Currently we are inviting patients in priority groups 6 and 7.
6) Age 16-65 in an at-risk group (click here to see the list)
7) Age 60 and above
Please do not contact the surgery to ask:
- when you’ll be getting the first vaccine
- when you’ll be getting the second vaccine (if the first was given at the surgery or not)
- if you can have your vaccine earlier
When you’ll get the vaccine
Every adult over the age of 16 will be offered the vaccine according to medical needs. Click here to see a list of the priority groups.
Where you’ll have the vaccine
You may have the vaccine either in the surgery or in a vaccination centre like Ysbyty Enfys, Bangor. We can offer the AstraZeneca vaccine at the surgery, and usually you will be offered the Pfizer vaccine in a vaccination center.
How you’ll be invited
For vaccinations in the surgery we will contact you, usually by phone call. For vaccinations in a vaccination center you will usually be contacted by the NHS, but sometimes we will contact from the surgery.
What to expect on the day
You’ll be invited to come to a vaccination clinic at the surgery, which may be late in the afternoon or on weekends. Our staff will confirm your details and ask you about COVID symptoms before you enter the surgery. There you will be called to have the vaccine either by a nurse or a doctor. Except for patients on blood thinning medications you will not need to stay to be monitored after the vaccine. We do advise that you do not drive for 15 minutes.
You will receive a vaccination card, with information about the vaccine on it. We will ask you to bring this with you when you get the second dose.
What to expect after the vaccine
The following symptoms are very common:
- having a painful, heavy feeling and tenderness in the arm where you had your injection. This tends to be worst around 1-2 days after the vaccine
- feeling tired
- general aches, or mild flu like symptoms
You do not need to contact the surgery to discuss the above, but if you’re worried about anything else get in touch. It is common to have a mild fever and feel hot and cold for 2-3 days, but if you have a high fever or fever that persists for longer than this, you should arrange a COVID test.
- Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
- All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- All those 75 years of age and over
- All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
- All those 65 years of age and over
- Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (see clinical conditions below)
- All those 60 years of age and over
- All those 55 years of age and over
- All those 50 years of age and over
- Rest of the population (to be determined)
High risk groups
- a blood cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
- a heart problem
- a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
- a kidney disease
- a liver disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as HIV infection, steroid medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
- rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or psoriasis (who may require long term immunosuppressive treatments)
- have had an organ transplant
- had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
- a neurological or muscle wasting condition
- a severe or profound learning disability
- a problem with your spleen, example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
- are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
- are severely mentally ill