Lonsdale Medical Group

Lonsdale Medical Centre |24 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RR

Current time is 13:28 - We're open

Blessing Site |307 Kilburn Lane, London, W9 3EG

Current time is 13:28 - If you are unwell and cannot wait until we are next open, please call 111.

NHS

Telephone: 020 7328 8331

admin.lonsdale@nhs.net

COVID VACCINATION UPDATE

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Booster Program at Lonsdale Medical Group

((*PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE FOR REGULAR UPDATES ON ELIGIBLE AGES AND GROUPS))

BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY  THIS WINTER WITH THE PFIZER BOOSTER VACCINE

AND

SEASONAL FLU JAB

Everyone over 50, or those with a health condition that puts them at higher risk from Covid-19 is now *eligible for the Covid-19 booster vaccine and a flu vaccine. Both are serious illnesses. If you are in these groups, having both the Covid-19 booster vaccine and flu jab is the best way to protect yourself this winter.

*For more information on eligibility and the vaccines visit:

Questions:

I’ve had 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, why do I need a booster?

The Covid-19 booster will help improve your longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from the virus.

I’m fit and healthy, do I still need to get the flu vaccination?

Yes, the flu vaccination is important because more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you get flu and Covid-19 at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill. Getting Vaccinated against flu and having your booster will provide protection for you and those around you.

How do I get my vaccinations?

Everyone eligible for a flu and Covid-19 booster vaccination will be contacted by the NHS and the Practice and offered an appointment. If your second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine was more than 6 months ago you can go to the NHS booking website and book your booster. Alternatively you can contact the Practice to book on site for both vaccines. If you are immunocompromised, 56 days should be left between your second dose before booking in for your 3rd primary dose, and thereafter the booster dose.

Can I have both vaccines at the same time?

If you are offered both vaccines, it is safe to have them at the same time and will be administered as 1 per arm.

I’m pregnant, will the flu jab or booster vaccine harm me or my baby?

No it won’t. Having both the flu and Covid-19 vaccine will help protect you and your baby. It is safe to have the vaccines at any stage of pregnancy.

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*** Housebound patients will be vaccinated by the CLCH (Central London Community Healthcare) team for both the Covid-19 booster and Seasonal Flu vaccination.

Pfizer is permitted for all ages except for those under 16. 

Those aged 12-15 can only be vaccinated if they are clinically vulnerable.

Please note all patients are required to remain in the ‘clinical waiting room’ for 15 minutes after administering the Pfizer dose. 

Appointments are available via email, calling the Practice, and via Patient Access.

Kindly note, we have limited availability at Lonsdale, however our PCN are still providing external services through K&W that have more appointments available at the below sites, however you MUST have a CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT first before attending:

  • The Swaminarayan School, 260 Brentfield Rd, Neasden, NW10 8HE
  • Wembley Health and Care Centre 116 Chaplin Road, Wembley HA0 4UZ

The online system will also indicate what type of vaccination is being offered at the sites. You may have already received a message inviting you to have the vaccination with a link attached to the automated booking system, or a letter from the NHS advising you to book directly with them: 

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

Where possible, please use this option to avoid long call waiting times as our lines are extremely busy. Bookings can also be made via Patient Access. 

Should you have a COVID Vaccination appointment, please ensure you keep it. Vaccinations from failed appointments are wasted as the vaccine has a short lifespan, and we need your help to ensure there is no wastage. 

Kindly note; please arrive on time for your appointment at Lonsdale and are wearing a face mask and have your arm ready to receive the vaccination before you are called in to the clinicians’ room. 

(If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please allow up to 4 weeks before being booked in for the vaccination).

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NHS COVID Pass and Vaccine Passport

You can now get proof of your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination details using the NHS COVID Pass service.

If you have full access to the NHS App, and are registered at a GP surgery in England, you can view and share your COVID Pass for event trials and travel abroad.

If you do not have full access to the NHS App, you can still get your COVID Pass for event trials in England.

To get your COVID Pass:

  1. Log in to the NHS App using this link:     https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-app/nhs-app-help-and-support/health-records-in-the-nhs-app/about-the-nhs-covid-pass-service/
  2. From the homepage select Get your NHS COVID Pass
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen

If you have received one or more doses abroad, kindly note this will not register on the NHS App as this facility is only for vaccines administered in the UK. NHS-E and NHS-Digital are currently in talks to find a way to accommodate this and is not something the Practice can assist with.

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Get your NHS COVID Pass letter/Vaccine  Passport

This service is NOT offered by your GP.

Please contact NHS119, or use the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/get-your-covid-pass-letter/

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Effective 08th April 2021 – MHRA and JCVI announcement regarding AstraZeneca Vaccine: 

(Published link here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-jcvi-statement/jcvi-statement-on-use-of-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-7-april-2021 )

Second Doses:

  • Recipients in cohorts 1-9 who have received a first dose of AstraZeneca and are due to receive their second, no further action is required – all should continue to be offered a second dose regardless of age.
  • MHRA are clear that the only individuals who should NOT have a second dose of AstraZeneca are: patients with a history of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, acquired or hereditary thrombophilia, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia or antiphospholipid syndrome should only be considered when the potential benefit outweighs any potential risks. Patients who have experienced major venous and arterial thrombosis occurring with thrombocytopenia following vaccination with any COVID-19 vaccine should not receive a second dose of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca.

First Dose:

  • First doses for individuals 30 years of age and over and those who have underlying health condition which puts them at a higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease: SHOULD continue their appointment.
  • Adults under the age of 30 WITHOUT underlying health conditions, in phase 1, prioritised due to an increased risk of exposure and/or to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to vulnerable individuals – this includes health and social care workers, unpaid carers and household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals – Acting on a precautionary basis – preferred for the patients to be offered alternative vaccine, if available.

For these recipients in cohorts 1-9 aged under 30 who have yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and are scheduled to receive a first dose of AstraZeneca on or after the 09 April, the following apply:

  • Bookings will automatically be cancelled – Patients under 30 will need to contact the Practice and request a ‘risk assessment’ be completed by a GP

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Beware of fake invites for Covid vaccinations

If you have COVID symptoms, please go to www.111.nhs.uk   or call 111. In a medical emergency, you should dial 999 as usual.

For further information, please see the leaflets with advice from Public Health England and NHS below or  visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/

For anything else, we are open and if you need to get in touch, please email, ring or visit our website. As per COVID-19 guidance, please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccination – A guide for adults leaflet

COVID-19 vaccination – Protection for healthcare workers leaflet

COVID-19 vaccination – Advice for pregnant women leaflet

COVID-19 vaccination – Protection for social care staff leaflet

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination leaflet  (For more information on what to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination, please click here)

COVID-19 in children – Important Information

COVID-19 – main information

COVID-19 Testing – Brent Testing

Download COVID-19 Fit notes

COVID 19 – Letter to employers

Face mask exemption information

For assistance in getting to your vaccination appointment, please see the Age UK NWL Free Transport Leaflet for more information

Lonsdale Medical

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Blessing Site

  • Monday
    CLOSED
  • Tuesday
    CLOSED
  • Wednesday
    CLOSED
  • Thursday
    09:30 until 16:30
  • Friday
    CLOSED
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED