Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

Wait to be contacted

The Surgery will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the Surgery or NHS for a vaccination before then.

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), an independent expert group, has recommended that the NHS offers these vaccines first to those at highest risk of catching the infection and of suffering serious complications if they catch the infection.

This includes older adults, frontline health and social care workers, care home residents and staff, and those with certain clinical conditions. When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK

About the types of vaccine

In the UK, there are 3 types of COVID-19 vaccine to be used that have been approved. They require 2 doses to provide the best protection.

Will the vaccine protect you?

The COVID-19 vaccination will reduce the chance of you suffering from COVID-19 disease. It may take a few weeks for your body to build up protection from the vaccine.

The vaccine has been shown to be effective and no safety concerns were seen in studies of more than 20,000 people.

Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective – some people may still get COVID-19 despite having a vaccination, but this should be less severe.

SURGERY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME

 We have now completed almost all of our patients over 65. We are writing to all of those who we've not be able to get hold of, or not been able to book yet (as they may have been in hospital, or had COVID recently, for example). You are welcome to contact us if you are 65 or over and haven't yet been vaccinated.

Our next cohort is a very large group of over 1200 patients. Cohort 6, which includes patients aged 16 to 64 who have an underlying health condition, are being invited in age order, starting with the oldest. If you're interested, you can find out a bit more about what underlying health conditions qualify for this cohort here.
Again, we are inviting by text message where possible, otherwise we will call you. Please don't call us to check if you're in this group as our phone lines will be overwhelmed. We will keep our Facebook page and our website updated with where we are in the invite process, and let you know if you can call us if you feel you have been missed.
As a surgery we are offering COVID vaccinations as per government guidance and we cannot deviate from this. Each patient had been grouped into a cohort as per this guidance and will be called for the vaccine in due course. Please do not call the surgery about your group or to try to change this. If you need to speak to someone please be polite to our receptionists, they are working with the same information as our clinicians, they will tell you your cohort but will not be able to change this or advise when your vaccine can be booked. If you have an queries about the vaccination please email the surgery at uptonsurgery@nhs.net.
Please be kind and respectful, we are working our hardest for you at this very difficult time.
Scammers are sending emails that invite users to input their bank details into a website to confirm their COVID-19 vaccine appointment. 
The NHS will never ask you to share bank details or pay for a vaccine.
Report suspicious emails to: actionfraud.police.uk
Please remember to stay at home after you have had the COVID vaccination.
You still need to follow the rules, even if you have been vaccinated.

 

WILL MY GP GIVE ME MY VACCINE?

Upton Surgery is working in collaboration with Pershore Medical Practice and Abbtswood Medical Centre as Primary Care Network (PCN) and this two practices are using our facilities for theirs clinics too.  However, your vaccination will be administered by a clinician from Upton Surgery, at the Surgery. 

Make sure you have you contact details updated, including mobile numbers, and check all notifications from the Surgery, including text messages. 

 If you are over  or if you know anyone over 65 registered at Upton Surgery that haven’t had or haven’t booked a COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the surgery. 

COVID-19 VACCINATION GUIDANCE

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OLDER ADULTS

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WHAT TO EXPECT

COVID-19 VACCINE: WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE VACCINE?

WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE VACCINE?

COVID-19 VACCINE GUIDANCE FOR PREGNANTS, BREASTFEEDING MUMS OR IF YOU'RE PLANNING A PREGNANCY

PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

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