Covid Vaccination Update Letter 30/11/2020

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The Avenue Surgery

 

To All Of Our Patients

 

We are all excited to hear that there is progress on the Covid 19 vaccines that should improve the quality of life for us all.

 

Everyone is trying to make the best of the situation and, as a practice, we are committed to caring for you in the best possible way.

 

To keep you as informed as possible, we will update these messages frequently as we become aware of more information from NHS England:

 

  • The 3 possible Covid vaccines that have been announced are new and have not yet been licensed to be used on patients in the UK – but we are expecting them to be licensed very soon.
  • NHS England has said that there will be some large vaccination centres and some mobile units to deliver and administer the vaccines. However, we do not yet know what there will be in our area.
  • NHS England is looking at the IT issues and other issues such as storage of the vaccines. Once they have finalised arrangements, they will let us know.
  • It is expected that the vaccination will not start for most people until 2021 and it will then take some time to vaccinate everyone who will be eligible.

 

Meanwhile, we need to continue to keep to the advice of washing our hands, wearing face masks and social distancing. We all are looking forward to a time when we will return to life as normal.

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Practice Manager

The Avenue Surgery

 

30/11/2020