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COVID19 Vaccinations

Covid Boosters

We are again joining with local practices to provide booster vaccinations to patients in

Cohorts 1- 4 only

Cohort 1 Residential care home patients over 65 years

Cohort 2 Patients aged 80 years + over or Health & Social Care Workers

Cohort 3 Patients aged 75 - 79 years

Cohort 4 Patients aged 70 - 74 years or COVID 19 high risk


The clinics will be held at The Pavilion (directly behind the Jubilee Centre) in Mildenhall

Patients will be invited in chronological order and will not be entitled to the booster until at least 6 months after their second vaccination

The booster will be Pfizer regardless of what vaccination you received previously. The Moderna vaccine may also become available in due course.

PATIENTS UNDER 70 YEARS OF AGE

Patients are also being sent invitation letters/text messages directly from NHS England and so anyone outside the above cohorts will be able to book directly into alternative clinics via the link provided or by calling 119 as and when they become eligible for the booster.

For further information with regard to walk-in clinics for anyone living in Suffolk or North East Essex, please click on the link below:

www.sneevaccine.org.uk or call 0344 257 3961





CORONAVIRUS

This is an important message regarding coronavirus.

To protect yourself and others please do not attend the surgery if you have a fever or high temperature or a persistent new cough.

You should isolate yourself at home for 10 days and follow the latest guidance on line at

http://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or telephone 111

During the current pandemic appointments with a doctor will be telephone triaged initially as we try to limit the number of patients entering the surgery


FLU VACCINATIONS 2021

We have now received the first delivery of flu vaccines.

If you are eligible to receive a free NHS flu vaccination, please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.

Flu vaccinations

  • are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • frontline health or social care workers
  • have a serious long-term health condition, including:
    • respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
    • diabetes
    • heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
    • being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
    • chronic kidney disease
    • liver disease, such as hepatitis
    • neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
    • a learning disability
    • problems with your spleen, for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
    • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy

Once you have an appointment booked we would ask that you PLEASE:

Attend your appointment at the time allocated

Wear a face covering

Sanitise your hands on arrival

Have your arm ready for vaccination (sleeve rolled up)

Follow the distancing markers and maintain distancing

PLEASE DO NO ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF THE CORONAVIRUS

(High temperature/continuous cough/a loss or change to sense of smell or taste

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GP+ Appointments

Suffolk GP+ is available for people who urgently need a doctor's appointment or are unable to see their GP during normal GP opening hours.

Appointments can be made via reception during our usual opening hours.

Please note: Patients cannot refer themselves to this service.

The service is staffed by local Suffolk GPs and Nurse Practitioners in Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Haverhill and is an NHS service delivered by Suffolk GP Federation.

You will be given a booked appointment and will be seen by a suitable local GP or nurse who will have access to your medical records (once your consent is given).





Location & Contact

Lakenheath Surgery
135 High Street
Lakenheath
Suffolk
IP27 9EP
01842 860400

Appointments
Tel: 01842 860400

General Enquiries & Emergencies
Tel: 01842 860400

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Location & Contact

Lakenheath Surgery
135 High Street
Lakenheath
Suffolk
IP27 9EP
01842 860400

IP27 9EP
Opening Hours

Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
Friday: 08.00 – 18.30