Coronavirus Covid19 pandemic

About the vaccinations available:

Covid vaccination clinics

The practice will contact you directly when we are able to offer you vaccination. You do not need to call the practice, unless you are notifying us that you are a patient facing health and social care worker.  

Easy read covid vaccination leaflet

The three practices in Droitwich are working together to deliver the covid-19 vaccinations. Due to the specific nature of some of the vaccines available, sometimes our vaccination clinics are delivered out of the Droitwich Medical Centre in the centre of town by our own Corbett team. However, other vaccines are more 'portable' which means that we can now start to run clinics with these vaccines from the Corbett Medical Practice premises. When booking your appointment - please do ensure that you are clear which site the clinic is running from.

You should factor in approximately 20-30 mins for your appointment. The actual time in with the vaccinator is only 5 mins, but depending on which vaccine you receive, you may need to be observed on-site afterwards for 15 minutes. Not all vaccines require this however, you should NOT drive for at least 15 minutes after being vaccinated, and we recommend that you consider either walking or arranging a lift to/from the clinic.  

The quantity and type of vaccine is allocated to us centrally and the Practice does not have any choice about which vaccine we receive or when it arrives. This is why we are unable to offer patients a choice of vaccine or dates. 

There are specific priority groups that we need to vaccinate in strict order. This is a national strategy determined by risk and explained more in: why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine.

At present, we can offer vaccines to patients aged 74 years and older, Care Home staff and residents and patient facing healthcare practitioners (see covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-healthcare-workers). If you qualify for any of this criteria, please contact the practice on 01905 795566 in order to book your appointment. 

2nd dose vaccinations: The Government and NHS England has now changed and specifies the priority to deliver as many first dose vaccinations as possible and consequently have pushed back the original planned dates for the 2nd dose vaccinations to 10-12 weeks after the initial vaccination. We apologise that this has meant that those patients expecting to have their second dose vaccination on 9th January have been cancelled and will now need to wait until the end of February.  Please note that this is national change of policy is beyond the influence of the Practice.

Extract from: Optimising the COVID-19 vaccination programme for maximum short-term impact Short statement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) 31 December 2020

Conclusion: Given the epidemiology of COVID-19 in the UK in late 2020 there is a need for rapid, high levels of vaccine uptake amongst vulnerable persons. The Committee supports a two-dose vaccine schedule for the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines. Given the data available, and evidence from the use of many other vaccines, JCVI advises a maximum interval between the first and second doses of 12 weeks for both vaccines. It can be assumed that protection from the first dose will wane in the medium term, and the second dose will still be required to provide more durable protection. The Committee advises initially prioritising delivery of the first vaccine dose as this is highly likely to have a greater public health impact in the short term and reduce the number of preventable deaths from COVID-19.

Patient complaints about the change to national policy should be directed to NHS England’s complaints team as follows –

If you are making a complaint, please state: ‘For the attention of the complaints team’ in the subject line. 

If you are booked to have your vaccination on 21st or 22nd of January please watch this video:

For bookings on other dates please see the videos below:

1. How we will vaccinate

2. When you have booked your appt

3. For the day before your vaccination

4. After your vaccination

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Germ Defence - advice for patients to reduce COVID-19 infections 

A very useful website called Germ Defence created by a team of doctors and scientists gives you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.  It’s easy to use and only takes 10 minutes. - just click on this link: www.germdefence.org/index.html?src=M81091Please pass details of the Germ Defence website to your friends and family.

  • Over 20,000 people previously took part in research about Germ Defence
  • People who followed the advice in Germ Defence had fewer and less severe illnesses - and so did the people they lived with
  • Results of the study were published in The Lancet medicaljournal
  • Germ Defence has been updated with COVID-19 advice to help prevent a wave of COVID-19 and ‘flu this Autumn/Winter
  • Information about how the Germ Defence website is being evaluated is available here


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