Surgery closed 14th May 21

Our surgery is closed on Friday, 14th May 2021.

Please make sure, you order your referral forms and repeat prescriptions in time.

Cover during our closure by:

– Praxis Dr Benjes (by appointment only)

Bahnhofstr. 40, 26409 Carolinesiel, Tel. 04464 941 9995

We are back in service from Monday, 6th May 2021.

Thank you for your understanding.

COVID-19 vaccination in our surgery

Dear patients,

next week we will receive Biontec and Vaxzevria (=AstraZeneca) allocated, the week thereafter only Biontec. The informations from reputable sources change frequently. Vaccines are delivered week by week to the surgeries. Plan for the longer term and appointment are not possible. The core problem is the shortage of vaccine. Patients requesting Covid 19 immunisation are placed on our waiting list and invited to vaccination on short notice according to the federal prioritisation table.

Our recommendation: Please accept any jab offered to you either at work or from the vaccination centre in order to get it done as soon as possible. And inform us if you do not require it anymore. So we can offer the vaccine to someone else.

In the current state of knowledge, Vaxzevria is recommended to patients of 60 years of age or above. Overall it is a safe vaccine. The benefit outweighs by far the potential risk. Sinus thrombosis can also occur in patients older than 60 years. In the UK where Vaxzevria is applied mainly to older patients, sinus thrombisis is estimated to be below 1 per million immunised people [arznei-telegramm 30.03.21].

Thanks to the preliminary work of the vaccination centres many of our patients who are older than 80 years and those who live in nursing home have been already inocculated as revealed by our questionaire. We are not formally informed. So we are able to provide the vaccine to the remaining untreated patients and those who rely on regular home visit and have no access to the complicated registration system.

Immune sufficient person who has been infected by covid 19 confirmed by a laboratory diagnosis should obtain the covid vaccine as a one-off shot not earlier than six months after recovery [12.03.2021].

COVID-19 vaccination in our surgery

Dear patients,

commencing in the week after Eastern covid jab is available in our surgery, for all inhabitants of Germany free of charge, regardless whether or not you have a medical insurance cover.

Preferential vaccination is given to elderly people, patients with certain chronic disease or occupation according to the guideline of the federal ministry of health.

Generally the jab is not compulsory. Following vaccines are available to start with:

– BioNTec for person above 16 years of age, in two doses of 6 weeks interval, and

– AstraZeneca for person above 18 years of age, in two doses of 12 weeks interval.

The surgery does not have an option in the selection or the allocation of the vaccines. My experience with both vaccines as vaccinator for the Friesland Vaccination Centre and mobile vaccination team for the local nursing homes is equally good. Direct or later severe adverse side effects from the immunisation are not observed. As a working member of the vaccination team I am myself fully inocculated against COVID 19.

Please contact our staffs for further information and appointments. Thank you.

Surgery closed 1st April 21

Our surgery is closed on Thursday, 1st April 2021.

Please make sure, you order your referral forms and repeat prescriptions in time.

Cover during our closure by:

– Praxis Dr Benjes (by appointment only)

Bahnhofstr. 40, 26409 Carolinesiel, Tel. 04464 941 9995

We are back in service from Tuesday, 6th April 2021.

Thank you for your understanding.

Medical student from Oldenburg University

From 23rd February to 1st March 2021 a medical student of the Oldenburg University will have her training week in our surgery.
She should have the oppertunity to exerise practical skill early in her career: Taking medical history and clinical examination.
If you do not wish to be interviewed and examined by a medical student or to have her attending your appointment, please let our receptionist know.
Medical confidentiality is fully applied to such training sessions.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Our reception is reopened in usual times

Our reception is reopened in usual times:

                               Mon. – Fri.           8:00 – 12:30

                               Mon., Tue.         15:00 – 18:30

                               Thursday          15:00 – 18:00

Surgery closed from 08.02. – 19.02.21

Our surgery is closed from Monday, 8th to Friday, 19th February 2021.

Please make sure, you order your referral forms and repeat prescriptions in time.

Cover during our closure by:

– Praxis Dr Beyen,

Bahnhofstr. 18, 26409 Wittmund Burhafe, Tel. 04973 253

– Praxis Dr Benjes (by appointment only)

Bahnhofstr. 40, 26409 Carolinesiel, Tel. 04464 941 9995

We are back in service from Monday, 22nd February 2021.

Thank you for your understanding.