12/04/2021

We are vaccinating our High Risk patients: Contact Us.

Covid 19 Vaccinations for High Risk groups

It has been a long wait for everyone, but we can finally start preparations for vaccinating our patients in-surgery.

We don’t know yet when exactly we will get our vaccine delivery, but we are already well advanced in the task of identifying the patients who are next to be vaccinated.

These will be the patients from the Very High Risk (Cohort 4) and High Risk (Cohort 7) groups.

Not all of the patients in these groups will be vaccinated in General Practice, with most of the highest risk patients being contacted by Acute Services and called for vaccination in the hospital.

 

General Practice is being asked to focus on the patients from the Very High Risk group first, which comprises patients aged 18 –69 with the following conditions:

  • Diabetics with HbA1c >58mmol in last 12 months
  • Obesity – BMI >40
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease –on home oxygen or hospitalized in past 12 months

We ask that if you are in this category and have been attending Galway Bay Medical Centre for your care, that you drop us a quick email to info@galwaybaymedicalcentre.ie to let us know.

Please put Cohort 4 Vaccination as the subject line and just let us know your name and date of birth and we will do the rest.

 

Once we have the majority of our Very High Risk patients vaccinated we will be moving on the our High Risk group comprising patients aged 18-69 with the following conditions:

  • Diabetics – all other diabetics Type 1 and 2
  • Obesity – BMI >35
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease – includes severe asthma, moderately severe COPD.
  • Chronic Heart and vascular disease.
  • Patients on medication/treatment for heart failure or on hypertensive medication.
  • Vascular disease or history of vascular surgery.
  • Immunocompromised.
  • Cancer patients not already vaccinated.
  • Chronic Kidney / Liver / Neurological Disease not already vaccinated.

 

We ask that if you are in this category and have been attending Galway Bay Medical Centre for your care, that you drop us a quick email to info@galwaybaymedicalcentre.ie to let us know.

Please put Cohort 7 Vaccination as the subject line and just let us know your name and date of birth and we will contact you.

 

Please do not contact us unless you fit the criteria for inclusion in either Cohort 4 or Cohort 7.

Please do not phone us as the front desk will not be able to deal with your query by phone.

We will not be replying to emails asking for vaccination advice, we will not be vaccinating anyone who does not meet the criteria above and there will be no exceptions to this.

Organising these clinics is taking a lot of time and we also have to run the Medical Centre as normal while doing so.

We are all hopeful that as more vaccines become available that we will be able to expand delivery of the vaccines to more and more patients.

The national plan still remains that the majority of healthy people with no under-lying conditions will be invited to register for the mass-vaccination clinics via an online portal once that system is ready to go.

Sincerely, GBMC Team


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  • Apr 12 2021

    We are vaccinating our High Risk patients: Contact Us.

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    Covid 19 Vaccinations for High Risk groups

    It has been a long wait for everyone, but we can finally start preparations for vaccinating our patients in-surgery.

    We don’t know yet when exactly we will get out vaccine delivery, but we are already well advanced in the task of identifying the patients who are next to be vaccinated.

    These will be the patients from the Very High Risk (Cohort 4) and High Risk (Cohort 7) groups.

    Not all of the patients in these groups will be vaccinated in General Practice, with most of the highest risk patients being contacted by Acute Services and called for vaccination in the hospital.

     

     

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