The Acorn Group Practice

29-35 Holly Road, Twickenham, TW1 4EA

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COVID Vaccine

Posted on December 10th, 2020

GREAT NEWS !!

THE vaccine has arrived… 

The Acorn Group Practice is proud to be the approved vaccination centre for the West Twickenham PCN.                         

This means that vaccines are being administered at Acorn not only for our patients but also for those of The Jubilee, Twickenham Park & Richmond Lock Surgeries and Staines Road Medical Centre.

The programme is a large undertaking with all the practices actively involved.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It will give you the best protection against coronavirus but we must continue

with hands, face, space in the meantime…………..

The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. Please do not contact your practices or the NHS for a vaccination before then.

In line with Government guidelines, the roll out of the vaccine may impact on some primary care services but your Practice will still be operating for necessary healthcare.

WE ARE CONTINUING THE VACCINE ROLL OUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT AND NHSE DIRECTIVES.

ALL VACCINATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY BY YOUR SURGERY WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN FOR A VACCINE. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY TO ASK FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

WE ASK YOU ALL TO BE VIGILANT………………

COVID-19 Vaccination scams what you need to know……………..
We are aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.

To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points.

The vaccine is only available from the NHS and is being offered to people in priority groups. Vaccination is free and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, or a GP surgery local to you, to receive your vaccine. Anyone offering a paid-for vaccine is committing a crime.
The NHS will never:
. Ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine.
. Never ask for payment or for your bank account or card details, to pay for a vaccine or to confirm your eligibility for the vaccine.
. Ask you for your PIN or banking password.
. Arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine. – At the moment we are also not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine.
. Ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills, bank account details or pay slips

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.

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