COVID-19 Information

If you are visiting the Practice currently, we would be grateful if you could wear your own face mask to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. We have also provided hand sanitiser at the front of the surgery.  We would be grateful if you could use on entering and leaving the building.


Covid Passport Guidance (Queries)

Get the NHS COVID Pass to show your vaccination status for travel | GOV.WALES

<https://gov.wales/get-nhs-covid-pass-show-your-vaccination-status-travel>


Shielded Patients 

The Practice is here to support you through the current pandemic that is affecting so many of us.  We understand that you have received a letter from Welsh Government about the importance of you taking extra steps to avoid catching coronavirus. We understand that you may be anxious about that and wanted to let you know that if you have any healthcare needs you can contact the Practice by telephone or eConsult.

Thank you for all the support you have shown for the NHS.  We need your help!  Stay home, stay safe, save lives.


COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE

As part of the Pathfinder Pilot COVID-19 Immunisation Scheme, Vauxhall Practice began Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations in 07/01/2021. All Eligible patients were invited in accordance with the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) priority groups which are listed below:

  1. Residents in a Care Home for older adults and their carers

  2. Over 80s and frontline Health and social Care workers

Patients will then be called in order of JCVI priority groups as follows:

  1. All those 75 years of age and over

  2. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

  3. All those 65 years of age and over

  4. All individuals aged 18* years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality and relevant carers**

  5. All those 60 years of age and over

  6. All those 55 years of age and over

  7. All those 50 years of age and over

*The JCVI recommendation is from 16 years of age but AstraZeneca vaccine is only authorised for use in those aged 18 years of age 

**Those who are eligible for a carer's allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable. Those clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 include children with severe neuro-disabilities, those who are designated Clinically Extremely vulnerable (CEV), adults who have underlying health conditions and those who need care because of advanced age. Eligible carers should be vaccinated in priority group 6.

Please continue to follow the up-to-date Government guidance at:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Topic | GOV.WALES


COVID-19 antiviral and antibody treatments

Some people are now eligible to receive antiviral and antibody treatments for NHS patients at greater risk from severe COVID-19.

There are 2 ways in which you can receive antiviral treatments:

  • As part of your standard care if you are at highest risk of severe COVID-19 and extremely vulnerable 

  • Through a UK wide antiviral study called PANORAMIC available to COVID-19 positive patients over 50 or 18-49 with underlying health conditions 

Antivirals will be used alongside the vaccine which still remains our most effective tool.

To find out whether you are eligible for COVID-19 treatments or participation in a UK-wide antiviral study visit https://gov.wales/covid-19-treatments or watch the covid-19 treatment video via the link: https://youtu.be/CCBsfkm_LGA 

antibody and antiviral treatments

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