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Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine
New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. They have recommended that:
Everyone who has had the AstraZeneca vaccine should still have a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, irrespective of age, unless they have had a blood clot or have an existing risk of thrombosis (blood clotting)
People aged 30 and over or who have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease should still be offered the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The benefits in protecting them against the serious consequences of COVID-19 outweigh any risk of this rare condition.
People aged 18-29 who do not have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease will be offered an alternative Covid-19 vaccine where available. (This has been recommended as a precaution as people under 30 are at less risk from Covid-19 and not because they are considered to be at particular risk of developing the rare blood clot.)
People under 30 can still choose to have the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine if this will mean they can be protected more quickly and they have been made aware of the guidance.
Please see the leaflet below that has been produced by Public Health England and the NHS to answer any questions you may have Covid 19 Vaccination and blood clotting
Covid Vaccination Programme
Please note – Framfield House Surgery has no direct influence over the provision of COVID vaccinations to the general public. These are administered by the GP Federation of Suffolk who have established a COVID vaccination centre in Woodbridge. Appointments will be issued by them and are dependent on consignments of vaccine. As soon as more vaccine arrives additional appointments will be issued. We understand the frustration but please understand that neither clinical staff nor our admin team have any influence over the pace of vaccinations. We will investigate any abusive behaviour towards our staff.
Please follow the link below for more information regarding the Vaccination Service:
Update from the Suffolk GP Federation 17/02/2021
Covid Vaccination Programme - Cohort 6
The next cohorts of patients being invited for Covid vaccination include carers and ‘at risk’ patients aged 16-65. The ‘at risk’ include:
- Chronic respiratory disease
- Chronic heart disease and vascular disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease, including severe or profound learning disability
- Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
- Morbid obesity
- Severe mental illness
Patients ‘at risk’ are defined by NHS England. This group is very large and it will take several weeks for everyone to be invited to book an appointment for vaccination. We will only invite patients when we know we have vaccine available.
Over the next few weeks we will be sending out a combination of text and letter invitations to the patients of the 28 GP practices we are working with. Until you receive this invitation please do not contact your GP practice or the Federation.
If you have not received an invitation please do not call our booking line as we cannot assist you and you will not be able to make an appointment.
Please find below more information about the Covid - 19 Vaccines:
Children Attending School
We understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members. As a practice we are very sorry but decisions about children attending school are not ours to make. It's not something that we can help with. We would suggest a discussion between parent/guardians and the school to decide the best way forward.
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Flu Vaccinations 2020
Please note you are now able to book flu vaccinations if you are eligible for a free flu jab. Please support our surgery by having your vaccination here where we can access your medical records and ensure your safety. Those patients that are eligible will receive text/email messages in the coming the weeks inviting them to book an appointment. Please note we will be inviting those in the governments shielding category first followed by the over 65's with underlying heath conditions then the remaining over 65's. As there is a different vaccine for the under 65's at risk they will be invited seperately and the 50 - 64 year olds will be later in the year. More details to follow. There will be strict social distancing and hand sanitisers available for use.
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Patient Participation Group
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