Following massive efforts from the staff at the local surgeries and the vaccination team at North Cotswolds Hospital the majority of patients aged over 75 years in the North Cotswolds have now been vaccinated with the 1st dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
To date, not one drop of Pfizer vaccine has been wasted and this is testament to patients who have worked with us to attend on time and often at short notice – thank you.
A large proportion of healthcare workers and voluntary workers involved in supporting vulnerable patients and the majority of patients resident in care homes and their staff have also been vaccinated in the last few weeks.
Many of you will have heard Marie Tew, the Business Manager for the North Cotswolds Primary Care Network and Dr Hywel Furn-Davies, Clinical Director of the North Cotswolds Primary Care Network on the Adrian Chiles show on Friday or seen them on BBC News. The coverage showed them receiving the 1st delivery of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Moreton – and this is now being administered to patients who are housebound, in the local area.
Unfortunately, our programme has now been suspended to allow vaccine to be delivered to areas of the country where there are still people over 80 to vaccinate. As a result the large delivery of vaccine we were expecting this weekend was cancelled.
As soon as we are able to secure another delivery of vaccine and are given the go ahead to move further down the cohorts we will be in touch with patients to book appointments.
In the meantime, we will start planning for the next group of patients who will be called. These are patients aged over 70 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (and shielding currently). If you fall into this group and have a mobile phone which we may not have on record please let us have your up to date details by emailing L84031.firstname.lastname@example.org.