Information Update On The Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
The NHS is now ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England so that those who need it most will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available.
A prioritisation list has been produced in order for the vaccine to be delivered to groups who will need it first. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date. We will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.
Key messages for patients
- The vaccine will be given in order of priority to those at highest risk first.
- We will be in contact with you with information about where and when you will need to receive the vaccine.
- Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
- Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
Children aged 5-11 years
On 22nd December 2021, we heard the news that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended vaccinations for younger children at clinical risk, and also those living with someone who is immunosuppressed.
The JCVI has recommended the group are offered two doses of the Pfizer vaccine – in 10-microgram amounts, a third of the quantity used for adults – with a gap of eight weeks.
The JCVI’s decision on 5-11 year old’s came after the UK’s medicine watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for them.
The eligible patient’s parent/guardian will be contacted by the Hastings Vaccination Centre to arrange an appointment for them to have the Covid-19 Vaccination. Please do not contact the practice to book the appointment as we do not have access to their booking system.