The Devizes Primary Care Network (PCN) is, once again, gearing up to support the National COVID Vaccination Programme by offering Booster vaccinations to all eligible people. We will continue to use the facilities of Corn Exchange in Devizes to deliver this next phase of the COVID Vaccination Programme, offering Boosters from 29th September onwards.
Boosters will initially be offered to the over 80s and Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, prioritising Care Home Residents and Housebound patients, as well as frontline Health and Care Home Workers, and ultimately offering booster vaccinations to all eligible patients over the age of 50.
All individuals that fall into the above categories will be eligible to receive their Booster vaccination provided that they are at least 26 weeks from the date of having received their second dose of the COVID Vaccination.
Eligible patients will be contacted by the NHS National Booking System when they are due to receive their Booster. We would ask that patients await this invitation which may be sent by letter or text message before attempting to book their booster.
If you feel you are eligible, please follow this link to Book or manage a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
If you are unable to access the Internet or are struggling to use this link, patients may phone the National Booking Service on 119 to make a telephone booking.
The Pfizer Vaccination will be offered to all patients for their Booster regardless of which vaccination was administered for the 1st and 2nd dose. Astra Zeneca will only be offered if there is a clear clinical reason why the Pfizer vaccination would be unsuitable. All Patients will have to wait 15 minutes after receiving their vaccination.
NHS England has advised that the Flu Vaccination Programme should continue as planned and should not be delayed pending the roll-out of the Booster Programme. Therefore, please continue to book your Flu Vaccine directly with your GP Practice and do not cancel any Flu appointments already made.
Flu vaccines will not be available at the Corn Exchange at this stage.
We are extremely proud of our achievements in delivering the COVID Vaccination Programme to the people of Devizes and beyond, and have given 48,000 vaccinations to date. This has ensured that our community has the best possible protection against the COVID-19 pandemic.
We would ask that you be patient with our teams working at the Practices as well as at the Corn Exchange during the next phase of this process. We are, as always, here to help you, but this is an ever-changing environment which makes it especially challenging to deliver.
We thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.