Covid-19 Vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine

We have started to send our patients aged over 80 years to the Ealing Town Hall to get their
first vaccine done. Patients are being sent in batches of 12 per practice to allow all practices in Ealing to send patients across. We have had two weeks of this already including this week and we hope for more appointments for this vaccine to be rolled out in the coming weeks. All the patients in this category are being called by a clinician to discuss consent and whether they would like to have the vaccine and discuss any side effects or suitability based on health conditions. Once consent has been given the patient is contacted by an admin member of the team to book an appointment. This is a slow process due to the way the Pfizer vaccine has to be stored and administered however, with the positive news of the Astra Zeneca vaccine being approved, we hope to work with the CCG to start vaccinating more patients and perhaps at GP surgery level, as this new vaccine can be stored on site in the GP surgery.
We advise patients to be very patient with us as we have to do all the checks with each patient before an appointment is offered. If you still have not been offered an appointment please do not worry, you will get one as we move on.
This is a very fluid situation so we need to work very quickly as things change on a daily basis.

Please see some information from Ealing CCG below:

  • Please don’t contact your doctor or the NHS asking about vaccination; this is not a service that you are able to book in advance.
  • The NHS will contact you when your turn comes in the months ahead. If you are contacted, please do attend the appointment.
  •  We would encourage those over 80 and in the government’s priority list to be ready to accept their invite when called by their GP.
  •  In the meantime, it is vitally important that we all continue to follow the national public health guidance: wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering in enclosed spaces and maintain safe social distancing. Covid-19 is still very prevalent and highly infectious: the risk of catching it is the same as ever for people who have not been vaccinated.
    For more information from the Covid website via the government please click below:
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/