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Covid 19 Vaccination
Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses. When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.
We know many people are interested in the COVID-19 vaccination and want to assure you that we are working through a priority list set by the Department of Health.
As per Health and Social Care Board Guidelines, Loughview Medical are giving the first dose of the vaccine to the following groups in the following order:
We are currently working on our "At Risk" register. This is a large group and we are working through it as fast as we can. Please be patient. If you have not been invited to attend and fall into groups 1-4, please ring us for an appointment.
We are using the Astra Zeneca vaccine which is a two dose vaccine. You will be notified when to attend when you are due your second vaccine.
Please note that we are unable to give the vaccine, if you have had another vaccination (eg. flu) within the last 7 days, are on a course of antibiotics, are displaying symptoms of Covid 19 or have tested positive for Covid 19 within the last 28 days. We will be happy to reschedule.
If you are invited to attend and are unable to make it, please let us know. These vaccines must be used within 6 hours of the vial being opened. If you are available to attend at short notice, please let us know as sometimes there is an extra dose in a vial which can be used.
All adult carers are now being called to book their COVID-19 vaccination through regional vaccination centres. Booking will be available to those aged over 18 and:
1) in receipt of Carer’s Allowance or an underlying entitlement to Carer’s Allowance;
2) are a registered care home Care Partner; or
3) are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you as carer fall ill.
It is best to make an appointment online, go to https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated or phone 0300 200 7813 (Mon to Fri from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm).
Over 50s can also book online now using the above link.
Further information on the COVID-19 vaccine is available at the following links:
The practice believes in the prevention of illness and promotion of a healthy lifestyle. The following clinics are available:
The practice holds weekly midwife led ante natal clinics. The midwives work closely with the doctors at the Surgery. Also the local midwife team provide ante natal and post natal visits throughout the community. The doctors are happy to provide shared ante natal care with the local hospitals.
Currently the department of Health screening service sends invitations for women to attend for screening every 3 years -if aged over 24 and under 49years, and every 5 years -if over 49 and under 65 years.
For all patients over 70 years.
For female patients over 50 years and under 70 years of age.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Please click the link below to see our current rates of Fees.
Non-NHS Services Non NHS Fees
Please note that our Current Flu season has finished.