Covid Vaccinations – Patients aged 75 and older and those Shielding

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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 update – 5th January 2020Covid Vaccinations – Patients aged 80 and over We are awaiting a delivery date for vaccines for our patients aged 80 and over. As soon as we receive confirmation of this we will contact patients by phone and invite them into a clinic.GP Practices are only vaccinating patients in the over 80 age group. NHS Lothian will contact all other patients inviting them to attend for their vaccination. The current prioritisation list for the roll out of the vaccine is as follows:1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers3. All those 75 years of age and over4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals5. All those 65 years of age and over6. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality7. All those 60 years of age and over8. All those 55 years of age and over9. All those 50 years of age and over for more information on the vaccine roll out please check the NHS inform website