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Vaccination

 

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The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then. We will be in contact with those patients and staff who we can vaccinate. Thank you

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination?

We are only permitted to vaccinate in line with national guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI). As people become eligible for a vaccination they will receive a letter inviting them to make an appointment, this is managed through a central NHS process. We do not offer a drop in service for vaccinations and appreciate people’s co-operation with this.

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

For more information please visit nhs.ukIf you meet the current critera group, you can book an appointment via the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

Vaccination Clinics

We have two vaccination clinics, one at Home Park and the other at the Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing at Derriford Hospital.

We are offering the Astra Zeneca and Moderna vaccines at our Home Park clinic.

At our Derriford Hospital clinic, we are offering Astra Zeneca for patients coming forward for first doses. We have Pfizer available for those people who have had their first Pfizer vaccine with us and for anyone who has a recognised clinical need for the Pfizer vaccine. All other first doses being offered at our Derriford Hospital clinic are now Astra Zeneca.

 

What are the opening hours for the vaccination clinics? 

We are equipped and ready at both of our clinics to deliver as many vaccines as become available. 

Like all large vaccination centres, the services at Home Park and Derriford Centre for Health & Wellbeing operate in a flexible way, with clinics and appointments scaled up and down according to availability of vaccine and demand for appointments. This means that clinics and appointments are offered at different times on different days. It was never the intention to run vaccination clinics on match days at Home Park because of the flexible nature of the service. We are committed to ensuring everyone gets a vaccine as soon as it is possible. 

 

Parking for people attending the Vaccinations Clinic at Derriford Hospital’s Health and Wellbeing Centre

Please park in the Multi-Story Care Park and collect a token. When you go for your vaccination at the Health and Wellbeing Centre,  your token will be validated there (no payment will be required). Patients can walk to the centre or patients who are less mobile can use the mobility buggy to transport them.  The mobility buggy is situated in F car park opposite the Multi-Storey Car Park.  There are limited disabled spaces at the DCHW which can also be used for vaccination clients/patients (blue badge holders, wheelchair users).

If there is anyone who needs additional support and need to be closer to the clinic, with prior notice we can make alternative arrangements. Please contact the parking desk on 01752 432000  (internal 32000).

 

Information leaflets, including other languages

Public Health England has published various information leaflets about COVID-19 vaccination in various languages. Click on the links below to see all languages:

 

Please note, the NHS will NOT ask for payment or bank details to book any vaccine or testing appointments, or to prove your identity.

Cybercriminals are using the roll out of the NHS COVID-19 vaccine to target victims with convincing looking text messages. The text appears to be from the NHS and state that the recepient is elegible to receive the vaccine. Recipients are then encouraged to click on a hyperlink to an application form. The link takes you to an extremely convincing fake NHS website which asks for personal and financial details. Remember, the NHS will NEVER ask for your payment details.

 

Testing

The main symptoms of coronavirus are: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, get a test as soon as possible.

If you don’t have Covid-19 symptoms, do not come forward for a test – you could be taking a test away from someone who really needs it. Only if you have one of the three symptoms should you book a test.

If someone in your household starts to have symptoms, then that person must get tested and the rest of the household should self-isolate with them whilst they wait for the results. If you or other members of the household don’t have symptoms, then you should not get a test – only people with symptoms should get tested. Please answer any screening question honestly so our teams can help you in the best way possible. The vast majority of people who are tested in person get their results the very next day. Full guidance on self-isolation is available on gov.uk.

If you are self-isolating or in quarantine, then a negative test result does not mean you can end isolation early. The virus can take time to develop and so a test early on does not prove that you won’t go on to develop the virus. That means you could still be at risk of spreading the disease to other people.

Do not call 111 for a test. If you have symptoms and need to book a test, you can do this online on the gov.uk website or by ringing 119. We do not offer drop-in COVID-19 testing.

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