As a patient, can I receive a COVID 19 vaccine at Spire Healthcare?
No - the COVID 19 vaccination programme is being led by the NHS. You will be contacted by your GP or local NHS hub when eligible for the vaccine.
If I have had the COVID vaccines do, I still require a COVID swab prior to any surgery/intervention at a Spire Hospital?
You will still require a COVID 19 swab prior to any surgery or some interventions at Spire Healthcare. Your Consultant will discuss this with you.
If I have had the COVID 19 vaccine do, I still need to wear a mask/face covering?
Yes, you will.
After having both doses of the vaccine most people will be protected against coronavirus. It takes a few weeks after getting the 2nd dose for it to work. There is a small chance you might still get coronavirus even if you have had the vaccine.
This means it is important to:
- Continue to follow social distancing and other guidance: remember hands, face, space
- When attending a Spire hospital you will be required to wear a face mask, which will be supplied to you
If I have had the COVID 19 vaccine, can I go ahead with my surgery?
Yes, however we would advise that you wait 5-7 days after the vaccine before any surgery where possible to allow plenty of time for any potential side effects from the vaccine to settle.
If I have had surgery how long, do I need to wait before having my COVID 19 vaccine?
Where possible, we would suggest waiting for 5-7 days after surgery to have the vaccine. However, if this is not possible you should have the vaccine when offered it.
I am due to have surgery between the first and second COVID vaccines – will my surgery go ahead?
Yes, however we would advise that you wait 5-7 days after the vaccine before any surgery to allow for any potential side effects.
Can I have my steroid joint injection if I have had a COVID 19 vaccine?
There is currently no guidance around steroid injection’s and COVID 19 vaccine. Interactions are unlikely, but please discuss with your Consultant.
I am undergoing chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatment will I be able to have the COVID 19 vaccine?
Yes, you will be offered the vaccine as part of the roll out. You will be contacted by your GP or local NHS hub when eligible for the vaccine. Please discuss with your Oncologist dates for vaccine and chemotherapy treatment.
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