Covid19 Vaccination Programme News

TO ALL OF OUR PATIENTS

 

We have now started our flu and COVID Booster programme.

Flu – Vaccines have been seriously delayed this year due to haulage and delivery issues.  We have started vaccinating and have clinics running throughout October.  However, we have received a limited number of vaccines, and are expecting the bulk of the delivery at the end of October, or early November.   We are inviting patients in age order and we will be in touch with you if you haven’t had an invitation yet, just as soon as we know we can offer you an appointment.

We are also doing COVID boosters, starting mid-October at Widcombe Surgery.    Again we have started inviting patients to book in for a vaccination – most clinics are on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons, but there will be some Saturday sessions.   We are not allowed to give a COVID Booster until 180 days after patients had their 2nd vaccination.  Therefore, we will invite people when they are due the booster, and will be doing so by text message, which will include a link to easily book into the surgery for an appointment. For patients who don’t have mobile technology, our admin team will make contact by telephone.

If you think you should have had an invitation but haven’t, please give the surgery call and we’ll check what the situation is on your records.

We’re not quite sure what the plan is to give housebound patients a booster – as soon as that’s been confirmed with our Community Teams and the CCG we will make contact with the relevant patients.

Thank you for your support and patience

Elaine Smith, Practice Manager

7th October 2021