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COVID VACCINATION PROGRAMME

COVID VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS

We will make clinics available via the National Booking Service as soon there is the required vaccine available.  This depends upon vaccine delivery/availability which we can not control but please rest assured that as soon as vaccine is available we will make clinics available to book into.

Venue and important Information:

  •     Venue address: Saxonbury House Surgery, Croft Road, Crowborough, TN6 1DL

 

  •     Do not book an appointment if you have had/will have had any other vaccination in the 7 days before your Covid-19 vaccination

 

  •     Do not book an appointment if you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 28 days

 

  •     Please DO NOT arrive early for your appointment, arrive at your given time or you may have to queue

 

  •     Park in Waitrose Car Park (FREE)

 

  •     On the day of your appointment please ensure you are well hydrated (i.e. drink plenty of fluids) and have had a recent snack as this will reduce the possibility of feeling light-headed or feeling faint after your vaccination

 

  •     Wear short sleeves so the vaccinators can access your arm easily. Have an emergency contact number with you

 

  •     Please do not contact the Surgery as the phone lines are already busy dealing with medical issues.

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available for Pfizer vaccinations 

If you are eligible and not able to book on the national booking system, we have walk-in appointments available.  Particularly if you are aged 16 or 17 you can now get your first dose vaccine – we are offering Pfizer vaccination walk-in appointments at Saxonbury House Medical Group.  Please note at this time you cannot book through the national booking system unless you are aged 17 years and 9 months or older.

Walk-in vaccines will be on a first come first served basis- there will be a finite number of slots available each day so we apologise in advance if you do attend and slots have already been filled for that day.

Next available walk-in session:

Monday 20/9/21: 1.30pm-5.30pm

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-children-and-young-people/covid-19-vaccination-a-guide-for-eligible-children-and-young-people

Please do not contact the Surgery as the phone lines are already busy dealing with medical issues.


Second dose appointments:

All second doses should be given at least 8 weeks apart unless there is a clinical reason for it to be given any earlier. i.e. prior to chemotherapy / widespread radiotherapy / immunosuppressive treatment or organ transplant.

• This site follows the current national guidance on dosing intervals for second doses which states that second doses must be given at least eight weeks apart from the first dose.

• We are aware that there are mixed messages in the mainstream media about this which is causing some confusion for individuals, however having your second dose at least eight weeks after the first will give you the best possible protection from the delta variant.

• The manufacturer recommended dose intervals were based on data at the time of the clinical trials; Public Health England and JCVI now have real world data from the billions of vaccinations given worldwide that show a longer dosing interval between first and second doses offers individuals even more protection. This is especially important in the context of rising case rates and the delta variant.

• Therefore, we won’t be giving you your second dose any earlier than 8 weeks unless there is a clinical reason to do so.

• It is still really important for you to have a second dose so that you can get the best possible protection, so please come back at 8 weeks. You can book an appointment in advance through the National Booking System.

Newly eligible children and young people in specific groups:

You may have seen the news that the NHS is going to vaccinate children and young people in specific groups, following advice from the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation).  Please click on the link below for further information.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-children-and-young-people/covid-19-vaccination-a-guide-for-eligible-children-and-young-people

  • The groups that are eligible for the vaccination are:

 

  • 16 & 17-year-olds;
  • 12-15-year olds ‘at risk’ with the underlying health conditions specified below
  • severe neuro-disabilities,  
  • Down’s Syndrome,  
  • underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression, and those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, severe learning disabilities or who are on the learning disability register 
  • Children aged 12 years and older who are household contacts of individuals (adults or children) who are immunosuppressed (this is in addition to 16-17 year olds in this group, who became eligible earlier in the year).

  • These groups have been selected based on a combination of factors including their risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, passing it to others who may become seriously ill, and evidence of safety and effectiveness.
  • If your child is aged 12 to 15 and is in one of the eligible groups, you will be contacted by early September to invite you to book appointments for them for the vaccination.
  • If you are within 3 months of turning 18, you will be invited directly to book your appointments via the national booking service at the appropriate time.
  • If you are aged 16 years to 17 years and 9 months you will be contacted to book your appointment.
  • FAQs
  • Why is the NHS only vaccinating some children and young people against COVID-19, and not all?
  • The NHS vaccinates in line with guidance from the independent JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation), which provides expert advice on vaccinations to UK health departments. The JCVI recommends that only certain groups of children and young people are vaccinated because of a combination of factors including their risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, passing it to others who may become seriously ill, and evidence of safety and effectiveness.
  • My child is in one of the eligible groups. How do I arrange his/her vaccination?
  • The NHS is aiming to offer vaccination to all children and young people in the eligible groups by the start of the autumn term in September. If your child is in one of the new groups recommended for vaccination by the JCVI, you will be contacted by the NHS before then to arrange for your child’s vaccinations.
  • If you are within 3 months of turning 18, you will be invited directly to book your appointments via the national booking service at the appropriate time.
  • If you are aged 16 years to 17 years and 9 months you will be contacted to book your appointment.
  • How do I know the vaccine is safe for my child?
  • The JCVI has reviewed extensive clinical evidence for the safety of giving the COVID-19 vaccine to children and young people in the eligible groups and have determined it to be safe and effective. The JCVI has determined that the benefit of vaccinating children in these groups outweighs the risks.
  • My child is not in one of the eligible groups. When will they be able to be vaccinated?
  • There are no current plans to vaccinate children and young people outside of the eligible groups. However, the JCVI is continually reviewing evidence on this matter and will advise the Government if it decides that a change of approach is required.






 
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