Covid Vaccine Information

Latest Public Guidance from the Department of Health And Social Care

Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please read latest public guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care on how people can demonstrate their vaccination status from 17/05/2021.

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

Covid-19 Walk-in Vaccination Clinics

There are three Covid-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Biggleswade, Flitwick or Milton Keynes next Wednesday (5th May) and Thursday (6th May).

Anybody who has had their first Astra-Zeneca vaccine more than 77 days ago and has missed or been unable to book can walk-in to one of the centres at the times indicated below. Just bring your slip from your first vaccination.

If you already have an appointment booked for your second vaccine, please don’t cancel and still attend at the appointed time.

This facility is also available to people who have not had their first vaccination. You don’t need an NHS number and there’s no need to book. As long as you are aged over 40 or meet the current criteria just turn up during the times indicated below and you will be vaccinated.

If you already have an appointment booked for your first vaccine, please don’t cancel and still attend at the appointed time.

Leave plenty of time when attending at the clinic.

The Weatherly Centre, Eagle Farm Rd, Biggleswade SG18 8JH

Wednesday 5 May 2021

9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm

 

The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1AH

Wednesday 5 May 2021

8-30am until 12 noon

 

The Open University, Michael Young Building, Walton Drive, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BB

Thursday 6 May 2021

2pm – 5pm

 

This is NOT available to people who received the Pfizer vaccine for their first vaccination. For the second Pfizer vaccination you must go back to the first venue.

 

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Update 7 April 2021 - 2nd covid vaccination

Please note we have been contacting and sending texts to those patients who have had their 1st COVID vaccine in January 2021 to book for their 2nd vaccine.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL US unless you have been sent a text message to book one.  We will contact those who need their 2nd vaccine in order of priority, so please be patient until you are invited.   

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Over 50's to book in for COVID vaccine - 17/03/2021

If you are over 50 and have NOT had or booked in for your FIRST COVID vaccine, please call Hilltops on 01908 568446 as we have limited availability for Saturday 20th March in the afternoon at Whitehouse Surgery. Please do not contact us regarding your 2nd vaccination, we will be in contact with patients that are due their 2nd dose as soon as we are able to book these in. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. 

Covid Vaccination Update 10/03/2021

Based on the latest government guidance, we have sent an invite to our next cohort of patients for the Covid vaccination.

Patients will receive a text message with a link to be able to book the available appointments directly. Please follow the instructions in the message to book the vaccination appointment next week. Please do not contact surgery to arrange an appointment as you will be getting an invite when you are due.

***PLEASE NOTE*** Patients between 65-69 years of age group should be getting an invite to book their vaccination at mass vaccination centres and will not be contacted by the surgery. They should follow the instructions to attend the appointment as advised once they receive their invite. Please note if you choose not to have your vaccination at one of the mass vaccination centres, then the surgery will be in contact at somepoint. Please note we will not be able to give you a time frame of when that will be.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Covid Vaccination update - 20/01/2021

We are pleased to announce that our Covid vaccination clinics are now up and running. We have already vaccinated some patients and continue to invite patients in for their appointment. Please do not contact the surgery regarding your Covid vaccination. We will contact you to arrange an appointment. Please be patient with us, as you can imagine this is new to everyone and we are doing our best to get through the lists as soon as we are able to.
 
Please be aware that all our Covid vaccination clinics will be held at Whitehouse Surgery.
Whitehouse Surgery
Dorset Way
Whitehouse
MK8 1EQ
 
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Epipen and severe allergy patients - Information only!!

As patients are now being invited for the Covid vaccination nationally and locally, If you are known to have severe allergies or use an Epipen, please do not attend for the current Covid vaccination due to its contra-indication even if you see a message or receive an invite. Please use Gov advice or our surgery website for the latest information on the Covid vaccination programme. Thank you for your understanding and support. Stay safe.

Covid Vaccine update 07/01/2021

We understand that this is a difficult time for all of our patients and wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout. This is our priority along with providing urgent clinical care as usual. As soon as the details have been confirmed,  we will be making contact with the appropriate risk categories at the correct time. If you require further information please see the government website www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/ rather than contacting the surgery. The website provides the most up to date guidance and our staff have no access to additional information at this time.

 

Many thanks and stay safe

 

Covid Vaccine update

As we are sure you will have seen on the news, it is hoped that some sort of COVID vaccine could be available as early as the middle of December.The government has already started to make it very clear that any vaccine will be given on a priority basis after a risk assessment. Broadly speaking health care workers and the over 80’s will go first and then we will work through the age ranges and the registers of patients who are considered to be at greater risk e.g.. those with diabetes, COPD etc.

Please be assured that as soon as we can invite you to a clinic we will do so but please also be aware that it will be weeks, and in some cases it could be months after the first vaccine is available before we are able to offer a vaccine to the younger, generally well patients.

Thank you for your support and understanding.