Covid-19 Vaccination

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Whiteheath Medical Centre

Badsey Road
Oldbury
B69 1EJ

Parking

Limited parking is available on-site and to the rear of the practice.

Additional free parking is available at the Birchley Sports and Social Club – access from Arley Close which is next to the entrance to Badsey Road.

Whiteheath Medical Centre is in a residential area and we would ask all visitors to park responsibly.

Facilities

Whiteheath Medical Centre is an accessible site:

  • Disabled parking bays
  • Access ramps to the entrance and exit
  • Ground floor consulting rooms
  • Accessible toilet facilities
  • Hearing loop within the waiting area

COVID-19 Booster Dose

A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone aged 18 and over, and some people aged 16 and over, who have had 2 doses of the vaccine at least 3 months ago.

For full details as to who can have a COVID-19 vaccination, please visit Who can get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

GP vaccination sites are now able to give the vaccine at home to those patients who are registered as housebound – our nursing team will contact you directly to arrange your appointment.

Please aim to arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time – we would ask that you attend alone or with no more than 1 other person if you need them.

A member of our team will greet you at the entrance to check you in for your appointment. They will ask you a couple of screening questions to see if you have had any recent symptoms of Covid-19, take your temperature and provide you with a surgical face mask to wear.

You will be directed to an available consulting room where you will be met by the clinician who will give you your vaccination via an injection into your upper arm.

You no longer have to wait for 15 minutes after you have received your vaccine.

Side effects

As with all medicines there is a chance that you may experience side effects however most side effects are mild and should not last longer than a week:

  • A sore arm from where the needle went in
  • Feeling tired
  • A headache
  • Feeling achy

Allergic Reactions

Tell the clinician before you are vaccinated if you have ever experienced a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

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

The vaccines available 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, thousands 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.

Read about the approved Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 by MHRA on GOV.UK

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

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