A Covid-19 vaccination programme is being implemented nationally. In line with Public Health England requirements vaccines are being offered in stages to specific Patient groups.
Patients are being contacted by a central booking team to be invited to receive a vaccination. This team is independent of Practices and Practice teams are not able to book any Covid-19 vaccination appointments for Patients.
Currently, across North East Essex it has been agreed that the programme shall be delivered from three dedicated vaccination sites. When contacted by the central booking team, Patients will be given further details of their nearest centre.
Presently, Practices are facing unprecedented volumes of calls and workload and I would please urge Patients not to contact the Practice with queries specifically relating to Covid-19 vaccination appointments. The central booking team will contact Patients directly and in accordance with the national Patient bands.
Thank you for your continued support of our Practice Teams who have shown amazing commitment and dedication during the Covid Pandemic.
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families my very best wishes this Christmas.