14th January 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Update

14 January 2021

COVID-19 Update

We shall take delivery next week of another 800 Astra Zeneca Vaccinations.  These are scheduled for Tier 1 and 2 cohorts and those are – patients’ over 80 years old and Health and social care workers.

If you are in this cohort and we have your mobile telephone number you will receive a text from us. You will only be asked to confirm your date of birth. 

We will never ask for any Bank Details.  The NHS vaccines are free to you.

We don’t know when we will get any further vaccines but we expect some the following week and hope we will be able to focus on Tier 3 the 75 year olds and above.

The vaccines come in batches of 10 and have to be used within 6 hours of coming to room temperature.  That means at the end of a vaccination clinic we may have a few vaccines have to be used and can use to vaccinate other groups.  We try to use these for patients who have compelling need e.g. a consultant requests one so a patient can start chemotherapy.

We will have vaccinated every patient in our care homes by the end of this weekend.

We are currently vaccinating 1,200 patients per week; we are ready to vaccinate over 1,000 patients per day, 12 hours per day 7 days per week.  We just have to wait for vaccine supplies.

The Park Avenue and Kings Heath practices are running as normal in a COVID secure way.  Please do not be put off from contacting us if you have a medical problem that’s worrying you.

We recognise that many if not most of us are struggling with the ongoing pandemic. Some are more affected than others.   There is a lot of useful information on this site.  If you need help please call.