COVID-19 Vaccine Update 25.01.21
Please do not contact the practice to query if you are eligible or if we have any clinics available. We are working through the government defined cohort of patients. If you have not heard anything this may be because there are no clinics available. This is out of the practices control.
As soon as clinics become available we will text a new link for patients to book.
We are also making our way through the list of patients without a mobile phone. Please update your contact details to include your mobile phone where possible.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update 20.01.21
As many of you are aware as a practice we have started to book in the first target cohorts for the Covid vaccinations, this is the over 80s, over 70s and clinically vulnerable. We are sending out text message links for patients to book themselves if you cannot manage this yourself then contact the practice when you have received a link and we will book in for you. If you do not have a mobile we are contacting patients by landline. Please update us if you do have a mobile phone.
We are extremely busy at the moment and everyone is working hard to ensure patients are booked in. We ask patients do not contact the practice and we will contact you when we have appointment availability.
Please be assured we are starting housebound patients as soon as we can.
Thank you for your patience at this busy time when our phone lines are very busy.
For further information about how covid vaccinations are being organised in Chesterfield and answers to frequently asked questions please visit: joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccines - Update 07.01.21
We currently do not have any information of when we will receive the COVID-19 vaccinations in practice. We or NHS England will contact patients as soon as we have this. Everyone is working hard to ensure this happens as soon as possible so please do not contact the practice to query this.
Beware - COVID Vaccine scam text messages
Today we have been alerted to a highly believable scam which starts with a text and advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine and to click on the link in the text message. The user is then led to a webpage, which looks very convincing and asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine. The details asked for: Name Address Date of birth Proof of address Card payment details With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue, as fraudsters continue to take advantage of the roll-out to some many people. Please see our article on this website: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news/fake-text-identifying-you-eligible-covid-19-vaccine
The importance of attending your smear appointment
During this busy time it is still important to keep attending your scheduled smear appointments. At the surgery we have noticed an increase in the number of patients not attending these. The practice is very busy and this is a waste of practice nurse time. It is also really important for patients to attend their smear appointments, for further information regarding the importance of smears please visit https://www.jostrust.org.uk/information/cervical-screening.
Flu Vaccine Update 01/12/2020
We are now taking bookings for the flu vaccines for patients aged 50 - 64. Please call the surgery to book into one of our flu clinics. Thank you.