News

18th Oct

COVID vaccinations

COVID-19 Booster Vaccine North Hampshire – we will contact you when it is your turn

In line with the latest national JCVI guidance, we are now rolling out the COVID-19 booster vaccine programme across North Hampshire to those who are eligible – we will be following the guidelines in the order and eligibility given.

The North Hampshire CCG has been working hard to get ready for the next phase of the roll out of the life-saving vaccine.

Please wait to be contacted by us to be invited for your booster. Please don’t contact us, we will contact you.

 

It is important to note that even if you fall within one of the early cohorts (due to your age or existing health conditions) you will only be eligible for your COVID-19 booster vaccine at least 6 months after your second vaccine dose.

 

You will receive a text message from us when it is your turn to book. You will be asked to book via the National Booking Service and you will not be able to book until you are at 6 months or beyond the date of your second dose.

We will be delivering the booster doses of the vaccine from Jameson House in North Hampshire and this is your local GP led vaccination site.

Health and social care workers

You will be invited for your booster vaccine by one of our vaccination services. If you have not heard anything and you are more than a week beyond your 6 month point from your second dose please call our dedicated call centre on 0333 332 0855

Still not had your first or second COVID-19 vaccine jab? There’s still time.


There is still time to get your COVID-19 jab. Appointments can be booked through the National Booking Service by calling 119 or by visiting

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirusvaccination/ 

When booking please search for JAMESON HOUSE, which is your local GP led vaccine site

 

If you have any issues with booking or think you are due a 3rd dose of covid vaccination due to a specific condition please call our dedicated advice line on 0333 332 0855 between 10am-4pm to book

 

30th Sep

Seasonal Flu vaccinations

Appointments are now available for eligible patients to book to receive their seasonal flu vaccination. There has been a national issue with the delivery of our flu vaccinations and we have now received some of our flu vaccinations.

If you have online access or the NHS app you are able to book your flu vaccination online. 

We will be holding a driving through flu clinic on Saturday 9th October 2021.  Appointments are available, please contact reception to book or book online if you have access to do so. 

Not sure if you are eligible?  Please find below the details of eligibility this year. 

  • all children aged 2 to 15 (but not 16 years or older) on 31 August 2021
  • those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • those aged 50 years and over
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individual
  • frontline health and social care staff employed by:
     - a registered residential care or nursing home
     - registered domiciliary care provider
     - a voluntary managed hospice provider
     - Direct Payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants.

In 2021 to 2022 the following children will be offered vaccination as follows:

  • all those aged 2 and 3 years old on 31 August 2021 (date of birth on or after 1 September 2017 and on or before 31 August 2019) will be offered vaccine in general practice
  • all primary school-aged children in reception year to year 6 (ages 4 to 10 on 31 August 2021) will be offered through a school age immunisation service
  • all secondary school aged children in year 7 to year 11 (ages 11 to 15 on 31 August 2021) will be offered through a school age immunisation service
16th Sep

Global Shortage of Blood Bottles

The NHS is currently responding to a global shortage of blood bottles used to collect blood samples. We have been asked to implement measures as part of a national coordinated response. This will mean that routine monitoring will not be able to go ahead. If you are invited to an annual review this may take place without us taking bloods.

The latest information we have from NHS England is that the shortage is expected to last for “some time”. We are expecting this to mean at least a few months. We will keep you updated as we receive news.

Please be assured urgent bloods and high risk drug monitoring will continue.

We understand the impacts of this shortage may cause some anxiety and frustration. This is a global problem, outside of our control, which is going to affect the whole of the NHS.