From Monday 21st March the following cohorts become eligible to receive an extra Spring dose of the Covid-19 vaccine:
- adults aged 75 years and over,
- residents in a care home for older adults,
- individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed, as defined in in the COVID 19 healthcare guidance Green Book
Green Book Definition of Immunosuppressed – Green Book – Chapter 14a, Table 3, p16
"Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, including patients undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression, patients undergoing radical radiotherapy, solid organ transplant recipients, bone marrow or stem cell transplant recipients, HIV infection at all stages, multiple myeloma or genetic disorders affecting the immune system (e.g. IRAK-4, NEMO, complement disorder, SCID).
Individuals who are receiving immunosuppressive or immunomodulating biological therapy including, but not limited to, anti-TNF, alemtuzumab, ofatumumab, rituximab, patients receiving protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors, and individuals treated with steroid sparing agents such as cyclophosphamide and mycophenolate mofetil.
Individuals treated with or likely to be treated with systemic steroids for more than a month at a dose equivalent to prednisolone at 20mg or more per day for adults.
Anyone with a history of haematological malignancy, including leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
Those who require long term immunosuppressive treatment for conditions including, but not limited to, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma and psoriasis.
Some immunosuppressed patients may have a suboptimal immunological response to the vaccine (see Immunosuppression and HIV)."
The latest JCVI guidance can be found here. It is important to note that at this stage additional boosters are only available to those listed above which does not include patients previously identified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable as well as health and social care workers.
The GP Federation team have begun contacting eligible cohorts of patients and appointments will also be made available on the national booking system.
Vaccination Service Update
Our vaccination service will hibernate for the months June-August and will resume in September ‘22 to start a new Phase 5 for COVID Vaccination and co-administration of flu vaccine. Our last Clinic in Phase 4 was on Tuesday 31st May at St Charles Vaccination Hub.
What services will be available in summer?
Local pharmacies, West London: Vaccination Site:
Medicine Chest (Jun-Aug) Moderna & Pfizer >16yrs
Golborne Pharmacy, (Jun-Aug) Moderna & Pfizer >18yrs
Bayswater Pharmacy (Jun-Aug) Moderna & Pfizer >18yrs but planning to do 16-18s too
Zafash Pharmacy (Jun-Aug) Moderna & Pfizer >18yrs, NB: awaiting response from NHSE if they can vaccinate 12-15 yrs
Benson Pharmacy (Jun-Aug) Moderna & Pfizer >16yrs for either 1st, 2nd, booster and over 75s for 2nd booster. Plus all immunosuppressant patients.
Central London Vaccination hubs: Abbey Centre and Little Venice, all eligible cohorts including 5-11 How to book?
Patients can book any of the above options using the National Booking System. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/