Covid Information Update July 2021
Please click on the link below for the very latest information including how to book your vaccination (Please phone 119 if you cant access online services)
Please do not phone the surgery to request a vaccination as we do not have our own stock of vaccines and are not allowed to run our own independent vaccine service
Thank you for your patience and co-operation in these challenging times
Everyone accessing or visiting healthcare facilities must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules, despite COVID restrictions ending in many other settings in England from 19 July.
This means that staff, patients and visitors in GP practices, hospitals, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies, are expected to continue to follow social distancing rules as well as using face coverings and other personal protection equipment to ensure patients and staff are protected.
Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May said: “Face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across healthcare settings so that the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospital, their GP surgery, pharmacy or any other healthcare settings for advice, care and treatment.
“And it is important for the public to continue to play their part when visiting NHS and care settings to help protect our staff and patients, particularly those who may be more vulnerable to infections.
“As restrictions are lifted in many places on Monday everyone has a part to play in helping to control Covid by getting vaccinated and acting responsibly.
“It is vital that in healthcare settings, we do all we can to reduce the risk of infection for those working in our services and those who need our care.”
Fiona Taylor, chief operating officer at South Sefton and Southport and Formby CCGs said: “We are still in the third wave of the pandemic and there are rising cases of the Delta variant in Sefton.
“We are urging people to keep working together to keep safe. By wearing face coverings, we can protect ourselves and those around us, as we could be carrying COVID-19 but not showing symptoms.
So, continue to wear a face covering, washing your hands and keeping your distance in GP surgeries and other healthcare settings and in busy indoor places. Continue to get tested regularly, whether you have symptoms or not and please, get vaccinated as soon as you can.”
“We’ve all worked so hard and come so far in this pandemic and we’ve got to keep working together to ensure that staff and patients are kept safe.”
Getting vaccinated is the best way of keeping you and those around you safe – for details on where you can get vaccinated click here.
Walk in Covid Vaccinations - Grab a Jab at Seaforth
Seaforth Village Surgery will be open for walk-ins or appointments Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 6.30pm. If you want to book call 07979 938 229.
Latest Update re 12 - 15 year old Covid Vaccines 27th August 2021
Procedure for referring vulnerable children 12-15yrs to SVS for COVID-19 vaccination
Seaforth Village Surgery is happy to vaccinate children aged 12-15yrs who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination according to the JCVI criteria in blue below. These children should be recommended for vaccination by their GP or a paediatrician before contacting SVS. South Sefton GP Practices can book a vaccination appointment via Accubook. Alternatively the parents can phone SVS on 07979 038229 or drop-in.
JCVI have recommended COVID-19 vaccination for children and young people aged 12 years and over with specific underlying health conditions that put them at risk of serious COVID-19
These conditions are:
- severe neuro-disabilities and/or neuromuscular conditions that compromise respiratory function. This includes conditions (such as cerebral palsy, autism and muscular dystrophy) that may affect swallowing and protection of the upper airways, leading to aspiration, and reduce the ability to cough and resulting overall in increased susceptibility to respiratory infections
- a learning disability including those with Down’s syndrome, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) or severe learning disabilities and those who are on the learning disability register
- immunosuppression due to disease or treatment. Further detail about this group is provided in the Green Book COVID-19 chapter