Update 21st April 2021
We are now contacting patients via text message and telephone to arranged the second covid vaccines for those who had their first PFIZER vaccination on 6th & 7th February.
If you have a mobile number recorded on your notes please remember to check for a text message from the Surgery offering you the 2nd appointment.
Update 14th April 2021
We are currently contacting patients via text message and telephone to arrange the second covid vaccines for those who had their first PFIZER vaccination on 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th and 31st January and will be shortly moving on to those who had it on 1st and 2nd February. If you have a mobile number recorded on your notes please remember to check for a text message from the Surgery offering you the 2nd appointment.
Please be aware that we are not able to book patients in for their 2nd ASTRA ZENECA (Oxford) vaccine as we are awaiting a delivery. Once we have a confirmed delivery date we will be contacting those patients who had the AZ vaccine on 24th January.
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