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COVID-19 Vaccination Update
COVID Vaccination Update 29th Apr 2021
Shipston Medical Centre continue to work in partnership with Meon and Hastings House medical centres in running our local vaccination site at Hastings House. 70% of our adult population have now received a first dose and 30% of adults in our practice population have received both doses.
Nationally the rate of first doses has slowed a little as resources are necessarily being put into second doses for our most vulnerable. We are pleased to be in line with the national call and recall system and have now sent text invites for all those aged 42 and above who have not had the vaccine. Where we have no mobile phone numbers on file we will look to call or write to each person ensuring they are invited.
Over the next 6 weeks we hope to be able to vaccinate those in cohorts 10 and 11 who wish to be vaccinated.
COVID Vaccination Update 26th Feb 2021
We are focusing on inviting those in cohort 6 ( persons aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions) to be vaccinated at Wellesbourne. Those who have not yet been contacted will be contacted over the next week. The mass vaccination sites, i.e. Stoneleigh, are inviting those in cohort 7 for vaccination (Over 60s). If you receive a letter and are able to attend a mass vaccination site we encourage you to do so.
We will not be able to offer vaccinations at Wellesbourne to cohort 7 until we have completed cohort 6. VASA continue to offer FREE transport to vaccination appointments, to book transport telephone 01789 262889 or email email@example.com
COVID Vaccination Update 16th Feb 2021
We are now in the process of contacting those who are in Group 6, which is those aged 16 – 64 with underlying health conditions. The guidelines for groups are on the attached government poster.
We will be contacting in age bands and therefore not everyone will receive a text at the same time. Reaching everyone will take some time so please bear with us as we do this – we are hoping to achieve this in the next 10 days. As always please ensure we have your up to date mobile phone number which we can text to.
Covid-19 vaccination: Don’t call us, we will call you
We are vaccinating in line with the guidance set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), who decide the order in which people should be vaccinated. The poster attached demonstrates the top priority groups.
The focus currently is on vaccinating groups 1 – 4 (in order from the top priority downwards) and GPs are working tirelessly to offer the vaccine to eligible groups as quickly as possible. The top four priority groups are:
- Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
- All those 80 years of age and over and health and social care workers
- All those 75 years of age and over
- All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 18 years of age)
When it is your turn to receive the vaccine, you will be contacted and invited to attend an appointment. You may receive an invite to attend the following sites, but you have a choice about which to attend:
- Mass vaccination centre – Birmingham Millennium Point or NAEC Stoneleigh Centre
Local vaccination site – if you cannot travel to a mass vaccination centre, you can wait to be contacted by the South Warwickshire GP Federation or Local Vaccination Hub to attend a local vaccination site. Details of the local vaccination sites can be found on the CCG’s website.
- Hospital – in or out hospital patients may be offered the vaccine at a hospital hub
If you are in priority cohorts 1 – 4 and have not been contacted by Wednesday 17 February, please contact your GP to let them know. Please do not contact your GP about the vaccine before this date.
If you have already received your first vaccination, you will receive another invitation to receive your second dose within three months of having your first vaccine. This is in line with national guidance, and more information on this decision can be found on the Government’s website.
If you have any questions, please view the Frequently Asked Questions page on the CCG’s website (NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group - Your Health - FAQs ).