Covid Vaccination Update: 18.02.2021

Booking process

NHS England are now writing to all patients as they become eligible for a Covid vaccination in line with the NHS priority groups listed below and therefore to avoid duplication we will no longer send letters directly from Mere Surgery.

The Groups:

1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3. All those 75 years of age and over
4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
5. All those 65 years of age and over
6. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at a higher risk of serious disease and mortality
7. All those 60 years of age and over
8. All those 55 years of age and over
9. All those 50 years of age and over

When you receive a letter from NHS England you can choose to book your Covid vaccination appointment at one of the Covid Vaccination Centres offered in the letter either by:

  • Telephoning 119
  • Following the link provided in the letter
  • Or wait for us to contact you to make an appointment at Michael Herbert Hall, Wilton

When you are vaccinated at one of these centres the information is sent to the surgery so your medical records are updated.

There is no need to advise us if you have booked an appointment at a vaccination centre.

We will continue to monitor patients who haven’t been vaccinated at a vaccination centre and Mere Surgery will contact these patients direct to offer a vaccination appointment at our local Primary Care Network vaccination centre at Michael Herbert Hall in Wilton.

These appointments will be offered and booked by telephone or text message as clinics are released to us.

Mere Surgery have now offered vaccinations to all our patients in the first 4 priority groups and are moving onto the next groups which are patients aged 65-69 and those aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions and unpaid carers. If patients in these groups receive a letter from NHS England please book your appointment as detailed above.

Housebound patients

All our housebound patients have received their 1st vaccination and we will make contact again when we have more information about the 2nd vaccination.

Attending for your appointment

Please make sure you keep your vaccine appointment. If you are unable to attend, please remember to cancel as it is very important no vaccine goes to waste due to patients not attending for their appointment. Vaccinations appointments are limited and by cancelling your appointment it will allow another patient to be seen.

2nd vaccination clinics

Patients who received their 1st vaccination at Michael Herbert Hall in Wilton will be contacted to arrange a 2nd vaccination in due course.

As soon as appointments are released we will start contacting you. Please do not telephone the surgery.

Vaccinating People Under the Age of 18 Years Old

Pfizer vaccination appointments have now been released so we will contact patients who fall within priority groups 4 and 6 to book an appointment.

Social Care Worker Vaccination

If you are a Social Care Worker you can now self- refer for a vaccination by visiting the Coronavirus Vaccination page on the NHS website.

You will need to self-declare you meet the criteria and provide evidence when you attend for your appointment.

Volunteers

We continue to welcome vaccinators to help with the vaccination programme, so if you are interested please contact the surgery.

Contact details

Please remember to update your contact details by visiting our website by completing our Change of Personal Details form.

Please help us to speed up contacting you by registering your mobile and land line number and if you have an email address as this will help with any referrals being made for you.

Please remember the surgery is still open, if you have any medical concerns

Thank you
Mere Surgery