The 2024 Spring Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Commences

The 2024 Spring Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Commences

05 / Apr

Chippenham Pharmacy: Your Spring Covid-19 Vaccination Destination

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As spring emerges, bringing with it renewed hope and vitality, Chippenham Pharmacy & Health Clinic is at the forefront of a vital public health initiative. We are proud to announce the commencement of our spring Covid-19 vaccination programme, specifically designed to cater to the most vulnerable among us. We are here to ensure that eligible individuals, particularly those not covered by NHS booster programs, have access to this important service.

Why the Spring Covid-19 Vaccination is Crucial This Year

As we navigate through the ongoing challenges posed by Covid-19, vaccination remains our strongest defence against the virus. Scientific evidence robustly supports the effectiveness and safety of Covid-19 vaccines in preventing illness, hospitalisations, and the spread of the virus. Chippenham Pharmacy & Health Clinic is dedicated to contributing to this global effort by providing accessible vaccination services this spring.

Eligibility for Spring Covid-19 Vaccination

This spring, we’re focusing on administering Covid-19 vaccines to:

  • Individuals aged 75 years and older,
  • Those residing in care homes for older adults,
  • Individuals aged six months and over with a compromised immune system.

Starting April 15, eligible patients can begin booking their spring Covid-19 vaccination appointments, with the clinic officially starting its services on April 22. The NHS will contact you if you fall into one of the eligible categories, ensuring everyone who needs the vaccine has the opportunity to get it.

Understanding the Covid-19 Vaccines Offered

At Chippenham Pharmacy & Health Clinic, we use only the vaccines that have met the UK’s stringent standards of safety, quality, and effectiveness. While you cannot choose the vaccine, we assure you that the one administered will be suitable for your age and health condition. It’s our priority to provide a vaccine that offers you the best protection against Covid-19.

Why Should We Get Vaccinated?

Getting your spring Covid-19 vaccination is more than just personal protection; it’s a step towards safeguarding our community. Vaccination significantly reduces the risk of severe illness, decreases hospitalisation rates, and limits the virus’s spread, including its variants. As the virus continues to evolve, staying updated with vaccinations is key to maintaining our collective health.

Side effects of vaccines are generally mild and short-lived, with some people experiencing fatigue, headache, or fever. However, these symptoms are a sign that your body is building protection against the virus. We advise patients to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest after receiving the vaccine. Read more about some of the C-19 vaccine side effects and safety.

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How Do You Prepare for Your Vaccination?

For those eligible for the spring Covid-19 vaccination at Chippenham Pharmacy & Health Clinic, here’s what you need to know:

  • The vaccination campaign for eligible patients runs from April 1 to August 31, 2024.
  • Visits to older adult care homes and housebound patients will commence on April 15.
  • For all other eligible individuals, vaccinations start by April 22 and will continue until June 30.

We encourage everyone eligible to book their appointment as soon as invitations go out. Our dedicated team is ready to provide a safe, efficient, and supportive vaccination experience.

Which Type of COVID-19 Vaccine Will I Get?

In the UK, multiple COVID-19 vaccines are available, each having undergone rigorous evaluation to meet stringent safety, quality, and efficacy standards. Although individuals cannot select their preferred COVID-19 vaccine, most will be eligible for any of the options provided. You will receive a vaccine deemed most appropriate for you. For more information about the Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccines, visit the government links below:

Should you fall outside the NHS eligibility categories, arranging a private vaccination through the Chippenham pharmacy team will be necessary. Private spring Covid-19 vaccination – priced at £84.95

Join Us in the Fight Against Covid-19

Chippenham Pharmacy & Health Clinic is proud to be a part of the global effort to combat Covid-19. By focusing on the vulnerable and those most at risk, we’re not just administering vaccines; we’re protecting lives and livelihoods. Let’s embrace this spring as a time of hope and renewal, safeguarded by the shield of vaccination.

Chippenham Pharmacy & Health Clinic is here for you this spring. With the combined efforts of our dedicated healthcare professionals and the community’s commitment to vaccination, we can look forward to healthier days ahead. For more information on booking your spring Covid-19 vaccination appointment, visit our clinic in Chippenham, located on Bumpers farm industrial estate, next to the Chippenham driving test centre.

To see the exact location within a few feet, use the What3Words address: ///riddle.crossing.ultra. or contact us directly. Together, we can make a difference!

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FAQs: Spring Covid-19 Vaccination

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Category: Covid Vaccination

Getting vaccinated not only offers personal protection against severe illness and hospitalisation from Covid-19, but it also helps reduce the spread of the virus within our community. As more people get vaccinated, we can start to build immunity and eventually reach herd immunity, protecting those who cannot get vaccinated due to medical reasons. This will allow us to safely return to a more normal way of life.

Category: Covid Vaccination

During your appointment, our dedicated healthcare professionals will administer the vaccine and monitor you for any potential side effects. They will also provide you with information on how to manage any mild symptoms that may occur after receiving the vaccine. We encourage patients to ask any questions they have about the vaccine during their appointment.

Category: Covid Vaccination

The spring Covid-19 vaccination is currently available for individuals aged 75 years and older, those residing in care homes for older adults, and individuals aged six months and over with a compromised immune system.