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COVID Vaccine Supplies

We are aware of the headline news that there may be some forthcoming vaccine shortages, and would like to clarify what this means for Local Vaccination Services (LVS) at Batchwood and Harpenden Public Halls.

Our GP-run vaccination centres at at Batchwood and Harpenden Public Halls, will still be delivering vaccinations to people in the top priority cohorts. This includes everyone aged 50 or over, eligible carers and those in vulnerable groups. 

Everyone who is due to have a second dose of either the Pfizer or the AstraZeneca vaccine between 29 March and the end of April will receive their second dose. If you had your first dose at our GP-run vaccination centre then we will contact you when it is time for your next appointment. There is no need for you to phone us.

If you booked your first appointment at a pharmacy or large vaccination centre through the national booking system website or by calling 119, then you should already have a second dose appointment in your diary, which you should attend as planned.

 

Any first dose vaccinations already booked to take place in April via the national booking system will also still go ahead.

 

Up to date information about COVID vaccinations can be found at https://covid.healthierfuture.org.uk/ 

We remain the only local GP led vaccination services and your practice teams are working hard to ensure we offer the vaccine to the eligible cohorts, as outlined by the JCVI.  Whilst there may be some shorter sessions with fewer doses available in coming weeks, we remain very much on target to vaccinate all eligible patients and look forward to being able to invite patients in the other cohorts (under 50's) to visit Batchwood or Harpenden in the coming weeks.

 

Please look out for the text from your GP practice, you will be invited when it's your turn to be vaccinated and your GP Practice team look forward to welcoming you for vaccination.