Updated 15th April 2021. Please read on for the latest news on the covid-19 vaccination programme.
Patients from 7 local Practices are being vaccinated at the Primary Care Centre. If you are registred at a local Practice and wish to book, cancel or rearrange your appointment please phone your own Practice.
Since 29th December we have vaccinated around 18,000 people, including health and social care workers and patients in care homes from Allendale to Riding Mill as well as their staff.
As of 15th April we are inviting everyone aged 50 years and over for vaccination as well as anyone remaining in Group 6 which includes adults aged 18 to 64 in an at-risk group (eg diabetes) and carers. If you are in Group 6 or aged 50+ then we have appointments available for you to book.
We know that people aged 45 and above are now being invited to book an appointment by the national booking service. You can book online or by calling 119. If you receive your vaccination at a mass vaccination centre we will automatically be informed.
Please note that we continue to receive calls from patients who have been invited through the national booking service asking to book an appointment here, or asking for an indication when they will be invited. Because we do not know from week to week which vaccine we will receive or how much, it isn't possible for us to predict when we will be contacting individual patients. Our reception team cannot predict when we will be calling you and we ask that you wait patiently and understand that if we could provide more information we would.
When we do get in touch this will be via a text message with a booking link if we hold a mobile number. If not we will call you. Please note that the only personal information you need to enter on the booking link will be your date of birth. If you receive any other text message that asks for bank details then this will be a scam. If in doubt you can call us to book your appointment when you receive the text message from us.
The attached leaflet provides useful information on the vaccine.
As you may have heard, the vaccines we are using require a second injection which will be given around 3 months after the initial dose. We will be in touch nearer the time to arrange that appointment.