After over a year of uncertainty, things are starting to look up; millions of people have now been vaccinated against Covid across the UK. This is all thanks to the national Covid Vaccine Rollout. At Horton Pharmacy & Travel Clinic, we are proud to be involved in the efforts to protect our local community. Find out more about how you can get your Covid vaccine in Epsom below.
COVID-19 is a virus that can cause serious illness. The Covid vaccine offers the best protection against the virus. It’s safe and effective, and reduces your risk of death or serious complications from Covid. It also helps you to protect those around you, reducing your risk of catching or spreading the virus.
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people aged 16 or over. The Covid Vaccine is a new, innovative vaccine that has been developed to protect against coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. It’s being offered in GP surgeries and larger vaccination centres across England; more are opening all the time. You can use the NHS service to book your appointment or manage your appointments if you have already booked through a GP or local NHS service.
You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS to get your vaccine; you can book your appointment for your first dose anytime. However, you should have your 2nd dose 8-12 weeks after the 1st one. At your appointment, you will be offered one of the following vaccinations:
– Pfizer/ BioNTech
– Oxford/ AstraZeneca
You will not be able to choose which vaccine you get. However, when you book you will only be offered appointments for the vaccines that are suitable for you. For example:
– If you are under 40 or pregnant, you will usually be offered Pfizer or Moderna.
– If you are under 18, you will only be offered the Pfizer vaccine.
It’s important to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect yourself against this virus. Convenient online booking through the NHS ensures that you can organise your vaccines in advance. So, why wait to protect yourself?
“I get all my mother’s NHS prescriptions there. The staff are all lovely, friendly, efficient and the pharmacists are very helpful and knowledgeable.”
“Coping so well under such unprecedented pressure – thank you all for continuing to provide a service to the local community.”
“Sharn provided excellent, impartial advice for travel inoculations and was able to administer them immediately for myself and my wife, in sharp contrast to the service experienced with our local GP.”