COVID VACCINATION CENTRE – ANNOUNCEMENT
North Shropshire Primary Care Network are very pleased to announce that they will be running a new COVID-19 Vaccination Centre from Prees Medical Practice.
The first clinic will be held on Thursday 28th January in Prees.
The Primary Care Network, comprising Drayton Medical Practice, Churchmere, Caxton, Cambrian, Plas Ffynnon, Wem and Prees are joined by Hodnet and Dodington practices for this initiative. Patients in eligible groups will receive their invitation to attend either by text message or phone call.
Dr Catherine Rogers, Clinical Director for North Shropshire Primary Care Network said “ We are pleased and excited that North Shropshire patients will have a GP-led facility within their vicinity. At the moment we are expecting both Pfizer/BioNtech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines. This is great news as we will now be able to work together to offer vaccinations across the whole of North Shropshire”
We would like to reassure our patients that they will be contacted to book their appointments and not to contact the surgeries, as we continue to work through the government priority
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The latest information on symptoms of coronavirus infection can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:
• you think you might have coronavirus;
• you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
Due to rapid changes during this outbreak we advise all our patients to keep updated on current case definitions and self-isolation information by using the NHS website nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
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Wem & Prees Medical Practice
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The practice operates from two separate sites in the Shropshire villages of Wem and Prees. Although in different locations they work together to serve the same catchment area
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Both sites at Wem and Prees offer automatic front door access suitable for wheelchairs and have disabled toilets.
Please note all inbound and outbound calls from Wem & Prees Medical Practice are recorded for training and monitoring purposes.
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(Site updated 24/01/2021)