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Covid Vaccination Update
Waterside Medical Centre is working with the Leamington Spa PCN to deliver COVID vaccinations to the first cohorts of patients under the JCVI guidance.
At the moment, this is patients aged 80 or over, those living or working in care homes and healthcare workers.
We have been receiving a large number of queries about when to expect your COVID vaccination. Please be assured that we will contact all eligible patients as soon as we have confirmed vaccination delivery dates. We receive limited numbers of vaccines in each delivery so will be contacting patients in stages. Please wait to be contacted and do not call your surgery to try to arrange an appointment.
If you have questions about the COVID vaccination programme, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The vaccinations are often delivered at short notice. To reach patients as quickly as possible, we will be sending text messages to patients with a mobile phone number recorded on the system. Please update your contact details with the surgery if they have recently changed or if you have not supplied us with your mobile telephone number. If you do not have a mobile number, we will call you on your landline from our central booking service. Please be aware we are working to book significant numbers of patients in for vaccination and there is a large impact on our workforce.
The Leamington PCN have also been contacting patients who were initially booked in for their second dose of the COVID vaccination. Please note that all second doses will be given three months after the first in line with the latest government guidance.
The PCN is continuing to stay up to date with the latest NHS guidance and our teams are working extremely hard to roll out the vaccine as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your patience and support.
I got a letter from NHS England to a national vaccination site
We are continuing to contact eligible patients to receive their vaccine locally in Leamington Spa. Some eligible patients in Coventry and Warwickshire will receive a letter from the NHS inviting them to book an appointment for their covid vaccine at a large vaccination centre from this weekend. Patients who receive this letter have the choice to book an appointment at Millennium Point in Birmingham. Millennium Point is one of the first large vaccination centres in the country to open and these large sites are to help speed up the national vaccination programme.
The letter is being sent to people who are aged 80 and over and who live within a 45 mile radius of the Birmingham centre. Locally we already have 12 Local Vaccination Sites in place, with 8 more coming into place during January. We understand many patients will prefer to have a vaccine close to their home address. This letter is for the first dose of the vaccine. If you have already had your first dose of the vaccine, you will be contacted again when it’s time for your second dose.