Practice Update 04/05/2021
We have completed administering dose 1 and in many cases dose 2 of our Covid Vaccination Programme for our Over 70 patients. We are very aware of the difficulty and frustration our patients have had with our phone lines and while it has been an extremely busy time trying to organise and run these clinics, it has also been a very rewarding few weeks and we thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We have two more clinics scheduled to cover administering the second dose for the remainder of these patients.
For those patients who have not been vaccinated and fall into Cohort 4a or Cohort 7, the HSE is developing a pathway whereby your GP can refer you via a portal to have your vaccination done in one of the HSE vaccination centres. Our most up to date information on this is that this portal should go live this week. We have listed the categories for Cohort 4a and Cohort 7 below. If you fall into one of these categories, have not been vaccinated and and would like this practice to refer you, please fill in the attached form and return it to the surgery. Please note we will send the referral without delay on your behalf however we have no control over your vaccine, the time and date of appointment as it is HSE lead.
Diabetes with Hba1c > 58mmol in the last year
Obesity – BMI >40
Chronic Respiratory Disease – on home oxygen/ hospitalised in past two years
Chronic Heart Disease
Chronic Kidney & Liver Disease
Chronic Respiratory Disease
Immunocompromised due to disease or treatment
Inherited Metabolic Disease
Severe Mental Illness
Sickle Cell Disease