Farrow Medical Centre

177 Otley Road, Bradford, BD3 0HX

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Posted on December 14th, 2020

Following extensive trials, the first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK and the NHS is starting to offer vaccinations to those at greatest risk from coronavirus.

 

The first vaccinations are being offered to people in the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), starting with people aged 80 and over. Groups of GP practices are working together to provide local vaccination services and will contact eligible patients when it is their turn.

 

We know that many people will be keen to have the vaccination as soon as possible and we want to reassure you that we will be in touch when it is your turn. In Bradford district and Craven a significant number of our population are over the age of 80, which means we have lots of people to vaccinate. We are offering appointments first to those people aged over 80 who are most at risk from coronavirus. That includes those who are already attending hospital as an outpatient, and/or who have been discharged home after a hospital stay, and people living in care homes. You do not need to contact our GP practice for an appointment.

 

When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccination, you will receive an invitation via the phone or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.

 

Please could we kindly ask you not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine or to ask for an appointment, as you will not be able to get one until you receive an invitation.

 

If you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite straight away and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.

 

In the meantime, please continue to follow local restrictions, social distancing measures, and hand hygiene guidance, all of which will still save lives.

 

For more information about the vaccine, please  click on the following link  FAQs for patients

 

You can also visit www.nhs.uk or download the patient information leaflets on the following topics, which are available on the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership website.

 

  • Covid-19 vaccination – a guide for adults
  • Covid-19 vaccination – a guide for those currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • What to expect after your Covid-19 vaccination
  • Why do I have to wait for my Covid-19 vaccine?