For information about COVID-19 (including the vaccination) please visit see the links below:
For more information go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus or www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
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Pregnancy COVID-19 Vaccination
The Facts for Health Care Professionals
Please click here for the full details (PDF, 318KB)
Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme (13th December 2021)
The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.
Please do not contact the practice over any vaccination queries or try to book through the practice as this will stop patients with medical conditions being able to get through.
You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.
We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly. New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services.
Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December. We will be working with all our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days. All these appointments will be added to the National Booking System. To assist with additional capacity we will contact eligible patients and remind patients not to contact the practice.
We encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
In terms of any planned appointments with Little Harwood Health Centre, there are no changes at the current time, and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly. See more about the vaccination programme in NHS Site:- Booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk), including the vaccination services.
All pregnant women in the UK over the age of 18 have now been offered COVID-19 vaccination.
Vaccination is recommended in pregnancy, but the decision whether to have the vaccine is your choice. Click here for information that will help you make an informed choiceabout whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
Patient Notice for the Covid-19 Vaccination
We will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then;
Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
And of course, please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
Please watch this video:
As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.
These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.
Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
Help in the fight against COVID-19
Do you have suspected or confirmed with COVID-19?
(Symptoms to look out for include *New Cough *High Temperature *Loss/change in smell/taste)
Open to anyone aged 65 and above?
Or aged 50 to 64 with any of these illnesses?
- High blood pressure and/ or heart disease
- Asthma or lung disease
- Weakened immune system due to serious illness or medication (e.g. chemotherapy).
- Known diabetes
- Stroke or neurological problems
- Liver disease
Then you could be eligible to join the PRINCIPLE trial and help the fight against COVID-19.
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that improve symptoms and reduce hospital Admission for people with COVID-19
To find out more or register for the study, please visit: www.prinicipletrial.org
Tel: 0800 138 0880
From the 18th of May the general clinical case definition for COVID-19 has been updated to include loss of or change in smell or taste. It is now:
New continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/change in smell or taste
Everyone, including health and social care workers, should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/ change in smell or taste.
Click here for important information to keep you safe while isolating at home
Please click here to read Age UK's statement on Coronavirus and their services (PDF, 436KB)
Advice for parents during coronavirus
Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.
Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Here is some advice to help: click here
Due to the impact of COVID and lockdown restrictions gaming use will be likely to have significantly increased by young people. The below resource provides advice around the impact on mental health and consideration of how to keep children and young people safe online.