Covid-19 Vaccine Update

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Now that more doses of Covid-19 vaccines are available, the NHS is able to open more vaccination services, including the first mass Vaccination Centres. Currently, 7 centres have been opened in England. More locations will also become available through or by ringing 119 in the coming weeks.

People who are eligible and who live near these new vaccination services will receive letters from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service, telling them how they can book their appointment.

The NHS is rolling out additional services quickly, but it remains important that the public don’t try to book or go to these services before they receive their booking letter. 

And when you do book an appointment, please make sure you attend.

You may receive a letter from the national NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service inviting you to book an appointment at a regional Vaccination Centre. 

If you receive the letter from the national service and can travel to the Vaccination Centre safely, we recommend that you book using the details the letter provides. 

If you are unable to go or don’t want to go to a Vaccination Centre, you can choose to wait and get your vaccination at Alwoodley Medical Centre, which is the local vaccination hub for our Harrogate Road patients, or East Park Medical Centre , for our Milan Street patients. 

If you receive a letter and already have an appointment booked to have your vaccine at one of the local vaccination hubs, please ignore the letter. There is nothing you need to do except turn up at your scheduled appointment.

We have started vaccinating patients over the age of 80 years of age and are inviting people in according to the criteria and prioritisation set by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), and will contact you when it’s your turn.

Like the rest of the NHS we are working to offer vaccines to everyone in the top priority groups by the middle of February.

Please do not contact us if you haven’t received an invite yet.

We are very busy at the moment and doing so could prevent a patient who needs our help from getting through. We will contact you when it is the right time for you to book your appointment.

Remember, the vaccine is only available from the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine.