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Covid Vaccinations - out of stock until 22nd January - strictly patients aged over 80 ONLY.
We received our first batch of 330 Astra-Zeneca Covid vaccinations on 14th January but have now used them all. We have 100 more doses arriving on 22nd January and will be recommencing vaccination when they come.
We have so far (as of 20th January) vaccinated 330 out of 420 eligible patients.
We are trying to contact as many patients as possible to make vaccination arrangements and you may already have been phoned if we think you need a housecall. There are very few reasons to advise against vaccination and we will continue to contact patients to make vaccination arrangements.
The first batch of vaccinations is strictly for patients born on or before 31st March 1941 only ie. aged over 80 in the current financial year. The practice has not been allowed any flexibility on this.
As I understand it health and social care workers and nursing home residents are outwith this group and will continue to be vaccinated by the hospital service only.
NHS Ayrshire and Arran will arrange vaccinations for everyone under aged 80 and they have decided not to allow GP practices to provide these vaccinations (except, possibly, for shielding patients). Adults aged under 80 will be invited to NHS vaccination centres by letter. The Scottish Government have promised that everyone over aged 70 will be vaccinated by mid February. There are currently vaccination centres running in University Hospital Ayr, University Hospital Crosshouse and Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine and hopefully more centres will open at locations yet to be disclosed. Full details should be available on the NHS Ayrshire and Arran website or by phoning 0800 030 8013 between 8am and 8pm 7 days a week.
To make sure you will be called we would suggest ensuring the practice have up to date contact details - you can update details here or if you can't be bothered with the form attach them to your next repeat medication slip.
We now have vaccines for phase two of the annual programme.
Flu vaccinations are available for ALL adults aged 60 and over and for ELIGIBLE patients with chronic conditions or who are carers who are aged under 60.
Appointments are currently available each day.
Phase two of the 2020 flu vaccination programme was expected to start in December with vaccination being offered offered to all adults aged 55 to 64 who would not usually be eligible for an NHS vaccine. However the Scottish Government are currently restricting phase two to adults over 60. Adults aged 50-59 might be eligible for immunisation in phase three if there is sufficient vaccine. Please note this is NOT a decision made by the practice and all local practices are equally affected. While we fully understand that many adults aged 50-59 will be unhappy with the change of policy this is a national policy and we have no say in the matter.
Appointments for flu immunisation are also available at Tarbolton Pharmacy. Pre-booking may be required, just phone 01292 541207 or ask when collecting your prescription.
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