The Partners would like to update you on our progress with the vaccination programme

Over 80 year olds vaccinated =  97%

75-80 year olds vaccinated  = 95%

Most patients in the Nursing Homes that we care for have been vaccinated.

District Nurses and nurses from the Derbyshire Health United have started vaccinating patients who are housebound.

The current cohort is the 70-74 year olds and the clinically extremely vulnerable individuals who have been shielding.

Patients in this category have already received a text message from the Practice to either book themselves in at Derby Arena or to contact the Practice for us to make the booking on their behalf.

The Practice is well progressed through the 70-74 and shielding cohort.

Frequently asked Questions 

  • How to book appointments? via the link when invited by text, or contact the surgery if no internet access available
  • Parking is available free at the site and the arena is on a bus route from the city bus station
  • Mobility assistance – there will be marshals on site to help with wheelchairs and mobility
  • What will happen when you arrive? Once parked, you will be spoken to by a member of the team who will assess your readiness to have the vaccination today.  You will then move to the vaccination site and you will be registered onto the clinical software that will record your vaccination. Once vaccinated you may be shown to an area where you are requested to sit for 15 mins before leaving the arena, depending on which vaccine you received.
  • Can I book my spouse / partner in at the same time? Yes if they are in the same cohort. If not they will be contacted separately to be booked
  • Can I bring someone with me? Please try to come alone if possible however if you need support or a carer this will be fine.
  • What shall I wear and where will you inject me? The vaccine will be given in your arm so please wear clothing that makes it easy to expose your arm.
  • What can I bring with me? Please do not bring anything to the appointment except what you have been asked to bring by the receptionist
  • I am blind can I bring my guide dog? Yes
  • Will I be able to use the toilet facilities? Yes
  • How long will I be at the Arena? We are hoping no longer than 40 minutes
  • What if I change my mind? You are able to change your mind at any point if you do so please could you let us know so we can offer the vaccine to another patient.  
  • Is the NHS confident that the vaccination is safe? Yes, the NHS will not offer any Covid-19 vaccinations to the public unless experts have signed off it is safe to do so. The MHRA, the official UK regulator, has said this vaccine is very safe and highly effective. We have full confidence in their expert judgement.
  • Are there any adverse effects to having the vaccination? Most side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as: a sore arm where the needle went in, feeling tired, a headache, feeling achy. You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to. If you have a high temperature you may have coronavirus or another infection. If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111. Source :
  • Can I get a taxi? Yes there will be space to drop you off
  • Which vaccine are you using? Pfizer BioNtech or Oxford Astra Zeneca – we cannot tell you in advance which one as NHS supply what vaccines are available.
  • Is the vaccine Vegan/vegetarian friendly? The Covid-19 vaccine does not contain any animal products or eggs Source :