Local COVID Vaccination Programme
Yesterday, the UK managed to meet its target of vaccinating 15 million of the nation's over 70s and most vulnerable patients and Burford Surgery is proud to have played our small part in that. We are excited to now be moving onto the next stage of the vaccination programme.
The government now plans to move to Cohort 5 (65-69 year olds) and Cohort 6 (aged 16-64 years old who are at high risk and would usually be invited forward each year for the flu vaccine).
Patients aged between 65 and 69 (Cohort 5) will have recently received a letter from the national vaccination programme inviting them to one of the larger vaccination sites nearby (including Kassam Stadium in Oxford and sites in Swindon). We encourage our patients in this age group to take up this offer and book in for their appointment either online or by calling 119. Please note the vaccination centre at Carterton Health Centre is not one of these sites.
In the meantime, Burford Surgery will be focussed on inviting in our 'at risk' patients in Cohort 6 to visit our GP led vaccination site at Carterton Health Centre. I'm afraid we are not able to invite our 65-69 year old patients who are not 'at risk' as they are expected to book appointments at the larger sites.
Over the next few weeks we will be offering numerous vaccine clinics at Carterton Health Centre for our Cohort 6. We ask that you please be patient and wait for your invitation and not call the surgery to enquire about it. The invitation will arrive by text message to the mobile number we have on your records. If you do not have a mobile we will be in touch by telephone when your time comes.
We continue to offer our routine care during this time but this may be limited on days that we are running vaccine clinics and we request that you continue to bear with us. We will update our telephone message daily to inform you whether a clinic is running that day. All appointments will initially be offered as a telephone appointment and your GP will invite you down to the surgery for a face-to-face appointment if felt clinically necessary. This reduces risk to both patients and staff.
We thank you for all your messages of support and for your patience at this time.
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