As of April 2021 Highfield Surgery will no longer be administering first covid-19 vaccinations for patients, please do not contact the practice requesting your first vaccination as we will be unable to assist you. To book your first vaccination if you are eligible please call 119 or go online to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/
Pop-up vaccination service
A new pop-up vaccination service specifically for the covid-19 vaccination booster programme has opened on Blackpool South Car Park at the end of Yeadon Way, Blackpool. Opening Friday 24 September, the site will run seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.
This service provides an additional vaccine dose to people who have previously received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to ensure continued protection for those most at risk from COVID-19.
Independent experts, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), have said that for the 2021 COVID-19 vaccination programme, the following people who received vaccination in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme should be offered a third dose COVID-19 booster vaccine.
Those living in residential care homes for older adults
All adults aged 50 years or over
All those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers
Adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals
The JCVI advises that the booster vaccine dose should be offered no earlier than six months after completion of the first course of vaccination so please check when you are due your booster before booking an appointment.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Vaccination Programme Senior Responsible Officer Jane Scattergood, said: “The NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has already prevented 24 million cases and saved more than 112,000 lives across the country.
“As we head into winter we should not drop our guard so I would urge anyone who receives their invitation to come forward and get a booster vaccination.
“Getting a top-up vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from this cruel virus.”
Book your appointment now by visiting https://bit.ly/bpboostervac
If you have any queries or you require support in using the online system, you can call the Fylde Coast COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 0300 7906856.
If you do not want your GP to share your identifiable patient data for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out. This prevents your data being shared with NHS Digital if you register your opt-out before 23 June 2021. You can still register your opt-out at any time after this date and it will prevent any more data being shared with NHS Digital.
You can also register a National Data Opt-out, which will prevent NHS Digital from sharing your identifiable patient data for planning and research purposes. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.
Opt-outs (either type) that have been registered in the past will all be fully respected.
We have designed the collection with many safeguards in place to protect the privacy of patients, including removing all personal information that would directly identify patients before data is shared with NHS Digital.
By putting in place strict governance processes about who can access data and for what reasons, and being transparent about what data is shared and why, the programme aims to make patient data available safely and securely.
Making data available for research will lead to better:
- NHS services for patients
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