COVID VACCINATION in SUFFOLK
The above link is to a page that has been created on the Suffolk County Council website, as a central resource for information on the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Suffolk. It includes Suffolk-specific (including Waveney) vaccination information including locations, information about the vaccines available and advice on how to register with your GP if you haven’t already.
Content on these pages is provided by the NHS and published on behalf of the Suffolk Resilience Forum. The vaccination programme is run by NHS England.
The key message is currently
“The NHS will contact you when it's your turn to have the vaccine.”
“Do not contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.”
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The first four Vaccination Hubs in South Suffolk will be located in:
East Bergholt (Constable Country Medical Practice)
Hadleigh (Hadleigh Health Centre)
Sudbury & Great Cornard (Hardwicke House Surgery, Cornard Branch)
Lavenham (Lavenham Branch of Long Melford Practice)
Please do not call your GP or local hub about getting vaccinated, unless requested, the NHS will contact residents directly.
These locations will be serving the South Suffolk area generally rather than their own patient lists exclusively. Residents will be contacted directly by the NHS, either by phone or letter, and local clinical leaders have stressed the importance of members of the public NOT calling these practices as it may disrupt the roll-out. Residents will be contacted as early as Monday 11th January for roll-out to begin as soon as possible.
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STRATFORD ST MARY EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER TEAM.
The Parish Council records its sincere thanks to all the volunteers who provided such dedicated service to residents in need throughout the first wave of the pandemic, and its gratitude for their continued support as we face the renewed challenge of Covid 19 resurgence.
USEFULL CONTACT INFORMATION:
Prescription, re-ordering and delivery can be arranged by visiting www.nhs.uk and searching “A guide to ordering a repeat prescription online using an app or website”. Within this information there are links to Echo (Lloyd’s Pharmacy), Boots and Pharmacy2u, for arranging free home delivery (subject to availability).
Online food shopping delivery, Tescos, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Ocado.
Local stores for delivery and or collection:
Hall Farm 02306 322572
Birchwood Farm shop 01206 323797
Post Office 01206 323716
Colchester Diary 01206 870055
As the threat of the virus is growing again, there is need to resurrect the dedicated helper scheme for vulnerable residents. The original volunteers have now returned to work but they can still offer a reduced service for prescription collection from Dedham Pharmacy on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
If you no longer have the details of your dedicated helper please contact Kelly Martin on 07535558136 and she will connect you with a volunteer. Please leave a message on her answerphone as she has returned to work but she will get back to you ASAP. You can also contact her via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
or in the event of difficulty,
Home But Not Alone is a campaign launched in Suffolk in response the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Its aim is to help connect people or organisations who want to volunteer in their communities, with neighbours who are most in need. Volunteers will help with essential services such as delivering groceries or medication, whilst following the Government’s social distancing guidelines. Anyone who would like to gift their time please download the Tribe Volunteer app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store.
0800 876 6926
The number that vulnerable residents can ring if they are in need of help.
The Home, But Not Alone Phoneline:
Freephone: 0800 876 6926
- Staffed 9am to 5pm everyday
- It is designed to help the most vulnerable in our communities
- It takes on average 1,300 calls a week
- The majority of calls are in relation to food deliveries and general enquiries
Phone calls are answered and cases managed by staff at each district, borough or county council depending on the type of enquiry. Wherever possible we link people in need with local groups and businesses, who are doing an amazing job in our communities. This phoneline is for vulnerable people in our communities, and not for general Coronavirus enquiries.