Vaccination Centres to launch across Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Three vaccination centres and a further number of local vaccination services, which are run by local GP surgeries working together, and a hospital hub will be launched across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in January as part of the largest vaccination programme the NHS has ever undertaken.
The centres will mean that even more people will be able to get vaccinated from across the area. The sites join the network of local vaccination centres hospital hubs and vaccination centre that are already in operation around the region.
Initially, vaccinations will be offered to people in line with recommendations from the independent JCVI. The NHS will contact people when it is their turn. People will need an appointment to get their vaccine; most people will be invited by letter from their GP practice or the national programme.
Please click here for the list of Hampshire and Isle of Wight vaccination sites
Please click here for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Briefing
Vaccine Q & A document (MHCLG)
This Q&A document on vaccines, from central Government contains some useful information, including some of the most frequently asked questions, such as:
How will patients be invited for a vaccination?
When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be in the form of a letter either from their GP or the national booking system; this will include all the information they need, including their NHS number.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we are asking people not to contact the NHS to get an appointment until they get their letter.
When will Covid-19 vaccines be administered at local GPs and practices?
Hundreds of local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams opened across England on 14 December.
Groups of health providers are setting up local vaccination centres in villages, towns and cities covering every part of the country.
Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS staff will work alongside GPs to vaccinate those aged 80 and over, as well as care home workers and residents, identified as priority groups for the life-saving vaccine.
The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine.
Which groups will be vaccinated over the next six weeks?
The Government set a target to offer vaccines to everyone in the top four priority groups, as outlined by the JCVI, by 15 February:
Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
Those over 80 and frontline health and social care workers
Those 75 and over
Those 70 years and over and the clinically extremely vulnerable
Please click here for the full Questions & Answers document
[This page last updated 16 Jan 2021]