We are pleased to announce that Hexham Primary Care Centre will be used as a covid vaccination hub. Our patients, along with those from other local Practices will be vaccinated here.
Please note that each Practice is inviting their own patients. We are not able to book patients from other Practices. The first group of patients to be called will be aged over 80. The first vaccinations took place on 29th December and we are already most of the way through our list of over 80s. We have also vaccinated patients in care homes from Allendale to Riding Mill as well as many of their staff. We will begin calling in patients aged 75-79 in mid-January.
We understand that people over 80 may well receive a letter from the NHS inviting them to attend the regional mass vaccination centre at the Centre for Life in Newcastle. If you haven#t already been vaccinated and wish to take up that offer then that is perfectly OK. If you would prefer to have your vaccination locally then we will soon be in touch. If you are over 80 we would expect to have offered you a vaccination appointment by mid-January.
The attached leaflet provides useful information on the vaccine.
As you may have heard, the vaccines we are using require a booster injection which will be given around 3 months after the initial vaccination. We will be in touch nearer the time to arrange that appointment.