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Update from Chineham Medical Practice January 2021

As many of you will know, the local Covid 19 vaccination centre is based at the Hampshire Court Hotel, RG24 8FY and is in collaboration with all practices in North Hampshire. This arrangement was decided as the Government required the service to run at Primary Care Network population scale and it minimises disruption of normal general practice services. The capacity at the Hampshire Court Hotel is increasing to match increased availability of vaccination supplies and we are ready to increase the number of people vaccinated as soon as we have it. We are following the priority guidelines established by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). Their priority list is as follows: 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 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 We appreciate the concern and frustration people feel when they know there is a vaccine and they can't get access to it. Please be reassured that as soon as we have stock we will be contacting eligible patients directly in order of priority to organise these appointments. Although we are unable to be specific about when individual groups will be receiving their vaccination as this is entirely dependent on national availability of stock which is not controlled locally, people will receive the vaccination. In the meantime you do not need to contact the practice to request a vaccine. Please keep safe and follow the government guidelines. Dr Tim Cooper, Chineham Medical Practice