The Precinct Pharmacy

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Covid-19 Vaccine

The Precinct is pleased to be offering the Pfizer (adult plus children) and alternative 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 highly 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 may also experience fatigue, muscle aches, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and confusion. A small number of people may develop severe disease, which may require hospitalization or admission to intensive care. Overall, the fatality rate for COVID-19 is less than 1 in 100, but it rises to 1 in 10 for those over 75 years of age. Currently, there is no cure for COVID-19, although some newly tested treatments can help reduce the risk of complications.

About the Types of Vaccine

In the UK, there are several types of COVID-19 vaccines available, and yearly doses are recommended to provide the best protection.

    Who should receive 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 suffering serious complications. This includes older adults, frontline health and social care workers, care home residents and staff, and individuals with certain clinical conditions. As more vaccine becomes available, it will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.

    Travel Information

    For the latest information on traveling to The Precinct Pharmacy, please contact us at phone 0238 077 5300.