COVID-19 Vaccination

A fantastic 12 months of Vaccine delivery comes to an end in Melksham

Melksham and Boa Primary Care Network would like to advise our patients that our local Covid Vaccination programme run from Spencers, Melksham will be ending on Friday 3rd December 2021.

Over the last 12m we will have delivered more than 77, 000 covid vaccinations and 16,000 flu vaccines to patients from Spa Giffords and Bradford on Avon Surgeries. 95% of our patients have had their second Covid vaccine and all patients have received offers. We anticipate by 3rd December over 8,000 boosters will have been given and we will have offered a vaccination to all eligible patients. Our Nursing and residential home residents have all received their booster and housebound patients are being vaccinated as I write.

Whilst delivering the vaccination programme we have continued to provide a full primary care service. Practices have increased capacity and are offering more appointments with clinicians and health professionals both by phone and face to face than pre-pandemic.

The vaccination programme would not have been possible without the simply wonderful support of our local community. Our thanks go to our team of dedicated clinical and non- clinical volunteers who have consistently worked to vaccinate our patients with professionalism and good humour. We are extremely grateful to Spencer’s Sport and Social club for hosting the programme and to the local council for their support.

Giffords, Spa and Bradford on Avon practices are hugely proud of what they have achieved in delivering vaccines to you, their patients. The time is now right to bring our local vaccine programme to a close to enable us to put all our efforts into our surgeries as we enter the challenging winter ahead.

We would encourage you to promptly book your covid boosters as soon as you receive an invite which be done after a minimum gap of 182 days since your second vaccine dose.

When Spencer’s completes it’s work appointments will be available at local Large Vaccination Centres such as Bath Race Course and some local pharmacies

Two essential vaccines that you may need this winter

There are two essential vaccines that you may need this winter - flu and COVID-19 booster. Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself, friends and family from these dangerous viruses.
We are contacting all eligible patients, please bear with us if you are yet to receive contact inviting you to book your appointments.
Please click on the image below for further information.

Vaccine information

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50,000 COVID-19 Vaccinations!

Congratulations to our Primary Care Network (PCN) who have now administered 50,000 COVID-19 vaccinations to patients!

We are continuing to offer walk-in clinics at Spencer Sports & Social Club in Melksham - see below poster for more details!

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COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy

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COVID-19 Control Measures

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Considering a foreign holiday this year?

Need to demonstrate your vaccine status? 

Guidance on demonstrating your COVID Vaccine  status when travelling has now been published:
You will be able to access proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17th May.
It is recommended that you register with the app before booking any international travel.
Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status.
GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
More than one million people download NHS App for Covid-19 passport

COVID-19 Vaccination and Blood Clotting

For the latest Public Health England guidance regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine and reports involving blood clotting click here

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Face Mask Exemption Letter - please do not contact the Surgery

Please read face mask exemption letter in the 'Practice Update' section of 'Campaigns' found here


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