On this page we will provide the latest updates in the form of guidance and tools.
*Approved FAQs (Updated 11 January)* COVID-19 FAQ
AstraZeneca vaccine update on blood clots NEW**
Queries for vaccination sites
Poster attached giving guidance on supplies / IT and hardware.
Ramadan Q&A for vaccination teams
Ramadan is due to start on Monday 12 or Tuesday 13 April, depending on the sighting of the new moon; and end with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr likely to be on Wednesday 12 or Thursday 13 May. The attached PDF Ramadan Questions and Answers for Workforce provides a helpful set of lines for all staff and volunteers should they be asked about vaccines in relation to Ramadan.
Sites may also have staff and volunteers observing Ramadan and the NHS has provided workplace guidance for managers – https://www.england.nhs.uk/workplace-considerations-during-ramadan/
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment in Community Settings
Please find attached an updated SOP with regards to the COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment in Community Settings (LVS) – any amendments have been made in yellow
COVID Vaccine Advice Line for GPs and other vaccinators and prescribers
UHNM has agreed to provide a COVID Vaccine Advice Line for GPs and other vaccinators and prescribers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to help answer some concerns regarding allergies and reactions. Please can you share the comms below with GPs, vaccinators and prescribers and not to wider staff.
COVID Vaccine Advice Line (via Consultant Connect) and firstname.lastname@example.org email
There have been some concerns about giving COVID vaccines to people with allergies and reactions. The green book is now updated and very few people cannot have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and many of those will be able to have one of the other vaccines e.g. Astra-Zeneca. If you have concerns about whether it is safe to vaccinate someone you can use the Consultant Connect COVID Vaccine Advice Line or UHNM email address above to contact the adult allergy/ immunology team.
To access Consultant Connect download the app, via the App Store or Google Play, and follow the account set up instructions. Any issues contact Consultant Connect via email at email@example.com