lewis grove pharmacy are pleased to be offering pfizer and astrazenaca covid 19 vaccines
what is covid-19 or coronavirus?
covid-19 is caused by a new coronavirus, known as sars-cov-2. it was first identified in late 2019. it is very infectious and can lead to severe respiratory disease. many people who are infected may not have any symptoms or only have mild symptoms. these commonly start with cough, fever, headache and loss of taste or smell. some people will feel very tired, have aching muscles, sore throat, diarrhoea and vomiting, fever and confusion. a small number of people then go on to have severe disease which may require hospitalisation or admission to intensive care. overall fewer than 1 in 100 people who are infected will die from covid-19, but in those over 75 years of age this rises to 1 in 10. there is no cure for covid-19 although some newly tested treatments do help to reduce the risk of complications.
about the types of vaccine
in the uk, there are two types of covid-19 vaccine to be used once they are approved. they both require two doses to provide the best protection.
who should have the covid-19 vaccines? the joint committee on vaccination and immunisation (jcvi), an independent expert group, has recommended that the nhs offers these vaccines first to those at the highest risk of catching the infection and of suffering serious complications if they catch the infection. this includes older adults, frontline health and social care workers, care home residents and staff, and those with certain clinical conditions. when more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.
please note face coverings must be worn at all times inside the venue.
vaccines can only be booked via https://www.nhs.uk/
paid parking is available at lewisham shopping centre (a 5 min walk to the centre) https://lewishamshopping.co.
the nearest train/dlr station is lewisham.
for further information on travelling to lewis grove pharmacy, please contact us on phone 020 8852 2282.
vaccine leaflet - https://www.ulh.nhs.uk/