COVID Information

29th Sep

Booster vaccinations information

“The NHS in Oxfordshire has started delivering COVID booster jabs to people in eligible groups. You will be contacted about your booster vaccination when six clear months have passed since your second COVID vaccination"

 

Patients groups eligible for the booster include:

• people living in residential care homes for older adults

• all adults aged 50 years or over

• frontline health and social care workers

• all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, and adult carers

• adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

 

You may be offered the vaccine at your local GP-led vaccination site in the same way you had your previous vaccine, and/or be contacted by the NHS to go through the national COVID-19 vaccination booking service. You don’t need to get in touch with us about your booster jab. You will be contacted by the NHS when it’s your turn.

Your booster will be a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the booster programme, regardless of which vaccine you received before. This follows data which indicates the Pfizer vaccine is well tolerated as a third dose and provides a strong booster response. Meanwhile, Oxfordshire primary care teams will vaccinate care home staff and residents. Frontline health and social care staff will be directed to book their appointments through their employers if they work at Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT or Oxford Health NHS FT. Other staff will need to go through the national booking service

For information about vaccinations for children aged 12 -15 please go to Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group website or Oxford Health NHS FT website

14th Sep

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is open. There are currently two vaccines being used locally in Oxfordshire:

 
 
• Pfizer/BioNTech
• Oxford/AstraZeneca 2
 
The vaccines are allocated nationally and local centres do not have any influence over which they receive. You cannot choose which vaccine you have. When you book, you'll only be offered appointments for vaccines that are suitable for you.
 
Most people can have any of the COVID-19 vaccines, but some people are only offered certain vaccines. For example, if you're pregnant or under 40 you'll usually only be offered appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
 
You should have the same vaccine for both doses, unless you had serious side effects (such as a serious allergic reaction) after your 1st dose. These are very rare reactions and if affected, you will be informed by your GP or hospital clinician, that a different vaccine is
necessary for your second dose.
 
Minor side effects after having any of the vaccinations are common and not a cause for concern. These are usually mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:
 
• a sore arm from the injection
• feeling tired
• a headache
• feeling achy
• feeling or being sick
12th Jul

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over. There are currently two vaccines being used locally in Oxfordshire:

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over. There are currently two vaccines being used locally in Oxfordshire:
 
• Pfizer/BioNTech
• Oxford/AstraZeneca 2
 
The vaccines are allocated nationally and local centres do not have any influence over which they receive. You cannot choose which vaccine you have. When you book, you'll only be offered appointments for vaccines that are suitable for you.
 
Most people can have any of the COVID-19 vaccines, but some people are only offered certain vaccines. For example, if you're pregnant or under 40 you'll usually only be offered appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
 
You should have the same vaccine for both doses, unless you had serious side effects (such as a serious allergic reaction) after your 1st dose. These are very rare reactions and if affected, you will be informed by your GP or hospital clinician, that a different vaccine is
necessary for your second dose.
 
Minor side effects after having any of the vaccinations are common and not a cause for concern. These are usually mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:
 
• a sore arm from the injection
• feeling tired
• a headache
• feeling achy
• feeling or being sick
12th Jul

Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccination

This is an NHS film of an OUH consultant obstetrician providing advice on the best time for expectant mothers to have the Covid-19 vaccine during pregnancy, if they want one. (33044) When is the best time to get the COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy? [4/6] - YouTube

12th Jul

COVID Vaccination Walk-in clinic's

The NHS in Oxfordshire will be holding walk-in clinics for people aged 18 and over to have their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. The dates are:
 
Walk-in clinic dates
 
Monday 12 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Tuesday 13 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Wednesday 14 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Thursday 15 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Friday 16 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
No appointment is necessary, and no proof of identity is required (although helpful) to allow people aged 18 or over to ‘grab a jab.' If you attend a walk-in clinic for your first dose, your vaccination record will be updated online and you will then be able to book your second dose appointment using the national booking system.
 
Other ways to get our COVID-19 vaccination: You can also book a first and second dose of the vaccine at local vaccination sites across Oxfordshire, at pharmacies or the Kassam stadium. Go online to national booking service or call 119 to make an appointment. Appointments are being continuously updated to allow plenty of local choice and times of appointments, so please check regularly.
2nd Jul

COVID-19 News

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website 

  • 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

30th Jun

Second doses of the #COVID19

 
Vaccinations are being brought forward for people aged 40 and over.
 
You can now get the second jab eight weeks after your first .
 
Rebook your appointment: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
28th Jun

COVID-19 News - extended walk-in vaccination clinic

We are again extending our walk in clinic: We are extending the walk-in clinic on Saturday 3rd July to 9am-1:30pm.

The Leys Health Centre

Dunnock Way

Greater Leys

Oxford  OX4 7EX

 

18th Jun

Covid vaccine update:  

 

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18th Jun

COVID-19 News

Provision of certificates or evidence of your COVID vaccination status

 

Patients who require a certificate of COVID vaccination status can use the NHS App or call the NHS Helpline. Details of both services are below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

Proof of your vaccination status is available in the NHS App, which is also valuable for accessing your health record and ordering repeat prescriptions, and in some of the other apps that provide you with Patient online services. 

The NHS App can be downloaded from:

iPhone/iOS https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline

If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/

If you already have access/login details for patient online services, such as Patient Access, you may use this.

Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. The letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or longer if postal services are affected. Please take account of this when making your plans.