We are being inundated with calls and emails about the COVID-19 vaccine and we cannot respond to these messages individually. If you have another query we will respond as soon as possible.
The NHS in South East London is supporting the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme across the region and the good news is that the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has now been approved and we will be getting deliveries of these in the coming weeks.
The nationally set priority list for the vaccine is still being used to co-ordinate who is offered the vaccines and when. This is a long-term rolling programme which will take several months so please be patient. Demand is very high but we are currently only on the first batch of vaccines. As more vaccines becomes available more sites will open in South East London and more of the priority groups will be contacted.
It is also important to note that patients may not be vaccinated at their local GP practice but could be sent to a vaccination hub site in the SE London region.
People will only be contacted when the vaccine is available for them – and depending on your position in the priority groups above this could be within a few weeks or even a few months.
As I am sure you appreciate our practice is very busy at the moment, as are other NHS services – please do not contact us with general queries about when you will be able to get the vaccine.
Information on the vaccine is available on www.selondonccg.nhs.uk/what-we-do/covid-19/ including frequently asked questions and this information is updated on a regular basis.
Please continue to follow all government guidelines to help control the virus and keep you, your loved ones and your community safe.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.