Have you had your COVID-19 Vaccination yet?
You can easily book an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine if you work in social care by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
You will need to be registered with a GP in order to make your appointment and having your NHS number to hand when booking will make the booking quicker.
You need to have 2 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the second dose will be between 11 and 12 weeks after getting your first dose and you will book both appointments at the same time.
If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you should wait 4 weeks from the date you had the test before you book your appointment.
If you work for Cream Health Care, please send us proof of jab 1 once you have received it and then evidence of jab 2, 11-12 weeks later, once you've received it; via WhatsApp, email or SMS so we can keep a record of your vaccination.
COVID-19 Vaccine protects you, your family and the service users you care for
It is extremely important to protect yourself, your family and the service users you care for by making sure you are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Not only does the vaccine stop serious illness, early evidence is now coming out from Israel which shows the vaccine also reduce transmission, meaning the more people who are vaccinated, the slower COVID-19 will spread and the quicker we should come out of the pandemic.
Debunking COVID Myths
We know that there is a lot of false information being spread about COVID-19 and about the coronavirus vaccine.
The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has written a fantastic article debunking all of the Covid-19 myths. If you have any concerns about the vaccine then this article is definitely worth reading.
COVID-19 Vaccine and Ramadan
We know that for some of you Ramadan is only 6 weeks away and for those of you who may be worried about getting either your first or second doses, during the holy month of Ramadan, the BIMA have also issued guidance urging people not to delay having the vaccine due to Ramadan.
They have stated that subcutaneous, subdermal, intramuscular, interosseous, or intra-articular injections for non-nutritional purposes whilst fasting do not invalidate the fast, regardless of the injected content entering the blood circulation. You can read more about this and if you can break fast due to feeling unwell after the vaccine here.