Information Update On The Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
The NHS is now ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England so that those who need it most will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available.
A prioritisation list has been produced in order for the vaccine to be delivered to groups who will need it first.
This priority list is as follows:
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over
The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date. We will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.
Key messages for patients
- The vaccine will be given in order of priority to those at highest risk first.
- We will be in contact with you with information about where and when you will need to receive the vaccine.
- Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
- Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
COVID-19 Information Links
Requests for certification or letters in relation to wearing face masks
As the Government extends its advice on the number of venues where face masks should be worn, we are receiving numerous requests for “letters of exemption”.
There is no requirement for evidence of exemption, it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this, and there is no requirement for General Practitioners to provide such letters, therefore Carisbrooke Surgery will not be providing these.
For more information patients should visit the gov.uk website on this link
The following links provide information which may be useful during the current situation:
If you wish to get more information then go online to the NHS111 website: 111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/ which has a lot of useful information and links.
You should isolate at home for 7 days. If your symptoms worsen and you feel your breathing is deteriorating or, if at the end of 7 days, your symptoms have not abated then, and only then, should you contact NHS111. Initial contact should be online, where there are links to appropriate services. If you do not have access to the internet or do not find the information you need then use the NHS111 phone line.
Additional links for people with mental health needs/learning disabilities/autism: