Covid Vaccine Programme

The clinical staff at Highgate Group Practice strongly advise patients to be vaccinated against Covid according to the current vaccination program.
Our practice is not a vaccination centre. The clinical staff do not have any say over which vaccine a patient will be offered at the vaccine centres and we have been directed not to make recommendations for individual patients to have specific vaccines outside the latest national guidelines. Those detailed guidelines are here, with the advice about contraindications on Pg19 and thrombosis on Pg 22:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/984310/Greenbook_chapter_14a_7May2021.

In brief:
Patients who are over 40, and not pregnant and who do not have a history of heparin induced thrombosis with thrombocytopaenia (HITT or HIT2) can have any available vaccine, including Astra Zeneca.

Patients under 40 without underlying health conditions should have Pfizer or Moderna if available rather than AZ.

Booking a Covid Vaccination appointment

To choose the vaccination centre please use the following link:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

(when entering your postcode please leave a gap e.g. N6 4QA so that the local centres are brought up)

Alternatively we can send you a link to book into our local vaccination hubs which are Bounds Green and Lordship Lane. We CANNOT advise you on which vaccine you will be getting, however if you have any queries regarding your appointment please call the following:

 07584 182 581 or 07584 182 181

NHS APP and COVID Passports

Click on this link for information regarding the NHS APP. The NHS App is different to the NHS Track and Trace App
https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/

If you have received both doses of your jab and wish to receive a letter confirming your vaccination status you must contact the NHS not our practice – we cannot provide such a letter. To request this letter please see this link:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/get-your-covid-pass-letter/

Carer Status
Carers are eligible to receive the vaccine. Click the link below to see the government criteria for what constitutes carer status (Table 3 – Clinical Risk Groups, pages 10-11). If you meet this criteria, you may be eligible to receive the vaccine.
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment
_data/file/961287/Greenbook_chapter_14a_v7_12Feb2021.pdf

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

 
For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk.
 
If you have a new persistent cough and/or fever and/or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste please DO NOT GO TO THE GP SURGERY . Use the NHS 111 online service at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to find out what to do next.
 
In light of recent concerns surrounding COVID-19 the practice has made the decision to change all medical appointments to telephone appointments. Only patients who have been contacted by a clinician will be invited in and we request that you bring your own face covering/mask. All other queries will be dealt with by phone or email. This is a necessary precaution to reduce the risk to our patients. We thank you for your support and understanding in this matter.