COVID-19: Congenital cardiac services
18 January 2021
COVID-19: British Congenital Cardiac Association (BBCA) guidance for immunisation (18 January 2021)
Q. Is the COVID vaccine indicated for patients with congenital heart disease?
This document from the BCCA outlines guidance for immunisation in the context of congenital heart disease.
Update: Covid-19: Congenital cardiac services across the Thames Valley and Wessex Congenital Heart Disease Network continue to provide an urgent and emergency cardiology and surgical service.
If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, do not come to our hospitals. Stay at home and follow the national advice.
If you have any concerns about you or your child’s health or wellbeing, you should seek appropriate medical advice- care if available in our emergency department.
You can also use the following guidance:
- NHS 111 online
- Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – Advice for parents and carers traffic light poster
- COVID-19: British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA) updated guidance for patients, parents, charities and support groups in light of national lockdown for England (November 2020)
- Shielding advice
Each consultant is triaging their outpatient clinics so if you have received a clinic appointment and haven’t been contacted to cancel your appointment, please do attend.
Where possible we will provide virtual or telephone clinics.
If you have an appointment and have not heard from us, you should attend as planned. If you are self-isolating, please contact our service.