Central Surgery

Corporation Street, Rugby, CV21 3SP | Tel: 01788 524366 | 01788 547693

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COVID-19 Vaccination – Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on December 10th, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccination – Frequently Asked Questions

Who is currently eligible?
The first patient group to receive the COVID-19 vaccination are patients over 80 years of age on Wednesday the 16th December 2020.

When will I be vaccinated?
Rugby has been allocated only 975 vaccinations in Wave One but anticipate more stock will be forthcoming. We will keep you updated as and when more stock arrives.

Where will I be vaccinated?
The designated site for Rugby is Locke House, Woodside Park, The Railings, Rugby, CV21 2AW

How do I book an appointment?
We are calling all our eligible patients to book them in.
You will need two appointments 21 days apart. When you call you will be booked for both the 1st and 2nd appointment.

What if I cannot attend my second appointment?
In order to achieve maximum immunity, it is imperative that you attend your 2nd appointment.

Do I have a choice?
We hope our patients will want to be vaccinated but you can choose whether you are vaccinated or not. We have information on our website to allow you to make an informed choice. You can find links at the bottom of this page.

How do I prepare for my appointment?
1) Come alone if possible.
2) If you are able, please wear a face mask or face covering.
3) It will help us if you wear clothing that gives easy access to your upper arm.
4) We are trying to limit use of our toilets, so if possible, go before you leave home.
5) Do not bring unnecessary bags or belongings into the building.

What if I have symptoms of COVID-19?
Do not attend your appointment if you have any COVID-19 symptoms (temperature above normal, a new continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell). If you are able, cancel by calling your GP practice. When you have recovered and completed the required isolation period, please rebook your appointment.

What if I have other symptoms?
Do not attend your appointment. If you are able, cancel your appointment either by calling your surgery.

How will you keep me safe while at my appointment?
During the vaccination delivery we will maintain the range of measures we have in place to keep our staff and residents safe from COVID-19. Staff giving the vaccine will be wearing personal protective equipment and will abide by all our cleaning and disinfection requirements.

Will I be able to park?
We are aiming to vaccinate 975 patients on this date. This will put pressure on parking spaces.

If you have no mobility issues, we ask that you consider being driven/picked up by family member or anyone in your COVID-19 “bubble, walking or parking nearby. This will leave parking spaces for patients with mobility issues.

Departure
The vaccine guidance specifies that patients will not be able to drive for 15 minutes after the vaccine has been administered. A covered, heated waiting area will be provided in the car park? If you have been dropped off by someone in your bubble, we will be happy to contact them when you are ready to be collected (please make sure you have their contact number).

How long will I wait?
We will be working as quickly as we possibly can be mindful of social distancing and vaccine requirements. We hope to keep queues to a minimum but please do come prepared for inclement weather.

To avoid long queues, you should aim to arrive at the building entrance no more than five minutes before your appointment time. When in the queue please maintain social distancing and wear a mask.

Whilst we aim to keep to schedule, we will give priority to those with a disability and invite them in on arrival (subject to capacity). This may mean a slight delay for some.

Will I be safe?
We are following all government advice to keep our patients and ourselves safe. We will be operating a one-way system through the building, with staff on hand to provide guidance and assistance.

I have a Carer for someone in this cohort, can they have the vaccine?

Unfortunately not. Carers will be recalled at a later date.

Where do I find out more?
Information about COVID-19 vaccines is available at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation and
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine

Central Surgery

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    08:30 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 19:30
  • Wednesday
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  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
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