Vaccination Update 30/4/2021
SMS 2nd Vaccine text messages
Today we have sent 2nd vaccine text messages to those patients who attended the practice on the 18th Feb 2021 for their 1st vaccine.
National Booking System Update
The booking system has now been updated. This update is allowing patients aged 42 and over to book their first vaccine. We are also getting reports that they have also included those patients who live immunosuppressed patients.
BOOK - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
Currently, North West Leicestershire has paused the vaccination schedule for 1st vaccines. This is to allow the work to continue and provide second doses for all those who are eligible.
Appointments are now being made available for those who are due their second vaccines both at Measham and the practice.
Astra Zeneca / Oxford Vaccine
Currently, we are not able to offer the vaccine to the under 30s age group. We do not have access to alternative vaccines. We recommend patients keep attempting to use the national booking system.
First Vaccines - locally
If you are in any of these groups and have not yet been contacted, please get in touch with the practice as soon as possible.
Please telephone us and we will do our best to book the next available appointment at our Measham vaccination site or add you to a waiting list if there are no appointments.
Please also continue to use the national booking system.
1 Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
2 All those 80 years of age and over Frontline health and social care workers
3 All those 75 years of age and over
4 All those 70 years of age and over Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
5 All those 65 years of age and over
6 All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
7 All those 60 years of age and over
8 All those 55 years of age and over
9 All those 50 years of age and over
Derby Arena / Derbyshire
We are not a Derbyshire practice and have no system to book appointments for Derby.
If you receive a letter or text from the central NHS, this will give you access to Derby Arena, plus other larger sites. You can also keep trying to book via the National Booking Website. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
This work is ongoing, if you are housebound or have recently become housebound and not yet been vaccinated please let us know.
Vaccinations from the practice
Due to the ongoing vaccination work for care homes, housebound and those in more vulnerable groups we are no longer able to offer 1st vaccination appointments from the practice. DO NOT WAIT FOR A SURGERY APPOINTMENT
We will only be able to provide surgery-based vaccines for the most vulnerable of patients.
All other patients will be asked to use the main North West Leicestershire vaccine site at Measham.
If you have travel issues, please refer to Castle Donington Volunteer Centre who are offering assistance to patients with transport difficulties. Tel 01332 850526
Front line health workers or those who work in social care
It is the responsibility of your employer to ensure you receive the vaccine. Please ask them to contact the Leicestershire General Hospital. If you need further information regarding occupational vaccines, please email email@example.com
Measham Vaccination Site Details
The North West Leicestershire vaccination hub is located at Measham Leisure Centre, 22 High Street, Measham, DE12 7HR.
We fully understand that the location of the hub is not ideal for some of our patients, however the location is beyond our control. As soon as alternative provisions can be made, we will update you.
Scams and Fake Emails
We have been made aware of patients receiving emails with fake links to book Covid vaccinations. As far as we are aware invitations are only being sent out by letter or a call from us. If you are asked for any information other than your name and date of birth, it is unlikely to be a genuine invite. Never provide bank or payment details.