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COVID-19 VACCINATION

Due to the huge task of vaccinating so many people nationwide, the vaccine is going to be delivered in various ways, by mass vaccination hubs, smaller hubs and some GP Surgeries. We are working with 27 other practices and the Suffolk GP Federation to deliver the vaccination programme via a mass vaccination hub.  

When you are invited you will receive a text from NHS-Noreply or a letter with a unique booking code and web link. 

All Patients will be invited for their vaccine when they are eligible.  Please be patient, you will be contacted when you are eligible.

  

Information is available on the government website

(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine)

We understand your anxiety but would like to assure you that as soon as is possible, you will be contacted and invited for your vaccination.

Suffolk and North East Essex System have launched a Covid-19 Vaccine website which gives a range of information about the vaccination roll out, links to local networks and organisations and a detailed set of FAQs.  There is also information about the vaccination centres and sites across Suffolk and North East Essex with local case studies and sites, including maps highlighting their location.  SNEE NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service (sneevaccine.org.uk)

IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR OUR PATIENTS AND CARERS

The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS ABOVE, STAY AT HOME AND ARRANGE TO HAVE A TEST ON WWW.GOV.UK.

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above, stay at home and isolate for 10 days.  You should arrange to have a test - visit www.gov.uk.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY TO REQUEST A TEST WE DO NOT HAVE TESTS AVAILABLE

 

Coronavirus Emergency Phoneline

Home, But Not alone. Supporting Vulnerable people in Suffolk.

0800 876 629 

The home, but not alone free phoneline is for people who need urgent help & support during the coronavirus pandemic. It is only for people who do NOT have support available from friends, family or neighbours & are struggling for food, medicines or other supplies. 


Useful Information for Patients Relating to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) - please read

The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above, stay at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19.

Individuals should stay at home (self-isolate) for 10 days from the onset of symptoms. If someone has serious symptoms they cannot manage at home they should use NHS 111 online (please note that people should only call 111 if they cannot go online).

After 10 days of self-isolation, people who feel better and no longer have a high temperature can return to their normal routine.

Hand washing and hand hygiene advice

Hand hygiene remains the single most factor in reducing the risk of infection.

Currently, hand hygiene is advised for Covid-19 when

  • after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose
  • before leaving home
  • on arrival at school/workplace
  • after travelling on public transport
  • after using the toilet
  • after breaks and sporting activities
  • before food preparation
  • before eating any food, including snacks
  • before leaving school/workplace

Hands should be washed using warm water and soap liquid soap is preferred as shared bar soap can become contaminated with germs/micro-organisms, which can then be passed from one person to another.  This is the reason that only liquid soap is used in healthcare settings. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available on visibly clean hands.

This should be done often and thoroughly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, rinse and dry thoroughly. The same applies to those caring for anyone that is being tested for Covid-19. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Please read the document below regarding how our appointments and services will operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Information regarding appointments COVID-19

We now have some information for patients regarding caring for patients at highest clinical risk from COVID-19.  Please read the following document.

Frequently Asked Questions For Patients about At Risk Categories

 
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