We wanted to give you an update on the COVID vaccination programme.
We have limited information but this is what we know at present. At this stage, the initial vaccinations for our 6 local GP surgeries will be given from Beighton Health Centre, Queens Road, S20 1BJ.
We are expecting to receive the first 975 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in early January but the exact date is not yet confirmed. A second dose will be needed 21 days after the first dose.
The first batch of vaccines will be delivered over about 3 days and during this time some other routine practice activity may be limited so that staff can be free to deliver the vaccine. More urgent services will of course run as normal.
The over 80’s are most vulnerable to Covid infection and so a national decision has been made to vaccinate them first. As soon as we have a confirmed date for the vaccine delivery the over 80s age group will be contacted to be invited for the vaccine. We ask everyone to be patient and wait to be contacted.
At the point the vaccine is offered to you personally, we will give up to date information about the details of the particular vaccine, your personal eligibility and risks. The brand of vaccine offered may change over time. The details we know about the vaccine may also change over time.
The vaccine for some will be exciting and for others daunting. It is certainly logistically challenging and we will try to keep you updated.