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VACCINATIONS


Guidance to keep you safe when attending your vaccination appointment  


While coronavirus has put limitations on all our lives, it is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community. We recommend that you [attend/book in for] your next scheduled appointment – see www.nhs.uk/vaccinations for details on when they are due.


 


Travelling to and from your appointment


 


When travelling to and from your appointment, please follow guidelines which include travelling by car, bike or on foot if possible, keeping a safe distance from others and washing your hands regularly. For more details, go to www.gov.uk and search ‘staying safe outside your home’.


 


When attending your appointment


 


When attending your appointment, we will be putting in place a range of measures to minimise any risk of COVID-19:




    • social distancing measures will be observed;

    • we may have asked you to attend your appointment at a clinic that is not at your usual venue;

    • the appointment may take longer than usual.   

    • If you are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and have been shielding, please contact your GP practice for the latest advice on what to do.

    • You must NOT attend an appointment if you or any member of your household are suffering from any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are self-isolating. If this applies to you, please contact your GP practice so that you can reschedule your appointment for a different time.

    • Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, our service may have a reduced number of appointment slots available. If you choose not to attend your appointment, please contact your GP practice. It is always helpful for us to know why so we can help you with any concerns you might have. If you still don’t wish to attend the appointment, it can be offered to someone else.



 


CORONAVIRUS


Following advice from NHS England in view of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) update, as from Monday 16 March 2020 all routine appointments with a doctor or nurse practitioner will first be assessed by telephone triage.


Following your telephone assessment, if the doctor feels you need to be seen face to face then arrangements will be made accordingly.


Our priority remains to offer medical care to our patients with the most urgent medical needs, which may mean we have to suspend some services or are unable to see patients for routine appointments.


In line with the NHS guidance we have temporarily suspended the option of booking appointments online, this allows for all appointments to be triaged by telephone.


These measures are being put in place as a precautionary measure to protect both public and staff.


We will update our website as soon as the situation changes.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE GUIDANCE PUBLISHED BY PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND:


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection


If you have been to any of the affected areas in the last 14 days:


- Stay indoors and avoid contact with others


- Contact NHS 111 for advice or visit https://111.nhs.uk/


PLEASE FOLLOW THIS ADVICE EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS.


* Do not go to work, school or public areas *


* Avoid visitors in your home *


SYMPTOMS TO LOOK OUT FOR:


- Cough


- Runny nose


- Sore throat


- Fever


- Difficulty breathing


VISIT NHS.UK FOR MORE INFORMATION

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.

The Chowdhury Practice provides a travel vaccine service. Please make sure you book your appointment 4-6 weeks in advance.

This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.


Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.

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Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

 
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