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Covid-19 vaccine second dose intervals

Second Dose Intervals

We are aware that there has been some confusing messaging in the media around the second dosing interval.

This short summary describes the current national policy position so that you have up-to-date information about when second doses should be given and why. We understand that sites have had to manage some assertive individuals in relation to this issue, so we hope that this script will help you explain the position, alongside any de-escalation techniques needed to handle situations.

The national position remains the same. It is based on JCVI guidance as described in the Green Book.

All second doses should be given at least 8 weeks apart unless there is a clinical reason for it to be given any earlier. i.e. prior to immunisation treatment or transplant.

Wearing masks

Thank you for your continued patience during these challenging times.

Many of the national Covid-19 restrictions will end on 19 July. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines will remain in place across all healthcare settings, including GP surgeries and hospitals.

This means that everyone accessing or visiting the practice must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules at all times.

Covid rates are very high locally and the threat of the virus remains. We ask that everyone does their bit to help and minimise the spread of infection.

These measures remain in place to protect our patients and our staff, so that the most vulnerable among us can continue to safely attend healthcare settings.

If you have not had yet had your Covid vaccination, we would encourage you to book this now, either by visiting or speaking to reception.

The practice is open and will continue to offer a range of telephone, video and face to face appointments.

Staff are working extremely hard to ensure we continue to provide the very best care for our patients and everyone who needs us. We remain as busy as ever and ask that you ‘help us to help you’ by using the right service for your needs and — when contacting or visiting the practice — treating our colleagues with the kindness and respect that they deserve.

Commonly asked questions and concerns related to the Covid-19 vaccine.

Dr. Geeta Iyer answers commonly asked questions and concerns related to the Covid-19 vaccine. 
Watch the videos below to find out more.