COVID Vaccine Update 2 February 2021
The vaccination campaign is well underway in Weymouth and Portland through our local vaccination site, which is run by all practice in Weymouth and Portland. We are following the JCVI guidance on who to invite. These are the current first three priority groups:
- Residents in care homes for older adults and their carers
- 80-year-olds and over and frontline health and social care workers
- 75-year-olds and overs
After this, we will move to group 4, which is:
4. 70-year-olds and over, and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (those patients who are shielded)
Vaccinations are happening as quickly as vaccines are received. Subject to supply, we 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 telephone call from our central COVID admin team. In the near future, we are hoping 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 elderly care homes in Weymouth and Portland.
Housebound patients, in the current eligible groups, are now being vaccinated.
You will be contacted when it is your turn to receive the vaccine and therefore we ask that you refrain from contacting the surgery as the appointments will be delivered 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.
COVID Vaccine Update 12th January 2021
Here is a priority list for the different patient groups as per the government guidelines. For more information please visit the gov. website
residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
all those 75 years of age and over
all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
all those 65 years of age and over
all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
all those 60 years of age and over
all those 55 years of age and over
all those 50 years of age and over
COVID Vaccine Update 4th January 2021
Following a recent media comment this is to clarify that if you or someone you know has their 2nd Covid-19 vaccination booked for 6th, 7th or 8th January these vaccinations will be going ahead and it is important patients attend. Thank you
COVID Vaccine Update 16th December 2020
We are starting to immunise the ambulant, over 80 age group from Tuesday 15th December. This first supply is very limited so if you have been prioritised for the vaccine then you will be contacted by the vaccine coordinator and offered an appointment at the Melcombe Day Hospital. Please do not contact the surgery to book an appointment as we will be overwhelmed.