Feb 032021

Clinics for patients aged 80 and over, aged 75-79 and patients know to be shielding

We are delighted to advise that we are progressing well with our COVID19 Vaccination Clinics.

GPs have been asked to provide vaccines for those aged 80 and over, those aged 75 – 79 and those who are shielding.

All other groups will be offered appointments via Health Board run services by letter.

You can find out more about the priority groups by visiting the following site: www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-30-december-2020.

The delivery of the vaccine is in small batches and we are not certain when these will arrive. As soon as we have supplies of vaccine our team will contact you to arrange an appointment.

There is no need for you to contact the practice as we will be in touch with those eligible. If you have any questions about the COVID Vaccine, please visit NHS Inform, or call the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

NHS Lothian has also set up a website link regarding the progress of the COVID Vaccination Programme to keep you informed as follows: www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Vaccine

The Practice will make contact by telephone to book a vaccination appointment for those next on our list. We have now offered a vaccine to all our ambulant patients aged 80 or over, and are currently vaccinating our 75-79 year olds and patients in the shielding category (clinically extremely vulnerable category).