Click HERE to read the latest COVID Vaccination update from Honley Surgery.
Please be advised that all new first doses of the COVID vaccines (and subsequent second doses) will be delivered by The Valleys Primary Care Network (PCN) who are working on behalf of the practices within the PCN (Honley Surgery is a member practice of this PCN).
The vaccines are booked to take place at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital and you may receive a text message or telephone call from the Valleys PCN who are coordinating the vaccine programme. Alternatively, patients can attend any of the COVID national vaccination centres when invited.
Please could we kindly ask you not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine UNLESS we have invited you ourselves to book your appointment. Contacting us may stop someone from receiving URGENT medical attention.
Please scroll down to view useful leaflets and links relating to the COVID vaccination and answers to some commonly asked questions.
I HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE NATIONAL BOOKING SYSTEM
We are aware that some patients may have received a letter from the National Booking System regarding having a vaccination, please do not contact us about this as we will contact all patients that are eligible. Click HERE for more information on this.
WHEN WILL A VACCINE BE AVAILABLE?
The first deliveries of the vaccine began around w/c 7th December and the NHS are offering them as soon as they arrive to those who need them most.
WHO WILL GET A VACCINE?
The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from Covid19 first, starting with people living in care homes, people over 80 years old and frontline health and social care workers. This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations.
As more supplies of the vaccine or alternative vaccines become available it will be rolled out in phases to people aged between 80 and 50 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn so they do not need to contact their practice or the NHS.
WHERE CAN I GET A VACCINE?
To start with, vaccines will only be available at hospital ‘hubs’ where the Pfizer vaccine can be stored safely. However, arrangements are also in place to offer vaccines from a number of different locations as more supplies and different vaccines become available. These include local vaccine services provided by GPs and pharmacists and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.
We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:
Please DO NOT contact the NHS to seek a vaccine - we will contact you when it’s the right time to you to have yours.
Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
It is really positive news that the Pfizer vaccine has been confirmed as safe and effective and the NHS is starting to roll it out to the priority groups in West Yorkshire as supplies become available.
This will start with the groups who the independent JCVI have decided need it most, including those aged over 80s and frontline health and social care staff. At first, the vaccine will only be able to be delivered from a few hospital ‘hubs’ but the NHS and partners are working across West Yorkshire to be ready to offer the vaccine to more groups of people and in more ways, including local vaccination centres. We will keep expanding the rollout as we get more supplies of the vaccine and potentially other vaccines are approved.
Click on the links below to view more information & resources relating to the COVID Vaccine.
Privacy Notice for National COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Programmes.
NHS England has established a centralised service for the management of both the COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccination programmes. This service is supported by a central system, the Immunisation Management System.
When you attend for your Covid-19 vaccination a record will be made that you have been vaccinated and when. Normally, vaccinations are undertaken in GP settings. However, the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine is being undertaken in a variety of care settings.
NHS England is responsible for processing your personal data for the
purposes of the national vaccination programme. To find out more, you can click HERE to access the NHS England privacy notice.