COVID-19 Vaccination Update
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, including your NHS number. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter or text message.
- If you are aged 70 and over or are clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk) and have not been contacted about having your first vaccine, please contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine.
- If you are a frontline health and social care worker, please book on the national booking system or using the staff booking system applicable in your organisation.
- If you are aged 65-69 please book onto the national booking system for a list of vaccination sites or wait to get a letter from the NHS or be contacted by your GP.
- If you are clinically vulnerable (moderate risk) or you are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or if you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill, we are vaccinating people in this cohort, but please wait for your GP or council to contact you. Due to the demand of this cohort of patients, invites are being broken up into age groups, the practice is currently inviting patients aged 50 - 65 in this group.
The NHS is prioritising vaccinating people who experts have agreed will benefit the most. We will let you know when it is your turn. Please see here for advice.
The practice is following strict national guidance and all registered patients have been grouped into priority cohorts based on information available from their medical records. This process is carried out centrally by NHS England with direction from central government.
There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for frontline health and social care staff, carers and clinical vulnerable (moderate risk) at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk)
You will be contacted to book your second dose appointment when you are approaching the 10th week after your first vaccination. You do not need to contact the GP practice for this.
Published: Feb 16, 2021