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Pfizer Booster Clinic Thursday 6th January
We will be running mass Covid 19 Pfizer Booster Clinics here at the Waterford Health Park on Thursday 6th January
You can have the pfizer booster vaccine if you are aged over 16 year’s old, If it is more than 3 months since your 2nd Covid Vaccine
Or If you haven’t had Covid in the last 3 months.
Anyone who has had the single dose Jansen J&J and are not registered as a patient are welcome to avail of the pfizer booster here at our practice.
The link to book a time on the 6th in is here https://calendly.com/vaccines-2/covid-booster-clinic-1
Vaccine Clinic Update
We have finished all our 1st dose Clinics. Everyone who has not yet had a vaccine will be vaccinated in the coming weeks through the HSE Mass Vaccination Clinic in the WIT arena. You can register on the HSE portal https://vaccine.hse.ie/?fbclid=IwAR055WJ_juHryhUFu2N6oY6-8C-TOLl7pNUXJ-SeTYTfPiSGflLunvSgSho
COVID TESTING Changes due to HSE Cyber attack
COVID-19 TESTING IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS HSE IT systems down
If you are a close contact or have symptoms, you can attend any COVID-19 test centre without an appointment.
You need to bring photo ID and provide a mobile phone number.
Kilcohan Test Centre,
Open 8.30am to 7pm
There is no need to ring the GP; you can just turn up at the testing centre. Please share 🙏
FREE Parenting online training
The National Parents Council Primary (NPC) are running training sessions for Parents on Supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.
On Monday – Thursday there will be both a morning session at 10am and an evening session at 8pm. A morning session at 10am will be held on Friday.
This session by NPC in conjunction with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services, supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. The session also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.
If you would be interested in attending (virtually) one of these sessions please register your details here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Mental-Health-and-Wellbeing-May-2021
Please note these sessions will be interactive allowing parents to participate and hence places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Covid19 Vaccine Update
Vaccine clinics are going very well in Rowe Creavin. People who are most at risk from COVID-19 will be vaccinated first. Vaccination will be offered to the next groups as soon as possible.
Please note there is no need to contact Rowe Creavin.
WE will telephone you when it’s available for you.
We are following the HSE Sequencing guidelines and patients will be contacted directly.
As you can appreciate there are patients with non vaccine care needs. currently these patients are having difficulty getting through to us on the telephone.
We are following these
The HSELive COVID-19 Helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday for ALL your Vaccination queries.
Lo-call: 1850 24 1850
COVID19 Vaccine Clinics Phase 1
We are delighted to announce our commitment to the rollout of the Covid vaccination program.
We believe this will start by mid February (possibly earlier, depending on vaccine availability).
We will be strictly prioritising slots based on national criteria.
In phase one we will be dealing with everyone age 70 and over as per the schedule below.
We will be arranging special clinics which we aim to run as a military campaign as safely & speedily as supply of vaccine allows.
There is NO need to call the surgery. Please do NOT phone re this. We have you on our system & we will be in contact.
Thank you for your patience
Covid 19 Update
Video Message from Dr Mark Rowe to all patients of the practice. Click the link below
Christmas 2020 Opening Hours
COVID19 Testing- New Rules
NEW Rules for Testing for COVID19- 25TH March
New rules have been introduced for COVID19 testing which means patients will need to meet revised criteria to qualify in future.
You will NOT be tested unless you are in one of the following categories
a) Symptomatic close contacts of a confirmed case
b) Symptomatic healthcare workers
c) Symptomatic at risk groups that include persons with diabetes, immunosuppressed, chronic lung disease, chronic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, chronic renal disease, chronic liver disease and smokers
d) Symptomatic household contacts of at-risk groups
e) Symptomatic staff or residents in a long-term care facility
f) Symptomatic prison staff and inmates where it may be difficult to implement self-isolation advice
g) Symptomatic pregnant women* (*not because of a documented increase risk of complications but to ensure to safe clinical pathway of care)
If you DO NOT meet the criteria above and have symptoms please SELF ISOLATE for 14 days and assume you have it. Link here to self isolation guidelines https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/selfisolationathome/
All patients who have NOT yet been swabbed and do not have an appointment for a test date will NOT now be tested. Such patients will be required to reengage with their GP and the GP will triage the patient AGAIN in accordance with the new criteria a)-g)
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