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Latest Update from Winchester CC regarding vaccine programme

By Rosie Hoile, Parish Clerk Droxford Village Community

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

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The following is an update from Winchester CC giving answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. See Covid section for more information:

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.

When will Covid-19 vaccines be administered at local GPs and practices?

  • 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:
  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. Those over 80 and frontline health and social care workers
  3. Those 75 and over
  4. Those 70 years and over and the clinically extremely vulnerable

Contact Information

Rosie Hoile, Parish Clerk

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Clerk to the Parish Council, West House Cottage, South Hill, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3PB

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