St George’s Medical Centre

01353 864100

Covid-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 VACCINE

We will update our website as we receive information and the plans develop, so visit HERE for the latest news.

 


18th December 2020 (2)

Patients are asked not to contact the surgery regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations.

The NHS has started to vaccinate the most at-risk priority groups including over-80s and social care workers. Eligible patients will be contacted direct to arrange an appointment. As soon as more vaccines become available, they will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible. Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.  

If you have not yet been approached about having the Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information: why you are being asked to wait.

More patient information on the Covid-19 vaccine is available here.

Please continue to abide by all the social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.


14th December 2020 (1)

The NHS has started to vaccinate the most at-risk priority groups including over-80s and social care workers in local hospital hubs.

You may have received a text, letter or have been called by Addenbrookes’ or Peterborough City Hospital to ask you to book an appointment at one of the first clinics at the hospital sites.  You can choose to accept this appointment or wait until more clinics and locations are available in the community.

Please be aware that the NHS will never ask for payment for the Covid-19 vaccination and any text message requesting payment should be ignored.

When more vaccines become available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible. Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.


8th December 2020

 

Ely NorthPCN and Ely South PCN will be joining forces to deliver the vaccination programme.

For this first batch of vaccines, there are very strict guidelines that must be followed.  The first group of patients will be over 80 years old.  DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY we will telephone you when we can offer you the vaccine.

 

 

Click here for the 

COVID-19 Vaccination – Guide for Adults

 

 


2nd December 2020

It has been announced today that the first coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine has been approved for use in the UK and the vaccine has met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Whislt the vaccine will be made available from next week, the roll out will follow a strick cohort list and will not be available in General Practice just yet.  We will keep you updated.

Click here for further information.


18th November 2020

From the outset of the current COVID-19 pandemic there have been many pharmaceutical companies working to develop an effective vaccine.  We have now reached the stage where successful trials are being reported and the NHS has been asked to prepare mass vaccination programmes that can be put into practice as soon as the vaccines are approved.

GP practices around the UK are now looking at all of the requirements and working out how such a vaccination programme can take place.  At this stage this is all that we can report as so much about the vaccine is still unknown, indeed we don’t even know which of the candidate vaccines we are likely to be using.

This is going to be a huge undertaking and unlikely to be done at local practice level and more likely to be done by groups of practices (Primary Care Network) where large numbers can be vaccinated in single sessions.

We are working hard with our PCN (St George’s Medical Centre, St Mary’s Surgery and Cathedral Medical Centre in Ely) to put ourselves in a position to be able to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to all of our populations.  The (provisional) priority groups are listed below (click here for full report).

There are many hurdles for us to work through not least the cold chain.  We are very keen and excited about the vaccination programme and want to deliver this to our population as soon as possible whilst business as usual continues at all sites.

A provisional ranking of prioritisation for persons at-risk is set out below:

  1. older adults’ resident in a care home and care home workers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over and health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over
  5. all those 65 years of age and over
  6. high-risk adults under 65 years of age
  7. moderate-risk adults under 65 years of age
  8. all those 60 years of age and over
  9. all those 55 years of age and over
  10. all those 50 years of age and over
  11. rest of the population (priority to be determined)

 


25th September 2020

The Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation (JCVI) published updated interim advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination.  Click here to view this report.