Information for Patients
We are all delighted by how well the Covid vaccination programme is going throughout Dorset and the rest of the country and we look forward to this improving the quality of life for all of us.
But we know that you, like us, are struggling with the confines still imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- We are currently vaccinating all those aged over 50 and you should have received an invite from us if you are in this group.
- If you have received your invite and do not want the vaccination please do let us know.
- Due to delayed supplies, there will be mainly second doses only given in April, but we are expecting more vaccine supplies from May when we will start to call in the under 50’s.
We will always put your health first and have continued to consult with our patients throughout the last year of Covid. We are now working towards coming out of lockdown and know that some pandemic changes are here to stay. At this time we are:
- Maintaining appointments via the telephone and internet.
- Continuing to follow government guidelines to protect both patients and staff which may reduce the numbers allowed in the surgery at any one time.
Thank you for your patience as we all work through these changes and do look after yourselves by attending all your appointments including those for immunisations and screening.
The Partners and Practice Business Manager (25th March 2021)
You may wish to read answers to frequently asked questions.
Update 27th January 2021
NHS England have sent out letters to some of our patients inviting them to attend a mass vaccination site. The closest site in Dorset is the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).
If you wish to book your coronavirus vaccination at the BIC, please follow the instructions on the letter. If you wish to have the vaccination at the surgery, please ignore the NHS letter and wait for the surgery to contact you. The choice is entirely yours. We do recommend that you do not delay having your vaccine.
Update 18th March 2021 Regarding Astra Zeneca Vaccine
We have been receiving a lot of contacts from patients who are concerned about the safety of the Astra Zeneca vaccine following various media and social media articles. We would like to assure you that all safety steps have been followed and there is no additional danger in having the Astra Zeneca vaccine in relation to any other vaccine that you may be offered. For further information we do assess patient records prior to sending out invites and anyone that the GPs are concerned about will be assessed prior to an invite being sent. To provide further information please see article from Astra Zeneca with full explanation.
Published: Dec 8, 2020