COVID BOOSTERS - UPDATED 17.12.2021
Chew Medical Practice are running Covid Vaccination clinics at the practice. If you are 12 years and older and are eligible for your 1st, 2nd or Booster Covid vaccine. Please phone the practice to book.
12-17 year olds
Second dose (12 week interval needed between first and second dose)
18 years +
Second dose (8 week interval needed between first and second dose)
Booster (12 week interval needed between 2nd dose and booster dose)
Third primary dose (8 week interval needed between second dose and third dose)
Booster (12 week interval needed between the third primary dose and booster dose)
COVID BOOSTERS - UPDATED 14.12.2021
On Sunday the Prime Minister announced the aim to administer COVID booster vaccinations to all those over 18 years old. To be eligible for a booster your second vaccination must have been at least 3 months ago.
We heard this news at the same time as you last night and have been working since this point to put in place a plan to rapidly increase the delivery of vaccine to our patients.
We started the booster campaign in mid October. To date, approximately 4200 of our 8000 eligible patients have received a booster. We have been asked to vaccinate the remaining 3800 in 17 days, over Christmas! We have been advised by the Government that vaccination should take priority over routine work and therefore it is with regret that we will unfortunately have to cancel a number of routine appointments in order to facilitate this massive increase in capacity for vaccination. We can only apologise for this but hope that you understand the need to ensure the wider community is protected.
We would politely ask that you are respectful to our reception staff during this difficult time. Our staff are tired and have worked incredibly hard over the last 22 months, responding to changes in plans and policy at the drop of a hat. They do not make the rules but they are asked to implement them which they continue to do with a smile and with you, our patients, at the forefront of every decision that is made.
We will continue to run a normal emergency service, with the duty doctor available to see and speak to patients with urgent needs, however, we would ask that this pathway is only used for new, acute or worsening problems and not for routine concerns. The nurses will continue to run a treatment room service and the dispensary will remain open as normal for medications.
We are currently awaiting confirmation of vaccine deliveries and final sign off from NHS England before we can start booking appointments. In the mean time if you are offered a booster vaccination at a mass vaccination centre or pharmacy then please take this offer.
Unless we text/contact you please assume your appointment is happening as booked. We will offer vaccine appointments and cancel routine appointments as soon as we have confirmation of deliveries.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.
The Chew Medical Practice team
Government Covid-19 rules change for England on Monday 16th August
Public Health England confirmed face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across healthcare settings so that the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospital, their GP surgery, pharmacy or any other healthcare settings for advice, care and treatment. Please continue to wear a face covering when attending the surgery.
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The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated some of the most dramatic changes to working practice in the long history of the NHS. As we emerge into a 'new normal' we are coming to terms with what General Practice is going to look like. We are mindful of all the NHS guidance and how to interpret this in the local context.
It is very important to state that we are open for the business of General Practice. We want to hear from you if you have new health worries; we want to hear from you if you need medication reviews; we want to hear from you if you would expect to be attending for reviews of your long-term conditions (asthma, diabetes, hypertension etc). Much of this work will take place over the telephone or we will see you in person at the Surgery where needed. Social distancing measures and personal protective equipment will be in place to keep you safe.
Please call to discuss any health care needs you may have.
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