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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.

Blood Tests

test tubes containing bloodA blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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