COVID 19 Vaccinations
The national COVID vaccination programme is being delivered via GP Hubs covering populations of 30-50000
Formby practices are going to be working with practices in Ainsdale and Birkdale to form a Covid-19 vaccination hub
The vaccinations will be delivered from a single location in the Ainsdale centre for health and well being. The Pfizer vaccine is the first vaccine licensed and as you may know has to be stored at  very low temperatures.
The Formby Ainsdale and Birkdale hub has not yet been allocated any vaccines but has been advised to expect delivery in January
The  first wave of the programme saw North and Central Southport hub allocated 975 vaccines and they started  on the 15th December
You may be aware of friends or neighbours who were invited for their vaccinations.
The allocation of vaccines is decided by NHS England and  out of our control. We are expecting to receive an allocation in the New Year but we dont have a firm date but planning has already started.
The situation is changing frequently and we will publish any relevant updates
When we do receive an allocation of vaccine we will allocate them based on the national guidance for prioritising at-risk groups.
GPs in some areas have begun taking the Pfizer vaccine into care homes this week for the first time, with batches of 75 doses sent to care homes with larger numbers of residents and staff.
Our GPs are really keen to join the rollout and help expand the numbers being vaccinated especially vulnerable patients, as quickly as possible so that they are protected
We will contact you either by letter, phone call or SMS if we are able to invite you in for your vaccination.
Please don't call the surgery about this . It is an exceptionally busy time for the surgery and we don't have any information to give to patients at this time.
We will update the website as more information is available