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CORONAVIRUS - VACCINATION UPDATE

The vaccination rollout programme across North Wilts Border Primary Care Network (NWB PCN) has made great progress vaccinating more than 25,000 patients and we will continue to provide second doses to all of those in eligible categories covering Cohorts 1 – 9 (aged 50 and above including those at risk/underlying health conditions) if you had the first dose at the Surgery.

 Appointments for the 45-49 age group are now becoming available through the National Booking Service (NBS). Those who fall into this age group are asked to be patient while the NBS work to open up appointment slots.

 If you fall into the 45 – 49 year old age cohort, please phone on 119 or Click www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination to book a vaccination appointment.

 Please do not ring the Surgery to try and book a 1st vaccination if you are in the 45 – 49 years of age cohorts or younger (as more age cohorts are enabled to book an appointment), as we do not have the supplies or capability to provide this service.  The NBS is the only route to book Covid vaccinations for patients 49 and under with no underlying health conditions (see above for phone/website contact details)

  • There will be fewer first vaccines delivered in April, although second vaccines will be given.  

  • 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. Appointments for 2nd vaccines will be given around 10-12 weeks after your first. As we only know our delivery schedule one week at a time we do not book both vaccines at the same time.
  • Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

We expect vaccine deliveries to increase again in May.

We will be taking this opportunity in April to start looking at:

  •      how we can get back to a normal routine of consulting with patients
  •      which screening areas we need to prioritise
  •      how we can do this in a Covid safe way

You can find more information on the vaccine here Covid Vaccination Leaflet and also on the Government website here. For any queries you might have please see BSW Clinical Commissioning Group's website Latest COVID-19 updates (bswccg.nhs.uk) or email them on bswccg.vaccinequery@nhs.net 

Thank you for your patience as we all work through these changes, and do look after yourselves by attending all your appointments including those for immunisations and screening.

Covid-19 Vaccination Appointment Transport

Link 6 & RWB Good Neighbour Scheme is available to take patients to and from Covid-19 vaccination appointments for those who are unable to access transport from family or friends. Please call 07879 394666 and we will do our best to accommodate your need. Barnes Couches are also offering a return transport service to Covid-19 vaccine appointments in Wiltshire for a small charge. For more information or to book call 01793 821303.

COVID-19 VACCINATION CERTIFICATES/PASSPORTS

We are unable to provide you with certification of Covid vaccination, a vaccination passport or a letter to prove you have been vaccinated against Covid-19.  These proof of vaccination documents have not yet been developed.  As soon as we have more information we will share it with you. Why not download the NHS App to your mobile, this shows that you have had your Covid vaccinations.  You just need your NHS number and a passport or driving licence to set it up.  You don't need to contact your GP for this.

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