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Covid19 Vaccine Roll-Out in Catherine Street Surgery

Currently people aged 40-69 YEARS OLD are being  asked to register by the HSE on their  portal for covid vaccination in WIT Arena .

Please see this link to the Booking Portal -> HSE Portal to book vaccine 

OR  – Phone -LoCall: 1850 24 1850

They are starting with the oldest of us first and working down through age groups.

Patients over 70 years old : 

In the unlikely event that you are aged  70 years and older and have NOT been contacted by us already : NB Please contact the surgery and let us know and we will give you an appointment at the next available clinic for your Pfizer vaccine .

For more information on the Pfizer Covid Vaccine you will be receiving please look at the link to the HSE Website -> Covid 19 Vaccines

‘VERY HIGH RISK  ‘ and ‘High Risk’ patients aged 18-59 years old , registered with the Practice- COHORT 4 and 7.

We are administering  Pfizer Vaccine to this group of registered patients the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine .

We have been calling people based  on the strict HSE Criteria detailed below :

Cohort 4: 

  • Diabetes where the patient has HbA1c > 58mmol/ml in last 12 months
  • Obesity  where patients have a BMI > 40
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease where patient is on home oxygen, pre or post transplantation or with a hospital admission related to disease in past year.
  • Patients with Prader Willi syndrome

High Risk Patients aged 18-59 years old – COHORT 7 

  • Cancer – Haematological – within 1 -5 years, Non-haematological – within 1 year. All other cancers on non-hormonal treatment.

  • Chronic heart (and vascular) disease – Chronic heart disease, for example: heart failure, hypertensive cardiac disease.

  • Chronic kidney disease – Chronic kidney disease with eGFR <30ml/min.

  • Chronic liver disease– for example: cirrhosis or fibrosis.

  • Chronic neurological disease or condition – Chronic neurological disease or condition significantly compromising respiratory function and/or the ability to clear secretions, for example: Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy.

  • Chronic respiratory disease – Other chronic respiratory disease, for example: stable cystic fibrosis, severe asthma (continuous or repeated use of systemic corticosteroids), moderate COPD.

  • Diabetes – All other diabetes (Type 1 and 2).

  • Immunocompromised – Immunocompromise due to disease or treatment, for example: high dose systemic steroids (as defined in Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland Chapter 3), persons living with HIV.

  • Inherited metabolic diseases – Disorders of intermediary metabolism not fulfilling criteria for very high risk.

  • Intellectual disability* excluding Down Syndrome (already vaccinated in Cohort4).

  • Obesity – BMI >35 Kg/m2.

  • Severe mental illness – for example: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression not already vaccinated elsewhere.

We are calling people  based on our patients records here . You can also contact the Practice and let us know if you qualify and have not heard from us already.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS :

  • IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE WIT ARENA OR BOOK VIA THE HSE Portal .
  • IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE A PRIORITY FOR VACCINATION AS LISTED ABOVE.
  • IF YOU FEEL FOR ANY REASON  YOU NEED TO GET YOUR VACCINE  IN CATHERINE STREET RATHER THAN IN THE MASS CLINICS  PLEASE LET US KNOW . WE WILL CONTINUE (FOR NOW ) TO HAVE A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY OF VACCINES ( DELIVERY EVERY 2 WEEKS ) AND WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMODATE YOU .

There is more information in the other news item on this site  titled – ‘ Coronavirus 2021’.

Please be mindful that we are still and always operating a busy Gp Surgery with all of the routine and emergency work that entails . The significant  extra workload in terms of vaccination clinics requires additional hours , hard work , a lot of logistics and pressure for everyone here in Catherine Street – most particularly our administration team .

Please be patient and understanding as we work through this very busy and important period.

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