COVID-19/Coronavirus: Vaccine Update

We are pleased to announce that all eligible patients of The Limes Medical Centre will continue to be able to attend a local vaccination centre near either of our sites.

If you have not received your initial vaccines, please visit the National Booking Service online to book your appointment.

The recent government announcement has now added those aged between 12 to 15 in an at-risk group for an initial vaccine, or all patients aged 16 or above to the list of eligible cohorts.

The Covid-19 Booster program has also started to be delivered at the same sites. The government has announced that all people over 18 are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine. We have been instructed to focus on the most vulnerable patients in the first instance. You will be contacted to invite you for your vaccine when we are ready to give it to you. We kindly ask that you do not call your GP practice and be assured you will be called in the forthcoming weeks for your vaccine.

We would like to thank you for your understanding that we have had to change many of our services during this pandemic. Our staff continue to work hard to deliver as many services as possible.

Find out more information about who is eligible here

More information

If you need more information on the COVID-19 vaccination, please visit: www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination or www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk.

What if my vaccine record is incorrect or needs to be amended?

Please call 119 and ask the call agent to make a referral to the Vaccine Dispute Resolution Service (VDRS) team on your behalf. The VDRS team will then try to call you back within five working days. Please note this does not cover vaccines given abroad.

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I think I might have Coronavirus. What should I do?

Please visit the NHS website for information on symptoms, and what to do.

If you have Covid symptoms please do not visit your local health services like your GP, Pharmacy or Hospital.

You must self-isolate for the current period shown in the NHS guidelines.

You do not need to call anyone regarding your symptoms unless you have an underlying health condition which you are concerned about or your symptoms are severe enough that you need medical attention e.g. you are short of breath. If you do have a question or want to talk someone about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 or access their online advice portal by clicking here.

 

Non-Coronavirus queries

For all non-Coronavirus queries, please contact the practice via phone or online triage.

If you have a telephone appointment initially, the GP will arrange a face-to-face appointment for you, if they think it’s appropriate for you to come in. They will discuss this with you during your telephone/video call.