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Latest COVID vaccination News Update

Marylebone patients continue to respond fantastically to offers of COVID vaccinations. We are delighted that we have been able to release Marylebone staff members to work at the Lords vaccination site. This has meant that we can offer a familiar face, or voice, when MHC patients attend and iron out any issues with vaccination appointment bookings. Many MHC patients have been vaccinated by our nurses or GPs. The MHC team would like to thank all patients who attended for their vaccination appointments and we feel it has been our pleasure and privilege to have been able to work at the Lords site and serve our patients to ensure they receive their vaccinations in a timely manner.

Most invitations to have vaccinations are done through an text link which is sent by a central booking team. Patients who do not receive texts or whose mobile phone numbers are out of date are contacted by our admin teams by telephone or letters. It is important we have your up-to-date contact details to enable us to do so.

All patients aged 45 and over, or any age in a high clinical risk/shielding group have now been invited, as have patients who are known as carers, live with a patient who is immunosuppressed or have a learning disability. Patients who are pregnant in a high risk group can also have the vaccination after discussion with a GP. If you are in the above group and have NOT yet received your invitation please let us know by emailing clccg.PPG@nhs.net

Patients who had a first vaccination on or before the 10.2.2021 will shortly be called for their second. The vaccination centre have advised us to inform patients that they are not able to provide earlier vaccinations for travelling patients.

Once we are given permission patients aged 40-44, starting with 44 year olds and working downwards to 40 will be invited.

Astra Zeneca: As you are aware the Government have issued advice about the safety of Astra Zeneca vaccinations. If you ARE UNDER 30 and have been offered a COVID vaccination you have to have a thrombosis risk assessment with a GP. Please call reception and they can arrange this for you.

Going forward all patients aged 30 and under will be offered an appointment to have an alternative vaccination.

Covid – 19 vaccination Update – NHS England guide

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/statement-on-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-following-mhra-update

https://www.gpni.co.uk/phe-covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting-information-about-your-vaccination/