Coronavirus: National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

 

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NHS COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME UPDATE

1st Vaccination - People aged 45 to 49 years

Patients aged 45 to 49 years old can now book for a COVID vaccination through the National Booking Service.  Please book online https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119.

Please note we cannot book these vaccinations through our practice and anyone calling us will be re-directed to the national service.

2nd Vaccination - Cohorts 1 to 9

Patients aged 50 and above, those aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions and others in cohorts 1 to 9 will be called for their second vaccination between 8 and 12 weeks after their first.  Please do not contact the surgery to book your vaccine.  You will be contacted by text, letter or telephone when you are due your second vaccination.

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/

This information was updated on 15 April 2021.

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Our practice is working as part of the West Somerset Primary Care Network (PCN) to deliver COVID vaccinations to patients in our community.  We are working alongside our colleagues at Dunster & Porlock Surgeries, Exmoor Medical Centre and Minehead Medical Centre to run the GP-led vaccination centre at Minehead Community Hospital.  The PCN site supports the work of the mass vaccination centres and National Booking Service to help vaccinate members of our community as quickly as possible.  As well as supporting the mass vaccination centres to protect those within the priority age groups as quickly as possible, the local PCN hub has been responsible for calling in patients clinically vulnerable to COVID-19.  Patients may be contacted by either the National or Local Booking Service as they become eligible for a COVID vaccination.

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