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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Updated 24/02/2021

The Practice is working as part of The Coastal Network (Primary Care Network) to deliver the COVID Vaccination Programme to the population of Teignmouth & Dawlish, at Dawlish Community Hospital.

We have delivered thousands of vaccinations to the population of Teignmouth, Dawlish and surrounding villages and are now working through cohort 6 in the below poster. Cohort 6 is anyone aged 64 and under, who is in an at risk group. Please note that this is not everyone who is eligible for the flu vaccination, there is a very strict criteria set by Public Health & NHS England which we cannot deviate from. We ask that patients respect this and do not become abusive to our Reception team who are simply applying the rules given to us.

You can view the criteria for cohort 6 here, please note that asthmatics are only eligible if they fit the criteria which can be found here.

Patients in cohort 6 are being contacted in age order, from oldest to youngest. Please note that at present cohort 6 are unable to book in at the Mass Vaccination Site at Westpoint.

Cohort 5 (anyone aged 65-70) should have recieved a letter from NHS England asking them to book online or by calling 119 at the Mass Vaccination Site (Westpoint). This is to allow the practices to focus on the much larger cohort 6. If patients in cohort 5 are unable to get to Westpoint, you must contact the practice to book in at Dawlish Hospital.

Cohorts 1 – 4 – We have completed the first dose vaccination of cohorts 1-4 in line with the Prime Minister’s ambition. There are however a small number of patients in these cohorts that may not have been vaccinated due to being unwell, away or in hospital at the time. If you are in cohorts 1-4, and have not yet had your first dose of the vaccination, please contact the practice as a priority to arrange an appointment for this. We will also be contacting these patients to follow up booking their first doses.

Second doses – We are working our way through contacting patients that have received a first dose of the C19 vaccinaiton to book their second dose appointment. Please do not contact us regarding this, we have a list of patients that we are working through in order of when they had their first dose. Second dose appointments shall be 77 or 78 days following their first dose. Going forward, anyone that has a first dose will be given their second dose appointment

We ask that patients wait to be contacted by the practice for their COVID vaccine, please do not contact us unless we have tried to contact you to book in for the vaccine. You can help us by ensuring that we have a mobile number for yourself or a nominated representative (i.e. family member) so that we can contact you via text message. You can update your contact details here: Update mobile / email address

Finally we would like to thank our patients for their continued co-operation and understanding whilst we work to deliver the CVP, our teams are working extremely hard to minimise the impact this has on the normal runnings of the surgery and appointments. Please bear with us if there is a slightly longer wait than usual for an appointment with our Nursing team or if we are delayed in answering the phone. The surgery can also be contacted via eConsult which is monitored throughout the day if you have a non-urgent administrative or clinical query.

Yours sincerly,

Will

Practice Manager

Click “MORE” to view the priority groups poster.