We kindly ask that you do not call the Surgery to check if you have a qualifying underlying condition or when you are going to receive an invitation to book your vaccination. For advice on priority groups and the relevant underlying conditions please use this link to an NHS/Government website that explains this.
Another good source is the Green Book, Chapter 14a, which lists the underlying conditions that qualify to be included in Wave 6.
Patients who are receiving invites due to their age group can also book using the national booking system by calling 119 or online at NHS Website: Coronavirus Vaccination. This will give the option to book in to any of the local vaccination centres.
Following recent publicity that the Government is discussing vaccinating 12 – 15 year olds in the near future, we want to confirm that this is not in the guidelines at present. We are offering vaccinations to:
- people aged 25 or over
- anyone who has a health condition that puts them at higher risk of COVID
- anyone providing care for someone
It will be down to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to advise on whether this age group will be vaccinated as part of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Pregnant women booking on the National Booking Service
From Thursday 13 May, the new NBS functionality will enable pregnant women to book appointments at a site that offers the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine following a series of screening questions.
This is in line with JCVI guidance and the Green Book: www.gov.uk/covid-19-the-green-book-chapter-14a.
Every woman who is pregnant or thinks she might be, should be offered a discussion on the potential risks and benefits of vaccination with a clinician, so that she can make an informed choice about whether to receive it. Pregnant women will be able to have a conversation with a healthcare professional at their vaccination appointment or can speak to their maternity team or GP service.