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Covid-19 Booster

Further to the PM’s recent announcement, we are now able to offer booster doses to eligible patients here at the practice. 

We must however follow government guidelines and vaccinate the most vulnerable first.  Invitations will be sent out to the most the most vulnerable. 

Please be patient and do not contact the surgery unless you have received an invitation to book an appointment.

COVID-19 Booster Vaccine: The COVID-19 booster vaccine dose, which is available three months after the second dose, helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19. Find out more about the COVID-19 booster vaccine and who can get it.

If you don’t want to wait for us to contact you, visit the National Booking Service website or call the National Booking Service on 119, seven days a week, between 7am and 11pm. You can also look for a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site convenient to you.

Unwell Child

The practice reserves some appointments each day for children. These appointments are used for acutely Ill children and are released on the day (please note that these appointments are not available to book in advance). If there are no appointments available you will be able to speak to the doctor on-call.

Some conditions can be managed with advice over the telephone or advice from the local pharmacist.

 

When considering if your child requires an urgent assessment the following information may be of use:

 

  • Most common infections do not get better quicker with antibiotics

 

  • Most children with a cold, cough, sore throat or earache who see their GP will still be ill 4 days later. This does not mean that they need treatment or need to be seen again.

 

  • One third of children who have seen their GP with a cough will still be coughing 2 weeks later. This does not mean that they need treatment.

 

  • Only children with signs of more serious illness generally need to be seen by a doctor or nurse. These signs include:

 

    • Excessive drowsiness
    • Difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
    • Cold or discoloured hands &/or feet with warm body
    • Abnormal pains in arms &/or legs
    • Abnormal colour (pale or blue)
    • Persistently high temperature not responding to medication

 

  • Symptoms related to meningitis
    • Unusually severe headache
    • A Stiff neck (difficulty putting chin to chest)
    • Dislike of bright lights
    • A rash that does not fade with pressure

 

 

The following website may also provide further useful information;

http://www.whenshouldiworry.com/

 



 
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