There is quite a convincing email going around that looks quite genuine. It looks as though it is from the NHS and it says that you have been selected for a coronavirus vaccination. It asks you to click to Accept the invitation or Decline the invitation. I am led to believe that it will then ask for you bank details etc. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS and certainly do not give any of your bank details to them.
If this was a genuine NHS/PHE correspondence, they wouldn’t be asking for anything as it is a FREE vaccination. Letters are currently being sent out to patients from central sources, but no emails or texts regarding invitations.
We have a vacancy available for a part-time Practice Nurse for 18.25 hours per week over 2 days. Please visit NHS.jobs for more information.
Last week we vaccinated our 9000th patient. This represents over half of our adult population. At this rate we will meet all the targets for vaccination that have been set. There is strong evidence now that the first dose gives good protection and the strategy of giving the second dose at 12 weeks is very effective. Please remember however to stay at home, maintain social distancing and follow the rules, even after your first dose.
For those of you who were vaccinated at the Digby Hall in early January, we are now starting to plan your second dose. Many of you will have been given a date and time already, however this appointment will need to be confirmed prior to your attendance, as the schedules for delivery are not yet finalised. This applies to those who were given the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. Your second dose is guaranteed but may vary by a few days from the original planned date. This is because the vaccine has a very short fridge life of only 3 days when we receive it. I apologise for this but as yet we have no control over scheduling of deliveries of vaccine. We will be in touch with your confirmed second dose date as soon as we are able to.
I do not anticipate similar issues for those of you who have had the Astra Zeneca vaccine as there will be greater supplies of this vaccine and the fridge life is a lot longer.
We are indeed expecting a “surge” of vaccine after the 15th March as the manufacturers are increasing production , so we may be able to reach targets earlier than anticipated, which would be a great achievement. Thanks again for your patience and support in helping us to deliver this historic vaccination programme.
Dr Rob Childs – Clinical Lead for the Sherborne Area Network Covid Vaccination Clinics
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You can find more information about the vaccine here. Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you all that the Evershot Branch site will not be re-opening. Please read the full article here.
Our principal aim is to offer a friendly, first-class service in caring for your health.
We hope to achieve this through a team approach involving doctors, administration staff, nurses, dispensers, midwife and health visitor.
We believe in bringing a broad range of services to our rural setting, in order to minimise inconvenience from travel and waiting times for our patients. To this end we have in-house physiotherapy, chiropody and cognitive behaviour therapy.