You may have heard through national media reports that GP practices will start COVID-19 vaccination of priority groups (over 80s) from Dec 14 onwards.
In North Devon all the practices are working together to be able to provide the vaccines in a safe and co-ordinated way. Due to the nature of this first vaccine it cannot be sent to individual practices so we are developing a central site location.
We are preparing everything so we have a safe and effective process for inviting eligible patients, have all the staff trained and everything we need ready for the site. As soon as we get the go ahead we will then be in a position to start the invitation process for the first group of patients who are 80 and over and able to attend a clinic. It is likely that this will from the end of December and we will contact patients directly.
For residents of care homes or all other groups of patients we do not yet have the details for rolling out vaccines.
Please do not contact the practice about these vaccinations as we will contact patients directly and we will share all the information as it develops on our websites and social media to keep you as informed as possible.
We are delighted that there is a vaccination and we will be playing our part in the NHS wide roll out over the coming months as it will take some time to vaccinate everyone as and when more vaccines become available – we thank you for your patience and understanding.