Fleet Vaccination Update

Fleet Town Council have issued an update relating to COVID Vaccinations for residents living in Fleet and the surrounding areas. Download the update here.

The information sheet has been put together with the help of the North East Hants & Farnham CCG, Fleet Medical Practice, The Richmond Surgery, Branksomewood Healthcare Centre, Crondall New Surgery, Hart Voluntary Action and Church Crookham and Elvetham Heath Parish Councils. A summary is below:

Who will be the first people to be vaccinated?
The Government’s Priority Risk Groups are:

  1.  Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  2.  All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3.  All those 75 years of age and over
  4.  All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
    Starting from 15 February, 2021:
  5. All those 65 years of age and over
  6. Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma; diabetes; dementia; a heart problem; a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma; a kidney disease; a liver disease; lowered immunity due to disease or treatment, such as HIV infection, steroid medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy; rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or psoriasis; have had an organ transplant; had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA); a neurological or muscle wasting condition; a severe or profound learning disability; a problem with your spleen, example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed; are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above); are severely mentally ill)
  7. All those 60 years of age and over
  8. All those 55 years of age and over
  9. All those 50 years of age and over
  10. Rest of the population (to be determined)

Is there anything I need to do before I get my invitation to a vaccination appointment?

  • If you do not have your own transport to get to your allocated vaccination site, please make arrangements now by asking your family, friends or neighbours to take you to your appointment even if it means asking them to change their plans or take a few hours off work.
  • If your address or mobile phone number has changed recently please ensure you give your updated details to your GP practice ASAP

Where are the local vaccination sites and how are appointments booked?

  • Download the full document here.

Can I choose where I go to have my vaccination?

  • Download the full document here.

What are the parking arrangements at each of the Vaccination sites?

  • Download the full document here.

What information will I need to bring with me?

  • You will be asked for your NHS number which will be on the letter, if you received one inviting you to book your vaccination appointments. You will not be turned away from having your vaccine if you cannot find your NHS number but are strongly advised to take it.

When will I receive my second dose?

  • You will be contacted within 12 weeks of your first vaccination to book your second appointment. A Your second dose will be delivered at the same site where you had your first vaccination. Unfortunately it is not possible to go to a different site as the second vaccine dose for each person is automatically allocated to the site where you had your first vaccination.

Should I contact my GP surgery to find out when I will get my vaccination?

  • No. You will be contacted when you are eligible. Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.

How will housebound people receive their vaccination?

  • Housebound patients will be vaccinated in their own homes by a mobile vaccination service – patients will be contacted by their doctor’s surgery.

I do not have a car and am unable to find anyone to take me to the Vaccination Centre. What shall I do?

  • Download the full document here.

Can I choose which vaccine I receive?

  • No. Any vaccines that are available will have been approved because they pass the MHRA’s tests on safety and efficacy, so people should be assured that whichever vaccine they get, it will be highly effective and protect them from coronavirus.

Will I need to wear a mask?

  • Yes, please wear a face mask unless you are exempt. The exemptions are children under the age of 11; people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress; if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate.

Do I need to undress to receive my jab?

  • No. Please wear clothing which allows for your sleeve to be rolled up to your shoulder.

I am shielding, should I go to the Vaccination Centre?

  • Yes, most definitely. It is very important that everyone is vaccinated, especially those that are shielding. Please be assured that all vaccination sites are operating as COVID-secure medical facilities and are following strict infection control procedures.

If I am unwell, isolating or waiting for a COVID test result, should I attend the vaccination centre?

  • No. Please stay indoors. You will need to wait for 4 weeks after a positive test result to be vaccinated. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment please follow instructions given when booking your appointment.

Can I attend a vaccination centre without an appointment?

  • No. Please do not attend any vaccination centre or bring along another family member without an appointment to be vaccinated as the vaccine is strictly allocated. Please do not assume that there will also be enough vaccine for your family member.