Welcome to Longton Health Centre
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"Covid-19 vaccination programme update:
More people will begin to receive an invitation for a Covid-19 vaccination from today now that the majority of those within the top 4 priority cohorts have received theirs.
If you are aged 65-69 (cohort 5) you will be invited to book an appointment at one of the regional vaccination centres or a pharmacy service. Local vaccination services, run by groups of GP practices will focus on inviting those aged 16-64 who are at greater risk from Covid-19 (cohort 6) to the local clinics.
If you are aged 65-69 and you haven’t already got an appointment at a local clinic you will receive a letter inviting you to book at one of the regional centres. There are multiple venues across Lancashire with one opening in Preston later this week too. Please don’t worry if you or your family member is housebound, or unable to get to one of these regional centres – contact us and we will organise for you to receive a vaccination locally.
If you are aged 16-64 with an underlying health condition that puts you at greater risk or are listed on your own medical record as the carer of someone who is at greater risk, you will be contacted by us to invite you for your vaccine when they have one for you. Please don’t worry if you don’t get a call straight away as there are lots of people within this cohort and it will take some time to vaccinate everyone. You will be contacted as soon as practically possible."
2ND DOSE INFORMATION
ADVICE from the UK Chief Medical Officers is that the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine remains effective when given up to 12 weeks after the first dose, and should be given towards the end of this 12 week period. This new guidance aims to ensure that as many people as possible benefit from the first dose of the vaccine as soon as possible. Please be reassured that there are no safety concerns in the new guidance, and it will not impact on how effective the vaccination is in protecting you from Covid-19 once the course is complete. We will call you to reschedule your second vaccine appointment. You do not need to call us.
LATEST INFORMATION REGARDING VACCINATION CENTRES CLICK HERE
If you have a new continuous cough OR high temperature OR loss / change in your normal sense of smell or taste then DO NOT VISIT the surgery STAY AT HOME and self-isolate as per government advice
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The U.K Government has announced that the country will now be placed under full lockdown - please click here to see what restrictions are in place
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If you are aged 50-64 PLEASE book your flu vaccination appointment via the smartphone app MyGP or via other online service providers such as Patient Access please only call the surgery on 01772 215000 to book appointments if you have no internet or smartphone access
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Please help us and only call the surgery on 01772 215000 to order medication if you have no internet or smartphone access