Current Covid Vaccination Position Statement for Chapeltown Primary Care Network May 2021
The Chapeltown PCN (Primary Care Network) Covid Vaccination Hub, based at Woodhouse Medical Practice, was set up to deliver vaccines for patients from all Chapeltown PCN surgeries from cohorts 1-9 – our last 1st dose clinic for these cohorts is Thursday 3 June 2021.
The planned final clinic date will be 1 July 2021.
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in the delivery of the vaccines so far – we have completed nearly 15,000 vaccines at Woodhouse Medical Practice which is an amazing achievement.
I received my 1st vaccination at Woodhouse Medical Practice, what about my 2nd?
Please be assured if you received your first vaccination at Woodhouse Medical Practice, you will also be invited back here for your 2nd vaccination between 4-8 weeks later, via text or phone call. PLEASE only contact your surgery if you have had no contact more than 7 weeks after your 1st vaccine – we can only upload 2nd dose clinics and invite patients once we get confirmation of vaccine deliveries, so can only work 2/3 weeks in advance of a delivery.
It is possible to book for second dose of vaccines through the National Booking Service if you are unable to attend a clinic at Woodhouse before 1 July.
I am in cohort 1-9 and still haven’t received my first vaccination – where can I go to get it?
You can book an appointment at another local venue via the National Booking Service by dialling 119, or going online https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
When will I get called for my vaccine if I am in cohorts 10-12 (under 50)?
The National booking Service will announce the age band now eligible to book a vaccine at a local vaccination centre – please keep checking the media and their website for further information. Vaccinations for cohorts 10-12 will not be available at Woodhouse Medical Practice so please do not contact your surgery.
Will I be able to choose the vaccine I receive?
We have been assured that more choice of vaccine will be available via the National Booking System, but we have no control over this at a practice level and are unable to give advice on it. We understand that the National Booking Service will automatically offer you appointments where there is a vaccine type suitable for your age/condition.
I am pregnant – when will I get called for my vaccine?
We understand that pregnant women will be invited for their vaccine a) when their age group is reached or b) when they reach over 28 weeks of pregnancy, whichever is sooner. Again, this will be via the National Booking Service (not your GP practice) and they will be offered an alternative to Astra Zeneca.