We have now invited all those whose records show they are deemed to be at a higher risk of complications due to Covid infection (list below). If you think you, or a family member, are in a risk group and we haven't yet called you, please let us know.
UPDATE 19/03/21 :Due to supply issues, the HSCB have informed all GP practices to cease calling patients for a first vaccine with immediate effect. This is to ensure there are sufficient vaccines for the 2nd doses due to be administered over the next 6 weeks. Anyone who has an appointment booked should still attend.
The practice is following the Department of Health guidance and inviting patients to attend in a specific order. This is also dependant on the number of vaccines we are sent each week. We have so far vaccinated the Over 80s, Over 75s, Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (shielders) and are now working our way through those patients who are deemed to be at higher risk of serious illness due to Covid 19 infection. This group includes those with chronic kidney, liver, heart or lung disease, those with a moderate to severe learning disability, severe mental illness or anyone who is immunosuppressed due to medication or illness, morbidly obese (BMI>40), diabetes or stroke.
The HSCB have advised us to now prioritise those who now need a second dose of the vaccine so from Thursday 25th March, we will begin this process.
Anyone who is in the 60-69 year or 50-59 year categories should book an appointment at the regional vaccination centre https://vaccinations.covid-19.hscni.net/booking or telephone 0300 200 7813
Please be patient and understand that we are working our way through the cohorts as quickly as we get the vaccines.
Community Pharmacies are also offering the Covid vaccination. Check out their websites or social media pages.
(Site updated 30/03/2021)