We are an approved vaccination site and will be managing the vaccine program according to NHS England’s guidelines. The practice has to adhere to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advice on prioritisation of patient groups.
The roll out of the Covid vaccinations is going very well and GPs across Berkshire West are on target to vaccinate all the people in their priority groups within the timescale set out by the Government. Please be aware that some sites were up and running sooner than others and this means they are further ahead in the vaccination of patients in their catchment areas. So, whilst some GPs are now inviting younger people in for their jabs, others, that started a bit later, are still working through patients in the older age groups. Please don’t be worried if you still haven’t had your appointment booked. We will get to you.
Patients will be invited to book a vaccine appointment via text or letter when they are eligible. Please do not request an appointment until you are invited as we simply will not have the vaccine available. For more information on eligibility, please view the COVID-19 vaccination – First phase priority groups document.
If, when you receive your invitation from us (either by letter or text), you would like to book into our vaccination clinic, please phone us or click on the link in the text to book your appointment yourself. You may also receive a letter or call from the NHS Immunisation Management Service who are starting to contact people who have not yet booked to have their vaccine. The number they call from is 0300 561 0240. We will then recall all patients for their second dose of the vaccine when we have been instructed by NHS England to do so.
As the vaccine has a very short shelf life, the appointment times will be limited which the practice has no control over. Once booked, please attend the appointment as we need to ensure vaccine is not wasted. Please also only attend at your booked time so that we can minimise queues in the colder weather.
In the meantime, if you have had your jab, remember you still are at risk of spreading the virus and must still abide by the current restrictions.
As always, the NHS will never:
- Ask people for their bank account or card details
- Ask people for their pin or banking password
- Ask people to prove their identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips
If anyone believes they are a victim of fraud or identify theft they should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
For more information about the vaccine:
- Covid-19 Vaccine FAQ’s
- Covid-19 Vaccination – A Guide for Adults
- NHS.UK: Coronavirus Vaccine
- GOV.UK: Covid Vaccination Guide for Older Adults
- Vaccinating Carers Information
Vaccination Record Card
All patients will receive a vaccination record card after the first does of the vaccine, which you must keep safe and ensure you have with you when you attend for your second dose. One of our team will use this card to record which vaccine you have received and when, plus note the date for your second dose.