Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

Wait to be contacted

The Surgery will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the Surgery or NHS for a vaccination before then.

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

 

Nearly 2000 Upton surgery patients have now been vaccinated against coronavirus!

 

If you or someone you know is over 75 years old and has not been contacted by the surgery to have their vaccination please call us and let us know.

We are now vaccinating JVCI Priority group 4 (Aged over 70 or clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 infection) we have approximately 1000 hello are none so nosy a patients in this group and we aim to vaccinate everyone as quickly as possible.

We will be contacting eligible patients by text message or phone call, please make sure we have your up-to-date mobile number. Please DON'T call the surgery to book an appointment unless asked. Doing so prevents our staff getting on with the task of booking those patients who need vaccinating. Rest assured we will contact everyone. The best way to ensure we contact you as quickly as possible to make sure we have your mobile number.

 

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. 

HOW DO I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT?

A member of the team will be contacting patients from the appropriate list to book their appointment. 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 75 or if you know anyone over 75 registered at Upton Surgery that haven’t had or haven’t booked a COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the surgery. 

COVID-19 VACCINATION GUIDANCE

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OLDER ADULTS

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COVID-19 VACCINE: WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE VACCINE?

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COVID-19 VACCINE GUIDANCE FOR PREGNANTS, BREASTFEEDING MUMS OR IF YOU'RE PLANNING A PREGNANCY

PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

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