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COVID INFORMATION

For the latest information regarding COVID please follow the below link:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Latest information on - COVID-19 Vaccination programme

The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has now been approved for use and the NHS will be starting to offer this to priority groups as soon as supplies arrive.

When will a vaccine be available?

The first deliveries of the vaccine should be during w/c 14 December 2020 and the NHS is ready to start offering them as soon as they arrive to those who need them most.

Who will get a vaccine?

The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from Covid19 first, starting with people living in care homes, people over 80 years old and frontline health and social care workers. This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here. As more supplies of the vaccine or alternative vaccines become available it will be rolled out in phases to people aged between 80 and 50 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn so they do not need to contact their practice or the NHS.

Where can I get a vaccine?

To start with, vaccines will only be available at hospital ‘hubs’ where the Pfizer vaccine can be stored safely. However, arrangements are also being put in place to offer vaccines from a number of different locations as more supplies and different vaccines become available. These include local vaccine services provided by GPs and pharmacists and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.

Further information

We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:

  • Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine - we will contact you when it’s the right time to you to have yours
  • Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;

Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

Please view the patient information leaflet available at the following address:

 

 Dates the Practice will be Closed

The Practice will be closed for training from 1pm - 6pm one Tuesday every month.

The closure dates for 2020/21 are as follows:

18th February 2020

17th March 2020 - Please call from 1pm onwards: 0345 1294402 instead of 111 due to the high demand         

    

16th June 2020

21st July 2020

18th August 2020

15th September 2020

20th  October 2020

17th November 2020

15th December 2020

 

When We Are Closed

Call the surgery telephone number and your call will be diverted to the appropriate Out-of-Hours Care Service which is provided by Local Care Direct. The 111 service is open 24hours a day for advice.

Local Walk in Centres:

The Kirklees Walk-in Centre is in grounds of Dewsbury Hospital, opposite to the main entrance, and offers a nurse led service for minor illnesses and injuries - Monday to Friday 09:00 to 18:30. It does not replace local GP or hospital services but complements them.

Dewsbury and District Hospital, Halifax Road, Dewsbury WF13 4HS

Tel: 01924 816201 or 816200. 

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 
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