Due to the significant increase in cases of the Omicron variant, NHS England has held urgent calls nationally and regionally and from today anyone over the age of 18 years who is eligible for a first, second or booster COVID-19 vaccination is urged to get vaccinated.
All vaccination sites have been asked to increase vaccination capacity, with vaccines being the number one priority. More staff will be deployed to try and meet the vaccination targets and Practices have been informed that for the next two weeks, COVID-19 vaccination is number one priority, followed by urgent/same day care. All routine appointments are to be stood down.
Our PCN is putting plans in place this morning and looking at obtaining extra vaccine to support additional clinics. Patients will be invited as soon as possible by SMS and we ask that you do not call the surgery. Alternatively, you can book via the National Booking Service www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/