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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

GP at Hand is delivering the COVID-19 vaccine, in line with the government’s priority list

Following the successful roll out of COVID-19 vaccinations to the first four JCVI priority groups, we are now moving on to the next priority groups.

  • Anyone who is 65 or over, Clinically Extremely Vulnerable ("Shielding" group) or works as a front line health or social care worker can book their vaccination online
  • Additionally, those aged 16-64 with an underlying health condition that makes them vulnerable to COVID-19 and many carers will begin to be invited over the next few weeks. Invitations will be sent out by GP Practices and the NHS.

Across the UK, this is the largest of the priority groups, so it will take a number of weeks to offer vaccination to everyone in this category. The rate limiting factor nationally and locally will be the supply of vaccines, so please bear with us as we invite patients as quickly as supply allows.

Over the coming weeks we will be sending invitations by text, so please look out for a message from us. 

We are planning to offer vaccination appointments across a number of our clinics as well as at our central Vaccination Hub in Parsons Green in order to make it as easy as we can to get your vaccine.

Please don’t otherwise contact the practice or the NHS asking about vaccination. We will be in touch with you when it is your turn to be vaccinated. 

In the meantime, please continue to follow the national public health guidance to control the virus and save lives – Hands – Face – Space. COVID-19 is still very prevalent and highly infectious: the risk of catching it is the same as ever for people who have not been vaccinated and we don’t yet know whether those that are vaccinated can still spread the virus.

Frequently asked questions

Q1. When will I get a vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases in priority order. You will be contacted when you are eligible for vaccination. Please try to avoid the temptation to call us to ask when this might be. We are dependent upon supplies of the vaccine being delivered to us so are unable to give a firm date at this time. Rest assured we are working through the groups in priority order as fast as supplies allow.

Q2. When will I get my second dose?

Current guidance is that you should receive your second dose between 10 and 12 weeks after your first dose. We will ensure an appointment is booked for you to receive this.

Q3. I am a front line healthcare worker and I need to let you know this, so that I get called for my vaccine

If you are a frontline health or social care worker, you can book your vaccination online.

Q4. I’m not in one of the priority groups, when will I get vaccinated?

Once the priority groups have all been vaccinated, it is expected that Mass Vaccination Sites will be set up around the country to enable the rest of the population to receive theirs. We continue to follow the guidance provided to us by the UK Government.

Q5. Can I pay to get the vaccination done privately?

No. COVID-19 vaccines are currently only available via the NHS vaccination programme at this time.