COVID Vaccination

A PHASED APPROACH TO VACCINE DELIVERY – NHS SCOTLAND DELIVERY

Updated 15/3/2020

The priority groups as set out by the JCVI are being appointed for vaccination.  This is being done by letter from NHS Scotland.  Letters may come out in BLUE ENVELOPES.  We are not vaccinating patients in the Practice (unless they are over 80 years of age). 

Visit http://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine for information.

Visit  https://www.nhsfife.org/news-updates/campaigns-projects/coronavirus-information/vaccination-programme/ for information on the NHS Fife vaccination programme.

Once you receive your appointment in the post, should you need to re-schedule your appointment or notify that you will not manage to get to a vaccine hub phone the Appointment Hub National Helpline on 0800 0308013 (open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week).  All options can be explored with you.  Should you feel you need a home visit for the vaccination a Nurse on the helpline will discuss this with you.  We must have a referral from the Appointment Hub before we can arrange vaccination at home.

If you are 65-80 years or clinically vulnerable and have not yet received a letter or lost your letter, you can complete the form to get an invitation sent by going to the NHS inform website https://invitations.vacs.nhs.scot/ .  If you are over 80 years, contact us here at the Practice. From completing the form to receiving a letter the timeframe is about 3 weeks.

2nd dose clinics for the aged 80 and over are in March/April here at the Practice, appointment cards have been given at first dose clinics.  It is important that you get your 2nd dose on your appointment date.

SELF REGISTER AS AN UNPAID CARER TO RECEIVE YOUR COVID VACCINE

Those who provide regular face to face care can register as an unpaid carer in order to be prioritised for the COVID-19 vaccination. You are eligible for vaccination at this stage and should register if all of the following statements apply to you. 1. You are 16 to 64 years old.   2. You provide face to face care and support to one or more family members, friends or neighbours.   3. The care you provide is not part of a contract or voluntary work.   4. If caring for someone under 18, they are affected by a disability, physical or mental ill-health, developmental condition or substance misuse; and   5.  You have not already received your first COVID-19 Vaccination or vaccination appointment letter.  If you do not meet these criteria you will be asked to wait until NHS Scotland contacts you to let you know its you turn to have the vaccine.  It is important not to contact NHS Scotland for a vaccination before then.  To access the self-registration website visit http://nhsinform.scot/carersregister If possible use this option to register. For those that cannot do this online please call the COVID Vaccination helpline on 0800 0308013.  The Fife carer’s centre can provide support to carers 01592 205 472.  You should allow about 3 weeks from completion of the form to getting an invitation.

As news and plans develop with the national vaccination programme in Scotland we will update this page with information.

Do you want to help deliver the COVID Vaccine?  NHS Boards are recruiting via NHS Scotland Recruitment.  You can also email [email protected].  Any NHS Fife can send their details to [email protected]  staff member

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT ISSUING ANY PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION LETTERS OR ANY FORM OF PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION TO OUR PATIENTS.

EVEN AFTER VACCINATION REMEMBER

HANDS, FACE, SPACE – Having the vaccination doesn’t change the precautions you need to take.