The NHS is now offering vaccinations to people who are most at risk from COVID-19. This follows the approval of both the Pfizer BioNTech and Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines as safe and effective, after extensive trials.
The two approved COVID-19 Vaccines do not contain any animal products or egg.
The first vaccinations are being offered to people in the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), starting with people in care homes and those aged 80 and over. Groups of GP Practices are working together to provide local vaccination services and will contact eligible patients when it is their turn.
You may be asked to attend a clinic at Bramley Village Health and Wellbeing Centre, Leeds, LS13 2BL, or at Hawthorn Surgery depending on the type of vaccine. When it is your turn, you will receive an invitation via the phone or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.
Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice
We aren’t given much notice prior to vaccine deliveries so we will be arranging clinics at very short notice.
We will ring you when it is your turn; please make sure you answer your phone as we have encountered problems contacting patients recently.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please could we kindly ask you not to contact the Practice for information about the vaccine or to ask for an appointment, as you will not be able to get one until you receive your invitation. If you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite straight away and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
Please note that vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112. The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.
In the meantime, please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will save lives.
For more information about the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk or see these frequently asked questions.