COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAMME
We are very pleased to announce that the date of our first delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine has just been confirmed.
We will be running vaccination clinics from Carterton Health Centre in partnership with Burford Surgery, Bampton Medical Centre and Charlbury Medical Centre. Each of the four practices will be vaccinating its own patients on one day in each week. This may be on a week-day or at the weekend, according to when the vaccine is delivered. Our next clinic will be on TUESDAY 19th JANUARY.
We will also be receiving a small quantity of the Astra Zeneca Oxford vaccine. This vaccine is more easily transported and will be used to vaccinate care home residents and staff during January.
The order in which we must vaccinate patients is set by the Government. Our reception team are very busy inviting patients, so please do not contact the surgery to ask for the vaccine. We will contact you when it is your turn to receive it.
You will need two doses of the vaccine and these will be given twelve weeks apart. The interval between doses was extended from 3 to 12 weeks by the Government on 31/12/2020 to enable as many people as possible to have the benefit of the significant immunity which the first dose gives. We will contact you with details of your appointment for your second dose approximately 11 weeks after your first dose.
There are some things which you can do to help us complete this very large vaccination campaign as quickly and efficiently as possible.
STEP 1 - Before we ring you to invite you for the vaccine, please;
-make sure that we have up to date phone contact details for you. You can notify us of a change in your contact details by emailing us at email@example.com
STEP 2 - After you have booked your appointment please;
-read the Government’s information about the vaccine so that you understand why it is important to get vaccinated and feel confident about your decision to have it.
-contact Volunteer Link-Up on 01993 776277 if you are going to need transport to Carterton Health Centre
-check this website for updates. Some practices in other parts of the country have had to cancel vaccination clinics due to delayed deliveries. The current status of forthcoming vaccination clinics is as follows;
Tuesday 19th January 2021
Friday 22nd January 2021
STEP 3 - When you attend for your appointment please; -go to Carterton Health Centre, Alvescot Road, Carterton OX18 3LJ. (Between Aldi and the library). DO NOT COME TO THE BROADSHIRES HEALTH CENTRE
-arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time, as we have limited car parking space.
-wear clothing which will enable access to your upper arm with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
-enter the building on your own. There is limited space and we need to maintain social-distancing.
-wear a face-mask and sterilise your hands as you enter the building. Sanitiser will be provided.
STEP 4 - After you have had the vaccination please;
-follow the instructions you are given. If you have been given the Pfizer vaccine, you will need to complete an observation period of 15 minutes in the waiting room.
-when you are told you can go, please leave the car park immediately to make room for those arriving.
-read the leaflet What to Expect After the Vaccination
Welcome To The Broadshires Health Centre
The Broadshires Health Centre is a modern purpose-built complex. Opened in March 2001, the health centre has brought together many aspects of primary health care under one roof. There is also a dentist and a pharmacy situated on the same site.
Reception is open weekdays 8:00am - 6:30pm Doctors’ surgeries are at varying times during this period. Please note that a normal consultation is 10 minutes' duration and is for ONE person only. If you require other members of your family to be seen by a doctor, they will require individual appointments.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
(Site updated 18/01/2021)