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Coronavirus Update

The Practice will only be vaccinating patients aged 75 and above in the surgery.

Please read the information below regarding the arrangements for the vaccine rollout as of 17/03/21

NHS Inform Scotland                                    www.nhsinform.scot

The order in which the Government has instructed patients to be vaccinated is as follows

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. all those 65 years of age and over
  6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  7. all those 60 years of age and over
  8. all those 55 years of age and over
  9. all those 50 years of age and over

 

Patients with a NHS HUB appointment seeking to reschedule their appointment Advise patient to contact National Vaccination Helpline   to reschedule Tel: 0800 030 8013

 

Patients with NHS HUB appointment seeking transport support Advise patient to contact National Vaccination Helpline        Tel: 0800 030 8013 where they will be directed to Traveline/MyBus as appropriate.

Where Traveline/MyBus is not viable option, the National Helpline will transfer patient to appropriate local contact  for follow-up/ local solution

Patients with a NHS HUB who require a language interpreter Advise patient that telephone interpreting service is available at all vaccination clinics, therefore no requirement to organise in advance of appointment
Patients with a NHS HUB who require a BSL interpreter If a face to face BSL interpreter is required (some patients prefer to use BSL app) advise patient (or their advocate) to contact National Vaccination Helpline Tel: 0800 030 8013 in advance of appointment. National Helpline will then advise NHSGGC Contact Centre to arrange BSL interpreter.
Queries about patients in following cohorts who have not received their first vaccine dose - including housebound patients

  • Aged 75 years and over (GP cohort)
  • Shielding/Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (GP Cohort)
  • Aged 70-74 years (non-GP Cohort)
  • Aged 65-79 years (non-GP cohort)
If a patient is within the above cohorts and has not received their first dose of vaccination advise patient to complete NHS Inform online Missing Appointment Form https://invitations.vacs.nhs.scot/ to provide contact details and request for home visit in additional information section if required.
Alternatively, seek assistance from the National Helpline on 0800 030 8013
Queries about patients in at risk groups  (Cohort 6)
Those in at risk population groups

 

Those aged 16 to 64 years with the underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality

Patients have been identified from GP systems

Patients in at risk groups will receive NHS HUB appointment by end of March

Those in at risk populations who are housebound who have received a NHS HUB appointment Advise patient to contact National Vaccination Helpline        Tel: 0800 030 8013 and request a home visit.

 

The National helpline will then pass patients contact details to NHSGGC local contact centre who will liaise with patient / HSCP housebound contact to confirm housebound status and arrange home visit as appropriate.

Those in at risk population who have not received a NHS HUB appointment by end of March

 

 

If a patient is in at risk group and has not received a NHS HUB appointment by end March advise patient to complete NHS Inform online Missing Appointment Form https://invitations.vacs.nhs.scot/ to provide contact details.

Alternatively, seek assistance from the National Helpline on 0800 030 8013

 

Patients who feel that they should be included in at risk population (and therefore have not received a NHS HUB invite) by end of March - applies to all ages If a patient feels that they should be included in the at risk population, advise patient to complete NHS Inform online Missing Appointment Form https://invitations.vacs.nhs.scot/

to provide contact details and an explanation of why they think they should have received an invitation.

Alternatively, seek assistance from the National Helpline on 0800 030 8013

Queries about Carers   (Cohort 6)
Unpaid carers – in receipt of carers allowance Individuals in receipt of carers allowance will receive a NHS HUB appointment by end of March if they have not – follow missed appointment process.
Unpaid carers – not in receipt of carers allowance   including young carers Unpaid carers not in receipt of carers allowance, will be able to self-refer for the COVID-19 vaccine if they are not contacted by phone or letter.  Individuals must be registered with a GP to access this service.

To register online for a coronavirus vaccination as an unpaid carer visit https://register.vacs.nhs.scot/

Alternatively, register by telephone via the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013, please select option 3, Register as an Unpaid Carer.

Queries about patients NOT in GP cohorts  - age 50 – 64 years of age (cohorts  7, 8 & 9)  
When will those aged 50-64 years age receive a NHS HUB appointment? The timetable is based on vaccine supply, the aim is to complete by the middle of April
Queries about other specific groups
Specific groups

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Form available to refer people who require accelerated vaccination. Further information will follow

·      Prisons - vaccinations will commence week beginning 1st March

·      Asylum seekers - meeting held and plans developing

·      HIV - HIV service commencing vaccinations from 15th March.

·      Pregnancy - by exception, counselling system in place

·      Private hospital mental health inpatients – plans in place

·      MOD personnel living at Faslane – plan in place

·      Homeless / Addiction service – to be supported with vaccine in mid April

Queries about patients NOT in GP cohorts  - under 50 years of age
When will patients under 50 years of age receive their vaccine? On the 26th of February the JCVI published an interim statement on phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme advising vaccination of people aged 18-49 years of age, in the following order of priority:

  • all those aged 40 to 49 years
  • all those aged 30 to 39 years
  • all those aged 18 to 29 years

Timescales for vaccination of the above age groups are still to be confirmed

Video links for information on Covid-19 (in various languages)

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Video links for information on the Covid-19 vaccination

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The NEW Protect Scotland app is available - help keep the nation safe during the Coronavirus pandemic with track and protect. Download now for free at the Apple Store or Android Store.

The latest patient informaton on the vaccine - www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater) and/or change in sense of smell or taste.

If you’ve developed a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature and/or change in sense of smell or taste in the last 7 days then please self isolate at home for 10 days from the start of your symptoms even if you think your symptoms are mild. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. Anyone who lives with you must also isolate but for 14 days. If they develop symptoms then they must isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms.

Iyou have Covid-19 symptoms contact NHS Inform or phone 0800 028 2816 to book a test.

Phone 111 if your symptoms:
• have not improved after 10 days
• are severe or you have shortness of breath
• worsen during home isolation

You should also phone 111 if you develop breathlessness or it worsens, especially if you:
• are 70 years old or over
• have underlying poor health
• have heart or lung problems
• have a weakened immune system, including cancer
• have diabetes

If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Isolation note

Online Isolation notes are now available, if you need a note for your employer. Follow the instructions and download & print the note or have it emailed to you or your employer.

Latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including advice for those who have been added to the shielding group, at risk patients (would receive the flu vaccine), social distancing and stay at home advice.

More information

 

Wearing a mask/face covering in public

If you require further information on wearing a mask or face covering on public transport or for exemption cards please visit Asthma UK or First Glasgow .