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Non-urgent advice: COVID-19 Vaccinations

We are delighted to have started our COVID19 Vaccination Clinics for patients.

GPs have been asked to provide vaccines for those aged 80 and over, moving on to those aged 75 – 79 and then those who are shielding.   

You can find out more about the priority groups by clicking here

All other groups will be offered appointments via Health Board run services by letter.

The delivery of the vaccine is in small batches and we are not certain when these will arrive. As soon as we have supplies of vaccine our team will contact you to arrange an appointment. 

There is no need for you to contact the practice as we will be in touch with those eligible.  If you have any questions about the COVID Vaccine, please visit NHS Inform by clicking here, or call the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week

Out of Hours and Emergencies

If you require medical assistance out of hours please call NHS 24 on 111 or visit their web site at www.nhs24.com

Your call will be answered by an NHS 24 nurse advisor who will ask about your symptoms and advise you what to do.

If you need to see a GP out-of-hours, the nurse advisor will arrange this for you.

NHS nurse advisors will also offer appropriate advice during the normal working day but you may then be advised to contact your GP for further assessment.

In case of a life threatening emergency, please dial 999

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