A MESSAGE FROM THE YORK VACCINATION CENTRE (23/04)
Help spread the word…
We’re receiving a high volume of telephone calls from
people about second dose appointments. I’d be most
grateful if you can all help us to spread the word that
anyone who made their appointment for their second dose
using the NHS booking system or by telephoning 119, should
telephone 119 – rather than calling us – to confirm their
appointment if they’re unsure of the date/time or have any
cancellation queries. Anyone who received a text message
to arrange their first appointment will get a further text
message to arrange their second. It’s not unusual to not
receive this text until 11 weeks after your first dose.
SECOND DOSE VACCINATIONS (as of 22 February 2021)
We know people are anxious about when they will get their second dose appointments.
Some people have already been given a date for their second appointment. Other people may still be waiting to hear.
For York patients going to the Askham Bar Vaccination Centre, this is what to expect:
1) BLUE national service– if you had your jab in one of the cabins at the Askham Bar Vaccination Centre (this would have been the AZ/Oxford vaccine) this is the national NHS vaccination service.
You should have received a date for your second appointment when you booked your first one. If not, you can book your second dose here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or ring 119 to book it.
2) RED local service – if you had your jab in the large tent at the Askham Bar Vaccination Centre (this would have been the AZ/Oxford vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine) this is the York only local NHS vaccination service.
You will be contacted by your GP Practice or Nimbus, by text or phone call to book your second appointment.
Nobody will be forgotten. The NHS knows when you have received your first vaccine and will make sure you have your second dose as soon as possible.
COVID-19 VACCINATION (Updated January 2021)
We have been experiencing a high number of calls regarding the Covid-19 vaccination and when this will be available.
To date, we can confirm that Covid-19 vaccinations have recently started to become available, but the supply of such is erratic and often with short notice. Therefore, please bear with us and also please be aware that the Covid-19 vaccinations are not currently being provided from the Pocklington Group Practice but from the Mass Vaccination Site in York.
Unfortunately, we have no control of or influence over when the vaccine is available or when different cohorts of our patient population are able to have the vaccine; this is a Government decision.
We can confirm though that when it is your time to have the vaccine, you will receive an invitation (via letter or telephone) from either the Practice or the Mass Vaccination Centre to book in for an appointment, but please wait until you are contacted. Thank you for your patience.
The NHS across North Yorkshire and Bradford will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature or
- a new, continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Use the NHS111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home.
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay at Home advice can be found here.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue and wash your hands or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport.
Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.