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THIRD DOSE VACCINES FOR IMMUNOSUPPRESSED PATIENTS
SW Shropshire PCN is now offering clinics for immunosuppressed patients who require a third vaccine. Our first clinic was held yesterday and was very successful with more than 100 patients receiving their third dose vaccine.
The JCVI has published eligibility criteria and we are working with the whole local system to ensure that everyone who requires a third vaccination is notified. Please do not call the practice to enquire about this vaccine at this busy time. WE WILL CALL YOU.
Specific advice for patients currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy
The timing of the dose can be adjusted to when immunosuppression is at a minimum (e.g. before starting chemotherapy).
Therefore, patients who are currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy should seek advice from their consultant or nurse specialists in order to determine the best timing for their third vaccine.
You should then email the practice to let us know when is the best time for your vaccine on firstname.lastname@example.org
This information is sourced from NHSE, the JCVI:
The booster campaign will be delivered alongside existing requirements to:
Offer an evergreen offer to those who have not yet had their first or second dose.
Vaccinations for 12-15 year olds (including those who are at higher risk) and
Third doses as part of the primary vaccination course for immunosuppressed individuals.
The vaccination of 12-15-year-olds will be done in schools and that will be starting later this month. Parents will receive more information about this shortly.
The timing of 6 month boosters will be at least SIX MONTHS after the SECOND DOSE.
For the vast majority of our patients this will be no earlier than mid October. Please do not call the practice to enquire about this vaccine at this busy time. WE WILL CALL YOU or text, email you or post you a letter
We apologise for the delay in flu vaccines we are now hoping to start this campaign soon as a joint campaign with the boosters. Please do not call the practice to enquire about the flu vaccines at this busy time. WE WILL CALL YOU.
The detailed information about third dose vaccinations for immunosuppressed patients is given following the link below