Hampshire CC bulletin for Covid-19
The following is the latest update from Winchester CC with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:
How will patients be invited for a vaccination?
- When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be in the form of a letter either from their GP or the national booking system; this will include all the information they need, including their NHS number.
- We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we are asking people not to contact the NHS to get an appointment until they get their letter.
- Hundreds of local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams opened across England on 14 December.
- Groups of health providers are setting up local vaccination centres in villages, towns and cities covering every part of the country.
- Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS staff will work alongside GPs to vaccinate those aged 80 and over, as well as care home workers and residents, identified as priority groups for the life-saving vaccine.
- The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine.
Which groups will be vaccinated over the next six weeks?
- The Government set a target to offer vaccines to everyone in the top four priority groups, as outlined by the JCVI, by 15 February:
- Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- Those over 80 and frontline health and social care workers
- Those 75 and over
- Those 70 years and over and the clinically extremely vulnerable