COVID Vaccination Clinics

Dear Patients,

Happy New Year!

We have some good news to start the year off. We will be receiving our first batch of vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) next week and our first Covid vaccination clinics will be taking place on Saturday 9th January 2021 at Sturminster Newton Medical Centre. These will be BY APPOINTMENT only.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL US TO BOOK YOUR VACCINATION. YOUR SURGERY WILL CONTACT YOU.

We are working with Blackmore Vale Partnership and will be following the government recall process on prioritisation of the vaccinations. Our first cohort will be approximately 975 patients over the age of 80 based on their age and clinical risk. Do not worry if you or your relative is over 80 and doesn’t get called this week, we will be calling the remainder as soon as we get confirmation of our next delivery which will hopefully be the following week.

Following on from this this we would hope to vaccinate more people each week so that we can immunise as many people as possible in a short a time as possible. This will be dependent on vaccine availability.

We will also be going into our local care and residential homes to vaccinate residents and staff within the next few weeks as well.

This good news however is not a reason for complacency. COVID numbers are rising in North Dorset. An 50% increase from previous weeks. Please adhere to social distancing rules and protect yourselves and others. The finish line is now in sight, so please stay safe until we get there.

Dr Lewis & Partners, Gillingham Medical Practice

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Published: Jan 1, 2021

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