Covid Vaccinations January 2021
Please do not contact the surgery regarding a vaccine
Please see attached Frequently asked Questions and Answers which may help you at this time:
Public Health England leaflet for Covid Vaccine
PHE Covid Vaccine Priority Groups
For more information please click the link: PHE information of covid vaccine
We are all excited to hear about the progress on a Covid vaccine and that this should improve the quality of life for all of us.
We know that you, like us, are struggling with the confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Everyone is trying to make the best of the situation and, as a practice, we are committed to caring for you in the best possible way whilst keeping both you and our team safe.
To keep you as informed as possible, we will update these messages frequently as we become aware of more information from NHS England:
Some hospitals have now received the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine and are starting to invite patients in for their vaccine.
We will let you know the specific local Covid vaccination plans as soon as we can
Please do not telephone us to ask when or if you are going to get a Covid Vaccine.
You will be contacted individually if and when you are invited to have a vaccine and will keep this website updated.
The vaccine will be given in order of priority to those at highest risk first. This is following PHE and can not be changed.
Please act on your invitation when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments.
It is essential, if you are given a vaccine, that you return for the second part of the vaccination on the date that you are advised to.
Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
Meanwhile, we all need to keep to the advice of hand-washing, face masks and social distancing but we all look forward to the time when we will return to life as normal.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) What is the address of the vaccine clinic?
The Hampshire Court Hotel, Centre Drive, Chineham, Basingstoke RG24 8FY. It is located very close to the bigTesco in Chineham. If you are on the roundabout where Tesco is, take the exit after Tesco on the roundabout and then take the next left past the Tesco car park which you will see on your left.
2) How do I get to the vaccine clinic?
There are 190 parking spaces at the hotel if you are able to travel by car. If you are travelling by bus, routes 13 and then 7 will drop you just outside the hotel car park.
3) Why is it not at my normal practice?
All of the local practices have decided to work together to provide this additional vaccination programme. Working at scale is allowing us to maintain ‘business as usual’ as much as possible at each of the GP surgeries. Given the logistics of this particular vaccine’s storage and delivery, it is not possible for each individual practice to provide this service on their own.
4) I cannot get there due to mobility/other reasons, when will I be vaccinated?
We will be back in touch with you when we know that we can vaccinate outside of the main hotel hub and care homes.
5) Will you let my Practice know when I’ve had the vaccine?
Yes, we are using an IT solution that will send a notification through to your GP surgery to let them know that you have received the vaccine.
6) Who will be giving me my vaccine?
We will have a combination of GPs, Nurses, HCAs and other trained vaccinators giving the vaccine. You might recognise some of them as they will be from local practices. All staff will have completed the required training and have their competencies signed off before vaccinating anyone.
7) What are the side effects?
Studies are showing low incidences of the following site effects: injection site pain, fever, chills, fatigue, headaches and muscle aches. These are all commonly reported side effects of most vaccines.
8) I am concerned about how quickly this vaccine has been made: can you provide assurances around this?
Despite the speed at which this vaccine has been produced, it has still gone through all of the regulatory processes that any other vaccine would before being approved for use.