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Hello everyone!

Hoping you are all safe and well during this third lockdown?

I wanted to send you all some information about the COVID-19 Vaccinations that are now being given all over the country. This is fantastic news and is the way for us all getting back to normal!

How the COVID-19 vaccine is given

The COVID-19 vaccine is given as an injection into your upper arm.

It's given as 2 doses. You will have the 2nd dose 3 to 12 weeks after having the 1st dose.

How to get the COVID-19 vaccine

You can book your vaccination appointments online if any of the following apply:

  • you are aged 65 or over

  • you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)

  • you are a frontline health or social care worker

You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations.

You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.

How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine?

The vaccines approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The MHRA follows international standards of safety.

Other vaccines are being developed. They will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.

So far, millions of people have been given a COVID-19 vaccine and reports of serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have been very rare. No long-term complications have been reported.

To find out more about the vaccines approved in the UK, see:

  • GOV.UK: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 approved by MHRA

  • GOV.UK: Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 approved by MHRA

  • GOV.UK: Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 approved by MHRA

How effective is the COVID-19 vaccine?

The 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should give you good protection from coronavirus. But you need to have the 2 doses of the vaccine to give you longer lasting protection.

There is a chance you might still get or spread coronavirus even if you have the vaccine.

This means it is important to:

  • continue to follow social distancing guidance

  • if you can, wear something that covers your nose and mouth in places where it's hard to stay away from other people

COVID-19 vaccine side effects

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

  • feeling or being sick

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.

Allergic reactions

Tell healthcare staff before you are vaccinated if you've ever had a serious allergic reaction.

You should not have the COVID-19 vaccine if you have ever had a serious allergic reaction (including anaphylaxis) to:

  • a previous dose of the same vaccine

  • any of the ingredients in the vaccine

Serious allergic reactions are rare. If you do have a reaction to the vaccine, it usually happens in minutes. Staff giving the vaccine are trained to deal with allergic reactions and treat them immediately

If any one has any questions about the COVID-19 vaccines please get in touch. While clinic is closed I have been working at the Warrington Vaccination Centre, where we can give up to 1000 vaccines a day!

I will still be available for the following:

*Online consultations for procedures.

*Skin care consultations and advice

*Medical grade skin care delivered directly to you.

*Advice and support

Stay safe, this is just a pause,

Moira xxx

Which Services Remain Open

✅Services and treatments required for medical reasons or prescribed by a medical practitioner can continue. ✅You can still purchase your skincare products from me

✅We can also provide remote consultations for skincare and our other treatments ready for when we open. Services which will not be available:

❌Treatments for cosmetic reasons

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