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IMPORTANT: Vaccinations at St Boniface House

Important information for patients who have been invited to attend an appointment at St Boniface House for a COVID-19 Vaccination. Watch a short instructional video about your visit from Dr Will Kumar.

Please click here and carefully read the information sheet to prepare for your vaccination appointments. 

Your appointment date and time will be on the text message you received. Please note, patients who attend that do not have a booked appointment will be turned away and asked to wait until they are invited. 

How to find St Boniface House (Google Maps)
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine - patient information leaflet
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - patient information leaflet
Guidance for Older Adults
What to expect after your vaccination

Sore Throat

A sore throat (pharyngitis) is normally a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection, such as the common cold.

Most sore throats are not serious and usually pass without the need for medical treatment. Taking some over-the-counter painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, and self-care tips such as eating cool, soft food, drinking cool or warm liquids, sucking ice cubes or lollies, and avoiding cigarette smoke can usually help to relieve the symptoms without the need to see a GP.

The use of antibiotics is not usually recommended, unless particularly severe. This is because most sore throats are not caused by bacteria.