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If your call is not an emergency - Please phone the surgery after 2pm - DO NOT phone before this as we are extremely busy in the mornings.

 

 

 

 

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The Doors to the Surgery are now closed again except for emergency access.

Please use the letter box in the entrance hall to drop off any requests - this is emptied regularly throughout the day.

Please try and limit contact in person - help us manage the risk to our patients and staff.

Always contact your chemist in the first instance to enquire if your prescription has been processed with them. 

You must wear a mask at all times, NO EXCEPTIONS!  

 

Booster COVID & FLU Vaccination Clinics - please read this information below.

 

DATE OF Booster COVID & FLU Vaccination CLINIC: - We have various times available.

The next Clinic is on Wednesday 22nd December 2021 - you MUST have an appointment - this is not a drop in clinic, we need to ensure you meet the correct criteria.

Further Clinics are Wednesday 5th January & Wednesday 12th January 2022.

Please phone the surgery after 2pm. DO NOT phone before this as we are extremely busy in the mornings.

 

Other venues for vaccinations - https://belfasttrust.hscni.net/covid-19-vaccination

This COVID BOOSTER vaccine can only be administered if you have had the 2nd dose 3 months ago.

 

Do not enter the building before your allocated time – we will be very strict in managing this due to the numbers we aim to vaccinate on this day.

 

LOCATION: - Strand Presbyterian Church, 161 Connsbrook Avenue, Belfast, BT4 1JY.

 

CAR PARKING:

There is a car park at the rear of the Church premises and ample on street parking, please be mindful of not obstructing local residents driveways and observing any parking restrictions.

 

ARRIVAL:

IN through the front entrance of Strand Presbyterian Church on Connsbrook Avenue, EXIT will be via a side door.

Please observe social distancing at all times – 2 meters apart.

Arrive on time, there will be strict 15 minute appointments .

NO access to toilets on site, be ready to receive the vaccination at your allocated time.

 

PREPARATION:

Masks must be worn at all times upon entering the building.

Coats off, clothing layers off to expose your right & left upper arm. One vaccine in each arm.

Do not bring excess bags or shopping trolleys with you as space in this facility is restricted.

Please come on your own if you can as space is restricted, however if you do need to bring someone with you they will need to also wear a mask.

 

SEATING:

The vaccination will be administered when you are seated and you will remain seated for 15 minutes thereafter for observation.

 

 

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU:

  1. Are unwell.
  2. Have a new or persistent cough.
  3. Have COVID Symptoms – headache, temperature, loss of smell or taste.
  4. Have had a positive COVID swab less than 28 days ago.
  5. Have already had the COVID BOOSTER or FLU VACCINE since October 2021.

NOTIFY THE VACCINATOR IF YOU:

  1. Have any allergies or previous reaction to any vaccines.
  2. Have had a previous anaphylaxis reaction.
  3. Are receiving steroids within 28 days.

AFTER THE VACCINE:

You MIGHT experience headaches and arm pain at the site of the vaccination.

Paracetamol should be taken ensuring to adhere to the recommended prescribed amounts on the packaging.

DO NOT phone the surgery as we are keeping the lines open for emergency calls only.

 

You may feel unwell for up to 48 hours with a headache or fever, this does not require you to have a COVID test.

You will receive a vaccination leaflet and vaccination record card which you must keep safe.


The Surgery is operating a restricted service due to COVID - please be mindful when calling the surgery, that phone calls are for emergencies only. If your call is non urgent please call after 11am as the phone lines are busy from 8.30 am with emergency call back requests.

We have introduced time slots for dropping off and picking up documents from the Surgery. 

Morning - 10.30 hrs to 12.00 midday.

Afternoon - 15.30 hrs to 17.00 hrs.

Please use the letterbox provided in the hallway outside of these hours,

this is emptied regularly. 


Please use the Sample Drop Off Box in the hallway.

Monday to Thursday last drop off is 2pm.

Friday before 12pm.

Do not knock the door to hand items to staff personally outside of these hours.

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