The vaccination campaign is well underway in Weymouth and Portland through our local vaccination site which is run by all practices in Weymouth and Portland working together.
We are following the JCVI guidance on who to invite. This is currently the first three priority groups
- Residents in care homes for older adults and their carer.
- 80-year-olds and over and frontline health and social care worker.
- 75-year-olds and over.
After this we will move to group 4 which is:
- 70-year-olds and over and [clinically extremely vulnerable|www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19#cev individuals (this is those patients who are shielded)
Vaccinations are happening as quickly as vaccine is received and subject to supply are well on the way to vaccinating the first 4 priority groups in line with government timescales.
Patients will be invited to attend when it is their turn, usually via a telephone call from our central covid admin team. We also soon hope to be able to offer eligible patients the ability to book an appointment via responding to a text message invite.
Vaccinations have taken place in all the elderly care homes in Weymouth and Portland.
Housebound patients in the currently eligible groups are now being vaccinated.
You will be contacted when it is your turn to receive the vaccine and therefore we ask that people refrain from ringing the surgery as the appointments will be offered, in the above order, when we have each delivery.
We have systems in place to ensure that the vaccination is offered to all patients.
Thank you for your understanding.