Update on Covid vaccinations in Crowborough
Significant progress continues to be made to roll out the Covid vaccination to people living in and around Crowborough.
To date, everyone in the first nine priority cohorts for the vaccination as set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, including those aged 50 and over, clinically extremely vulnerable, those with underlying health conditions and unpaid carers have been offered a vaccination and more than 28,000 people in our area have received their vaccine.
This week the Government announced the next stage of the vaccination campaign, and now anyone aged 45 to 49 is now eligible.
Currently the local vaccination service at Saxonbury House is focused on providing second dose appointments to everyone in those first nine priority cohorts, so that they receive both doses of the vaccine and the maximum protection.
Therefore, if you are aged 45 to 49 and want your vaccine in the coming days please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119 and you can arrange an appointment at one of the larger vaccination centres.
The programme is currently in discussions with NHS England and Improvement and the Saxonbury House team about the arrangements for providing vaccinations for those under 50 more locally. We will keep you updated as this progresses but we hope to bring some positive news regarding this imminently.
If you are waiting for your second dose, please be reassured you will be contacted at approximately 11 weeks to arrange your appointment.
Please continue to attend all booked appointments.
We are texting invites out to patients for clinics - please book your appointment
If there are no appointments left when you try to book please retain the text message and try back later (leave it 3/4 days) as we will add additional clinics when the vaccine becomes available.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES
The NHS is now ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England so that those who need it most will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available.
Currently NHS England (NHSE) are working to provide a number of vaccination centres and are only authorising a single practice in each area to act as the vaccination centre. There is a considerable amount of work involved in setting up these centres. We are working with all other local practices to ensure that there is a vaccination centre in Crowborough and more details will be published as soon as possible.
Please do not contact the practice at this time as we have no further details.
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