OHFT Membership Matters November 2022

Covid & vaccine update Changes on the way to COVID vaccinations

Changes are on the way to COVID vaccination services provided in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire by Oxford Health. The National Booking System is the starting point for anyone needing to book a COVID-19 vaccination. If you are eligible for a first, second or booster dose all you need to do is visit the page and your nearest available sites will be shown.You can book a time to suit you. If you are unable to book online you can call 119. Since February 2021 Oxford Health has led on providing jabs and boosters to well over a million people and will continue to offer the same service from its facility at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford. The Reading Centre, based at the Broad Street Mall, closed on Sunday, November 13. Access to vaccinations in the area will then be via GP or local pharmacies and Oxford Health’s small vaccination site in Wokingham. In Aylesbury the vaccination facility at the Guttmann Centre closed due to unforeseen circumstances and will not reopen at this location. The Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board and Oxford Health are working to offer alternative arrangements in the Aylesbury area. Shafik Nassar, Oxford Health’s Head of Service for

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“As demands change and the vaccination offer in different locations develops we see more opportunities in many areas for people to get their vaccinations at GPs, and the time is right for us to reduce our own offer in some locations. “Getting your COVID -19 jabs and boosters is still the best way to protect yourself, your family and those around you and I would urge anyone who is eligible for a vaccination to book theirs now via the National Booking system online or by calling 119.” COVID - 19 vaccine ingredients The COVID-19 vaccines do not contain egg or animal products. The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine contains a tiny amount of alcohol, but this is less than in some everyday foods like bread. You can find out about the ingredients in the vaccines currently available in the UK: Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccine patient leaflet on GOV.UK Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine patient leaflet on GOV.UK Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine patient leaflet on GOV.UK

Vaccination and Population Health, said: “Oxford Health’s contribution to the national vaccination effort has been immense and I want to pay tribute to everyone who has played their part.

“From the very beginning when colleagues were setting up at the Kassam to welcome the very first people, to hitting the million- jab mark and going out on the road to run

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