COVID VACCINE - UPDATE
We are all excited to hear that there is progress on a Covid vaccine and that this should improve the quality of life for all of us. We know that you, like us, are struggling with the confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Everyone is trying to make the best of the situation and, as a practice, we are committed to caring for you in the best possible way whilst keeping both you and our team safe.
To keep you as informed as possible, we will update these messages frequently as we become aware of more information from NHS England:
- The 3 Covid vaccines that have been announced are new and have not yet been licensed to be used on patients in the UK – but we are expecting them to be licensed very soon.
- NHS England have said that there will be some large Vaccination Centres and some mobile units to deliver and administer the vaccines. We do not know yet what there will be in our area.
- NHS England are looking at the IT issues and issues about storage of the vaccine. Once they have finalised arrangements, they will let us know.
- The expectation is that the vaccinations will not start for most people until 2021 and it will take some time to vaccinate everyone who is eligible.
Meanwhile, we all need to keep to the advice of hand-washing, face masks and social distancing but we all look forward to the time when we will return to life as normal.
Thank you for your patience
FLU VACCINATIONS FOR PATIENTS'S AGED 50-64
Further to this mornings press release, we are working on plans to deliver the flu vaccination to patients aged 50-64 years old. We have been assured there is sufficient vaccination stock and we are in the process of ordering them and arranging clinics. We will keep you updated on our website, our Facebook page and send invitations for clinics when dates are known. - 23/11/2020
HELP THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS
Not vaccinating your kids leaves them vulnerable to disease their whole lives.
When your daughter gets rubella when pregnant, how are you going to explain that you chose to leave her at risk?
What will you say when she calls you and tells you she has cervical cancer because you decided that she wouldn’t need the HPV vaccine?
What do you tell your son when he breaks the news to you that he cannot have kids, thanks to the mumps that he got as a teenager?
And what do you say when he gives influenza to his grandma? How do you explain that she won’t be coming home from hospital? Not ever.
Do you tell them that you didn’t think these diseases were that serious? That you thought that your organic, home cooked food was enough to protect them?
Do you say sorry?
If you have any doubts or fears about vaccinating your children please ask to speak to one of our nurses who will be happy to help and guide you. Thank you.
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