Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), an independent expert group, has recommended that the NHS offers these vaccines first to those at highest risk of catching the infection and of suffering serious complications if they catch the infection.
This includes older adults, frontline health and social care workers, care home residents and staff, and those with certain clinical conditions. When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK
About the types of vaccine
In the UK, there are 3 types of COVID-19 vaccine to be used that have been approved. They require 2 doses to provide the best protection.
Will the vaccine protect you?
The COVID-19 vaccination will reduce the chance of you suffering from COVID-19 disease. It may take a few weeks for your body to build up protection from the vaccine.
The vaccine has been shown to be effective and no safety concerns were seen in studies of more than 20,000 people.
Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective – some people may still get COVID-19 despite having a vaccination, but this should be less severe.
SURGERY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME
We have now invited our patients age 30+ for whom we have a mobile number, and will be inviting those who only have a landline recorded on their notes by calling them.
This means we have invited all of cohorts 1 to 9, and most of cohort 10. If you are 40+ and haven't yet had an invite, please contact us.
We are also continuing to invite patients who have had the first vaccine with us at the last 11-12 weeks.
If you're the main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus, you're eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination.
If you haven't had or haven't booked a Covid-19 vaccine, please contact us.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised the government that adults living with people who have weakened immune systems should be prioritised for a Covid-19 vaccine.
Many patients have been asking: “When will I get my second COVID vaccine?”
We want to reassure you that you will receive your second dose around 11 weeks after your first dose. You will be vaccinated with the same COVID vaccine that you had your first dose (Pfizer or Astra Zeneca). The second vaccines are allocated to the exact number per day and need to be used in the right order that they were given the first time round.
As a surgery we are offering COVID vaccinations as per government guidance and we cannot deviate from this. Each patient had been grouped into a cohort as per this guidance and will be called for the vaccine in due course. Please do not call the surgery about your group or to try to change this. If you need to speak to someone please be polite to our receptionists, they are working with the same information as our clinicians, they will tell you your cohort but will not be able to change this or advise when your vaccine can be booked. If you have an queries about the vaccination please email the surgery at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be kind and respectful, we are working our hardest for you at this very difficult time.
Scammers are sending emails that invite users to input their bank details into a website to confirm their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
The NHS will never ask you to share bank details or pay for a vaccine.
Report suspicious emails to: actionfraud.police.uk
Please remember to stay at home after you have had the COVID vaccination.
You still need to follow the rules, even if you have been vaccinated.
WILL MY GP GIVE ME MY VACCINE?
Upton Surgery is working in collaboration with Pershore Medical Practice and Abbtswood Medical Centre as Primary Care Network (PCN) and this two practices are using our facilities for theirs clinics too. However, your vaccination will be administered by a clinician from Upton Surgery, at the Surgery.
Make sure you have you contact details updated, including mobile numbers, and check all notifications from the Surgery, including text messages.
If you are over or if you know anyone over 50 registered at Upton Surgery that haven’t had or haven’t booked a COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the surgery.
COVID-19 VACCINATION GUIDANCE
12-15 years old children consent form