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Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine – update
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 Patient information leaflets
Covid 19 vaccination: a Guide for Adults leaflet
What to expect after my COVID vaccine
Covid vaccination: A guide for women of childbearing age, pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding
Regulatory 174 authorisation and detailed information for vaccine recipients
Local Vaccination Programme - read more
Face Covering Advice
Need advice on where to get face coverings from? This website holds a range of information, including where to source masks, how to make your own, plus guidance if a patient thinks they are exempt from wearing a mask.
Temporary arrangements for primary care – COVID19
How to access GP services during the pandemic
We are making changes to the way you access GP services during the coronavirus pandemic to help protect people and slow the spread of the virus.
From Monday 30 March 2020 people cannot enter GP practices in Calderdale unless they have been given permission by a clinician during a telephone or video consultation.
If you need an appointment or advice, call your GP practice by phone in the first instance. You can use the NHS Find your GP service to get their contact details.
The receptionist will take details and process your call as usual. If your needs require a clinical opinion a phone or video call with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional may be booked for you.
If a face-to-face GP appointment is necessary, you will be told which GP practice it will be held at. This appointment may take place at a different surgery to the one you usually go to, and with a different doctor or nurse than the one you usually see.
If a home visit is needed, one will be arranged. The doctor who visits may not be the one you usually see.
Please be assured that the clinician you see will have access to all of your medical records, and will be able to make informed decisions based on your health needs.
These are temporary measures taken to ensure we can continue to meet your needs in general practice.
It also supports the national efforts to encourage people to stay at home and maintain social distancing measures, and ensure that people receive the best medical care while keeping doctors and nurses safe.
How to access NHS Services during the coronavirus pandemic
For help and information about coronavirus
Those with symptoms should use the 111 Coronavirus online service. People should only call 111 if you’re unable to get help online.
Those advised to self-isolate can get a note to send to their employer online at https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Using GP practices
If you need to contact a GP, do not go into the surgery in person.
If you need an appointment with a clinician, or advice, call your GP practice by phone in the first instance. You can use the NHS Find your GP service to get their contact details.
Your GP surgery will then give you advice about what to do.
A phone or video call with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional may be booked for you.
You’ll only be asked to visit a surgery if absolutely necessary.
Your GP surgery may be very busy at the moment. So you may have to wait longer than usual to speak to someone if it’s not urgent.
General health advice
The best place to get accurate health information is the NHS website.
The NHS website has information and advice on:
If you have a repeat prescription that you normally request at your GP surgery, you can do this online via Systmone CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS or using an app CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP
Advice for parents during coronavirus
Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.
Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done.
Here is some advice to help
Urgent medical help
If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service.
The 111 online service asks questions about your symptoms to help you get the help you need.
Only call 111 if you’re unable to get help online.
During the coronavirus outbreak, the 111 phone line will be very busy so it will be quicker and easier to get help online.
Emergency medical help
For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.
Try to avoid going to A&E, as there’s a risk you could catch coronavirus or spread it to people who are seriously ill.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
The surgery premises meets the needs of disabled people and car parking is available at the front of the building.
On Line Services
For Help on Using the Online Services please click on the following link Help using online services
(Site updated 26/04/2021)