Coleridge Medical Centre COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The COVID-19 vaccination will reduce the chances of you suffering from the COVID-19 illness. It may take a few weeks for your body to build up protection from the vaccine.
Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective. Some people may still get COVID-19 despite having a vaccination, but this should be less severe.
It is of the utmost importance that you attend BOTH appointments. You will have the best protection after two doses of the vaccine.
Please contact your GP if you have ever suffered anaphylaxis.
- There will be limited mobility access upon entry.
- You may bring ONE carer or ONE relative with you if you require aid or assistance.
- Please wear a face covering.
- Please do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
Further information about each vaccine can be found by clicking on the links below:
Pfizer/BioNTech - Pfizer BioNTech - Patient Information Leaflet.pdf
Oxford/AstraZeneca - Oxford AstraZeneca - Patient Information Leaflet.pdf
Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild and short term, and not everyone gets them. Even if you do have symptoms after the first dose, you still need to have the second dose. Even though you may get some protection from the first dose, having the second dose will give you the best protection against the virus. Some common side effects include:
- Having a painful, heavy feeling and tenderness in the arm where you had your injection. This tends to be worst around 1-2 days after the vaccine.
- Feeling tired.
- General aches, or mild flu-like symptoms.
Although feeling feverish is not uncommon for two to three days, a high temperature is unusual and may indicate you have COVID-19 or another infection. Symptoms following vaccination will normally last less than a week. If your symptoms seem to get worse, or if you are concerned, please call NHS 111. If you do seek advice from a doctor or nurse, be sure to tell them about your vaccination so that they can assess you properly.
COVID-19 cannot be caught from getting the vaccine; however it is possible to have caught it prior to getting the vaccine and to only show symptoms after your appointment.
For more information on COVID-19 symptoms, please visit: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-COVID-19/symptoms
We have now come to the end of our allocation for both the Pfizer and the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccinations. Please contact the National Booking Service by dialling 119 to make your appointment.
If you are asked to provide your NHS number when making an appointment, and you do not know your NHS number, you can find it by accessing this service: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/