COVID BOOSTER VACCINATIONS & FLU VACCINATIONS - UPDATED AT 20/09/2021
We are working as a PCN (Primary Care Network – Axbridge & Wedmore, Cheddar, Brent Area, Highbridge and Burnham & Berrow Medical Centres) to deliver the COVID boosters to all our eligible patients.
• Eligible: All Care Home Residents; Health and Social Care Staff; all over 50’s and clinically vulnerable 18 – 49 year olds
• Care Home Residents are being vaccinated first – to be completed by 1st November 2021
• Remaining eligible patients will be invited to book for their booster via the National Booking System
• We will be co-administering flu and COVID boosters at our clinic in September. Patients who are already booked in do not need to contact us to ask for the booster, if you are eligible it will be offered to you on the day. (AXBRIDGE AND BURNHAM & BERROW ONLY)
• It is only possible to have your COVID booster 6 months onwards from when your second COVID vaccine was given. If you are not eligible when you have your flu vaccine you will need to book through the National Booking Service.
• Please bear with us regarding the location of our clinics in September as we are awaiting confirmation from NHS England as to where our vaccine site will be.
• Any further COVID booster updates will be regularly posted here
Please support our GP Practices - Open letter to everyone in Somerset
Somerset CCG have produced a letter to all patients in Somerset; please follow the above link to read the letter on their website.
COVID-19 PANDEMIC – WEARING OF FACE COVERING
In accordance with the law and with the aim of protecting both our patients and staff during the current pandemic, before entering the surgery at Love Lane and Berrow Health Campus, you must wear a face covering.
Following clinical guidance, anyone wishing to come into either Burnham or Berrow Medical Centre wearing a face shield is required to wear a face covering underneath. This is because a face shield alone does not provide adequate protection for you or others around you.
Please use the intercom outside the front door if you do not have a face covering so that you can speak to our Reception Staff.
A face covering is something which safely covers the nose and mouth.
You can buy reusable or single-use face coverings.
You may also use a scarf, bandana, religious garment or hand-made cloth covering but these must securely fit round the side of the face.
Face coverings are largely intended to protect others, not the wearer, against the spread of infection because they cover the nose and mouth, which are the main confirmed sources of transmission of virus that causes coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
We are mindful and respectful of those who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability and that some people are less able to wear face coverings, the reasons for this may not be visible to others.
If you are unable to wear a face covering, please do not enter either building.
Instead, please to speak to our Reception Team via the intercom outside the front door who will discuss how we can help you.
If you are attending either surgery for a booked appointment, you will be asked to return to your car (or wait outside if you are on foot). The consulting Clinician will come out to speak with you and discuss how we can help you.
Thank you for your understanding.
Dr. Stephen Miell and Dr. David Boorman