a text or phone call to book. If you receive a text or email from NHSVaccine (National Booking service) asking you to book an appointment, you will be unable to book locally at Ettington using this link at the moment. We therefore advise you to wait for the invite from Dene and Valley Stour PCN so that you are able to get both vaccinations locally. 

Covid-19 vaccination: Don’t call us, we will call you

We are vaccinating in line with the guidance set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), who decide the order in which people should be vaccinated. 

Vaccination update: April 2021:  All patients over the age of 50 have now been offered a vaccination. We are delighted to share with you the number of Meon Medical Centre patients that have now received a Covid-19 vaccination, as follows:

Group 1 - 98%    Group 2 - 98%Group 3 - 96%
Group 4 - 94%Group 5 - 96%Group 6 - 89%
Group 7 - 96%Group 8 - 90%Group 9 - 90%

Anyone who is pregnant is now eligible  and should have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

If AstraZeneca was given for the first dose and a second is due, the advice is  to complete with the second vaccine of AstraZeneca.

New group 6a- Anyone living with someone who is immunocompromised is now eligible.

If aged under 30 years need to have Pfizer or Moderna.

Anyone who has had a dose of AstraZeneca should continue with that same vaccine, even if they are under 30 and had AstraZeneca the first time.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 

The dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is 0.5ml. 

Based on good evidence of higher clinical protection, JCVI currently recommend that, ideally, an eight week minimum interval should be observed for this vaccine. An interval of 28 days may be observed when rapid protection is required (for example for those about to receive immunosuppressive treatment). 

If you are an eligible frontline worker, social care worker or a carer, please refer to the link below for more information including how to book a vaccination if you are eligible.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

VASA continue to offer FREE transport to vaccination appointments, to book transport telephone  01789 262889 or email transport@vasa.org.uk

If you have already received your first vaccination, you will receive another invitation to receive your second dose within three months of having your first vaccine. This is in line with national guidance, and more information on this decision can be found on the Government’s website.

If you have any questions, please view the Frequently Asked Questions page on the CCG’s website (NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group - Your Health - FAQs ).