Latest News – COVID Vaccination

CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION UPDATE 03.06.2021

FIRST DOSE

If you have not had a COVID19 vaccination, and are eligible, please book on the national booking system.

Link to the national booking system:

Book a coronavirus vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Link to book COVID19 vaccine:

Do you know your NHS number? – Book a coronavirus vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

SECOND DOSE

If you have had your first COVID19 vaccination via your GP and you cannot have your second dose from your GP practice, please book your second COVID19 vaccination using the National Booking System.

For people over 50 your second vaccination should be 56 days after your first vaccination.  However, you will not be able to book your appointment immediately after your first vaccination – please wait to try and book your appointment.

For people under 50 your second vaccination should be 77-84 days after your first vaccination.   However, you will not be able to book your appointment immediately after your first vaccination – please wait to try and book your appointment.

If you try to book too early appointment slots are unlikely to be available for you.

Link to the national booking system:

Book a coronavirus vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Link to book COVID19 vaccine:

Do you know your NHS number? – Book a coronavirus vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

If after waiting as advised above you are unable to book your second vaccine appointment, please contact the CCG Central Referral Team who will be able to help you.

Contact number: 0300 123 0771

Open Mon – Fri, 8am – 6pm

If you have difficulty using the telephone, e.g. hard of hearing, please make contact using email central.referral@nhs.net

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