COVID VACCINATION IN SLIEVEMORE CLINIC

 

 

THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY AND WILL GIVE PATIENTS A TIMELY UPDATE  ON THE STATUS OF OUR VACCINATION PROGRAM. PLEASE DO NOT PHONE RECEPTION WITH QUERIES, AS NO FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE THERE.

 

CURRENT ROLLOUT STATUS

We are delighted to announce that we had our first vaccination clinic on Wednesday 24th of February for people over the age of 85.

Booking for people aged 80 – 84 for the clinic on 10th March, will be opened on Sunday 28th February. Please do not book if you are not 80 or over, as your name will be taken off the list, you will not receive the vaccine and will take up someone else’s slot. We are constrained by Government Policy on this. Further dates are provisionally, as below. THE LINK TO THE VACCINE APPOINTMENT MODULE IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Provisional Dates dates for further roll out are

75-79 years of age :- 25th March

70-74 years of age :- 8th April.

Please note these dates are only approximate, and may change depending on supply or organisational reasons. Booking calendars for each date will open approximately 10 days prior to the vaccine date.Please keep an eye on this page.

We expect that the vaccine available will be the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine ‘Comirnaty’. It is an mRNA vaccine. We will not be in a position to offer a choice of vaccines. Information on the Pfizer Biontech Vaccine is available on www.hse.ie and on the European Medicines Agency Website

We have not been informed of any other vaccination program in General Practice at this time. In particular, we have no details of the proposed Category 4 Chronic Disease program, or whether this will be done in General Practice at all.

DO I NEED TO REGISTER?

No. There is no register, and no waiting list. We will call people in as the vaccine supplies become available. People in the allocated age groups can book in the booking module (Link Below)

VACCINE POLICY IN SLIEVEMORE.

A Vaccine policy allows for logical and equitable distribution of vaccines, which are understandably in very high demand. The roll out of the vaccine will be a major logistical task for us, and we intend to call people in in batchesGovernnment policy is that vaccination will be administered by age cohort, and we will publish (above) what age cohorts we expect to be doing at any particular time, so that you can gauge when you are likely to be eligible. There will be an online booking module, and it will be open for people of the specified age groups, according to Government guidelines – see the link below.

VACCINATION FOR PEOPLE UNDER 70 and CATEGORY 4 PATIENTS (under 70 and at significant risk).

As yet, Slievemore General Practice has no role in the vaccination of Category 4 patients or anyone under the age of 70. There is no information available from the HSE on how these groups are going to be catered for or when. We have been forbidden from using any of our ‘Over 70s’ allocation outside that specific age bracket. The Over 70 allocation has been allotted to specific patients, and we have no discretion about re-allocating it to others. People who feel that they want to make representations about this, should approach the HSE directly, or their local TD. Any information we have on the subject will be updated here.

CONSENT

All Patients will need to read relevant information about the vaccine, its contra-indications and protocols for delivering it, prior to getting a vaccination appointment. You will need to read a further page on these topics, and fillout a simple consent form.

COSTS OF VACCINES.

The vaccine will be available at no cost to the patient. PLEASE NOTE – THERE IS TALK OF A LOT OF SCAMMERS ABOUT.  WE WILL NEVER ASK YOU FOR PAYMENT OR CREDIT CARD DETAILS IN RELATION TO BOOKING AND RECEIVING THIS VACCINE.

If you want to contact us in relation to vaccination, please do so by emailing to reception@slievemore-clinic.com with “Vaccination” in the header. Please use this service only with discretion, as we have not the facility to discuss every case with every person. If you feel you have a clinical problem, please make an appointment in the normal way.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information is available on the HSE website Helpful links include are the following :

COVID-19 vaccine – HSE.ie

gov.ie – Provisional Vaccine Allocation Groups (www.gov.ie)

 

Disclaimer and Waiver of Liability

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information and material contained on this page, errors or omissions may occur in the content. We reserve the right to update this page as new information emerges.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PROCEED TO THE CONSENT AND BOOKING PAGE.