From the Westongrove Practice for those wondering about vaccines
“Over the last few weeks we have been working tirelessly with our neighbouring practices to set up a Covid vaccination centre in Aylesbury using the Pfizer Covid vaccine. The logistics around this have proved to be very complicated and we are still awaiting information about when the vaccine will be delivered before we can start inviting people for the vaccination.
The news of the Oxford Astra-Zeneca Covid vaccine being approved earlier this week has given us all a much needed boost heading into 2021. The fact that this vaccine is much easier to store should allow us to run our local Covid vaccination program more along the lines of our annual flu clinics. We are currently awaiting more information about how the vaccine has to be administered and when we might receive this vaccine. Once we have that information we will be leaving no stone unturned in getting everyone vaccinated as quickly as the supply of vaccine allows.
Please be reassured that we have a list of everyone who is going to require a vaccination and we have checked it twice (at least!) to make sure everyone in the target groups is on it. Please wait until you receive an invitation for your Covid vaccination.
Events are so fast moving that it is proving very challenging to keep everyone informed of how our plans are developing. We will be posting regular update on our Facebook page and website at 15:00 every Tuesday and Friday starting on Tuesday 5th January. We appreciate that not everyone has access to our text messaging service. Facebook page or our website. As a result we are receiving a high volume of calls with Covid vaccine queries.
We really need your help by spreading the news to neighbours without access to these communications, particularly older more vulnerable members of our community. Information is reassurance and friendship is a lifeline in these isolated times. Please let them know that everyone will be contacted when their vaccine is due and to please wait for that contact. Thank you in advance for your help with this #spreadthenews.
In the meantime please continue to adopt “hands, face and space” and respect all the local Covid restrictions until we are all safely through this. Stay Safe.”