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We are very excited that the SWIFT PCN COVID vaccination site will go live in the Knowle West Health Living Centre from Friday 15th January 2021

We know patients are very keen to get their jab but please wait until you are invited to book an appointment by your practice

Please do not phone your practice or come to the Healthy Living Centre as this will delay our booking process – we will be working very hard to get all our patients aged 80 or over jabbed next week!

Thank you to all the SWIFT practices, the Healthy Living Centre , the CSU IT department and NHS property services who have all worked so well together to get the site up and running in such a short time.

If you have a positive COVID test and are struggling with your symptoms, please use the leaflet below for advice on what actions to take:

  COVID advice leaflet

If you are waiting for a hospital appointment, please use the link below for more information:

Waiting for your hospital care | NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG (bnssgccg.nhs.uk)

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you are travelling abroad you will need to read the information contained in the following link before booking an appointment with the nurse.  If you contact the surgery to book an appointment the receptionist will ask if you have read the information, which country you are visiting and what vaccinations you require.

Below is a list of vaccinations and how long they will protect you for:

Hepatitis A - 1 dose will cover you for up to 1 year.  If you receive a second dose within 6-12 months of your originally vaccination this will then protect you for 25 years.

Typhoid - 3 years

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio - 10 years

For information on foreign travel click here.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

 


 


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)

We are unable to vaccinate against Yellow Fever. This vaccine can be obtained from foreign travel clinics. 

 

 
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