NHS staff across the capital are working hard to vaccinate people against Covid-19. We will let you know when it is your turn to have the vaccine. You will receive notification when it is your turn to have the vaccine.
Streatham Pop Up Clinic - Sunday 16th May 2021 11am to 3pm FURTHER INFORMATION.
The clinic is run by the Streatham Primary Care Network - this is a grouping of 7 of the Streatham practices working together. The practices are The Exchange Surgery, Palace Road Surgery, Prentis Medical Centre, Streatham Common Group Practice, Streatham Hill Group Practice, The Vale Surgery and Valley Road Surgery.
Who is the clinic for?
This clinic is a 'one-off' opportunity for
- People in an eligible age group. As at 5th May this is people aged 40 and above. As the vaccination programme is moving rapidly, check the latest on eligible age groups here
- People aged 30+ with underlying health conditions (see below for details)
- Front line health and social care staff
- Carers who give care to someone who is very dependent on them at home
THIS IS FOR FIRST DOSE ONLY. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY HAD ONE VACCINATION you should wait until 8 weeks after the first dose and contact the place where you had your first dose if you have not got an appointment; or you can use the National Booking system – call 119 or go online
Do I need an appointment?
You don't need an appointment - this is a drop in clinic
Where will the clinic be run?
This will be at Streatham Library. The entrance is from Pinfold Road, across the High Road from Iceland.
What vaccine will be available?
As is currently the case nationally the vaccine available is the Astra Zeneca product. This is safe, more than 22 million first doses having been given in the UK and effective at protecting against serious and against mild Covid infection.
I have heard there are occasional complications of AstraZeneca vaccine with blood clots. Is this safe for me?
There are some groups of people for whom we would recommend have a different type of vaccine than AstraZeneca. Broadly this is pregnant women having their first vaccination and people under 40. In pregnant women this is because in the USA more than 90,000 women have received Pfizer vaccine without reports of unusual problems and therefore this is preferred. In people under 30 the risk of certain types of blood clots is extremely small (around 1 in 100,000) but the current risk in this age group of harm from Coronavirus infection is also extremely small. For further information on this click here
What if I am taking some medication that means I shouldn't have the vaccine?
There are generally no medications that would prevent you being vaccinated. We will check with you about these things when you attend.
What if I have a health condition that might mean I have a problem with the vaccine.
In general the only absolute reason not to have the vaccine is a previous severe allergy to the vaccine. When you attend we will ask you some questions to check the vaccine is safe and appropriate for you. There are knowledgeable clinical staff on hand who can answer your questions.
Are there some reasons not to be vaccinated?
If you have symptoms of Covid infection (fever, cough, loss of taste or smell) currently or had a positive covid test in the last few weeks then you should not attend. If you have had another vaccination in the last 7 days you should not attend. Women who are currently pregnant need to have a considered discussion with a doctor to review the pro's and cons. There is no need to avoid pregnancy in the weeks after vaccination. Vaccination is safe when you are breast feeding.
What details will I need?
We need to be able to notify your GP of the vaccination so we need correct details so your records can be updated. If the details you give don't match those with your GP this may mean your vaccination is not recorded. We will need your name, date of birth and ideally NHS number. You can find your NHS number on hospital letters or by using this service Find My NHS number
What if I am not registered with a GP?
We can arrange to register you with a GP when you attend.
Underlying Health Conditions - Please note not all significant health conditions make a person more likely to get very ill with Covid-19 infection. The guidance from Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is based on evidence of how often people with various conditions have become unwell.
Severe lung disease including Asthma that requires frequent use of steroid tablets and/or needing hospital admission
Heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Including those needing regular medication, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, peripheral vascular disease, thrombosis
Established kidney disease stage 3 or worse
Chronic (long term) liver disease
Neurological diseases including stroke and TIA, multiple sclerosis, learning difficulties, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, dementia and muscular dystrophy
Diabetes, whether requiring treatment or not
Immunosuppression from illness or treatment
Severe obesity, BMI more than 40kg/sq metre
Severe Mental illness including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
For fuller information see page 11 of Green Book JCVI Covid Vaccine recommendations
For more information about the vaccines please see here