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Over 70s urged to contact NHS if they haven’t had vaccination appointment

All over 70s who have not received a vaccination appointment are urged to get in touch with the NHS.

The last invites to those aged 70 and over or on the Shielded Patients List who are yet to be vaccinated have now either been delivered or are due to arrive this week (w/c 8th Feb), meaning vaccines have been offered to everyone eligible whose contact details the NHS has.

So if you are aged 70 and over and haven’t had your first dose yet, please come forward now and make an appointment here, or by phoning 119 if you can’t use the internet.

GPs and their teams will also be prioritising going out to housebound patients this week too.

The large numbers of very sick patients hospitals are seeing and the emergence of a new variant of the virus also shows that we cannot let our guard down now, and even those who have received a vaccine still need to follow all the same guidance as everyone else to help protect others.

The public have an important part to play to help them do all of this, so we are asking:

  • please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – that means staying at home as much as possible and following the ‘hands, face, space’ guidance when you are out;
  • please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine unless you are 70 or over or on the Shielded Patient List, we will contact you when it is the right time;
  • and when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments, and try to arrive exactly when you’re asked to, so that we can avoid queues in this cold weather.