Welcome to St Mary's Island Group Practices
Patients are invited to book in for their Shingles vaccination, which can help prevent the risk of developing shingles.
A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease, is available on the NHS to people in their 70s.
The shingles vaccine is given as an injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu vaccine, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.
You're eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 to 79, and can have this at any-time of year.
The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 or over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.
It is advised to leave 7 days between the Coronavirus vaccine and the shingles vaccine
Please telephone us and book with our practice nurses
VISITING YOUR GP SURGERY
PLEASE WEAR FACE COVERINGS
COVID-19 PROTECTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE IN THIS SURGERY
In line with current Government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings.
Face coverings primarily protect others, so doing so – unless exempt – is key to preventing spread of infection.
Continue to respect (2m) Social Distancing
TEST AND ISOLATE IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS
If you have symptoms you must get at PCR test as soon as possible & before visiting your GP. Rapid lateral flow tests should not be used to confirm infection.
It’s vital that you and anyone in your household isolate until you receive your test result, and for 10 days thereafter if the result is positive.
WASH/SANITISE HANDS REGULARY
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This practice is visited by patients who are vulnerable and may not be able to be vaccinated.
To protect them, other patients and staff we respectfully ask you to wear a face covering.
If you do not have one, we will provide a mask. If you are unable to wear a mask, we will offer a clear face shield.
If you are unable to follow this advice, please DO NOT enter the practice and contact reception. We will call you in when your appointment is due.
Please see COVID-19 INFORMATION for more details
Email Address Update
Our email address is changing. We now have individual emails for the specific teams at St Mary's Island Group Practices. Our old email address (email@example.com) will no longer be active as of 30th June 2021.
Please follow the link below to our news page for full details of new email addresses.
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