Apologies for not posting our regular update report last week, but please read on for an up to date view of how we are progressing with our Covid Vaccination Campaign.
On 17 February we reported that all our patients in the current government target Cohorts 1-5 had been contacted with the offer of a vaccine. This means that:
- All our Residential Care and Nursing homes patients and staff have been vaccinated or offered the vaccine
- So have all patients above the age of 70 or who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
- Housebound patients in the relevant age groups have also been vaccinated at home
- Since our last report we have vaccinated the majority of patients in Cohorts 5, 6 and 7, which include 65-69 year olds (Cohort 5), 16-64 year olds at Moderate Risk in the event of catching Covid plus Carers (Cohort 6) and 60-64 year olds (Cohort 7)
- Last week all Cohort 8 patients (55-59 year olds) were sent letters too and many of these patients will be booked into our next Covid Clinic on Monday 15 March
We are also in the process of contacting Cohort 9 patients (50-54 year olds) in preparation to offer them appointments. As of today’s date our vaccinated figures for cohorts 1-7 are shown below.
|Cohort Description||Patients||% Vaccinated|
|Cohort 1 – >Nursing and Residential Homes||165||98.18%|
|Cohort 2 – >80s||1109||99.37%|
|Cohort 3 – 75-79s||748||98.66%|
|Cohort 4 – 70-74s and Clinically Extremely Vulnerable||1243||97.83%|
|Cohort 5 – 65-69s||726||96.42%|
|Cohort 6 – 16-64s with Moderate Risk of Covid and Carers||750||85.60%|
|Cohort 7 – 60-64s||538||44.24%|
Due to this fantastic progress and the number of vaccines available, our next clinic is not until Monday 15 March. All of the vaccine stocks allocated to us each week are used within the week to ensure eligible patients are getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
Some patients are also receiving letters or texts from the National Vaccination Programme. You have a choice as to whether you wait for us to contact you or whether you book your appointment elsewhere via the National Booking System.
Thank you once again to all members of our incredible team who have really pulled out the stops and gone over and above to help us deliver this important service. And to our fantastic army of volunteers who have been so organised, dedicated and patient, despite the many weather challenges.
And a massive thank you once again to you – our patients – for supporting us by coming to the surgery for your vaccines even when the weather is challenging and the going gets tough! We are proud to be able to deliver this incredibly important service to you.
Don’t worry if you haven’t been contacted yet or if you have had a letter but not been called. We will be in touch as soon as we have more vaccine stocks available and patients in your group or cohort are being called, in accordance with government guidelines.