Covid Vaccination Update – 18th January 2021

We are pleased to report that we have been given the go-ahead to resume our Covid vaccination clinics.

Our aim is to offer vaccinations to patients who are clinically extremely vulnerable (see list below) before moving on to the age related groups.

The vaccination clinics for these patients will be as Covid secure as we can make them with appointments more spaced out and are being held when there is less general activity at the hospital.

It is possible that some people have commenced treatment for cancer or a new medication which lowers their immune system, at a hospital or by a consultant and who are not on our clinically extremely vulnerable register. If you are in this situation (or want to check) please email us on

  • solid organ transplant recipients
  • people with specific cancers:
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
    • people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
  • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
  • people having other targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
  • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
  • people with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • people with rare diseases that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell disease)
  • people on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection
  • problems with your spleen, for example splenectomy (having your spleen removed)
  • adults with Down’s syndrome
  • adults on dialysis or with chronic kidney disease (stage 5)
  • women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired

We are aware that there are a small number of patients and healthcare professionals whose appointments had to be cancelled when our delivery did not arrive recently and we will endeavour to re-book these appointments as soon as the clinically extremely vulnerable group are complete.

The next age group (age 70 – 74) is a large cohort of people and we’d like to request your patience whilst we invite, book and administer vaccinations to this group.