The coronavirus vaccine and how it will be rolled out to our patients and links to informative websites
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Covid vaccine at BHWC

We have been extremely busy making arrangements for the delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. We look forward to receiving our PCN allocation early January and being able to invite all our patients for the vaccination.

Due to the extreme storage conditions and the distancing measures required several GP practices have been teamed up to supply the vaccines from a central hub. Our allocated central hub is Portslade Health Centre. As soon as the vaccine arrives, we will start calling all patients to book in. We will be vaccinating by priority risk group in the following order: 

All those 80 years of age 
All those 75 years of age and over
All those 70 years of age and over
Clinically extremely vulnerable
All those 65 years of age and over
All individuals aged 16 to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
All those 60 years of age and over
All those 55 years of age and over
All those 50 years of age and over

What you may want to know about the vaccination 
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine cannot be given to individuals who are pregnant, think they may be pregnant, are planning to get pregnant or are breastfeeding, have ever had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), are suffering from acute severe febrile illness (not minor infections) or have had confirmed COVID-19 infection in the preceding 4 weeks. 

The vaccine does not contain eggs, meat derivatives, gelatine, porcine products, preservatives or latex. The vaccine is given as an injection into your upper arm as two doses, 21 days apart. You will need to return to the same location for your second vaccination. You may not be protected until at least seven days after your second dose of vaccine.

The Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine has been authorised today by UK medicines regulator. We will keep you updated when we receive information about delivery of this vaccine. 

 
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COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

We have been made aware that some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a charge being applied to their phone bill. In other cases, callers are offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details.

People are warned to be alert to these scams.

The vaccine is only available from the NHS and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. At present, appointments are only being offered to the public over 80 years old.

The NHS will:

  • NEVER ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine.
  • NEVER ask for payment or for your bank details.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

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Hove East Sussex BN3 1AE
United Kingdom
https://www.brightonhealthandwellbeingcentre.co.uk

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