We started vaccinating our over 80 yo patients with the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine on Wed 6th of January .
Update March 21.
Yesterday (Wed 3rd of March) we were able to vaccinate nearly 100 patients who included some members of the earlier groups (aged over 70 and the clinically extremely vulnerable) who had been unable to attend their initial appointment (eg because of being unwell) as well as many of the at risk group aged less than 60 years old.
All those aged between 60 and 69 as well as any carers can still book to have vaccination at the South Lakes as per earlier posts. Extremely vulnerable patients (shielding) patients aged 16 or 17-years-old can also have vaccination at South Lakes (as the AstraZenica vaccine is currently only licensed for those aged 18 or over but the Pfizer vaccine used in the South Lakes centre is licensed for those aged greater than 16.)
Next week we will hope to offer vaccination to most of the remainder of our at risk 18 to 64-year-old patients. We will also soon be starting to offer second doses to those who were vaccinated in early Jan (at around 10 weeks after the first vaccine dose).
We anticipate that we will concurrently be offering vaccination to the remainder of those aged over 55 and then those aged over 50 and understand that vaccine supplies are expected to allow for this in the coming weeks.
You will understand that the vaccination clinics will involve significantly greater numbers in coming weeks and we appreciate your patience, especially on Wednesdays, as we try to maintain our usual GP service.
Currently we are vaccinating on Wed afternoons but this may have to change or be added to depending on vaccine supply. See our Facebook page for up to date information @thearchwaysurgery.
If you have changed your contact details (phone/ address / email etc) please update us by filling in one of the forms in the porch area just inside the front door (including consenting to texts if you have not done that previously) and posting in the box in the wall. Please help to keep our phone lines free for consultations and for the large number of phone calls being made to call patients to Covid-19 and flu vaccinations clinics over these next few weeks.