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COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

PATIENTS AGED 50 AND ABOVE WHO HAVE NOT YET BEEN VACCINATED AND HAVE A MOBILE PHONE NUMBER ON THEIR RECORD WILL HAVE RECEIVED A TEXT MESSAGE TO BOOK  AN APPOINTMENTS AT WOODCHURCH LEISURE CENTRE, PATIENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE A MOBILE NUMBER WILL HAVE BEEN CONTACTED DIRECTLY BY THE SURGERY. 

PLEASE PHONE THE SURGERY FOR AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED AND ARE AGED OVER 50.

The West Wirral vaccination site is located at Woodchurch Leisure Centre.

COVID Vaccination information for patients

Please ensure that you attend for BOTH Vaccinations, as you will not develop immunity to COVID-19 with just one vaccination.

If you become unwell prior to your appointment, please let us know so that we may offer your appointment to someone else.

You should not receive the vaccination if any of the following apply:

  • You have had any other vaccination in the 7 days prior to your appointment
  • You have had a positive COVID-19 test or symptoms in the 4 weeks prior to your appointment
  • You have a history of confirmed anaphylaxis and/or have to carry an Epipen
  • You feel very unwell on the day (significantly unwell, have a temperature, etc).
  • You are pregnant, planning pregnancy in the next 3 months, or breastfeeding
  • You are aged under 16

Common Side Effects:

Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people

  • pain at injection site
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • joint pain
  • fever
  • Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
  • injection site swelling
  • redness at injection site
  • nausea
  • Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • feeling unwell

Directions to the Vaccination Site:

Woodchurch Leisure Centre, Carr Bridge Road, CH49 8EU

  • Approaching from Upton Bypass – follow the COVID-19 Vaccination site signs from Sainsbury’s roundabout
  • Approaching from Arrowe Park Road – follow the COVID-19 Vaccination Site signs from the junction with Ackers Road, just before Asda Supermarket.

What will happen on the day

  • Marshalls will guide you through the site
  • Disabled parking is available at the site
  • You will need to be able to walk approx. 30yds from the car park to the building – seating is available, please bring appropriate walking aids, if required toilet facilities are available on-site
  • Please wear loose clothing and short sleeves if possible, as the injection will be in your upper arm
  • You can bring one friend/relative with you, if needed
  • You will be at the site for around 20-25 minutes as we will need to observe you for around 15 minutes after the vaccination
  • Please bring appropriate spectacles, hearing aids, etc. if required, for watching a short video and completing a short form (name, date of birth, usual GP practice)

COVID Vaccine Details 

We have been provided with the Pfizer Vaccine.

Please visit the Gov.uk website for further general Vaccine information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoLD1o8jB7QIVR57tCh1-eALEEAAYASAAEgJ3a_D_BwE

Please visit the Gov.uk website for further information on the Pfizer Vaccine:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-approval-of-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-for-covid-19/information-for-uk-recipients-on-pfizerbiontech-covid-19-vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the E-Consult process

E- consult FAQ's[2475].pdf

Non NHS Charges

List of Charges for administrative services

Some administrative services that we offer are not provided by the NHS and we make a charge for these services as outlined below. The cost of these services is in line with British Medical Association guidance.

Last updated:11/05/2018

Fees For Medical Reports, Letters, etc:

Item

Who pays

Charge

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN LETTERS

Patient

£22.00

Blue Badge & Freedom Pass schemes

Who pays

Charge

Report only

Local authority

£25.15

Examination and report

Local authority

£39.22

Letter of Appeal against adverse decision

Patient

£15.00

Certificates and forms

Who pays

Charge

Letter re fitness to exercise, travel, housing/ To Whom It May Concern Letters

Patient

£22.00

Driving

Who pays

Charge

Full physical medical examination and report, eg HGV, PSV, some minicab applications (GP will confirm fee on sight of application form)

Patient

£110.00

PCV/LGV driver

Patient/Employer

£90.50

Local Authority PCV/LGV driver

Local authority

£90.50

Fitness for sport, school, university, etc

Who pays

Charge

Examination and report

Patient/Insurance company

£132.00

Extract from records 15mins

Patient/Insurance company

£55.00

Short Certificate of Incapacity

Patient/Insurance company

£15.00

Insurance (Accident)

Who pays

Charge

Examination and report

Insurance Company/Patient

£148.00

Travel Abroad

Who pays

Charge

Pregnant Woman’s Medical Certificate Attesting Fitness to Fly noting their good health and indicating the baby’s expected date of birth

Patient

£15

Fitness to travel certificate – pre-existing illness

Patient

£27.00

Holiday cancellation simple certificate

Insurance Company/Patient

£15.00

Holiday cancellation insurance claim

Insurance Company/Patient

£26.00

Simple letter detailing prescription medicines with Surgery stamp

Patient

£10.00

 

Please Note: We only accept the following forms of payment;

  • Cash (£)
  • Cheque - made payable to Greasby Group Practice 


 
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