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URGENT MESSAGE RE COVID VACCINATIONS Posted on 20 Jan 2021

THE PRIORITY LIST REMAINS AS FOLLOWS - WE ARE UNABLE TO DIVERT FROM THIS SO PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY TO ASK TO BE PUT ON A PRIOIRTY LIST.  

UNTIL EACH COHORT IS VACCINATED WE CANNOT MOVE TO THE NEXT COHORT.  

WE WILL CONTACT ELIGIBLE PATIENTS AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME AND WHEN WE KNOW WE HAVE A SUPPLY OF VACCINES. WE HAVE A TEAM OF PEOPLE DRAFTED IN TO DO THIS, SO PLEASE WAIT FOR YOUR CALL/TEXT.

PLEASE BE MINDFUL THAT RINGING THE SURGERY TO ASK ABOUT COVID VACCINATIONS MEANS THAT OTHER CALLS FROM PATIENTS WITH MEDICAL ISSUES MAY BE DELAYED, SO PLEASE DO NOT RING US ABOUT COVID VACCINATIONS!

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals[footnote 1]
  5. all those 65 years of age and over
  6. all individuals aged 16 years[footnote 2] to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality[footnote 3]
  7. all those 60 years of age and over
  8. all those 55 years of age and over
  9. all those 50 years of age and over

FOOTNOTES:

  1. See description of Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals. This advice on vaccination does not include all pregnant women or those under the age of 16 years (see above). 

  2. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorised in those aged 16 years and over. The AstraZeneca vaccine is only authorised for use in those aged 18 years and over. 

  3. This also includes those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main Carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the Carer falls ill. 

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