COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics – Horsham Central PCN (Park, Riverside, Holbrook and Orchard Surgeries)
Really successful weekend delivering over 1000 vaccines. bringing our total vaccines given to over 10,000.
Big well done to everyone for braving the cold.
We are making a big push to get to all of our 70+ and any remaining Clinically Extremely Vulnerable done in clinics this weekend.
If you are over 70 and have received a letter from Crawley and would rather get have your vaccine here then we can arrange that, please contact us to book into a clinic.
We have also nearly completed our housebound patients and only have those left that we have struggled to contact. We will be attempting to complete this cohort this week.
We are being told we will receive notification of vaccine delivery for dose 2's this week and will then be able to book anyone who had their Dose 1 at Park Surgery into an appointment slot 11 weeks following the date of their dose 1. We will send letters confirming when your appointment will be.
Our team is working very hard to ensure all our patients are protected as soon as possible.
The Government has decided that at this stage of the pandemic prioritising the first doses of vaccine for as many people as possible on the priority list will protect the greatest number of at risk people overall in the shortest possible time and will have the greatest impact on reducing mortality, severe disease and hospitalisations and in protecting the NHS and equivalent health services. Operationally this will mean that second doses of both vaccines will be administered towards the end of the recommended vaccine dosing schedule of 12 weeks. This will maximise the number of people getting vaccine and therefore receiving protection in the next 12 weeks.
We are continuing to request more supplies of vaccine to continue to vaccinate the remaining cohorts.
The short notice for booking these appointments is unfortunately unavoidable due to the short notice we receive regarding deliveries.
Please do continue to keep safe during this difficult time.