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COVID-19 info

 

Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 vaccination programme

Locally, the site at Shape Mendip has recently closed. The vaccination centre is now held within The Haskins Store, Shepton Mallet.

The team will be carrying on to deliver vaccines to Care home residents and Housebound patients over the next month. They are hoping to run a smaller service locally and we will update you on their FB page and through local communications. Please read all this information as is covers all eligible groups and the activity.
In the meantime there are other vaccine sites where you can get a vaccine and all can be found on the links placed below.
1.Somerset CCG Covid Info page that shows the sites and opening times also at the bottom of that page. https://www.somersetccg.nhs.uk/covid-vaccines/
2. find the nearest site by Postcode –https://www.somersetccg.nhs.uk/covid-vaccines/
3. Manage or book your vaccination appointment via the national booking service – https://www.somersetccg.nhs.uk/covid-vaccines/
4. Get help with your vaccination record – Get help with the check your COVID-19 vaccine record service – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
The Spring Booster vaccination is for all 75+yrs and the immunosuppressed.
All persons in eligible groups will receive direct communication to assist them with arranging a suitable and local appointment.
The 5-11yrs groups will be sent National letters / texts or emails to invite you to book. The cohorts will start with the 11yr olds and work down the age groups. These are due to be released to parents / carers from early April.
Alternatively appointments, if eligible, can be made by calling 119 or booking online.
It’s never too late to get your COVID-19 vaccination, as the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the Corona-19 virus including the Omicron variant. There are walk in and bookable slots across Somerset at our community pharmacies, GP sites and main vaccination centres.
If you are unable to find the answers through these links and need further help please email shape.mendip@nhs.net – please be patient for a response as we are on a reduced workforce now and we will try and reply within 48hrs.
The team at Shape have managed to deliver 90, 522 vaccinations to our community – thank you to all the workers and the many volunteers who have done such a marvelous job.

COVID-19 Pulse Oximetry @ Home

You may be contacted by the surgery about this scheme if you are eligible. A helpful video is available

COVID-19 (update June 2021)

While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone visiting hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules, unless they are unable to do so for medical reasons.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/07/nhs-patients-staff-and-visitors-must-continue-to-wear-face-coverings-in-healthcare-settings/

This will help to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, especially those who are more vulnerable to infection.

We are following national guidelines in order to keep our patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means you may be asked whether you have any symptoms of Coronavirus before attending your appointment and will be asked to wear a face covering when attending the surgery. Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) including face masks during face to face appointments. Please do not attend the surgery unless you have an appointment arranged in advance or have been asked to attend by a clinician.

If you’re concerned you may have Coronavirus or need advice, please visit the dedicated COVID-19 service on NHS111 online or call 111.