Covid – 19 Vaccination

Patients will be invited in due course to start receiving the vaccination. Vaccinations will take place in conjunction with other local practices and may not be at your own practice. Vaccination supply is limited and as soon as we are able to proceed we will start to process invitations.

Public Health Information leaflet Why do I have to wait for my Covid vaccination

If we do not have a mobile phone contact number for you it would be helpful if you could update us by posting a note through the practice letterbox or by calling us on 020 3458 5300.

Vaccination Cohorts

The Practice staff do not have the ability to prioritize individual patients and will be guided by NHS England on who we can invite and when.

This priority list is as follows:

Covid – 19 Vaccination Adult Leaflet

  • residents in a care home for older adults and their carers (this will be arranged by PHE, not the Surgery)
  • all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  • all those 75 years of age and over
  • all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • all those 65 years of age and over
  • all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  • all those 60 years of age and over
  • all those 55 years of age and over
  • all those 50 years of age and over

Covid – 19 Vaccination Consent Form

What to expect when you attend for the Covid-19 vaccination

Patients will be invited to make an appointment when they are eligible to receive the vaccination.

Until you have been invited, please do not contact the Surgery.

Please wear a face covering when attending for the Covid-19 vaccination.

When you arrive, you will be asked to join a queue. Your name and Date of Birth will be taken and you will be directed to a vaccination station.

A nurse or clinical volunteer will take your name and date of birth again. You will receive your vaccination. You may be required to wait for 15 minutes before asked to leave the building via the one-way system.

Please do not attend if:

  • You currently have Covid-19
  • You have had a fever for any reason in the previous 48 hours.
  • You have allergies and carry an auto-injector adrenaline device such as a EpiPen.
  • For more information on what to expect following receiving the vaccination please read the PHE Information sheet.

Please read this information prior to attending. The vaccination team will not have time to go through this with you.

Side effects

What are the side effects?
Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild and short term, and not everyone gets them. Even if you do have symptoms after the first dose, you still need to have the second dose.

Although you may get some protection from the first dose, having the second dose will give you the best protection against the virus.

Very common side effects include:
• having a painful, heavy feeling and tenderness in the arm where you had your injection. This tends to be worst around 1-2 days after the vaccine.
• feeling tired
• headache
• general aches, or mild flu-like symptoms