Covid Vaccine Updates from Lambourn Surgery

The following information was posted on Lambourn Surgery’s facebook page on 7 March 2021:

We are all delighted hear about the progress of the rolling out of the Covid vaccine and look forward to this improving the quality of life for all of us. We know that you, like us, are struggling with the continued confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Everyone is trying to make the best of the situation and, as a practice, we are committed to caring for you in the best possible way whilst keeping both you and our team safe.
This is the latest information we have regarding the vaccine programme, and we will try and keep you informed as new information comes out:
Initially GP practices started to vaccinate patients aged 65 to 69 but were then asked to concentrate on cohort 6 (patients aged 18 to 64 with underlying health conditions) and the Mass Vaccination Sites were asked to vaccinate patients aged 65 to 69. They have now progressed to 60-64. Mass vaccination sites locally include , Swindon, Wroughton and Oxford. The appointment offered will depend on availability at the time of booking.
Patients aged 60-69 will have received either a letter to attend a mass Vaccination Site or a phone call or a text message to book an appointment.
The support of the mass vaccination sites mean we can get more patients vaccinated more quickly.
From the surgery, we are concentrating on cohort 6 as above. Around a week before a delivery of vaccines we are told how many vaccines we will receive the following week and on which day. This is why we cannot give appointments very far in advance.
If you are in cohort 6, we will call you when it is your turn, by text initially, which we will follow up with a phone call if you do not book. If you do not have a mobile phone, we will call your landline.
If you would prefer to have your vaccination at Newbury racecourse rather than the mass site, and you are not in cohort 6, please let us know via the website and we will add you to our invitation list. Please bear in mind we have to complete cohort 6 first, so it will take longer to receive your invitation.
Appointments for 2nd vaccines will be given around 10 to 12 weeks after your first vaccine. As we only know our delivery schedule one week at a time we no longer book both vaccines at the same time.
Please be assured we will contact you for your 2nd vaccine. Thank you for your patience.

The following information was posted on Lambourn Surgery’s facebook page on 7 January 2021:

Please be aware there are a large number of scam messages around at the moment in relation to Covid testing and vaccinations. For the initial cohorts of patients for the COVID vaccination, (the over 80s and health and social care workers) we will be contacting eligible patients only by telephone. At no point will you be asked for any bank details or financial information, whether by telephone, or if we move to text for the later cohorts.

We have sent a text message out this morning to and identify patients of ours who are genuine health and social care workers in order that we can include them in the vaccination programme. This is not a scam, but you need only reply if you are working in a healthcare or social care role.

For more information please visit:

facebook.com/lambournsurgery

thelambournsurgery.co.uk

 

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