PLEASE ATTEND YOUR BOOKED APPOINTMENT AT ST LEONARDS MEDICAL PRACTICE WHERE OUR TEAM ARE VACCINATING.
Covid Vaccination – Oxford Astra Zeneca AZ 2nd Dose appointments.
You may have heard in the media that in very rare cases the Oxford AZ vaccination has been found to cause ‘blood clots’ which have resulted in the need for further treatment and hospitalisation. If you are due a second dose vaccination in the coming weeks and you did not suffer any serious side effects, our advice is to continue to attend and receive the vaccination. It is important you complete the course and are fully protected against Covid 19 infection. For information about the concerns raised and to review the information please click here
Vaccinations for people over 50 years
Please note our team have contacted and offered a vaccination to everyone in the eligible group. If you have not received an invite or you wish to now attend for vaccination please contact one of the team at the surgery for further advice.
Vaccinations for those in an ‘at risk group’ This includes patients aged 16 and over who have an underlying health condition, learning disability or mental health problems that makes them vulnerable to Covid 19 (please note not all flu eligible patients are eligible for a priority Covid 19 vaccination). This also includes those who have been required to shield up until 31st March 2021 under the recent shielding programme. Any patient under the age of 30 years will be offered an alternative vaccination to the Oxford AZ vaccine. Please contact the surgery if you have not had the vaccination but would like to take up the offer.
Vaccinations for those who are carers
This includes patients over the age of 16 years who are registered with the practice as a carer, are in receipt of Carers Allowance or who have been identified by Devon County Council as a carer. When considering if you may be a carer please consider the following: If you were to become unwell with Covid 19 would the person you care for be moved to hospital, respite care or require social services support until you are well enough to care for them again. This is a good rule of thumb when considering if you meet the criteria as a carer under the Covid 19 vaccination programme. Any patient under the age of 30 years will be offered an alternative vaccination to the Oxford AZ vaccine. Please contact the practice if you think that you meet the criteria as a carer but have not yet been invited.
Vaccinations for those who live with immuno-compromised individuals
We are in the process of contacting patients who are immuno-compromised to invite the household to attend for vaccination. On receipt of the letter please contact the practice to book in those that live with you if they have not already been vaccinated. You will need to bring address ID and the letter sent to the immuno- compromised individual to access a vaccine when you attend for your appointment. Any patient under the age of 30 years will be offered an alternative vaccination to the Oxford AZ vaccine.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE UNLESS REQUESTED TO DO SO, YOU CAN AND MUST STILL CALL US IF YOU NEED A GP OR NURSE APPOINTMENT. WHEN YOU ATTEND PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING INSIDE THE BUILDING.
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PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS HIGH FEVER (ABOVE 37.8 DEGREES), PERSISTENT COUGH AND OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH. CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER ADVICE YOU MAY ALSO EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF SMELL OR TASTE WITHOUT ANY COUGH OR TEMPERATURE WHICH COULD BE A SIGN OF CORONA VIRUS INFECTION
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