SAXMUNDHAM HEALTH write, "The vaccination centre for our patients is at [the surgery, Lambsale Meadow, Saxmundham, IP17 1DY] and this is where you will come for your vaccine. ... The Pfizer vaccine is safe and highly effective, but it is complex to move, store and prepare — and so can only be given in vaccination centres that meet particular requirements. ... We will be making arrangements to offer the Covid-19 vaccine in people's homes and in care homes for people who are unable to get to a vaccination centre — we can’t confirm when that might be, as this may have to wait for supply of the right type of vaccine, because only some vaccines can be transported between people’s homes.

Dr Havard released an explanatory video on 12th January, which is available to view here on YouTube.  To summarise the Doctor's words, "Saxmundham Health are one of the relatively few practices that's been authorised to give the new Covid vaccination to our own patients from our own premises, but this means we've undertaken to do it at weekends only. … On Saturday, 16th January we will start vaccinating with the Pfizer BioNTec vaccine, which requires a 15-minute socially-distanced wait for observation after the injection.  The observation might not be necessary if we get the Oxford vaccination later. …

"We'll be working through the at-risk groups sequentially, according to the Government's determined priority, but we do not want any wastage, since we have just three days to deliver over a thousand vaccines.  [As a Saxmundham Health patient, you can] email the Surgery on saxmundhamhealth@nhs.net if you are prepared to come down at short notice on the day, to prevent any vaccines being wasted.  You must be over 50, but not necessarily in the highest-risk groups.  We emphasise that this will only be a reserve list for any vaccine left over after the booked clinics, and there's no guarantee. …"

 

Please be advised that there are no walk-in appointments for COVID vaccinations at Saxmundham Health.  All appointments are by invitation only (as in, the person has been called by the surgery directly and asked to come down).  There are no exceptions to this.  If you turn up without having been invited to do so, you will be turned away.