Which COVID-19 Vaccine? Poster and QR Code
We are currently receiving a high volume of calls relating to the COVID vaccine, please read the following to help you:
- You will be contacted by a third party practice, and it will show ‘unknown number’ please make sure you answer this call and have a pen and paper ready.
- If you decline when you’re contacted and then change your mind, unfortunately we aren’t able to re-send your details. So PLEASE make sure you are completely sure that you wish to decline the vaccine.
- Dr Earnshaw and Partners are unable to confirm any times or dates, as we don’t hold this information and don’t have access to the appointment system.
We understand your frustration but our PCN are doing its best to contact the thousands of patients and get through everyone in the groups.
Please be aware that we are guided by NHS England on which groups to invite and also by the amount of vaccines we receive.
UPDATE COVID-19 Vaccine
- If you have received an invitation to book an appointment at the Etihad centre you can wait for your local invitation if it's more convenient for you
- The Etihad is an additional helpful option to help with demand for vaccines
- The NHS is rolling out additional services quickly, but it remains important that the public don’t try to book or go to these services before they receive their booking letter
- When you do book an appointment, please make sure you attend
- The vaccination might not be delivered by your local GP surgery but at another location
- When it is the right time for you, you will receive an invitation to come forward and told where to go and what to do
- This will be in the form of a phone call, text message or letter, either from your GP or the national NHS
- Please don’t contact your practice or other NHS service to get a Covid vaccination appointment – you will be contacted when the time is right. This will also leave phone lines free for other health concerns.
- Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website
NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme
Following extensive trials, the first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK and is now available to priority groups.
Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The next priority group will not be vaccinated until the previous group has been completed. The vaccinations may not take place at your GP practice, but instead at a local vaccination service (led by GPs, practice nurses and community pharmacists) who are responsible for delivering the vaccine to people in your community.
When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccination, you will receive an invitation to come forward. This may be via the phone, text, or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we are asking people not to contact us to get an appointment as you will not be able to get one until you are contacted.