Latest News – COVID Vaccination

CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION UPDATE 08.04.2021

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NHS advice for anyone at clinical risk or aged over 50 is to continue with the course of vaccinations which you have started on -either Pfizer or AstraZeneca

CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION UPDATE 06.04.2021

FIRST DOSE

If you have not had your first dose and are eligible for it, please call the NHS on 119 to arrange an appointment

SECOND DOSE

We are now inviting in all those patients we have previously vaccinated for their second doses from the start of April 2021. If you have given your surgery your mobile phone number then you will be called in by SMS text invite. If you do not have a mobile phone, we will contact you in the order in which you had your first dose.

Please bring your vaccination card with you to your second appointment

9th February 2021

We are OPEN today. Thanks to our incredible volunteer snow clearing crews Massingham Drive is clear. The roads around Earls Colne are driveable and our staff are ready to vaccinate.

8th February 2021

We are now inviting everyone over 70 years old and those who are shielding (“clinically extremely vulnerable”) for Covid vaccinations.

SNOW UPDATE: Don’t worry if the weather conditions cause you to arrive later than your appointment, providing you are with us by 6pm, you will be vaccinated.

4th February 2021

This week, we have started vaccinating priority group 4: All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (those who were shielding).

Thousands of residents have already been vaccinated at Pump House surgery, Earls Colne.

This photo was taken yesterday of Mr Laszlo Baktai, an Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery (Halstead) patient being vaccinated by Dr Kim Andrews of Freshwell Health Centre (Finchingfield) at The Pump House Surgery (Earls Colne). Great teamwork!

See the full article in the today’s Halstead Gazette here.

31st January 2021

This weekend, we are mainly vaccinating our patients who are in “priority group 3” (all those 75 years of age and over). Vaccination of priority groups 1-3 will be almost complete by the end of the weekend.

In the coming week (week commencing Monday 1st February), we will start inviting & vaccinating our patients who are in “priority group 4” (all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (those who were shielding)).

Priority Group 4 is quite a large group of patients and it will take us more than a week to vaccinate this group. So please don’t be alarmed if your invitation doesn’t come in the first week. We will be inviting you in as soon as we can.

The government has published guidance on the order in which the vaccines should be prioritised. The order is:

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (those who were shielding)
  5. All those 65 years of age and over
  6. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality (we suspect this will be all those who are normally eligible for a flu jab)
  7. All those 60 years of age and over
  8. All those 55 years of age and over
  9. All those 50 years of age and over