COVID 19: Update on vaccination

The NHS is starting to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine, in line with the government’s priority list of which people will get it first. This is a very exciting development and we want to be clear about how it will work for local people. The NHS will get in touch with you directly when it is your turn to be vaccinated. Please don’t contact your practice, doctor or the NHS asking about vaccination; this is not a service that you are able to book in advance. You will be contacted when it is your turn to be vaccinated in the weeks and months ahead.

Please click here for the NHS’ new guidance on when you will get a second dose.

Please also click here for more info (from North West London CCGs) on the planned rollout (and details of a potential scam that is being sent to some patients).

 Please remember:

 

·        Don’t contact the NHS to seek a COVID-19 vaccine. We will contact you when it is your time for the vaccine

·        When we do contact you, please follow the information given to know when and where to get your vaccine

·        Keep your appointment once it is made

·        The vaccine is safe. The NHS only offers vaccinations to the public once experts have signed off that it is safe to do so

·        Vaccine centres are being set up across the eight boroughs of NW London over the coming weeks.  We are getting everything ready so we can start vaccinating as soon as we start receiving the vaccine

·        We will vaccinate in order of priority, following national guidance

·        Please continue to follow the national public health guidance to control the virus and save lives – Hands – Face – Space.

 

COVID-19 is still very prevalent and highly infectious: the risk of catching it is the same as ever for people who have not been vaccinated.

 

 

There is more information about the COVID-19 vaccine on both the Government and the NHS websites, please take time to click on these links and read through these pages if you want to find out more.  


Extra resources:

COVID-19 vaccination: A guide for adults

COVID-19 vaccination:  A guide for healthcare workers

What to expect after your COVID 19 vaccination

Why do I have to wait for my COVID 19 vaccination?

COVID 19 vaccination: First phase priority groups