Please do not contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine, until you receive an invitation from the surgery.
The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time you will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter or text message, either from your GP or the national NHS. This will include all the information you will need to book appointments. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this invitation. Information on the vaccine is available on here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/
Who will get a vaccine?
The vaccine will be offered to those most at risk from COVID19 first, starting with people living in care homes and those over 80 years old. This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here. Currently, it advises that it should then be offered to people with high or medium risk clinical conditions and those aged between 50 and 80. This will be done in a phased approach in line with national guidance. Please rest assured we will contact you as soon as your are eligible.
We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, unless you receive an invite, please could we kindly ask you not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine as it may stop someone who needs urgent medical help getting through to us.