Covid-19 Vaccinations

The group of 5 GP practices in the North Cotswolds is working with Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group to develop a plan for the vaccination of patients registered with a local GP.

It is likely that vaccinations will be offered at a central location initially with staffing provided by all of the local practices and volunteers. Two doses will be required for the vaccination to be effective.

We believe that the first group of patients to be vaccinated will be those aged over 80 years.

We are unable to book appointments currently but please be assured that patients will be contacted as soon as the vaccine becomes available.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination for 50-64 Year Olds

Unfortunately we have still not received any direction regarding flu vaccinations for this group of patients.

As soon as we hear any further update affected patients will be contacted.

Seasonal Flu Vaccinations

We would really like to conclude this year’s flu vaccination programme in the next couple of weeks in order that we can concentrate on the proposed Covid-19 vaccination programme.

We currently have the following numbers of patients who have not come forward (or declined) a flu vaccination for this year.

  • Age 2 & 3 – 18 children
  • Age 4-11 in at risk groups – 11 children
  • Age 12-17 in at risk groups – 11 young people
  • Age 18-64 in at risk groups – 163 people
  • Age 65+ – 217 people

We are fully re-stocked with vaccine and appointments have been made available to book online, for adults. Appointments are available this evening and during the rest of the week.

If you have decided not to have a flu vaccination this year please let us know so that we do not spend time following you up – email is the easiest way to do this L84031.gp@nhs.net or give us a call – 01451 830625.

Mobile Testing Units for Covid-19

A reminder that the mobile testing unit continues to be available at various locations across the county.

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 can have a test, but must book in advance by visiting the NHS website or calling 119.

Locations are detailed on the Gloucestershire County Council website.

Please note that there may be changes due to site conditions or the need to divert units for outbreak management elsewhere.

You can find more information on the Testing Unit Locations page on the Gloucestershire.gov website.