COVID-19 Vaccination for at risk 5 to 11 year-olds
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that 5 to 11-year-olds who are either in a clinical risk group or are a household contact of someone of any age who is immunosuppressed should be offered two 10 micrograms doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with a minimum interval of eight weeks between doses.
This means around half a million children will soon be invited to take up their vaccination.
The JCVI has set out criteria for determining who should be offered vaccination within this group and clinicians will be responsible for identifying children in their care who are eligible. Parents will need to give consent for their child to be vaccinated.
Information on eligibility can be found in the Green Book, chapter 14a, which is published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). See the section on children aged 5-11 years and tables 3 and 4.
How will I know if my child is eligible?
GPs and hospital specialists have been asked to identify 5 to 11-year-olds who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. For children eligible as a household contact, the person who is immunosuppressed will be written to directly.
Parents and guardians will be notified if their child should get the vaccine and told how they can book an appointment.
The NHS will be in touch with parents in the coming weeks if their child is eligible, so please wait to hear and do not contact your GP practice.
Where will children be given their vaccine?
Vaccination services have been asked to prepare to vaccinate this cohort and consider necessary reasonable adjustments to accommodate their needs on an individual basis, to ensure children and their families have a positive experience.
It is expected that most children will be vaccinated at a site run by local GPs, a hospital, or a specialist children’s centre. In cases where this isn’t possible, local arrangements will be in place with community pharmacies, vaccination centres, hospital hubs, housebound teams, and in some cases at special schools.
Parents or guardians will also be able to take their child to a walk-in appointment, however, it’s important to be aware that not every site will be able to offer vaccination for this group, so please use our online walk-in site finder (www.nhs.uk/vaccine-walk-in) to make sure you choose the right site. If this is the preferred option, when attending the appointment, you will need to remember to take the letter from your child’s GP or hospital consultant confirming their eligibility for the vaccine.
Please be aware that parents cannot currently book their child’s vaccination appointment by calling 119 or on the NHS website.
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From BRIDGEDALE PRIMARY CARE NETWORK - Serving Riverside MC, Roslea Surgery, and The Ryan MC
Are your pipes in good working order? Do YOU know YOUR numbers?
Hypertension - high pressure in the arteries (vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body).
Symptoms vary from person to person but generally include unexplained fatigue and headache.
🩺 Can be dangerous or life-threatening if untreated 🩺 Treatable by a medical professional 🩺 Often requires lab test or imaging 🩺
🩺 Common for ages 60 and older but anyone could have it 🩺 Family history may increase likelihood 🩺 Can damage other systems in the body 🩺
Get your BP checked. It's important!.
🥰😊 Surgery Announcements - November 2021 😔😳
Dr. Renwick has gone walkabout!
His last day with us was 05-Nov-2021. Here’s to our favourite Aussie! We will miss him and wish him the very best..
🥰😊 Surgery Announcements - September 2021 😔😳
Dr. Wilson is our new GP partner!
If you did not already know, she was appointed to the post this past April. When you see her, please congratulate her on her new title!
Dr. D. Moore has retired!
Unfortunate for us, but terrific for him! We will miss him and wish him a very happy retirement.
Dr. Okoye and Dr. Oyekoya are our 2 new GPs!
They both joined our practice in August. Now that they have had some time to settle in, please help us give them a warm welcome!
❕❕❕ All patients should continue to wear Face Masks and practice Social Distancing in healthcare settings ❕❕❕
Accessing your 🦠COVID-19 Vaccination Status
DO NOT contact your GP about your COVID-19 vaccination status - GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you have completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.
📅🏠 Appointments and Home Visits during the pandemic 🏠📅
All patients requesting appointments will be triaged via telephone BEFORE being able to attend the surgery.
In view of the coronavirus, we will need to ask if you are calling the surgery for an appointment or home visit due to respiratory or flu like symptoms. If so, please follow the national guidelines for self-isolating for the appropriate number of days.
💊💊 Repeat Prescription requests
To help avoid the spread of the coronavirus, we ask that patients avoid coming to the surgery unless absolutely necessary.
We no longer accept telephone requests. Please order your repeat prescription online or via our surgery email address at email@example.com and nominate a pharmacy to which we will send your prescription electronically. (ask reception for information)
Should you need to drop off a repeat prescription request at the surgery, you will need to place it in the Prescription Request Box at our front-entry door during opening hours. We will NOT be accepting any prescription requests at the rear-entry door
🤧🤢 Sick Note advice from LMC
COVID-19 Sick Note
📂 How we use your Medical Records 📂
Important Information for Patients
This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill. We share information when the law requires us to do so. (to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe).
📌 You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.
📌 You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
📌 You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
📌 You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Our named Data Protection Officer is Mrs Anna-Marie Goth. p: (01772) 310100 and e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take time to read the statement below.
This document details how we as a Practice use your medical records and your rights to access you medical records from 25th May 2018.
Rolsea Surgery GDPR
For a copy of your medical record requests please complete the SAR form below and hand it in to the Reception Team at the surgery.
Subject Access Request Form