COVID VACCINATIONS: PFIZER VACCINATION CLINICS
Ilford Lane Surgery is holding Covid Pfizer vaccination clinics every Friday between 1.00pm and 2.00pm. To book an appointment please call the surgery on 0208 478 1366.
Are you a Vulnerable Patient
Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people
How to get support for extremely critical vulnerable person
Advice for people at higher risk – those who are 70 or older, are pregnant or have a condition that increases the risks from coronavirus.
Guidance for Parents
Please click here for information.
COVID VACCINATION PROGRAMME
The covid vaccination programme will shortly be underway in Redbridge. As the vaccination programme gets underway we will invite patients who are eligible to have the vaccine to book their appointments.
For now we ask our residents to help us deliver this effectively to those who need it most by doing the following:
- wait to be invited for your vaccine – you will be contacted when it’s the right time to come forward so please don’t seek a vaccine before then;
- act on your invite and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
- and of course, stay safe by following all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
You can find out more about the vaccine here:
Information about the coronavirus vaccine
Information about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
Covid vaccination: guide for older adults
Covid vaccination: guide for older adults (PDF file)
If you wish to find out more you can read detailed guidance and view all publications on delivering the vaccination programme here.
Mental Wellbeing During Covid-19
COVID-19 means we are all experiencing an unprecedented situation. Everyone reacts differently, and we will have periods where we find it more difficult to deal with. It’s okay not to feel okay. Talking to someone can often help.
Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.
If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.
Do you have a Pre-Existing Condition?
Macmillan – Cancer & Covid-19
Asthma UK – What to do if you have asthma
Blood Cancer UK – Information for people affected by blood cancer
Diabetes UK – Coronavirus & Diabetes
Kidney Care UK – Guidance for patients with chronic kidney disease
Supplying face mask exemption letters to patients
Practices are reporting increases in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.
The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.
For more information including the list of exclusions, please click here
How to request COVID-19 tests
Any patients requiring information about testing can be directed to the government website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test. Patients who do not have access to or cannot use the internet can call a dedicated phone line, which can be used to order a test if no other options are available.
The Coronavirus Testing Call Centre can be contacted on 0300 303 2713 between the hours of 07.00 and 23.00. Around 98% of all Coronavirus test results are sent automatically to the individual within four days but for any that aren’t, the Call Centre can help individuals to follow up on their results.
Patients should not request tests via NHS 111, as the service is not able to do this for them.