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Important information to keep you safe during this Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid-19 Self Isolating at Home Patient Advice Leaflet

This leaflet is for patients with suspected coronavirus who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home.

Covid-19 Vaccination Guide for Older Adults

What to Expect After My Covid-19 Vaccination

Covid-19 Vaccinations - Why Do I Have to Wait?

Covid-19 Vaccine - Advice for Women of Childbearing Age, Currently Pregnant, Planning Pregnancy or Those who are Breastfeeding

Car Parking at Birchwood Medical Centre

The car park at the Medical Centre is reserved for doctors and staff.  Patients and visitors are requested to use the car park at Birchwood Shopping Centre. There are two disabled parking spaces next to the entrance of the medical centre and a further six disabled parking spaces close by at the side of Aldi. 

Please do not park in front of the medical centre on the double yellowlines, as traffic wardens do patrol the area. 

MMR Catch-up programme

The number of children catching measles is rising. To be protected they need to be immunised with the MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) vaccine. 

Routinely two doses of MMR are needs — one at 13 months and another at 3 years and 4 months. 

The catch-up programme is designed primarily to increase the uptake of MMR in all children from 13 months of age, who have missed out on either one or both of their MMR vaccines

MMR vaccine has been used extensively and safety around the world for nearly 30 years.  Over 500 million doses have been given inover 100 countries.  The World Health Organisation recognises MMR as being a ‘highly effective vaccine which has (such) an outstanding safety record’.

Further factual information on the MMR vaccine is available at:

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- Community Pharmacist Consultation Service including urgent medicine supply services and (as referred via 111) assess symptoms of minor illnesses or advice about health and well-being.

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