Covid-19 Vaccinations for Health and Social Care Workers (21.01.21)

Covid update re Health and Social Care Worker vaccinations. If you fall into this category, please DON’T call your practice, but instead follow the below: 

We would love to be able to vaccinate all eligible patients but as we have limited and sporadic supply, must prioritise our elderly population. These require local provision often due to health and mobility issues. 

However, we are pleased to advise that provision has been made for all frontline Health and Social care workers (H&SCW) via East Lancs Hospital Trust (ELHT). The Trust requests that all H&SCW organisations (which includes dentists, pharmacies, optometrists & LCC) have a named responsible person who will collate a list of all their staff. The list will be sent to a designated ELHT e-mail address and then ELHT will contact those individuals to book them in to the appropriate hospital vaccine hub – either Burnley General Hospital or Royal Blackburn Hospital. We have been advised to tell you that this is strictly on a booking system, and walk-ins will not be seen.  Once contacted please book ASAP as appointments are for a limited window. 

You will need to take your workplace ID badge to confirm your eligibility. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Updates

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We are aware of letters being sent out by NHS England with an invite to have your COVID vaccination at Blackburn Cathedral.
If you do not wish to take up this offer for any reason, please wait for our phone call to invite you to book an appointment here at the health centre.
At the moment we have no timescale, but please be aware we will contact you with an appointment as soon as we possibly can.
Please could we remind all patients not to contact the surgery regarding the COVID vaccination.
We are in the process of contacting patients in the following order of group priority:
  • all those 80 years of age and over
  • all those 75 years of age and over
  • all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • all those 65 years of age and over
  • all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  • all those 60 years of age and over
  • all those 55 years of age and over
  • all those 50 years of age and over
This is a staggered process, so please can we ask again that you wait to be contacted.
Thank you for your co-operation.