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Covid-19 vaccination roll out has begun

10th May 21

We are making good progress with our Covid Vaccination Programme.

We are currently progressing through and have vaccinated most people with first doses in the following groups:

  1.  Patients over 80 (DOB on or before 31 March 1941)
  2.  Patients over 70 (DOB 1 April 1941 to 31 March 1951) and patients aged 18 to 64 who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.
  3.  Adults aged 18 to 64 years in an at-risk group and carers and patients aged 65- 69 (DOB 1 April 1951 to 31 March 1956) or CEV patients who have not attended the vaccination centres.
  4.  Adults aged 60 to 64 (DOB 1 April 1956 to 31 March 1961)
  5.  Adults aged 50 to 59 (DOB 1 April 1961 to 31 March 1971)

You will get notification from the practice to attend for your second dose around the 10 week interval.

If you are in one of these groups and have not been invited for vaccination and wish to avail of one, please contact the Practice or use online service to book.

If you are eligible for vaccination and are not currently in one of the groups set out above you can book through the vaccination centres: HSC Covid Vaccine

You can also book via telephone on 0300 200 7813 Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 8.00pm.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are in CEV or Vulnerable Group and aged 16-17 at 31st March, you will not be offered Astra Zeneca Vaccine and CANNOT book through surgery or SSE Arena. You will be able to book with RVH trust site who are using Pfizer.

It is however important that people don't "mix and match" their vaccination location.

 

We thank you for your support and understanding during this time.

More information about the vaccine and programme can be obtained on the Public Health Agency website.

 

Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' and 'Vulnerable' People

Shielding for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people has been paused since 31 July 2020. Guidance has been set out to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and the pressures that come with it. Advice is constantly being reviewed and updated guidance has been sent out. Further information around this guidance and the groups included can be found on the nidirect.gov website.

 

 

Breast Screening

Things are a little different this year for us all with the onset of the Covid19 pandemic in March 20, but looking after your health is still important.  At present all Breast services are continuing throughout NI.

The breast screening services have implemented new risk assessed measures to help keep everyone safe:

  • Covid Questionnaire on entering unit
  • PPE worn by staff
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Increased infection control measures including regular cleaning of equipment and touch point areas after every mammogram.

if you have recently bee offered a screening appointment but are concerned for any reason, please contact your local screening unit where staff are on hand to answer any questions. Even if you have missed your recent appointment and now wish to attend, this can be easily arranged by contacting the Breast Screening Unit.

See Breast Screening Unit Infection Control Measures.

 

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