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NHS COVID Pass for 12-15yr Olds

For more information on this, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nhs-covid-pass-for-12-15-year-olds-for-international-travel

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Update
13 Dec, 2021

The GP-run vaccination service in Farnham Hospital has now offered a December appointment to all adults who had their second vaccination before 24th September (meeting the new shortened 3 month interval between vaccinations). If you have not yet had the opportunity to rebook, please let us know, or follow your original practice invitation link to book. Note the National Booking Service invitation from "NHSVaccine" does not offer appointments in Farnham.

Please note, the primary method of invite is by text message and if you are in one of the older age groups and have not yet had an invite, please complete our Change of Personal Details webform on Farnham Dene Medical Practice, detailing your mobile number so we can ensure your records are up to date.

If you want to see what other options are available, please use the National Booking System here or call 119.

For more information, please visit https://www.frimleyhealthandcare.org.uk/living-here/covid-19-vaccination/

 

Covid-19 Booster Vaccination Programme Extension
30 Nov, 2021

Following a Government announcement on 29th November, the NHS is developing plans to extend the Covid-19 booster vaccination programme to include everyone aged 18 and over.

12 to 15 year olds will also be offered a second dose of the vaccine and an additional booster will be available for people who are immunosuppressed.

People will become eligible for their booster three months after their second dose (reduced from six months).

For now, all you need to do is wait to be contacted by the NHS. Please help us to help all patients by not contacting your GP practice about your booster or attending vaccination sites.

If you are over 40 or a health and social care worker, and are eligible for your booster, go online to www.nhs.uk or call 119 to book your appointment.

Visit www.happyhealthylives.uk/vaccinationdrop-ins to see all the places you can go for a walk-in appointment

Covid Frequently Asked Questions

Please check this page for Covid Frequently Asked Questions.

COVID Booster Vaccinations

We are currently awaiting updated guidance on revised eligibility for booster vaccines.

However, currently, the following patients are eligible for a booster 6 months after their second dose:

  • people aged 40 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

COVID booster text invitations are sent one month before the due date for the “NHS vaccine” service based in Fleet. To book your booster in Farnham PLEASE WAIT FOR YOUR TEXT INVITATION FROM OURSELVES 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE DUE DATE to book in.  

In both cases you will be able to book from 6 months after your 2nd dose.

Flu Vaccine Eligibility

We are holding one final flu clinic on Saturday 15th January in FICS from 9am to 12 noon. If you are eligible for a vaccine, but have still not received one, please book via your online account, or call our reception team on 01252 730100.

If you fall into any of the below groups you are entitled to a flu vaccine:

  • all children aged 2 to 15 (but not 16 years or older) on 31 August 2021
  • those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • those aged 50 years and over
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • frontline health and social care staff employed by:
    • a registered residential care or nursing home
    • registered domiciliary care provider
    • a voluntary managed hospice provider
    • Direct Payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants.

To book your appointment, please log onto your online GP services account and select the age-relevant slot:

  • Aged 65+
  • Aged 50-64
  • Aged 18-49
  • Child flu vaccine

Please ensure you book the correct slot.

 

 

Farnham Primary Care Network (PCN)

Farnham PCN is made up of the 5 GP practices in Farnham working together to provide services Farnham residents. 

The five practices are Farnham Dene Medical Practice, Downing Street Group Practice, The Ferns Medical Practice, River Wey Medical Practice and Holly Tree Surgery.  The clinical director of the PCN is Dr David Brown and the PCN manager is Vikki Rigate. 

The Farnham PCN is responsible for running the Covid vaccination clinic at Farnham Hospital. 

GREENER PRACTICE

Instead of discarding used or unwanted inhalers in your household refuse/recycling, please return them to your pharmacy or bring them to reception. 

The most common inhalers used in the UK are metered dose inhalers (MDI’s). MDI’s make up 3-4% of the entire NHS  carbon footprint due to their propellants. All pharmacies can send MDI’s and other types of inhaler for medical waste incineration  and some pharmacies take part in specialist recycling, both of which dispose of the propellants more safely. 

The closest pharmacies currently participating in specialist MDI recycling are: 

  • Chapel Lane Pharmacy 102-104 Chapel Lane, Farnborough, Hants GU14 9BL
  • Chase Pharmacy at Forest Surgery 60 Forest Road, Bordon, Hants GU35 0BP

There is more information on the website greeninhaler.org where you can also find details on other pharmacies participating in inhaler recycling.

At Farnham Dene Medical Practice we have recycling boxes in reception where you can bring back MDI’s. 

A staff member will take them for recycling for you if you are unable to. However please note: as staff will be doing this in their own time, we ask that you use this scheme if this is the only way you can recycle your inhaler.