Information for Patients
We are all excited to hear that there is real progress on a Covid vaccine and that this should improve the quality of life for all of us. We know that you, like us, are struggling with the confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Everyone is trying to make the best of the situation and, as a practice, we are committed to caring for you in the best possible way whilst keeping both you and our team safe.
To keep you as informed as possible, we will update these messages frequently as we become aware of more information from NHS England:
- The approval of the Oxford/Astra-Zeneca vaccine provides a major boost to our plans to offer protection to our patients.
- The new guidance from the JCVI on the period between doses also means that we will be to get the maximum benefit for the most people in the shortest possible time and will help save lives.
- The large increase in Covid cases hospitals are seeing and the emergence of a new variant of the virus also shows that we cannot let our guard down now and even those who have received a vaccine still need to follow social distancing guidance.
Please do not telephone us to ask when or if you are going to get a Covid Vaccine; we will contact you in the order we are advised to by NHS England.
We will contact you individually if and when you are invited to have a vaccine and will keep our website and Facebook page updated.
The vaccine will be given in order of priority to those at highest risk first.
Please act on your invitation when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments.
It is essential, if you are given a vaccine, that you return for the second part of the vaccination on the date that you are advised to.
Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
Meanwhile, we all need to keep to the advice of handwashing, face masks and social distancing but we all look forward to the time when we will return to life as normal.
Thank you for your patience.
The Partners and Practice Business Manager
You may wish to read answers to frequently asked questions.
Published: Dec 8, 2020