Battersea Covid-19 vaccination programme
Thank you for all your enquiries about the Covid-19 vaccine. Chatfield Health Care is working together with other Battersea practices to manage and run the Battersea Covid-19 vaccination site at The Junction Health Centre. We started vaccinating our patients aged 80 and over from the afternoon of 8 January 2021.
The NHS is currently vaccinating those people who experts have agreed will benefit from it the most. A vaccination programme of this size and scale will still take some time to complete. Please be assured that everyone who needs the vaccine will be offered it. The NHS will be in touch with you when it is your turn to be vaccinated.
The NHS will offer appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations to patients in the top priority groups first. You will most likely receive a letter in the post but can book yourself in if you are over 50 or clinically extremely vulnerable by calling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.
- Questions about the COVID-19 vaccinations? please give us a call or download this free, easy-to-read guide produced by the British Society for Immunology.
- More information about the Covid-19 vaccine can be found in this COVID-19 vaccination guide for adults
- For people with a learning disability and their families and carers, Public Health England has also produced a COVID-19 vaccination easy read leaflet.
- Up-to-date local information can be found by visiting South West London CCG Wandsworth Covid1-9 vaccination programme
Over 38 and not vaccinated?
We have invited all our patients who are over 38 or Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) for a COVID-19 vaccination.
If you are over 38 or in the CEV group and have not heard from us you can now book your vaccination.
Please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or ring 119 free. You no longer need a letter.
We are sure that you will appreciate that we are working very hard on this huge project, and we thank you for your patience.
The order of priority for each group in the population to be invited to receive the Covid-19 vaccine is as follows:
|Priority Level||Priority Group||Currently Vaccinating|
|1.||residents in a care home for older adults and their carers||Yes|
|2.||all those aged 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers||Yes|
|3.||all those 75 years of age and over||Yes|
|4.||all Clinically Extremely Vulnerable individuals (all those on the national Shielded Patient List)||Yes|
|5.||all those 70 years of age and over ||Yes|
|6.||all those 65 years of age and over||Yes|
|7.||all those individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality||Yes|
|8.||all those 60 years of age and over||Yes|
|9.||all those 55 years of age and over||Yes|
|10.||all those 50 years of age and over||Yes|
|11.||all those 45 years of age and over||Yes|
|12.||all those 38 years of age and over||Yes|
If you had your first vaccination with us - will we contact you! You will receive a text message or we may call you to book your appointment. We will contact you before the 11th week after you had your first vaccine.
We are unable to provide your second vaccine before you 11th week unless there are exceptional circumstances, as this is not in line with the agreed dose interval.
More information can be found in this FAQ sheet from NHS England.
Having a vaccine is the best way to protect you from coronavirus and will save thousands of lives.
You will be able to book an appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy.
We are continuing to follow the official advice and vaccinating those most at risk first, and those who work closest with them.
There are now more than 200 sites in London providing this lifesaving vaccination, and more are going live all the time.
We will keep our website updated as we receive more details from NHS England / Public Health England. You can also get information about the COVID-19 Vaccination programme online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination
You must self-isolate immediately if you have symptoms associated with coronavirus, however mild, including a new continuous cough, a high temperature, and/or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
You must self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. You should also arrange to have a Covid-19 test by calling 119 free.
You must self-isolate immediately if:
- You have tested positive for coronavirus
- Someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive
- Someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
- You have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace
- You arrive in the UK from abroad
DO NOT book an appointment or attend the surgery, a vaccination site, a pharmacy or hospital.
We do not offer covid-19 tests at the surgery. You will need to call 119 if you need to be tested
If you have symptoms and live with others, they also need to stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. The 14-day period starts from the day the first person in the household became ill or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken.
If anyone in your home gets symptoms, they need to stay at home for at least 10 days from when their symptoms appear, regardless of what day they are on in their original 14-day isolation period. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse then use the NHS 111 online COVID-19 service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
Washing your hands regularly with soap and water. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water is not available.
Wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces
Staying at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions
For further information visit: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus