It is wonderful news that a vaccine has been approved by the MHRA and the vaccination program has started across the country.
At the time of writing this, we still do not have an indication of exactly when it will be available to our Patients. Arrangements are being made, logistics and staffing being the primary work going on across the Greater Derby Primary Care Network (GDPCN), of which we are member Practice. GDPCN are working with the rest of the city PCN’s to provide the vaccines in conjunction with the CCG and other community providers.
The NHS has written a short explanation on how you will be contacted:
When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward
The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from their GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter. Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website.
We know that you are anxious and are keen to be vaccinated. But, please do not ask the Practice when it is your turn, we are overwhelmed by the number of enquires and it is preventing us from helping the Patients that need to get through for a medical need now. We cannot tell you when your group will be called at the moment.
We have attached all the information we presently have in the form of pdf’s from the CCG, Public Health England and NHS England.
Derbyshire GPs prepare to open first vaccination site– Press Release
Further information is available on the following sites
Thank you for your patience in waiting to hear – we will definitely let you know when it is your turn.
Your team at The Vernon and Lanes Medical Centre