Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) Priority Groups:
Phase 2 priority Groups:
• 40 to 49 years (Group 10)
• 30 to 39 years (Group 11)
• 18 years and over (Group 12)
The COVID-19 vaccines available in the UK have been shown to be effective and to have a good safety profile. These vaccines do not contain live coronavirus and cannot infect a pregnant woman or her unborn baby in the womb. It has now been advised that pregnant women should be offered COVID-19 vaccines at the same time as people of the same age or risk group. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are the preferred vaccines for pregnant women of any age who are coming for their first dose. Anyone who has already started vaccination and is offered a second dose whilst pregnant, should have a second dose with the same vaccine unless they had a serious side effect after the first dose.
Women who are planning pregnancy, are in the immediate postpartum, or are breastfeeding can be vaccinated with ANY vaccine, depending on their age and clinical risk group.
The JCVI will continue to closely monitor the evidence on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and will update its advice as required.
Please see this link for further information:
It is preferable for adults aged 18 to 29 years without underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease, to be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, if available (Pfizer or Moderna). Alternative vaccines for patients awaiting their first dose will likely become available in early June. We will invite you as soon as we are able.
Upcoming COVID vaccination clinics at HHGP (Astra Zeneca vaccines only):
Tuesday 4th May
Wednesday 5th May (pre-booked 2nd dose clinic)
Tuesday 11th May
Tuesday 18th May (pre-booked 2nd dose)
Please book in for an appointment through the link you have been sent.
If you cannot use the link please contact us via email / e-consult if you are unable to access our appointments and wish to attend the surgery for a vaccine.
Please do not contact us to request a booking WE WILL CONTACT YOU. Please keep our phone line free for patients who need a medical assistance.
You can use the link below to book a vaccine via national booking service if you are eligible (please check updated eligibility criteria first):
Latest changes in our services (updated 14/04/2021)
We are running a clinical telephone triage service to reduce the risk to patients & staff. That means a GP will call you to deal with you query over the phone first and only invite you for a face to face appointment if they think it is necessary. Reception staff will ask you for a nature of your illness before booking an appointment.
Please do not attend the surgery unless deemed absolutely necessary. If attending the premises, please ring the entry phone located on the right hand side of the lobby door and our staff will attend you accordingly. Patients who are refusing to wear a face mask will not be permitted to enter. We will also check your temperature using a contactless thermometer.
Do not arrive early for your appointment as we have to maintain social distancing in the reception area and therefore have limited spaces available.
Only one parent/carer is permitted at the surgery with their dependent during the appointment.
If you need to request your repeat medication please use your patient online access or pharmacy to order on you behalf as usual.
For medical certification from absence of work related to the Covid-19 pandemic – please read this document and provide to your employer as we will not be able to provide these: Medical certificate requests
Everyone over the age of 11 living or working in the boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth is being asked to get a PCR test for Covid-19 even if they have no symptoms. This follows Public Health England identification of two separate clusters of cases of the variant first identified in South Africa (B.1.351 (VOC-20DEC-02)) in Lambeth and Wandsworth, which have been genomically confirmed to be linked.
Testing is recommended in order to check there are no further cases in these areas and to control any further spread. You should get a test even if you have been vaccinated. If you have had a positive PCR test in the last 90 days you do not need to get a further a test unless you develop symptoms.
There are up to 9 sites across the borough where testing can either be undertaken onsite or kits can be collected and tests performed at home and returned to one of our testing sites. The list of sites and open times is available on the Lambeth Council website. Currently all Lambeth Council run sites will be allowing walk in testing without appointments.
Housebound residents or those clinically extremely vulnerable who are concerned about attending a testing centre can either order a test to be delivered to them at home, or ask someone to collect a test on their behalf from one of our testing sites.
Workers or visitors to Lambeth
Anyone who is working or has visited the area can access a test at the sites listed on the Council website.
Please see attached Lambeth’s leaflet with useful information and services contact that support Lambeth residents during Covid-19. Click here for a leaflet:
Lambeth Coronavirus Support and Helpline A helpline is available for people in Lambeth who are having difficulties due to coronavirus. You or someone acting on your behalf can call the helpline to get advice on issues you are having, including access to medicines and food. The call handler will help you to connect with the right department in the council or to other organisations, such as Age UK, who can help you get support.
Opening times: every day between 8am and 8pm T: 020 7926 2999 W: lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-helpline for support online.
Fill out our online form to register at our practice.
Please ensure that all the fields are completed to avoid any delays with your registration.
Please see below a useful video on importance of childhood vaccinations:…
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