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Covid19 Vaccine

High Mill Medical Practice will be administering the Oxford AstraZeneca covid19 vaccine to all those aged 80 and over as soon as possible. This is a good way to start the New Year and we are preparing for the delivery of this newest vaccine.

This vaccine has the advantage of being much easier to store and transport, which means it is easier to administer in local settings and to the people in the community aged 80 or over. When it is your turn to be vaccinated you will be contacted by the practice and we urge you to please take up the offer.

 

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

 

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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