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We have now invited all those eligible (see below) for a vaccination, and are now concentrating on giving second doses.
We will contact each of you when your second dose is available. We are sending our invitations using SMS (text messaging). The message will state it is from us, and will be addressed to you by name (forename and surname) so you can be sure it is legitimate.
If you are currently eligible for a first dose of vaccine (see below), and now wish to be vaccinated, please contact us (preferably by eConsult).
Alternatively, you can also apply for a vaccine at the "mass vaccination centres" via the NHS website (this is the recommended route for carers, and those who work in health and social care). Our local centre is Jacob's Well.
who is currently elgible for a Coronavirus vaccine?
You are eligible for a vaccine if you are age 50 and over, or have a medical condition which signficantly increases the risk of complications from Covd19 (see page 10 of the NHS "Green Book").
carer's access to vaccination
Those in receipt of Carer's Allowance can book a vaccination using the NHS website.
Those who are unpaid main carers for an elderly or disabled person should contact the Bradford Council Covid Team 01274 436263, or Carers Resource 01274 449660 to register for a vaccine.
be alert for fraud
Coronavirus vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS.
Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime. The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.
Contact the Police online or by calling 102, and forward suspicious text messages to 7726.
You can find more information here.
We're still here and ready to help!
The best way to contact us is to use eConsult: you can do this any day and anytime. You'll find instant help and advice, and we will reply usually within a few hours, and always before the end of the next working day.
We may give you a ring to find out more about your problem and make a plan. We may also ask you to send us some photos to help us make a diagnosis. And sometimes we will ask you to come to the Practice for an examination or test.
If you have been asked to come to the Practice, we will usually ask you to wait in your car, and then phone you when we're ready for you. We may ask you to ring us when you're in the car park.
Please don't come to the building unless you have been asked to. If you have been asked to come, please wear a mask or face covering if you have one. Thank you.
Help us find a cure for COVID-19
Bradford is part of the global race to find a vaccine for COVID-19. Join our research at BRI - and help your loved ones live in a world without the virus - bepartof.bradfordresearch.nhs.uk
find out more... https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/plasma-programme/
Are you struggling because of the lockdown?
You can find help and advice here... https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support
Domestic abuse is on the rise...
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, are worried about a friend/family member, or would like more information about spotting the signs of abuse, immediate help is available.
friends & family
Of our patients surveyed so far, 95% say they would recommnend Bingley Medical Practice to their friends and family.
You can download a graph of the full results here.
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