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Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine | EPUT

Kent and Medway Covid-19 the alert level is VERY HIGH (Tier 3). It is essential that everyone acts to stop the spread of the virus. 

Wash your hands, cover your face, make space. These are the three most effective ways we can all control the spread of the virus.

Remember if you have any coronavirus symptoms; high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change in your sense of taste or smell, get a free test by calling 119 or book online. Together, we will control the virus and stop the spread.

Full details of all the requirements for Tier 3 are available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-3-very-high-alert

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Flu Vaccinations for people aged between 50 and 64

• If you are aged between 50 and 64 you will be invited to get your free flu vaccine from the beginning of December and into the new year as part of this year’s expanded flu vaccination programme.

• GPs and pharmacies will be arranging appointments to coincide with the delivery of new vaccine stock. Please be patient as they make plans for this and wait to be contacted. Please remember that vaccinations will continue throughout the winter season.

• If you are in an at-risk group, you remain a priority for vaccination and should contact your GP or pharmacy as soon as possible for your free flu vaccine.

Visit nhs.uk/flujab to find out more

We understand that with the announcement of a new lockdown, there are going to be some patients concerned about the situation, especially those in very vulnerable risk groups and also those with children attending educational settings. The current government advice about high-risk groups is available here:https://www.gov.uk/.../new-national-restrictions-from-5... and the Government will be writing affected patients. The current guidance for protecting extremely clinically vulnerable groups is available here: https://www.gov.uk/.../guidance-on-shielding-and... The GPs at the surgery has no additional information above and beyond this and are unable to help with requests for sick notes or other letters in such circumstances.

For people concerned about children attending educational settings; we understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members. As a practice, we are very sorry, but decisions about children attending school are not ours to make. It's not something that we can help with. We would suggest a discussion between the people involved and the school to decide on the best course of action.

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PLEASE NOTE:  Please note prescriptions are being requested as usual. We ask that you only order when you have seven days left anything else will be rejected.

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