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FLU VACCINE

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FLU CLINIC HELD SATURDAY 9th OCTOBER, 3000+ FLU DELIVERED ALREADY THIS YEAR

COVID 19 VACCINE

ALL ELIGIBLE PATIENTS HAVE BEEN OFFERED A 2nd DOSE VACCINE, WHILE 16/17 YEAR OLDS HAVE BEEN OFFERED THEIR ONE DOSE.  12-15 YEAR OLDS WITH UNDERLYING HEALTH NEEDS HAVE ALSO BEEN OFFERED THEIR 1st VACCINE. 90% OF OUR OVER 50s HAVE HAD 2 JABS WITH UNDER 50s NOT FAR BEHIND

ALL ELIGIBLE MALTHOUSE SURGERY AND ABINGDON SURGERY PATIENTS OVER 16 OR 12-15 YEAR OLDS WITH UNDERLYING HEALTH NEEDS, HAVE HAD AN OFFER TO HAVE THEIR VACCINE ADMINISTERED AT THE CHARTER, WHERE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL WE HAVE EXPANDED THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY SITE.

BOOSTERS

WE ARE NOW EMBARKING ON PHASE 3 BOOSTERS, HOWEVER, THESE CANNOT BE ADMINSTERED UNTIL AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER A 2nd DOSE VACCINATION. 

ELIGIBLE LEAFIELD CARE HOME PATIENTS RECEIVED THEIR BOOSTER ON 15TH SEPTEMBER, WHILE WE WILL START VACCINATING ELIGIBLE AGE 70 & OVER PATIENTS IN OCTOBER. WE WILL BE IN CONTACT WHEN PATIENTS MEET THE ELIGIBILITY STATUS FOR A BOOSTER VACCINE I.E. AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER A 2ND DOSE 

IF THIS IS MORE CONVENIENT, WHEN YOU BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR A BOOSTER YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN INVITE FROM THE NHS TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT A MASS VACINATION SITE SUCH AS THE KASSAM.

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)



 
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