Coronavirus: National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

 

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Expansion of the Vaccination Programme in Somerset to Groups 5 and 6

People aged 65 and over are being invited to book an appointment through the national booking service online at http://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by ringing 119.  As soon as you receive your letter, you can book a vaccination appointment at either of the large vaccination centres at Taunton Racecourse or Boots, in Taunton.

As part of our primary care network, we will be contacting people in group 6 who have underlying health issues as specified by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).  We will contact you directly to arrange a vaccination appointment - there is no need to contact the practice.

We are working through our patient lists as quickly as we can to identify patients who fit into priority group 6 to ensure that they are offered an appointment as quickly as possible.

For more information on eligibility, visit the JCVI. Or you can find out more information on the Somerset NHS vaccination programme.

Information on Second Doses

Due to recent advice from the UK Chief Medical Officers, we have rescheduled second coronavirus vaccination appointments.  The new medical advice is that the second dose of the vaccine remains effective when given up to 12 weeks after the first dose, and should be given towards the end of this 12 week period.  Patients whose second dose appointments have been cancelled will be called for their second vaccination when supplies are available locally.  Please do not call the surgery - we will call you.

Patients waiting to receive their first vaccination will be contacted in line with the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) prioritisation schedules.  Please do not call the surgery - we will call you.

Thank you for your patience.

For more information on the NHS vaccination programme please visit: https://www.somersetccg.nhs.uk/health/local-services/health-services-during-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccinations-in-somerset/

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