Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you think that you may have contracted Coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) then please fill in our COVID-19 screening questionnaire by clicking on the link below. A doctor or nurse will contact you to decide if you meet current criteria for testing.
COVID-19 is usually a mild illness but can be fatal so the is a low threshold for testing. Please contact us even if your symptoms are mild.
If you are having severe problems with breathing difficulties then please either contact the surgery directly at 045 856599 or if needed then call the Ambulance at 112 or 999
As you will have heard in the news there is a national programme for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine for all those aged over 70 years of age. This will be given in GP clinics and Ballycane Surgery is taking part in this programme.
We are due to get our first delivery of the vaccine 26/02/2021. We are actively contacting eligible patients to arrange vaccination. Initially the vaccine will be for those aged 85 and over. Then week by week younger age groups will be immunised.
You do not need to contact us to get your vaccine. We will be actively contacting all our eligible patients.
Initially this programme will be strictly for those aged 70 or over. Detailed HSE plans for the immunisation of other vulnerable groups are to be announced soon.
We are receiving the Pfizer BioNTech version of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The brand name for this vaccine is "Comirnaty". It is given by injection into the muscle of the upper arm.
Two doses are given. The second dose is given 4 weeks after the first dose.
For good quality easily understood information about the vaccine please visit:
Even more detailed information about this vaccine is available at the following sites;