Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

 

COVID TESTING AND VACCINATION INFORMATION.

Mar 17, 2021

Testing and vaccination for people in Staffordshire.

COMMUNITY TESTING - there is good availability in East Staffordshire.

Staffordshire County Council is asking:

- All residents who need to be out and about during the lockdown to have regular COVID-19 tests.

- Staffordshire residents are now able to drop into Community Testing Centres to get a rapid COVID-19 test. Walk-ins are subject to availability at each individual site.

- People with symptoms or those who have been asked to self-isolate as a close contact of a Covid Case should not attend.

There is currently plenty of availability in the community testing site below.

- Hillfield House, Hillfield Lane, Burton-on-Trent.

There is also availability at the pop-up sites below.

- Winshall Resource Centre, Canterbury Road, Burton-on-Trent, DE15 0HD.

- Waterside Community Centre, Heath Road, Stapenhill, DE15 9LF.  

Anybody in a COVID hotspot area is asked to book a test.

THESE ARE FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT SYMPTOMS ONLY.

 They are open 7 days a week. 

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test and choose "my local council has asked me to book a test"

it is essential that your G.P has your up to date mobile and landline phone numbers. 

In addition, self test kits are now available at pharmacies and GP surgeries.

 

VACCINATIONS DO AND DON’TS.

- Don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, they will contact you when the time is right.

- Attend your booked appointment on time. Don’t be late, but try not to be too early either as Covid restrictions may mean you could be kept standing for some time.

- Local vaccination centres are located at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton on Trent and at Uttoxeter Race Course.

- Be prepared. You may get short notice of your appointment as all will depend on the availability of vaccine supplies.

- Continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save your life and those of others.

- Remember, all vaccinations are by appointment only. Don't call your GP or other NHS organisations. They are working all out to get the vaccination programme operating swiftly. They will call you.

- It is important that you make a note of the date of your booster vaccination which will be between 3 and 12 weeks after the first vaccination. You will be given a card with the time and date of your booster jab. Most will get it after 12 weeks.
YOU MUST RETURN TO THE SAME VENUE FOR THE BOOSTER JAB.

- The first jab should make you immune from severe Covid after 2 to 3 weeks, but you could still catch the disease and be infectious to others. The booster vaccination should give you much greater immunity for many months if not much longer.

- If you receive a letter in the post from the national NHS inviting you to attend a mass Covid vaccination centre in Birmingham, Manchester, or further afield, don’t worry. If you do not wish to respond to the letter, or you have not received it for any reason, you will be contacted again by your GP surgery within a couple of weeks or so and be allocated a local vaccination clinic.

- Keep safe in the meantime. Once vaccinated, you could still be infectious to others. It is very important that you attend the same clinic for a booster vaccination which will then give longer lasting immunity.