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COVID-19 Vaccination

***Glebe Surgery Update***06.04.1

Hope you have all had a wonderful Easter and got plenty of sun!
The Glebe Surgery in Storrington have been receiving quite a few calls lately due to patients asking to re-arrange the date of their 2nd Covid-19 Vaccination and we would like our patients to note that The Government has linked your 2nd vaccination to your 1st.
The Glebe Surgery has no control over delivery time and they cannot guarantee they will have another Covid-19 Vaccine to offer you later on.
They will try and do their best if you have a hospital appointment but due to the supply issue unless it is an extreme circumstance we ask that all our patients attend the time and date they have been given.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Many Thanks, Henfield Medical Centre.

***Covid Vaccination Certificates Update***05.04.21

We do hope you all had a lovely Easter.
At this time we are unable to offer you a certification of Covid Vaccination, a vaccine passport or a letter to prove you have been vaccinated against covid-19.
These proof of vaccination documents have not yet been developed and as such cannot be provided by Henfield Medical Centre. Please do not call the surgery, as soon as we have further information we will share it with you.

For patients needing transport:

If you need transport to go to us or a mass vaccination clinic for your Covid-19 Vaccine please note that the links service is still running.
The contact details are:
Penny Ann - 01273 494109
Jackie Clark - 01273 047248
Diana Halsey - 01273 757834

When will I get my jab?

Sussex Health and Care Partnership have launched a public campaign this week called ‘When will I get my jab?’ to help people know when and where they will get their vaccination.
The roll-out of the programme is complex and can be confusing so they are aiming to provide simple and easy to understand messages.

They have also created a new video that will help explain how the vaccination is currently being delivered to the first priority groups - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh4DLdKD6uw&feature=youtu.be

The link to all of this information is available on their website - https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/covid-19-vaccination-sites/ 

Please click HERE for further information on 'Why I have to wait for my COVID-19 Vaccine?'.

Easy read leaflet on the Covid-19 Vaccine

Please click HERE to view the leaflet.

Warning over COVID vaccination scams

Be on your guard against fraudulent text and email messages as new scams are being sent to patients.

People are receiving a text or email notification of their ‘vaccination appointment’ and are being asked to confirm it by clicking on a link.

This looks very similar to the genuine texts being sent to patients to arrange their appointments at the GP led vaccination services.

Please follow the advice below.

  • The COVID-19 vaccination is ONLY available from the NHS and it is FREE – you will never be asked to pay for it or give your bank details.
  • If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
  • If you receive a text or email that you believe to be fraudulent please delete it. Please be assured that if you don’t respond because you are worried and it is a genuine text or email, you will remain on the vaccination list and be contacted again
  • If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

If you receive a text message from a number ending in 921, it is us, it is NOT a scam.

Please see the three below very helpful images illustrating the potential benefits and harms of the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 Vaccine.

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FAQ on COVID-19

Please click HERE to see our answers to your frequently asked questions.

Are you aged between 13-19 years old?

If yes please click HERE for further information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Information for health professionals can be found HERE.

STAY 2 METRES APART TO STOP CORONAVIRUS SPREADING

The Government has just released a new 4 step plan to ease lockdown in England. for further information please click HERE.

You must only leave the place you are leaving for:

  • Work and Volunteering
  • Shopping for essentials as locally as possible
  • Collecting items through click and collect or as a takeaway
  • Fulfilling legal obligations
  • Education and Childcare
  • To visit your support bubble
  • Exercise and recreation
  • Medical reasons
  • Communal worship
  • Meet others safely

From the 8th of March you can:

  • spend time outdoors with one other person(Socially distanced) e.g for a picnic
  • Pupils and students in all schools and further education can return to face to face education
  • Patients in care home can have ONE regular indoor visitor

The Clinically extremely vulnerable are advised NOT to attend work, school or education until the 31st of March. 

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ENSURE YOU ARE 2 METRES APART FROM ANYONE OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSEHOLD/SUPPORT BUBBLE.

You do NOT need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. 

Further advice on what you can and cannot do click HERE.

DO:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often - do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get back home
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Stay at home if you are showing symptoms or anyone in your household is self-isolating
  • wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult , and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet

DON'T:

  • Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • Exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool

URGENT ADVICE: Use the NHS 111 online service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

ONLY CALL 111 IF YOU CANNOT GET HELP ONLINE.

COVID-19 Key points in multiple languages

Please click HERE to view an educational Facebook page that aims to post simple, yet key information in multiple languages for everybody to understand COVID-19 and future developments. 

West Sussex County Council Community Hub

WSCC is offering people help and support that need it as a result of COVID-19. Click HERE to see how they can help you. 

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Treatment for coronavirus

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus; antibiotics DO NOT help, as they do not work against viruses.

Treatment aims to to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

Advice on Vitamin D Supplements

For advice on taking supplements, including Vitamin D during COVID-19 please click HERE.

Advice for those with Diabetes

For further information and a helpline for those with diabetes please click HERE.

There is now online help and support available for those with diabetes. For more information on that please click HERE.

Advice for children or those with children going back to school

For further information and advice from a top NHS doctor please click HERE.

Advice for those that have been discharged and been tested positive for COVID-19

If you have the COVID-19 infection and have recently been discharged from A&E or a GP consultation click HERE for further advice. 


Henfield Medical Centre's Privacy Notice - COVID19


What to tell your children?

Please click HERE for a book that has been written for children to give information on the Coronavirus without fear.


Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
    • a continuous new or worsening cough
    • a high temperature
  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above

Find out more principletrial.org


Keep West Sussex Safe - Available in multiple languages

West Sussex County Council have written an article to summarise what we all need to do to prevent new outbreaks and keep West Sussex safe. 

Please click HERE to access and scroll to the bottom to read in multiple languages. 


Public Health England - Translated COVID-19 Guidance for the public

Please click HERE for the full article from Public Health England. For translated guidance please follow the link and look for the grey box near the top titled 'Translated advice and guidance for the public'


NHS Test & Trace explained in multiple languages

If you click HERE it will take you to a document with links to numerous videos explaining Test and Trace in different languages. 

Please select the link in the language that you need and it will open a Youtube Video for you to watch.


Your COVID Recovery

– helping patients to understand what to expect as part of their recovery from COVID-19

Your COVID Recovery is an NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of COVID-19 and support them to manage their recovery. It has information from rehabilitation experts about how to manage ongoing symptoms and health needs at home, and signposts to sources of support. A significant proportion of post COVID-19 patients are likely to have ongoing health problems. How quickly somebody recovers and the problems they have is likely to vary, and this website can help to answer some questions for patients.


COVID19 - Got Symptoms? Get Tested!Hand Hygeine


Do not enter pharmacy with symptoms

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