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Questions about special conditions

 

Can vaccinations be offered at home for patients who are housebound?

A roving vaccination team is available to administer vaccines to all clinically housebound patients in Liverpool, who are unable to attend a vaccination centre for medical reasons.

If your GP record shows that you are clinically housebound and you haven’t been contacted about this yet, you should contact your GP practice to arrange this.

If your existing GP records do not recognise you (or a family member) as clinically housebound but you think a home vaccination is required, please discuss this with their GP practice.

 

Can I still have the vaccine if I am immuno-supressed?

Yes, severely immunosuppressed patients should have the vaccine to help protect them from the risk of Covid-19, and are currently being prioritised for a third dose.

This is because people who are severely immuno-suppressed may have a less effective response from the vaccine.

 

This includes people who had or have:

  • a blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
  • a weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
  • an organ or bone marrow transplant
  • a condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a 3rd dose

If you're eligible for a 3rd dose, the NHS will let you know when and where to have the vaccine.

You will require proof of eligibility for a third dose when attending a vaccination appointment or walk-in clinic. Your consultant or GP practice will be able to help you with this.

 

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccination for people with a weakened immune system on GOV.UK

 

I want to check the vaccine is safe for me because of a condition, allergy, or medication that I am on. Who can I speak to for advice?

The covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective for the vast majority of people. However, you should not have the COVID-19 vaccine if you have ever had a serious allergic reaction (called 'anaphylaxis') to a previous dose of the same vaccine or any of the ingredients in the vaccine.

Please speak to you own GP if you need further advice on your suitability.