COVID VACCINATIONS AT THE SURGERY

Dear Patients

Covid vaccinations at surgery

It’s been a long time coming but at last we have a vaccine supply, although limited. We have been given our patient list to contact, some of you will have already received a call this week.  If you haven’t had a call yet please wait for us to contact you do not call us.  We have to wait confirmation of the weekly delivery and then we can make appointments.  For those that live close to the surgery you may get a last minute invite to ensure that all vaccines are used and not wasted. 

Patients will be vaccinated in the priority group order only.   Please ensure you know which site you have been invited to, The Surgery or the Mass Vaccination Site at the RWAS.  

The clinic will run similar to our flu clinics but we will have a clinician and an administration person at each station, so the clinical record can be updated in real time.  We would be extremely grateful if everyone attending could adhere to the following instructions, keeping us all safe and helping with the smooth running of the clinic.

  • If possible wear sleeveless tops or short sleeve shirts under your coat to enable easy and quick access for vaccination to the arm.
  • Wear a mask or 3 layer face covering.
  • Do not bring additional family members or friends who do not have an appointment unless they are your carer.
  • Understand that the clinics are for COVID vaccinations only and do not ask for other advice.
  • Understand that toilet facilities will not be available.
  • Do not attend if you or a close contact have symptoms or have had contact with a suspected/confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Do not attend if you are unwell.
  • If you are unable to attend please call the practice so that no vaccine is wasted.
  • Please arrive during your appointment slot do not arrive early or late.
  • It is advised that you do not drive for 15 minutes after your vaccination

Please ensure that you have read the list information list provided further information is available at https://pthb.nhs.wales/coronavirus

Please be aware that on the days we are providing the vaccinations we will be doing emergency surgeries only as all clinicians and a number of our administration staff will be involved. 

It is hard to imagine when Covid was mentioned 12 months ago that we would be in the situation we are now; as a team we are all very excited about the prospect of what vaccination will bring and very happy to be taking part in the vaccination programme.

Builth and Llanwrtyd Wells Medical Practice

21/1/21