Unfortunately we have now had to cancel the 2nd Covid vaccination appointments week commencing 18th of January 2021. This is due to government guidelines, which were officially confirmed on the 11th of January 2021. We will be in touch with patients who are due the 2nd vaccination about 10-12 weeks from the date of the first vaccination.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, we can only follow national guidance at this time.
Community vaccinations are being delivered by Primary Care Networks (PCNs), of which there are four across North Lincolnshire. Due to logistical challenges and in line with requests from NHS England, each network is currently administering vaccinations all from one designated location to cover their population.
The order in which patients will be prioritised for the vaccinations has been determined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). This includes those deemed to be at the greatest risk from COVID-19, such as individuals over 80, care home staff and care home residents. However, this will take time and more and more people will be contacted over the coming days and weeks. We are kindly asking people to be patient until they are contacted.
NHS staff are doing an incredible job to deliver what it is the largest vaccination programme in our history, at the same time as continuing to be there for everyone who needs care. Our staff are well-used to delivering thousands of vaccines a year and are moving as quickly as possible to roll out this vaccine to those who need it as we take delivery locally, but it’s important that we remember this will be a marathon, not a sprint.
The public have an important part to play and can help in the following ways:
- please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you;
- when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments on time and not early;
- please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
I hope you find this information helpful and that you are able to support us by encouraging everyone to be as patient as possible whilst we await further deliveries from national supplies; practices do not know when they will receive their next delivery and are unable to plan or book clinics in advance. We particularly appreciate support in encouraging patients to avoid contacting our GP practices to seek a vaccine as this can make it difficult for other patients to get through to book their health care appointments.