As you will have heard the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in Oxfordshire has moved on to the next priority groups 5 and 6.
- People aged 65 and over
This group of patients will receive a letter from the national booking system to arrange an appointment at one of the mass vaccination centres. However, you may also have the option to come to your local vaccination site here at Islip Medical Centre if vaccine supplies are available. We will contact you from the practice if this is an option.
- People aged 16 to 65 years with an underlying health condition, details of which can be found on the “COVID-19 vaccination first phase priority groups” page on the Gov.uk website.
- People who receive a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main (unpaid) carer of an elderly or disabled person, someone who has a severe mental illness or whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
You will be contacted by the practice to arrange a vaccination appointment here at Islip Medical Centre. Please do not telephone to enquire about vaccination appointments until we contact you. Unnecessary phone calls into the practice mean patients who need to speak to a GP or other clinician face distressing delays.
We are working our way through our patient lists as quickly as possible and as vaccine supplies are delivered. Your eligibility for the vaccination will be on your patient record and we will be in touch in due course.
Prioritisation for vaccinations is set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and details can be found on the “Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination, 30 December 2020” page on the Gov.uk website.
It is essential that everyone continues to follow the Government’s COVID advice whether they have had the vaccine or not.