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COVID-19 VACCINATION AUTUMN/WINTER (Phase 3) 
You may be aware that the COVID vaccination programme from the government will shortly be entering "Phase 3" from the 5th September 2021 . Phase 3 is essentially covid booster vaccinations (and catch-up vaccinations for any adults not yet vaccinated). Initially, the Covid 3rd vaccine will ONLY be available to those that are considered clinically EXTREMELY VULNERABLE. Please see link for eligibilty https://www.gov.uk/government/news/most-vulnerable-could-be-offered-booster-covid-19-vaccines-from-september
Please be aware that when booking your covid vaccination, NOT to contact the surgery, as we will no longer be booking Covid vaccinations at Tonge Moor Health Centre, but to directly book via the website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/  or on the CCG website https://www.boltonccg.nhs.uk/patient-zone/coronavirus
 
If you are unable to book online, you can also call the NHS Immunisation Service for advice & support on 0300 561 0240

Advance Notification to Patients

We would like to give you advance notice that we are changing our clinical system on week beginning the 13th Sept. This could result in some delays during this transition period. Only emergency appointments will be available to book on the switch date, which is the 15th & 16th Sept. Please consider ordering your medication in plenty of time before this period. Also, please note that online services will be switched off & you will need to re-register for ONLINE SERVICES, more details will follow on how to do this. Please be patient with our staff during this transition period. Thank you, Mandalay Medical Centre.

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Flu Season September 2021/2022

THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WHEN MORE INFORMATION ON THE 2021 FLU SEASON IS AVAILABLE

This winter, it is more important than ever that those who are eligible for the flu vaccine have it and have it as early as possible. By reducing the incidence of flu, we can reduce the impact of COVID. Not only will people not have to suffer what can be serious implications of flu, it prevents the NHS being under strain and so we will be more able to manage safely any COVID-related issues. By protecting the NHS, we protect our ability to provide healthcare to our patients effectively and safely.

This page will be updated as we schedule our flu clinics. We will have a number of available sessions throughout the week. Please see below for eligibility:

AM I ELIGIBLE?

NHS England have instructed Primary Care to prioritise as follows (where vaccine delivery allows):

  • people aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2021)
  • those aged from six months to less than 65 years of age, in a clinical risk group such as those with:
    • chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
    • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    • chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
    • chronic liver disease
    • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease,
    • learning disability
    • diabetes
    • splenic dysfunction or asplenia
    • a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
    • morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40and above)
  • all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • all children aged two to eleven (but not twelve years or older) on 31 August 2020
  • household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List, or of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded patient on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
  • people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence, or boarding schools (except where children are of primary school age or secondary school Year 7)
  • those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill

OTHER GROUPS

All children aged two to eleven (but not twelve years or older) on 31 August 2020:

Only children who fall into one of the groups above are eligible to receive the vaccine at their GP practice i.e. all who are 2-3 years and those who are in a clinical risk group. The schools program will vaccinate all other children aged two to eleven. 

Health and social care staff who are not in one of the groups listed above:

Your employer is responsible for commissioning a service to ensure you receive a flu vaccination

NHS 111 online

NHS 111

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.

Public Message from NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group

Following extensive trials, the first safe & effective COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK & is now available to priority groups. Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination & Immunisation (JCVI). The vaccinations may not take place at your GP practice, but instead at a local vaccination service (led by GPs, practice nurses & community pharmacists) who are responsible for delivering the vaccine to people in your community. When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccination, you will receive an invitation to come forward. this may be via the phone, or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system. We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we are asking people not to contact us to get an appointment as you will not be able to get one until you are contacted

Message from Mandalay Medical Centre

Thank you for your support during lockdown. From the 19th July, as restrictions ease you will notice that there are further changes at the Practice, especially as we receive more guidance on how to safely return services to normal. In order to keep vulnerable patients safe, all patients attending the Practice are still required to wear a mask (unless exempt). Please continue to isolate if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. Please continue to request your prescriptions as normal. Thank you for supporting the NHS during this difficult time.