Granta Medical Practice - March News

Sandra East, Granta Medical Practices 

It’s amazing to think that the UK has been in an emergency state for a year.  We are now in our third national lockdown, and everyday life has changed beyond all recognition.


There is, however, a tiny light at the end of this long, dark tunnel and it is shining just a little brighter day by day with the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.


As I write this (08/02/2021), we have vaccinated around 7,000 of our patients in cohorts 1 to 4. We continue to work our way through the priority groups, as instructed by NHS England.


You may be invited by us, or you may receive an NHS England letter inviting you to attend a mass vaccination centre. It is entirely your choice where you would like to go. All vaccinations are all recorded on a national database so please be assured that you will not be missed.


Information about the virus and the vaccine changes daily, sometimes even hourly. To keep completely up to date with the latest guidance it is advisable to look at the Government website and the NHS UK website  If you know of someone who does not have access to a computer and you do, please help them access the latest information.


As always, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me direct on 01223 627743 or


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine - Granta Medical Practices

Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine

The coronavirus boosters are being given by NHS vaccination centres in our area, and you will be contacted direct when it is your turn to book. The booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine and also helps gives you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine?

Booster vaccine doses are available to those most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a second dose of vaccine at least 6 months ago. This includes:

  • People aged 50 and over
  • People who live and work in care homes
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • People aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • Carers aged 16 and over
  • People aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

If you are pregnant and in one of the eligible groups listed above you can also get a booster dose.

If you are a frontline health or social care worker you can book a booster dose appointment online " you do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.

For further information on coronavirus booster vaccinations please ring NHS 119 or go to

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