We want to keep you up to date as and when we can with the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines. We don’t have a firm date yet but we can assure you that as soon as we get the vaccines, which will be the AstraZeneca vaccine, we will immediately start contacting the eligible patients to get the vaccines given as soon as is possible. Just to remind you:
- The Practice are only administering the Over 80s (80 or over on or before 31/03/2021) who can attend the surgery. We will do so in reverse age order.
- District Nurses will vaccinate the truly housebound patients
- ALL other vaccines are being administered by the Health Board
- In any case, please do not contact us to enquire – we will be contacting the patients we are vaccinating and the Health Board will be contacting everyone else
- If you want to know more about the vaccines, please visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine or call 0800 030 8013
We are aware that for many individuals, the telephone call regarding the COVID vaccine may be better had with a family member who will bring them to the appointment. For this reason, we invite family members to email us on email@example.com to give us their contact details and we will add this to your relative’s record. Please, do not use this email address for general enquiries about COVID or the vaccine, we are publishing all the information we have already and will not respond to any such correspondence.
Some of you may have heard from friends living elsewhere that they have already had their vaccine. Unfortunately, the roll-out does seem to be a little behind in GG&C, and there even seems to be some variability within GG&C as to which practices are receiving vaccine stock. We have no control of this, sorry, all we can do is pledge to give our vaccines as soon as we get them.
For full transparency, it is probably worth you knowing that the whole of the UK is working from the same prioritisation list, as below. This is not a secret by any means, but you wouldn’t know to look for it, so we thought we’d show you. You can assume that if you are further down the list, it will be a few weeks yet until you are contacted. We (the NHS) are currently working on category 2:
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline 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
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over
Please share this. The priority list and website and telephone links are applicable to all in Scotland.
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Stay Safe, Stay Well.