We understand that many of our patients will want to know more about the vaccination and when they will be vaccinated.
Patients most at risk from COVID-19 will be invited first with other groups following later in the vaccination programme.
The practice will contact you (by phone or text) when it is your turn to have the vaccine.
Please do not contact the practice for further information about the vaccine. We are dependent on the deliveries set out by NHS England and as further vaccines become available we will be instructed by NHSE to invite a wider cohort of patients, and the second doses for those already vaccinated.
Information is rapidly changing on these issues and we will contact you when we have stock and it is your turn. We will be able to complete the second vaccination within the 12th week of your first vaccination, but again we are being instructed by NHS England on the exact details for this element of the programme.
Please help keep our phone lines free for those patients who need urgent medical assistance.
We are working closely with our neighbouring practices to provide a local vaccination centre for COVID-19 in the Emerald Suite at the Windhill Green site so our patients can access the vaccine as locally as possible.
Stock availability has already been an issue and deliveries are organised nationally to ensure the whole country gets some stock to target their most at risk patients.
In order to prioritise this work you may find availability of routine appointments has been reduced. We have had to take this decision as we believe delivering this vaccination programme will allow us to begin to provide our normal service in 2021.
Your understanding and patience during these challenging times is appreciated.
The Saltaire & Windhill Medical Partnership.