We are currently offering vaccinations to anyone aged 18 years or over.
Going on holiday ?
If you are due to go on holiday and require proof of COVID Vaccination, please check your Travel Pass or NHS App well in advance of travel.
If the information you are expecting to see on the Pass or App is not there, it can take up to 48 hours for any amendments or additions to the national system to show so please don't leave your query to the day before travel. If you have queries about your vaccination status, please contact the Practice well in advance of travel.
Covid Vaccination Clinics
See our Covid vaccinations - FAQs, written in conjunction with our Patient Participation Group. If you have a question about the vaccinations that you'd like answered, please email us at Corbett.Medical@nhs.net. Thank you.
The practice will contact you directly when we are able to offer you vaccination. You do not need to call the practice, unless you are notifying us that you are a patient facing health and social care worker.
The three practices in Droitwich are working together to deliver the covid-19 vaccinations. Due to the specific nature of some of the vaccines available, sometimes our vaccination clinics are delivered out of the Droitwich Medical Centre in the centre of town by our own Corbett team. However, other vaccines are more 'portable' which means that we can now start to run clinics with these vaccines from the Corbett Medical Practice premises. When booking your appointment - please do ensure that you are clear which site the clinic is running from.
You should factor in approximately 20-30 mins for your appointment. The actual time in with the vaccinator is only 5 mins, but depending on which vaccine you receive, you may need to be observed on-site afterwards for 15 minutes. Not all vaccines require this however, you should NOT drive for at least 15 minutes after being vaccinated, and we recommend that you consider either walking or arranging a lift to/from the clinic.
The quantity and type of vaccine is allocated to us centrally and the Practice does not have any choice about which vaccine we receive or when it arrives. This is why we are unable to offer patients a choice of vaccine or dates.
There are specific priority groups that we need to vaccinate in strict order. This is a national strategy determined by risk and explained more in: why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine.
2nd dose vaccinations: The Government and NHS England determined the priority to deliver as many first dose vaccinations as possible and consequently pushed back the original planned dates for the 2nd dose vaccinations to 10-12 weeks after the initial vaccination. We apologise that you may have had a change of date as a result. The rationale for this change of plan is that there will be greater benefit by vaccinating more people with the first dose as quickly as possible, as this will help to prevent more serious illness, hospitalisation and potential mortality as well as reducing the transmission rate. Please note that this is national change of policy is beyond the influence of the Practice.
Extract from: Optimising the COVID-19 vaccination programme for maximum short-term impact Short statement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) 31 December 2020
Conclusion: Given the epidemiology of COVID-19 in the UK in late 2020 there is a need for rapid, high levels of vaccine uptake amongst vulnerable persons. The Committee supports a two-dose vaccine schedule for the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines. Given the data available, and evidence from the use of many other vaccines, JCVI advises a maximum interval between the first and second doses of 12 weeks for both vaccines. It can be assumed that protection from the first dose will wane in the medium term, and the second dose will still be required to provide more durable protection. The Committee advises initially prioritising delivery of the first vaccine dose as this is highly likely to have a greater public health impact in the short term and reduce the number of preventable deaths from COVID-19.
Patient complaints about the change to national policy should be directed to NHS England’s complaints team as follows –
- By post to: NHS England PO Box 16738 Redditch B97 9PT
- By telephone: 0300 311 22 33
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are making a complaint, please state: ‘For the attention of the complaints team’ in the subject line.
Are you a Vulnerable Patient
Advice for people at higher risk – those who are 70 or older, are pregnant or have a condition that increases the risks from coronavirus.
Mental Wellbeing During Covid-19
COVID-19 means we are all experiencing an unprecedented situation. Everyone reacts differently, and we will have periods where we find it more difficult to deal with. It’s okay not to feel okay. Talking to someone can often help.
Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.
If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.