We are receiving a high number of emails and calls regarding the vaccine and we are currently working on the logistics and details of delivering this service to our patients. We will be following the NHS guidelines as to the order of cohorts that will be vaccinated. We will be updating this post with any information as and when we receive this and also contacting patients who are eligible with dates once these are confirmed. You do not have to contact us to express an interest in receiving the vaccine – we will contact you at the appropriate time. Furthermore, we cannot at this moment tell you when you will be vaccinated – we are still awaiting more information regarding supply of vaccine – please do not call reception to ask this question. They cannot help, much as they would like…
There is more information here :-
Update 1/2/21 – We are starting, from today, to send text messages to appropriate cohorts of patients who are due a vaccine inviting them to a clinic. The message will say that this is a text from your GP practice inviting you a clinic and there will be a link. Clicking on the link will let you book an appointment at Jericho Health Centre. We are aware of various scams at the moment but this one is real
Across the country COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered to everyone over the age of 50 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. So far, most patients vaccinated from this practice have received their vaccination at Jericho Health Centre, where the Observatory Medical Practice is located. To speed up vaccinations being given, mass vaccination sites are opening up and some pharmacies are offering the jab; these are being managed nationally. Letters are being sent directly to patients aged over 50 and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable who have not yet had their vaccination.
If you receive one of these letters it will provide the information you need to book your vaccination at one of these sites. You will be able to do this by phone or online. This may mean you get your vaccination sooner but you may need to travel further.
As of 8/2/20, anyone who has not yet been vaccinated and is over 70 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, may now call us up to book an covid vaccination at our next available clinic or you can call 119 to book yourself into one of the central hubs. Note that it is important to be aware that you will need to have your second dose at the same place where you had your first dose and this cannot be changed.
Invitations for COVID-19 vaccinations
We have made great progress in vaccinating our most vulnerable patients and we are now moving to the cohort 9. If you are aged 50 or over and have not yet been vaccinated and contacted by us, please contact the surgery on 01865 429993 and we will book you in.
We are aware that many patients in the eligible groups for the Covid-19 vaccine will shortly be receiving/have received letters or messages from NHS Vaccine Services asking you to book an appointment for your vaccine, as well as invites from ourselves. If you have already booked your vaccination appointment with us, or with one of the vaccination hubs, please rest assured that the appointment is valid and you can still attend as planned. You need not do anything further and can ignore this letter/message
Otherwise, please do not call the practice to check when you will get the vaccine. We need to keep phone lines open for those patients who are ill and need to talk to a GP.
Update 14/4/2021 – patients between 45 and 50
Any patient in this age group should wait to receive an invite from the NHS or register on the NHS website for a vaccination. This cohort is being handled by the vaccination hubs and various pharmacists and Observatory Medical Practice will not be involved in this process. Please do not call us to try and book a vaccination