COVID AUTUMN BOOSTER 2023
We are now recalling those eligible for an Autumn Covid Booster. PLEASE book via the text link if you are able to do so. This ensures our phone lines remain open for patients with emergencies.
If you do not have a mobile our admin team will be in contact shortly via telephone call.
The eligible cohorts include those 65 years of age and over and some patients deemed ‘at risk’ as outlined by the government.
We are working with Essex House Surgery and Covid Vaccinations will continue to be done there.
The Practice staff do not have the ability to prioritise individual patients and will be guided by NHS England on who we can invite and when.
What to expect when you attend Essex House for the Covid-19 vaccination
Patients will be invited to make an appointment when they are eligible to receive the vaccination. Until you have been invited, please do not contact the Surgery.
Please wear a face covering when attending for the Covid-19 vaccination.
Please do not attend if:
For more information on what to expect following receiving the vaccination please read the PHE Information sheet.
Please read this information prior to attending. The vaccination team will not have time to go through this with you.
What are the side effects?
Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild and short term, and not everyone gets them.
Very common side effects include:
Although feeling feverish is not uncommon for two to three days, a high temperature is unusual and may indicate you have COVID-19 or another infection.
An uncommon side effect is swelling of the glands. You can rest and take the normal dose of paracetamol (follow the advice in the packaging) to help make you feel better.
These symptoms normally last less than a week. If your symptoms seem to get worse or if you are concerned, contact the Surgery. If you do seek advice from a doctor or nurse, make sure you tell them about your vaccination so that they can assess you properly.
You can also report suspected side effects of vaccines and medicines through the Yellow Card scheme.
You can do this online by visiting the Coronavirus Yellow Card or by downloading the Yellow Card app.
Other Covid Vaccines
If you are wanting to book your first or second dose vaccination please book via the NHS website. We are not currently receiving these vaccines at our vaccination site Essex House Surgery.