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COVID-19 Booster Vaccines

If you are eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine you will be contacted via text, email or telephone from the surgery to let you know.

The COVID-19 booster vaccine helps to improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

The booster vaccine will be available for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least six months ago. If you haven't been contacted by the surgery informing you that you are eligible for the booster please do not contact us. You will be notified when it is your turn and we must prioritise those most vulnerable in our community.

Most people will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine unless they are unable to in which case, they will be given the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. This will mean your booster vaccine may be different from your 1st and 2nd doses which is safe. If you are also offered the flu vaccine it is safe to receive them at the same time.

The team at Lister House continue to work incredibly hard to deliver the flu vaccination programme and the COVID-19 booster roll out whilst meeting increasing demand and we appreciate your patience and cooperation.

FLU VACCINATION 2021/2022

If you are eligible for a flu jab you will be sent an SMS or Email * from the surgery to let you know.

(*or telephone call if no email or mobile number recorded)

WE WILL UPDATE YOU AS SOON AS WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION TO SHARE. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT ON THE PRACTICE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 THE FLU VACCINES DO NOT CONTAIN COVID-19

At Risk Groups this year include:

  • Everyone aged 50 and over
  • Everyone under 50 years of age who has a medical condition (see below),including children and babies over six months of age
  • All pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy
  • All two- and three- year-old children (provided they were aged two or three years old on 31 August of the current flu season)
  • All children in primary school (these will be given at school)
  • All Year 7 secondary school-aged children (these will be given at school)
  • Everyone living in a residential or nursing home
  • Everyone who cares for an older or disabled person (if you are not registered as a Carer please let us know
  • Household contacts of anyone on the NHS Shielded Patient List
  • All frontline health and social care workers (work ID will be required at time of vaccination and you'll need to contact us to book an appointment

Health Conditions included:

  • Heart problems
  • Chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
  • Kidney disease
  • Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • Liver disease
  • Had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological condition, eg multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy

     Learning disability

  • Problem with your spleen, eg sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
  • Seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)

 

 

PLEASE NOTE FLU VACCINES ARE DELIVERED TO US THROUGHOUT THE FLU SEASON. PATIENTS ARE IN ELIGIBILTY COHORTS AND WILL BE CONTACTED WHEN WE HAVE YOUR VACCINE IN STOCK

PLEASE BE AWARE FLU SEASON RUNS FROM WHEN THE VACCINES ARRIVE UNTIL THE END JANUARY 2022

 

 

We will be contacting you if you are eligible, you will then receive an SMS with a TIME SLOT for you to attend the surgery

Due to Covid-19 we are still limiting the number of patients attending the surgery at one time

Please don’t contact the surgery

We WILL contact you in due course

 

IF YOU UNABLE TO ATTEND THE TIME SLOT YOU ARE SENT PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY

HOWEVER PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND YOUR INITIAL ALOCATED TIME SLOT IN ORDER TO HELP MAKE SURE WE CAN VACCINATE AS MANY PATIENTS AS POSSIBLE

PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH US

THIS YEAR DUE TO CONTINUING PANDEMIC GETTING PATIENTS VACCINATED IS GOING TO BE CHALLENGING AND TAKE LONGER THAN PREVIOUS YEARS

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION  

WE WILL BE CLOSING EACH SITE FOR SEVERAL SESSIONS  DURING THE FLU SEASON IN ORDER TO RUN THE FLU CLINICS SAFELY

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ENTER THROUGH ONE DOOR AND YOU WILL LEAVE VIA ANOTHER EXIT TO SUPPORT SOCIAL DISTANCING

ALL FLU CLINICS WILL HAVE MARSHALLS TO DIRECT PATIENTS AND ENSURE EVERYONE IS KEPT SAFE

NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.

Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday.

However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.

That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.

The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.

Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May said: “Face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across healthcare settings so that the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospital, their GP surgery, pharmacy or any other healthcare settings for advice, care and treatment.

“And it is important for the public to continue to play their part when visiting NHS and care settings to help protect our staff and patients, particularly those who may be more vulnerable to infections.

“As restrictions are lifted in many places on Monday everyone has a part to play in helping to control Covid by getting vaccinated and acting responsibly.

“It is vital that in healthcare settings, we do all we can to reduce the risk of infection for those working in our services and those who need our care.”

Health Minister Jo Churchill said: “Face coverings have played an important role in healthcare settings, helping protect vulnerable patients, staff and visitors by limiting the spread of this deadly disease and this guidance remains in place.

“We expect patients, visitors and NHS staff to continue using face coverings and maintain social distancing in all healthcare settings as we cautiously lift restrictions on Monday.

“I urge everyone to play their part and think of those more vulnerable than you when visiting your local hospital or GP surgery.”

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said: “It is absolutely right that basic infection prevention and control measures stay in place in healthcare settings. Simple steps such as wearing a face mask and keeping a safe distance away from others are a minor inconvenience but could have a profound positive impact when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable and I strongly support the chief nurse with this clear reminder.”

Jude Diggins, Interim RCN Director of Nursing, Policy and Public Affairs said: “The recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases shows that we have some way to go before being free from the pandemic. The public understand the importance of face masks, social distancing and vigilant handwashing in all health and care settings. These must continue in order to protect patients and nursing staff thus helping to ensure the NHS has the capacity to treat everyone who needs it if pressures keep increasing.”

Eddie Crouch, Chair of the British Dental Association said: “These guidelines are in place to protect patients and staff. When visiting a dentist face coverings, social distancing and hand washing remain fundamentals not optional extras. Wider changes that take place on Monday will have no impact on how the public should approach accessing our services.”

Thorrun Govind, Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in England said: “Pharmacists and their teams are working really hard to support patient care and the public can do its bit to help keep people safe. While some pharmacies are in retail environments, they’re still a healthcare setting and have been relied upon to support and protect the public throughout the pandemic. I’d urge everyone entering a pharmacy or any healthcare setting to wear and mask and maintain social distancing to reduce the risk from COVID-19 to both patients and staff.”

UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Although restrictions are easing, NHS staff are under pressure trying to clear the long wait lists that have built up during the pandemic.  At the same time, Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly and many people remain vulnerable. It’s vital that staff know they will be kept safe and the public are clear that measures like social distancing and mask wearing will still be needed to stop the spread in healthcare settings.”

Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “This is exactly what health leaders across the country needed to hear as we head towards the final coronavirus restrictions lifting in England as it will validate their intention to continue following the existing infection control guidelines. It is not too much to ask of those visiting or using NHS services to continue wearing a mask and respecting social distancing measures if it can keep themselves and those around them safe from this horrible disease.”

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We are conscious that some patients registered at Lister House Surgery may be affected by ongoing events in Afghanistan. Lister House Surgery is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. All the team have been trained in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.

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