We are planning for our COVID-19 vaccination service to be open to eligible patients from the end of the week commencing 11 January 2021 onwards and we will soon start booking our patients into clinics accordingly.
Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS staff will work alongside GPs. They will also be targeting the cohort of people who are the most vulnerable patients and considered at the highest risk, people aged 80 and over and care home workers. As before the NHS will contact those currently eligible and invite them to attend an appointment – please don’t contact your GP in advance of this.
Our Primary Care Network consists of Hedingham Medical Centre, Freshwell Health Centre, Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery, Pump House Surgery, Coggeshall Surgery and Kelvedon and Feering Health Centre.
It is likely that we will be carrying out vaccinations at our designated site at the Pump House Surgery, Nonancourt Way, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2SW.
For the whole programme the key messages are as follows:
- This is a phased vaccination programme which will expand over the coming months starting in the coming weeks.
- The NHS will be in contact with people when it is their turn to have the vaccine. Wait to be contacted. We will invite you when we have vaccines.
- When someone is called for an appointment, please can they make sure they attend; and
- In the meantime, continue to abide by all the social distancing, mask wearing and hand hygiene guidance.
The latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme is online on the NHS website. For further information on the local vaccination programme in Essex, please visit the area’s local COVID-19 vaccine page. That page will be updated as the programme expands and more information becomes available:
We advise that you check there first if you have questions about the safety or effectiveness of COVID vaccines, or your priority to receive a vaccination.
Please visit our website for updated information.