Covid 19 Vaccination Programme
People aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system will be offered a spring booster of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
Parents and carers of 5 to 11 years olds will be able to book a COVID vaccine for their children, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in NHS history expands again.
Clinics are held at COCHC (city of Coventry health centre)
The service will open on Saturday as drop in or bookings appointments online booking service or through your own GP practice
The NHS is making the vaccine available for all 5 to 11s following updated JCVI guidance, which recommended all children would benefit from a non-urgent offer of the vaccine, with almost five million now eligible.
You can also book on the NATIONAL BOOKING WEBSITE for your Covid vaccines. Please follow link below:
Autumn Booster 2022
Who is being offered Autumn booster?
COVID-19 is more serious in older people and those with a weakened immune system. Protection from the vaccine may be lower and may decline more quickly in these people. For this reason people aged 50 years and over, those in care homes and those aged 18 years and over with a weakened immune system are being offered the Autumn booster.
Although vaccines are expected to provide good protection against severe COVID-19 disease, protection against mild infection with the Omicron variant seems to decline quickly, even after the booster dose.
This Autumn booster is being offered as a precaution to those at extremely high risk, If the number of infections increases over the Autumn, this booster should help to reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19.
We are excited to announce that you will now be able to see your vaccine record on your patient access home screen. As long as your account is linked to your GP practice and you have appropriate access to your medical records, any COVID-19 vaccinations will be shown in a single place. With the patient access app you’ll be able to show your vaccination status, wherever you are.
Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID)
For some people, coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called post-COVID-19 syndrome or “long COVID”.
About long COVID
How long it takes to recover from COVID-19 is different for everybody.
Many people feel better in a few days or weeks and most will make a full recovery within 12 weeks. But for some people, symptoms can last longer.
The chances of having long-term symptoms does not seem to be linked to how ill you are when you first get COVID-19.
People who had mild symptoms at first can still have long-term problems.
Symptoms of long COVID
There are lots of symptoms you can have after a COVID-19 infection.
Common long COVID symptoms include:
- extreme tiredness (fatigue)
- shortness of breath
- chest pain or tightness
- problems with memory and concentration (“brain fog”)
- difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- heart palpitations
- pins and needles
- joint pain
- depression and anxiety
- tinnitus, earaches
- feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite
- a high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste
There is a new service available to patients who are suffering from the effects of long covid. These Sessions are operating out of Xcel Leisure Centre and The Alan Higgs Centre. Only a one off fee of £25 for a 12 week programme. Contact: [email protected] for more details.