The NHS vaccination programme continues to make strong progress. Vaccinations have now been offered to everyone aged 50 and over, as well as health and social care workers, unpaid carers and people at a higher clinical risk.
Five out of every six people who have been offered the vaccine have already been vaccinated. The offer of a vaccine remains on the table for anyone who is eligible who has yet to book.
As the COVID-19 vaccination programme continues, our practice will in future only vaccinate:
- patients in the priority groups 1 to 9 who haven’t yet had their vaccine
- second doses to our patients when they are due.
If you are 50 or over, or you are an unpaid carer, or are clinically at risk, or are living with someone who has a suppressed immune system) you can get your vaccination by:
- getting in touch with our practice
- ringing 119
- booking online at www.nhs.uk/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
There is enough vaccine for everyone in a priority group who needs it. If you have questions or concerns about your vaccination, have a look at the advice, information and frequently asked questions on this local NHS website: covid.healthierfuture.org.uk
If you are in a newly eligible age group (currently people aged 45-49) please arrange a vaccination appointment through the national booking service website or by calling 119. This will allow you to book an appointment at a local vaccination centre or pharmacy site.
If you are pregnant, it is now advised that you take up the offer of a vaccination if you are eligible to do so – for example, you are a health or social care worker, or you live with someone who is immunosuppressed. Contact the GP practice so that we can help to arrange this at a suitable vaccination centre.