Covid Vaccination

LATEST UPDATE - 14.1.21

COVID-19 vaccinations are now underway in Southam. Eligible patients will receive telephone calls inviting them to make an appointment for their vaccination in due course. Invitations will be sent gradually according to both the supply of vaccine from the NHS, and according to the priority groups set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation.

At this stage you do not need to do anything further, and if eligible you will be contacted in due course.

For more information regarding the vaccine itself, please either:

Visit the NHS Website

OR

E-mail: warnoccg.vaccinecoventrywarwickshire@nhs.net

FAQ’s

1. When am I going to get the vaccination?

  • Vaccination have commenced and patients will be invited according to specific prioritisation groups. These groups have been compiled by the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation. Specific details can be found here.

2. Where will it be done?

  • Vaccinations will be done in Southam, the specific site is yet to be announced, but they will not be done within GP surgeries.

3. How will I be invited?

  • When it is your time to be invited you will either receive a phone call from the Central Booking Office or a text message inviting you to book an appointment.

4. Will I get a choice of vaccine?

  • No, there will be no choice as to which vaccine you receive. All vaccines have been approved by the MHRA, the medicines regulator, as being both safe and effective.

5. Are you licenced to give these vaccines?

  • Vaccinations will be provided only by those who have received the appropriate training.

6. Can my mother have a vaccine before her age group is due, as I am very worried about her?

  • No, the order of prioritisation has been set at a national level by the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation.

7.  Can my wife have it done at the same time as me? She's in her 70s and I'm in my 80's but it would be more convenient for us to come together

  • No, the order of prioritisation has been set at a national level by the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation.

8. What group am I in?

  • Patients will be invited according to specific prioritisation groups. These groups have been compiled by the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation. Specific details can be found here.

9. Can I get it quicker because I have x, y or z or am vulnerable because ...?

  • Patients will be invited according to specific prioritisation groups. These groups have been compiled by the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation. Specific details can be found here. We have no influence over these specific groups.

10. Who do I let know if I don't want it?

  • You don’t need to inform us at present.

13. Should I have it if I am pregnant?

  • Although the available data do not indicate any harm to pregnancy, there is insufficient evidence to recommend routine use of COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy