Covid 19: Covid vaccination

Update 20 January 2021

We are pleased to inform patients that we are now delivering the Covid Vaccination for our patients at Chelford Surgery. This is for the Astra Zeneca vaccine due to the ability to move the vaccine safely from Wilmslow Health Centre. Pfizer vaccines will still need to be delivered at Wilmslow Health Centre for the time being.

Please do not contact the surgery about Covid vaccinations unless instructed to do so.

This is by appointment only and dates of vaccination clinics are dependent on our dates of delivery as set out by NHSE. 

Patients are being contacted in order of priority groups as set out by the government in the link below. 

Where we have patient’s mobile phone details, we will contact eligible patients with booking details. Patients without a mobile phone will be contacted directly by the practice. 

Please await your invitation. Do not contact the Chelford Surgery reception regarding covid vaccines unless invited to do so as this adds additional pressure while we are trying to deliver this needed but complex vaccination programme.

Wilmslow Health centre – vaccination site info

Cheshire CCG vaccination information page

If you wish to volunteer to help please let our receptionists know or alternatively use this link to help volunteer across other Cheshire sites.———————————————————————————————————

NNHS England advice (23rd December)

  • We understand that people are anxious to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. However, please don’t contact your GP practice, local hospital or council to seek a COVID-19 vaccine appointment – appointments cannot be made in this way.
  • More COVID-19 vaccination services will be available near you early in the New Year and the NHS will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward. If you’re eligible for a vaccine, but are yet to be contacted, please remain patient. You will not be missed.
  • This is just the beginning of the largest vaccination programme the country has ever seen and we will make sure that the people who need it most (and those that care for them) are able to access the vaccine in a safe way with the least delay.
  • When you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite and make sure you attend appointments when you arrange them.
  • Please also continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing and hand hygiene guidance as, until a vaccine has been fully rolled out, this is the most effective way to reduce transmission of the virus and help save lives.

Who will get the vaccine?

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recently published updated advice on the priority groups to receive COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, advising that vaccines should first be given to care home residents and staff, followed by people aged over 80 and health and social workers, before being rolled out to the rest of the population in order of age and risk.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine

The JCVI will continue to update its advice as more information becomes available on vaccine effectiveness, safety and clinical characteristics. This will in turn be reflected in the NHS’s plans.

Further guidance materials

COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for women of childbearing age, pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers

COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination