Essex House Surgery

Station Road, Barnes , London, SW13 0LW

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Covid-19 Vaccination

Essex House Surgery has been approved as the vaccination centre for Barnes, Sheen and half of Kew.

If you are over 45 and have not yet had your vaccine, please call the surgery and we can arrange an appointment for you.

Individual GP practices will be responsible for inviting their own patients to attend Essex House for vaccination, under guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

We will contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated. 

Please be assured that we have never wasted vaccine a the end of clinics. We work through the eligible cohorts.

If you had your 1st dose at Essex House prior to 31st January and have not had your second dose, please contact Essex House as a matter of urgency.

1st dose date: 

Sunday 31st January Pfizer

2nd dose date:

Sunday 18th April 2021 Pfizer

1st dose date: Monday 1st February Astra Zeneca Wednesday 21st April Astra Zeneca
Will I be contacted when it is time to have my 2nd dose?

Patients still need to receive their second vaccine, and we will contact you when it is time for your second dose. It is important that you attend your second appointment when you have been contacted. We do not yet know when the delivery of these vaccines will happen. This is not in our control.

What to expect when you attend Essex House for the Covid-19 vaccination

Please wear a face covering when attending the Covid-19 vaccination clinic.

Please do not attend if:

  • You currently have Covid-19 or have had Covid-19 in the past 28 days
  • You have had a fever for any reason in the previous 48 hours.
  • You have received ANY vaccination in the past 7 days

When weather permits, the clinic will be held in the back car park in a tent. You will be directed where to go by volunteers. Please ensure you wear clothing that allows for easy access to your upper arm.

If you have the Pfizer (or moderna) vaccine, government advice is that you should stay on the premises for 15 minutes. You should not drive for 15 minutes after receiving any of the vaccines.

Side effects

What are the side effects?
Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild and short term, and not everyone gets them. Even if you do have symptoms after the first dose, you still need to have the second dose.

Although you may get some protection from the first dose, having the second dose will give you the best protection against the virus.

Very common side effects include:
• 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
• headache
• general aches, or mild flu-like symptoms

Although feeling feverish is not uncommon for two to three days, a high temperature is unusual and may indicate you have COVID-19 or another infection.

An uncommon side effect is swelling of the glands. You can rest and take the normal dose of paracetamol (follow the advice in the packaging) to help make you feel better.

These symptoms normally last less than a week. If your symptoms seem to get worse or if you are concerned, contact the Surgery. If you do seek advice from a doctor or nurse, make sure you tell them about your vaccination so that they can assess you properly.

You can also report suspected side effects of vaccines and medicines through the Yellow Card scheme.
You can do this online by visiting the Coronavirus Yellow Card or by downloading the Yellow Card app.

Reports of extremely rare blood clots

The MHRA is carrying out a detailed review of reports of an extremely rare blood clotting problem affecting a small number of people who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

The problem can also happen in people who have not been vaccinated and it’s not yet clear why it affects some people.

The COVID-19 vaccine can help stop you from getting seriously ill or dying from coronavirus. For people aged 30 or over and those with other health conditions, the benefits of being vaccinated outweigh any risk of clotting problems.

For people under 30 without other health conditions, it’s currently advised that it’s preferable to have another COVID-19 vaccine instead of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

Call 111 immediately if you get any of these symptoms starting from around 4 days to 4 weeks after being vaccinated:

  • a severe headache that is not relieved with painkillers or is getting worse
  • a headache that feels worse when you lie down or bend over
  • a headache that’s unusual for you and occurs with blurred vision, feeling or being sick, problems speaking, weakness, drowsiness or seizures (fits)
  • a rash that looks like small bruises or bleeding under the skin
  • shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling or persistent abdominal (tummy) pain
Find out more about COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting on GOV.UK

You can report any suspected side effect using the Coronavirus Yellow Card safety scheme.

Report a vaccine side effect on the Coronavirus Yellow Card website



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