Please do not contact the Practice regarding the COVID vaccination. These are being centrally organised. Thank you for your understanding.
Our Covid-19 Vaccination programme. We are working with 27 other practices and Suffolk GP Federation to deliver the Vaccination Programme.
The first group to be vaccinated will be patients over 80 years and care home residents using the Pfizer vaccine.
Please click on the link which will provide you with all the information you need:
Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine update:
New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. They have recommended that:
- Everyone who has had the AstraZeneca vaccine should still have a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, irrespective of age, unless they have had a blood clot or have an existing risk of thrombosis (blood clotting)
- People aged 30 and over or who have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease should still be offered the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The benefits in protecting them against the serious consequences of COVID-19 outweigh any risk of this rare condition.
- People aged 18-29 who do not have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease will be offered an alternative Covid-19 vaccine where available. (This has been recommended as a precaution as people under 30 are at less risk from Covid-19 and not because they are considered to be at particular risk of developing the rare blood clot.
- People under 30 can still choose to have the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine if this will mean they can be protected more quickly and they have been made aware of the guidance.
Please see the leaflet below that has been produced by Public Health England and the NHS to answer any questions you may have.
Covid-19 Vaccination and blood clotting
Covid-19 Vaccination Passports:
Framlingham Medical Practice is unable to offer patients any type of certification, passport, or letter of proof that you have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
However, you can find details of all your vaccinations on the NHS app: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/
Proof of vaccination documents have not yet been developed and , as such, cannot be provided by the GP.
As soon as we have any further information regarding this we will share it with you.
Ages 56+ or eligible for the Covid Vaccine and haven't been contacted to book their vaccination can now book via the NHS website. Visit the link to see if you are eligible to book:
Suffolk and North East Essex Covid-19 Vaccination Service
Please click on the link for up to date information on the Vaccination Service in Suffolk and North East Essex www.sneevaccine.org.uk