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Call for people aged 70 and over to contact the NHS for their COVID-19 vaccination
Posted on 12 Apr 2021
The practice has worked extremely hard to contact every patient over the age of 70 to offer them a Covid vaccination and NHS England has now noted that any patient over the age of 70 who still has not been vaccinated against Covid-19 can contact the NHS themselves to arrange one. Please note that this does NOT apply to any patients who are housebound who will be contacted directly by this practice. For more information, please read on below...
"We are now asking people aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, and who would like to be, to contact the NHS to arrange a jab. Until now the NHS has asked people to wait until they are contacted to help ensure that those who are most vulnerable are protected first - and that remains the case for most people. However, to ensure absolutely everyone is offered the vaccine, people aged 70 and over can now contact the NHS so they can be vaccinated by the middle of this month.
People in this group should book their vaccination through the National Booking Service which allows patients to choose a time slot and location that suits them. Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. GP teams have been asked to contact their clinically extremely vulnerable patients, who have been asked to shield, to ensure they have been offered the vaccine."