Covid-19 vaccination roll out has begun
We are making good progress with our Covid Vaccine Programme.
We have vaccinated most people in the following groups:
1. Patients over 80 (DOB on or before 31 March 1941)
2. Patients over 70 (DOB 1 April 1941 to 31 March 1951) and patients aged 18 to 64 who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.
If you are in one of these groups and have not been invited for vaccination and wish to avail of one, please contact the Practice.
Currently we are vaccinating patients between 18 and 64 who have underlying health problems which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality, along with carers.
Patients between 60-64 can also be vaccinated at Trust sites now
To make an appointment visit the online portal: HSC Covid-19 NI. The online platform is the primary source to book an appointment and should be used in the first instance. A telephone booking system is also available should you not have access to the online portal. Telephone 0300 200 7813. The phone line is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm.
It is however important that people don't "mix and match" their vaccination location.
As things stand we are planning to commence patient's second vaccination 10weeks after the first one. Please do not contact the Practice regarding this - we will contact you very near the time.
We thank you for your support and understanding during this time.
More information about the vaccine and programme can be obtained on the Public Health Agency website.
Guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' and 'Vulnerable' People
Shielding for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people has been paused since 31 July 2020. Guidance has been set out to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and the pressures that come with it. Advice is constantly being reviewed and updated guidance has been sent out. Further information around this guidance and the groups included can be found on the nidirect.gov website.