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COVID-19 Vaccinations Update

We are currently vaccinating at risk patients, including those with a BMI of 40 or above.

If you think your BMI is in that category please contact the surgery with an up-to-date weight and we can arrange an appointment for you.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Update

Foundry Town Clinic was happy to be able to vaccinate 230 patients aged 65+ or in the at risk categories on Saturday 13th February despite the poor weather. Thank you to all those patients who managed to keep their appointments, or came earlier by request.

Unfortunately, due to the snow, we were unable to complete our last few housebound vaccinations. These will be carried out over the next week/weekend.

We will be continuing with at risk patients aged 18-64 and any patient aged 65 or over during the weekend of 20th/21st February, depending on vaccine supply. There are a significant number of patients in this category so please wait for us to ring you.

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments for those over 69

If you, or any family members registered with the Surgery, are aged 69 and over and have not had a COVID vaccination, or do not have one booked, please telephone us – (01685) 875906/872006 – to let us know. We have appointments available on the afternoon of Thursday 11th February and all day Saturday 13th February at both Aberdare and Aberaman sites.

These appointments are also available for anybody aged 18 and over in possession of a shielding letter or who is classified as clinically extremely vulnerable.

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments for the clinically extremely vulnerable

If you, or any adult family members registered with the Surgery, are classified as clinically extremely vulnerable and have not had a COVID vaccination, or do not have one booked, please telephone us – (01685) 875906/872006 – to let us know. We have appointments available this weekend at both Aberdare and Aberaman sites.

In line with national guidance this includes:

  • solid organ transplant recipients
  • people with specific cancers:
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
    • people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
    • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
    • people having other targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
    • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
  • people with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • people with rare diseases that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell disease)
  • people on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection
  • problems with your spleen, for example splenectomy (having your spleen removed)
  • adults with Down’s syndrome
  • adults on dialysis or with chronic kidney disease (stage 5)
  • women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired

People who are clinically extremely vulnerable will have received a letter earlier this year from Welsh Government with information about how to stay safe as all of Wales is in Coronavirus Alert Level 4. If you did not receive this letter, then you may have other underlying health conditions but not to the extent that makes you “clinically extremely vulnerable”. Other adults with underlying health conditions are in Priority Group 6 and will be invited in due course.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Update

Foundry Town Clinic was happy to be able to vaccinate 220 patients aged 75 and over on Saturday 30th January. We have also managed to vaccinate a significant number of our housebound patients over 80 and will continue with this next week.

Most of our patients over 80 have now had the vaccine. If you, or any family members registered with the Surgery, are over 80 (not housebound) and have not been vaccinated please telephone the Surgery to let us know. We may have incorrect contact details or you may have missed our initial calls.

We are hoping for a significant vaccine delivery next week enabling us to vaccinate on both Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February. This should hopefully cover all those aged 75 and over.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Update

Foundry Town Clinic was happy to be able to vaccinate another 200 patients aged 80 and over on Saturday 23rd January. This means over 75% of our patients in this age group have now been vaccinated. We hope to be able to vaccinate the majority of our housebound patients over the age of 80 in the next 2 weeks.

Deliveries of vaccines permitting we will additionally be starting to vaccinate those patients aged 75-80 on Saturday 30th January.

Please do not contact the Surgery regarding COVID-19 vaccinations – we will contact you by telephone.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Surgery is happy to announce we gave the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to 120 of our patients aged 80 and over on Saturday 9th January. As soon as we get more vaccine we will contact more of our eligible patients and update the website.

Surgery Christmas opening hours

Opening hours for the Aberdare and Aberaman surgeries over the Christmas period are as follows:

Monday 21st December8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday   22nd December8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 23rd December8.00am – 6.30pm
Thursday 24th December8.00am – 6.30pm
Friday 25th DecemberCLOSED
Saturday 26th DecemberCLOSED
Sunday 27th DecemberCLOSED
Monday 28th DecemberCLOSED
Tuesday  29th December8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 30th December8.00am – 6.30pm
Thursday 31st December8.00am – 6.30pm
Friday 1st JanuaryCLOSED

We will be back to normal opening hours from 8.00am on Monday 4th January.

Please give plenty of notice when ordering any medication as there is high demand due to the Bank Holidays.

In an emergency please contact (01685) 875906/872006 where you will be directed to out of hours services.

Free NHS flu vaccine for everyone aged 50-64

Aged 50-64?

Why you should have a flu vaccine this year.

From 1st December 2020, everyone aged 50 to 64 in Wales is eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine at their GP surgery or community pharmacy. This includes those who will reach the age of 50 before 31st March 2021.

Flu can be serious for some people, and as we get older our risks of complications if we catch flu increase. This winter, flu and COVID-19 (coronavirus) are likely to both be in circulation, so it is especially important that as many people as possible have a flu vaccine to protect themselves.

Annual flu vaccination is one of the best ways to protect against catching or spreading flu. To help protect more people from flu this year, additional groups are now eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine -this includes everyone aged 50-64.

Demand for flu vaccination has been high this year, but additional flu vaccines were ordered for Wales and these extra flu vaccines are now available. This means that people in this age group can now have a free NHS flu vaccine at their GP surgery or community pharmacy.

Additional infection prevention and control measures are taking place in GP surgeries and community pharmacies to help keep people safe, and this may mean appointments take slightly longer than usual.

GP surgeries and community pharmacies everywhere are experiencing lots of enquiries, and some people are being asked to wait longer than usual for an appointment.

GP surgeries and community pharmacies are working hard to offer vaccinations as soon as they are able. Please be patient if you are asked to wait.

Find out more at www.beatflu.org