COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
The Practice is currently involved in the national roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. This is being delivered as part of a joint effort with 2 other local GP surgeries, Dr Bradley and Partners and Dykes Hall Medical Centre, which form part of the Hillsborough Primary Care Network.
Below is a link to a short video created by a local Sheffield GP that explains the vaccination process:
Who Is Currently Being Vaccinated?
For current information on who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination and booster programme, please follow the link below to the NHS website:
What To Expect When Attending For Your Vaccine
To receive delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination, Hillsborough Primary Care Network agreed to deliver all it's vaccinations at Middlewood Medical Centre at Fairlawns. This site was chosen due to the space provided to help maintain social distance as best as possible and car parking available to all visitors. The clinics are being run by a combination of staff from the tree Practices and volunteers from varous organisations.
We are currently running clinics both for the Pfizer and the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccines dependent on the supplies we receive from from NHS England.
For information on the two vaccines currently being offered, please follow the links below:
As we are informed of a delivery, we will being to contact patients to invite patients to book a slot for the next clinic. This may either be by phone call or via text message, which allows patients to book a slot of their choice. Please be aware that invitations may be at short notice due to the limited advance notice given to the Practice, so we hope patients can be as flexible as possible where they can.
- On the day we ask that all patients who attend for their vaccination do wear a mask where possible, for the protection of all patients and the staff working the clinic.
- Please try to attend to at your allocated time, to allow safe social distancing and help us to manage the number of people in the building at any one time.
- Make sure you wear appropriate clothing to be vaccinated in a open space. The vaccinator will need easy access to your upper arm, so something such as a t-shirt or short sleeved top.
When You Arrive
Please report to the entrance and make your self known the staff member or volunteer. If there is a large number of people at any one time, you may be asked to queue outside shortly whilst we continue to vaccinate those inside.
When ready you will be directed to check in at the Reception desk where you will receive a leaflet containing information about the vaccine being given for that clinic. You will then be asked to wait in a short queue, where you will be called forward to a vaccination both as one becomes free. The vaccinator will ask for you to confirm your details and a few questions to check that they are able to proceed.
For the Pfizer vaccine you will be asked to sit for 15 minutes in the Practice or for the Oxford-Astrazeneca are advised that you cannot drive for 15 minutes afterwards (though you may waiting in your car before leaving). This is simply a precaution set by the vaccine manufacturers to ensure that you can be monitored for any side effects before you leave.