Invitations for COVID-19 vaccinations
We have made great progress in vaccinating our patients and we are now moving to the next 3 priority groups. If you are aged 70 or over and have not yet been vaccinated, please contact 01235 522379
- Priority Group 7: - All those 60 years of age and over
- Priority Group 8: - All those 55 years of age and over
- Priority Group 9: - All those 50 years of age and over
The number of patients in these groups are much larger than those we have done so far and we will shortly begin offering second doses to people 11-12 weeks after their first dose. Please be patient with us, we are working as fast as we can as supplies of the vaccine are delivered to us. Everyone will be vaccinated eventually and we will contact you if you are in one of the groups listed above but it could take us a few weeks to get through this next group and we want to prioritise those at highest risk.
Please do not call the practice to check when you will get the vaccine. We need to keep phone lines open for those patients who are ill and need to talk to a GP. We will update this information regularly and you can find more information from:
Oxfordshire CCG website, Oxfordshire County Council, NHS England
Coronavirus – Information If You Have Asthma or COPD
You should continue your treatment as normal and ensure you are taking your inhalers regularly as prescribed. If you haven’t been using your current prescribed inhalers you should restart them. You do not need to increase the use of your inhalers as a precaution or take an extra blue inhaler just in case.
Instead follow the self-management advice and any action or management plans previously given by your nurse or doctor.
Unless this is already part of your management plan you do not need to be prescribed a rescue pack to take now as a precaution or keep at home just in case.
If you already have a rescue pack as part of your ongoing management you should only take this as previously advised by your nurse or doctor i.e. if you have worsening symptoms of your asthma or COPD. Due to the current Coronavirus situation though we advise you to contact your GP Practice prior to starting any rescue pack for review.
Further information on managing your asthma can be found at www.asthma.org.uk
Further information on managing your COPD can be found at www.BLF.org.uk