Ramadan and the Covid-19 vaccine
Ramadan is due to start on the evening of Monday 12 April 2021 and we urge our Muslim patients not to delay having their Covid-19 vaccine – first or second dose – during the holy month.
The British Islamic Medical Association has reviewed the analysis of Islamic scholars and confirmed that having the vaccine does not invalidate the fast. The vaccine does not contain pork or other animal, foetal or alcohol products - this reflects the advice of the majority of Islamic scholars that it is permissible. If you are still unsure whether you should have a vaccine during Ramadan, please speak to your local Imam for guidance.
If you are taking prescribed medicines, you should continue taking them during Ramadan, but check with your GP if the doses need to be adjusted or the times that you take them need to be changed.
If you have diabetes and want to fast, please speak to your GP or diabetes nurse about the safest way to do this. Remember that there is an exemption for people with diabetes, especially if you’re on insulin or have any medical complications.
Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
We are all following the vaccination plan as laid out by Public Health - the details are shown below
The Covid - 19 Vaccination Programme in City and Hackney is being centrally co-ordinated by the City and Hackney Confederation.
At present there are two centres opening this month which will ease appointment demand for vaccines.
Appointments are released when both clinicians and vaccine are available
Each Practice is responsible for booking their own patients into the available slots and will be contacting patients when it is their turn on the priority lists. We are currently working through all patients in priority groups one and two.
Please be assured we will contact you when appointments are available and you are next on the list of priority patients.
Please try not to call reception with Covid-Vaccination queries as the phone lines are currently extremely busy and this could prevent other patients from getting through.
We know how frustrating the wait can be but please understand we are doing the very best we can for all our patients at this difficult time, and we thank you for your patience
Covid vaccination priority groups
For more information please visit: www.eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk/ourplans/covid-19-vaccination-programme.htm
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DUTY DOCTOR SERVICE – FOR WHEN YOU HAVE AN URGENT MEDICAL PROBLEM THAT CANNOT WAIT
This service offers you quick access to your GP practice, where they know you and have your full medical record. We recommend this service instead of going to A&E at the hospital
- Phone the surgery and explain to reception that you have an urgent problem
- Reception can then put you on the Duty Doctor list for:
- Advice over the phone
- An appointment at the surgery
- A home visit if you are too sick to come to the surgery
- A referral to another service
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Zero Tolerance Policy
It is unacceptable to be aggressive, threatening or violent towards any member of staff or other patients. If you have any problems or complaints, please refer to our complaints procedure. Your complaint will be dealt with accordingly. Any unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated and could result in being removed from the practice register.
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
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