The Hart Surgery

The Hart Surgery

York Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2DR

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We are currently calling ALL adult patients for their Covid Vaccination. You can now book your Covid vaccination at The Hart via the NHS App

Hart Surgery Summer Newsletter 2021 now out

 

Covid Vaccination Program

HART SURGERY COVID HOTLINE: 07310 734595
Please do not ring our main number for information about our Covid Vaccination clinics or to enquire when your turn will be as we need to keep these lines free for normal surgery business. Please ring (or leave a message), text or WhatsApp the above number or email covid.hart@nhs.net if you need further assistance or information about the Covid Vaccination program and we will try our best to help. Messages are picked up regularly and the line is manned Mon-Thur when we don’t have clinics on. 

We will contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated with your 1st or 2nd vaccination so we would be grateful if you could not call the surgery to ask about these unless is is 11+ weeks after your first jab and we have been unable to contact you.

We respectfully ask that you do not use this line for any other purpose. This line is now getting very busy so if you are able to email we would be grateful. If not, please leave a message and we will call back as soon as we can.

UPDATE 14/6/21

  • We are inviting all adults over the age of 18 for their first vaccinations
  • The reccommended gap between 1st and 2nd doses is now 8 weeks for the over 50s and 10-12 weeks for the under 50s. We will try to contact you when your 2nd vaccination is due but if you think  you have been missed do contact us or book yourself in via the NHS App.
  • The current guidance is that everyone under the age of 40 should now have Pfizer as their first vaccination
  • The NHS App– you are now able to book your Covid appointment at The Hart Surgery via the NHS App. It is a separate system from the website used to book appointments at mass vaccination sites which the Hart won’t show up on. This App can act as proof of your vaccination status when travelling abroad.  If you have not registered for online services before the App may ask you to take a photo of your passport or driving license for verification. Despite it telling you it may take up to a week to verify, in our experience it usually only takes an hour or two.  If you have any glitches with the app, email covid.hart@nhs.net and we can reset your online access account at our end.
  • There are still a lot of people we have been unable to get hold of because we do not have valid contact details for them.

CALLING NOW

  • Everyone aged 25+ and above for their first vaccination. 
  • People aged 50+ who have had their 1st vaccination at least 8 weeks ago for their 2nd vaccination. 
  • People aged under 50 who have had their 1st vaccination at 8-10 weeks ago for their 2nd vaccination. 
  • All those in previous cohorts who have not yet had their first vaccination including household members of immunocompromised*, clinically vulnerable, carers & frontline social or healthcare workers.
  • If you are aged 18-25 and want to go on the waiting list for a last minute call for left over vaccine, do let us know.

*This includes people taking drugs which affect their immunity such as methotrexate, those living with conditions such as HIV or MS and patients undergoing chemotherapy.  If you are in bubble with someone who is immunocomprised but do not live with them or are living with an immunocompromised person who is not registered with us , please contact us as we will not pick you up automatically.

Information About your Covid Vaccination

Please see here for a copy of the leaflets you should read about your Covid Vaccination.

If you are under 30 or have a history of blood clotting the current guidelines are that you should have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations rather than the Astra Zeneca one.

For more advice and questions concerning blood clotting click on the leaflet below.

Declined, Postponed or Currently Abroad

If you have decided you want to wait to have the vaccination or are stuck abroad and unable to have it at the moment, the onus is on you to contact the surgery when you are ar ready to have the vaccination as we do not have the resources to keep checking. Thank you for your understanding.

Carers

As of the 30 January 2020, the Joint Committee on Vaccine & Immunisation has recommended that carers who are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer contracted COVID should be included in Priority 6 alongside people with underlying conditions. If however, you work for an agency and are paid to go in and out of several homes, you would count as a frontline social care worker (see below) and be in Group 2. If in doubt email occg.primarycareCOVID@nhs.net to enquire.

Patients on Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

Specific information about this may be found here

For more information about the Covid Vaccination see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults leaflet (print version)