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Rural Rother vaccination site – Etchingham

Update on COVID-19 vaccinations service for Fairfield Surgery

We are pleased to confirm that a COVID-19 vaccination service for our patients has started at Etchingham Village Hall.

The service is a partnership between our practice, our partners in the Rural Rother Primary Care Network and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

It will cover all registered patients at Fairfield Surgery, Burwash; Ferry Road Health Centre, Rye; Martins Oak Surgery, Battle; Northiam and Broad Oak Surgery; Oldwood Surgery, Robertsbridge/Battle Health centre; Rye Medical Centre; and Sedlescombe and Westfield Surgeries.

Vaccination appointments will be made for all our registered patients at these practices in line with the national priority groups, starting with those who are over the age of 80.

How will I get and appointment?

Our practice team has been identifying our patients who are eligible at this stage and appointments have and will continue to be booked for you over the coming weeks.

We encourage anyone who is contacted by us, by phone, text, email or letter, to take up the offer of an appointment if you possibly can.

Why have the vaccination?

Getting the COVID-19 vaccination is one of the best defences against the virus. It should help reduce the rates of serious illness, reduce pressure on our NHS and social care services, and, above all, save lives.

Travel to your appointment

If you are concerned about how you will travel to get your vaccination during lockdown please be aware that under government guidelines a family member or friend is permitted to take a person to their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, which is classed as an exemption as it is a ‘medical appointment’. Guidance on how to do this safely is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#private-cars-and-other-vehicles (scroll down to ‘Car sharing’).

Information about community transport can be found on the East Sussex County Council website: https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/public/communitytransport/guide/about/. Other options are being explored for those who cannot call upon friends and family.

 

Update on COVID-19 vaccinations service for Fairfield Surgery

We are pleased to confirm that a COVID-19 vaccination service for our patients has started at Etchingham Village Hall.

The service is a partnership between our practice, our partners in the Rural Rother Primary Care Network and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

It will cover all registered patients at Fairfield Surgery, Burwash; Ferry Road Health Centre, Rye; Martins Oak Surgery, Battle; Northiam and Broad Oak Surgery; Oldwood Surgery, Robertsbridge/Battle Health centre; Rye Medical Centre; and Sedlescombe and Westfield Surgeries

Vaccination appointments will be made for all our registered patients at these practices in line with the national priority groups, starting with those who are over the age of 80.

How will I get and appointment?

Our practice team has been identifying our patients who are eligible at this stage and appointments have and will continue to be booked for you over the coming weeks.

We encourage anyone who is contacted by us, by phone, text, email or letter, to take up the offer of an appointment if you possibly can.

Why have the vaccination?

Getting the COVID-19 vaccination is one of the best defences against the virus. It should help reduce the rates of serious illness, reduce pressure on our NHS and social care services, and, above all, save lives.

Travel to your appointment

If you are concerned about how you will travel to get your vaccination during lockdown please be aware that under government guidelines a family member or friend is permitted to take a person to their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, which is classed as an exemption as it is a ‘medical appointment’. Guidance on how to do this safely is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#private-cars-and-other-vehicles (scroll down to ‘Car sharing’).

Information about community transport can be found on the East Sussex County Council website: https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/public/communitytransport/guide/about/. Other options are being explored for those who cannot call upon friends and family.

 

Please help us to help you

 

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is the biggest immunisation programme ever undertaken by the NHS. As we organise this we’d like to remind you of these things:

· We will contact you when it’s your turn.

· Please do not call to ask us about your vaccination but wait until you are contacted. You are unlikely to be forgotten!

· You will be contacted as soon as an appointment is available.

· We are still really busy, as usual, looking after all patients in our community with other health problems. Calls about vaccinations are preventing us from doing this effectively.

· Please be patient.

· Please act on your invitation when it comes.

 

When you go for your vaccination

· Please do not turn up early for your appointment. Arriving on time will help us to manage numbers at the site and help to keep everyone safe.

· Always remember Hands, Face, Space. It will save lives and help the NHS

 

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is the biggest immunisation programme ever undertaken by the NHS. As we organise this we’d like to remind you of these things:

· We will contact you when it’s your turn.

· Please do not call to ask us about your vaccination but wait until you are contacted. You are unlikely to be forgotten!

· You will be contacted as soon as an appointment is available.

· We are still really busy, as usual, looking after all patients in our community with other health problems. Calls about vaccinations are preventing us from doing this effectively.

· Please be patient.

· Please act on your invitation when it comes.

 

When you go for your vaccination

· Please do not turn up early for your appointment. Arriving on time will help us to manage numbers at the site and help to keep everyone safe.

· Always remember Hands, Face, Space. It will save lives and help the NHS