A total of 1,150 COVID vaccinations were administered over the weekend by the GO WEST PCN at Woodside Medical Centre. The campaign was a great success. We wish to thank our volunteers for helping with the smooth running of the clinics and directing our patients to the vaccination clinic entrance (Situated by the Doctors car park at Woodside). We are now in the process of contacting our next age group. More vaccination sessions will be taking place on Tuesday 19th January until Sunday 24th January. You will be contacted by your surgery in due course when it is your turn to receive the vaccination. You will receive either a text message (if we have your mobile phone number) or you will receive a call on your landline from a member of our surgery team.
We will be receiving another two deliveries of vaccines next week to enable us to continue vaccinating the over 80 year old patients and the 75 -79 year old at Woodside Medical Centre. You will be contacted by the practice. If we have your mobile number on your medical record you will be given a link to enable you to book your appointment. If there is no mobile number you will receive a phone call from a member of staff. Please do not contact the surgery; we will contact you in due course.
PLEASE NOTE – We have received numerous calls relating to the first vaccines given at Millennium Point in Birmingham. If you have had your first COVID vaccine given at Millennium Point you will need to go back to Millennium Point for your second COVID vaccine. The National Criteria at present states that patients must attend the same clinic/venue for both of their vaccinations as surplus supplies of the 2nd dose are not available at alternative clinics/venues.
During this time when our reception staff are extremely busy answering increased queries over the telephone, you may be required to wait longer than usual in the queuing system. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
We have been made aware that there may be some confusion regarding the Covid vaccinations and would like to clarify. Woodside Medical Centre will be providing the Covid vaccine to patients over 80 years old from the end of next week. Vaccines will be given as part of the primary care network at Woodside Medical Centre, Tile Hill, Coventry. The reason for this is we can safely vaccinate a large number of people within a short time due to the shelf life of the Pfizer vaccine. We have already started to contact our over 80 year olds to book appointments for the vaccine, this has been by text or telephone – please do not contact us if you haven’t yet heard we will contact all patients in the over 80 year old cohort. We have been made aware that patients over 80 years have received letters to book into mass vaccination centres such as those located in Birmingham. This is an additional option for patients and we believe all over 80 year olds across the UK have received these letters but want to assure patients that this vaccination will be available locally for Woodside Medical Centre patients at Woodside’s premises. Once your appointment is booked at Woodside please note that the entrance to the vaccination clinic will be via the Dr’s car park which is located to the right of the main doors (if facing the surgery building). It is signposted and Marshalls will be available during the vaccination clinic sessions to direct you.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXTENDED PROGRAMME
This winter, because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the NHS has the largest flu vaccination programme ever with vaccinations now being offered to those aged 50-64 years of age. The vaccines are available for patients aged between 50 and 64 years of age regardless of whether they have a long-term health condition. PHONE THE SURGERY TODAY ON 02476 694001 TO BOOK INTO ONE OF OUR FLU SESSIONS AT THE SURGERY.
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We are aware of the issues with our telephone lines this morning. We have an IT engineer working on this at the moment. Calls are intermittently getting through to us. Please try and call again if you do not get through the first time of calling. Thak you for your patience