Coronavirus Information

Covid Vaccination Programme - 10 September 2021

Next Pfizer Clinic

  • Wednesday 15th September (First and Second Dose) 09:30-13:00.
  • Wednesday 15th September (Second Dose) 14:00-17:30. 
  • Friday 17th September (Second Dose) 09:30-17:30.

Second Dose for any patients at 8 weeks or more since first dose. Appointment booking via National Booking Service only.

Next AstraZeneca Clinic

  • TBC

Appointment Booking

  • AccuBook - We will text all patients eligible, for whom we have a mobile phone number. The text message has a link to book your appointment via ‘accuBook,’ a simple three step process. Please call 01367 242388 if you have no internet/network access.
  • National Booking Service - Appointment booking via the National Booking Service only needs to be done via the nhs webpage (www.nhs.uk). You ideally need your NHS number to book, select the Faringdon site and book your appointment. If you have no online capability, please call 119.

Walk-Ins

All of the above clinics will accept walk-ins if you are:

  • Aged between 16 years - 17 years 9 months, please arrive and inform us. In most cases we will be able to vaccinate you.
  • A WHMP patient late for a second dose Pfizer vaccination

These clinics are not suitable for 12-15 year old children.

Vaccination Clinic Location

All clinics will take place at Unit 1, RAC Trading Estate, Faringdon SN7 7BP (behind Esso fuel station on Park Road, Faringdon). Look for Marshals and signage on the day.

Covid Vaccination Map

20,785 Vaccinations

We are delighted to announce that we have, as of the end of June, reached a total of 20,785 vaccinations since we started our Covid programme in early January of this year.

This fantastic achievement has been made possible by the tremendous commitment to our efforts by you the patients, both from Faringdon and the outlying villages of our catchment area. Our sincere thanks to all of you for being part of this and the kind words of support on local media.

We have of course also benefitted from the most amazing team of volunteers covering all areas of necessary support to our Clinic work for which we are incredibly grateful, under the primary coordination of Mr Callum Skeat. Thank you so much.

Our PPG (Patient Participation Group) have also played a supportive role behind the scenes adding further our efforts by spreading the message of patient inclusion. Thank you, PPG members. If you are interested in joining our PPG please speak to the Practice Manager, Angie Sammut on 01367 242388.

Our thanks as well to all who have supported us in other ways, such as our Landlords at the RAC building, the tenants on the RAC estate coping with our presence and those, especially the Snooty Mehmaan and Sams Cakes n’ Bakes amongst others, who have kept us fed and watered. It really is appreciated.

And finally… A big Thank you as well to ALL the staff at WHMP. This has not been an easy time as we have kept the main practice open at Volunteer Way throughout the campaign, and it is not over yet. The WHMP Covid Team at the Clinic led by Dr Rob Russ (GP Partner), Michelle Harfield (Senior Administrator) and Becky Eyre (Senior Nurse) have excelled themselves, but also those at Volunteer Way have stoically maintained the best patient service possible in these very difficult times.

David Owen-Smith, CEO WHMP, on behalf of the Partners, staff and the Covid Team: July 6th 2021

 

To highlight the result a few figures for consideration for those who like the statistics:

Almost 13,000 1st Dose vaccinations

Almost 8,000 2nd vaccinations*

We have achieved a minimum of 90% cohort penetration of all those at 65 years of age and over, plus all those in care homes, vulnerable or working as frontline care home, health and social care workers.

We have achieved a minimum of 86% cohort penetration of all those aged 50 or over, including adults aged 16-65 years in an at-risk health condition.

For those at the 1st Dose stage, from 18-40 years old we have achieved 77% cohort penetration.

*All figures stated are based upon known numbers on the 2nd July 2021.    

NHS App and Vaccine Passport

Vaccine passports will be available via the NHS app from Monday 17th May or via 119. You will need to leave 5 days after your second vaccination for this to be visible on the app or by 119. There should be no need to contact us to arrange this.

Useful Links

Coronavirus - Getting Tested: www.gov.uk

Mass vaccination sites: www.england.nhs.uk

Book or manage your coronavirus vaccination: www.nhs.uk

Covid-19 vaccination and blood clotting: www.gov.uk

 

Self-isolation Sick Note

If you require a self-isolation note, please visit the NHS website: www.111.nhs.uk

Use this service if you have been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer.

This service is only for people who:

  • have symptoms of coronavirus
  • live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus
  • are in a support bubble with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus
  • have been told to self-isolate by a test and trace service

If you are not sure if you need to self-isolate, get the latest NHS advice on coronavirus.

If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. If you are able to work from home, you will not need an isolation note.