COVID Vaccination Programme
Thank you to all our patients who have come forward for vaccination.
Brook Square Surgery has been vaccinating people in Scarborough as part of our PCN (Eastfield, Brook Square, Castle Health Centre and Central Healthcare) and have delivered more than 50,000 doses of vaccines to patients and health and social care staff.
We are focusing on vaccinating all patients over the age of 18 and are able to offer both AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccinations and are urging all patients to contact the surgery as soon as possible to book an appointment. We are offering weekend and evening clinics outside of our opening hours to ensure that there is a variety of times available.
We are working hard to ensure that we are allocating all our patients a vaccine of their choice. If you have decided not to have the vaccine please contact the surgery as soon as possible via our email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s not too late for anyone to have their vaccine, it might be a no now, but it’s not no never. If you have declined a vaccine appointment previously or not responded to a text message, call or letter and would like to now book please contact us online or by phone.
Where will the vaccinations be given?
Clinics are being held here at Brook Square Surgery. On street parking is available.
When will I get my second dose of vaccine?
It’s really important that you have your second dose between 8 and 12 weeks after your first dose. Please ensure that we have your correct up to date contact details to enable us to invite you by text message when your second dose is available.
Second doses are effective when administered anytime between 3 and 12 weeks after the first so don’t worry if your second dose appointment is scheduled beyond 8 weeks.
This will not affect the protection provided by your vaccination.
What if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Please see the detailed information on the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists’ website.
The Vaccine Is Safe
The MHRA, the EMA and the WHO have all been clear that people should get their vaccine.
12 million doses of the Oxford AZ vaccine have been administered across England and the number of blood clots reported after having the vaccine is not greater than the number that would have occurred naturally in the vaccinated population.
This follows the data form the international trails of the vaccine which found that actually there were fewer cases of blood clots among the group who had the real vaccine than there were in the group who were given the placebo.
Nationally we are expecting fluctuations in vaccine supply from this week, people should keep their booked appointments and we will continue with second dose appointments too.
We remain open
We remain open at the practice and please seek medical advice where it is needed. The practice is under considerable pressure whilst the rollout of the vaccination is happening and so please understand we may need to prioritise urgent and non-urgent work.
Please look on NHS and gov.uk websites for further information. We will share updates here as things unfold.
People will be invited for a vaccination at the appropriate time, allowing for the delivery of vaccinations, and we kindly ask you to wait to be contacted. This will require patience and cause understandable worries for many people. Many thanks for your ongoing patience in this national effort.
It’s really important that you have your second dose and you may be invited between 8 and 12 weeks after your first dose. We are currently inviting patients over the age of 30 to have their first dose and encourage everyone to make appointments as soon as they get an invite.