Covid-19 vaccination update 12 March 2021
I am delighted to report that we have now managed to invite every patient who fall into Cohorts 1 – 6 and the uptake for the vaccine has been very encouraging. Data published by NHS England today shows that 613,879 vaccinations had been delivered across Sussex by Sunday 7 March.
We are aware that NHS England have been writing or emailing patients in cohorts 7 & 8 (all people age 60 or older and people over 55) inviting them to one of the mass vaccination centres. In addition, we as a practice are currently inviting patients in cohort 9 (people over 50) to attend our PCN vaccination site based in Crowborough.
In short, all patients aged over 50 should have received an invite from either us or NHS England. Our invites are to attend our PCN site in Crowborough and the NHSE invites are to attend one of the mass vaccination centres. Any patients who have received an invite through NHSE are welcome to book through our PCN site by calling the practice. However, if you have already booked an appointment through one of the other sites then you are unable to cancel and re-book through us.
Please be advised that we are currently waiting for advice from our PCN, CCG and NHSE regarding the 2nd vaccination programme, please do not call the practice for advice on this, we will contact all patients as we did with the 1st vaccine, either by phone or text message.
This programme has been a massive undertaking and I would like to pay thanks to my staff for their continuous hard work and support. In addition, we would like to like to thank our PCN vaccination site “Saxonbury House Surgery” in Crowborough for the incredible work they have put in ensuring our community are vaccinated.
Covid-19 vaccination programme East Sussex update 25 February 2021
When will I get my jab?
We know there is currently some confusion around who is currently eligible for a vaccination and who will be eligible in the future.
To help with this, we have set out the timeframe for when people can get their jab and how they go about it.
Priority groups 1 to 4
We have now offered the vaccination to everyone who
- lives in care homes and care home staff
- is extremely clinically vulnerable
- is aged 70 or over
- is health and social care staff
More than 90% of people aged 70 and over have received the first dose of their vaccination.
How to get your jab
If you’re in any of the first four priority groups and haven’t had your jab, please book online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination, call 119 free of charge, or contact your GP-led service.
Priority groups 5 and 6
You are now eligible for the vaccination if you are:
- aged 65 and over
- on the GP Learning Disability Register
- 16 to 65 with an underlying health condition
- eligible for Carer’s Allowance
How to get your jab
If you are 65 and over, you can either book your jab online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119 free of charge, or you will be contacted by your GP led vaccination service.
If you are aged 16 to 65 and have an underlying health condition (such as severe asthma, diabetes or lung disease), or you are a carer or on the Learning Disability Register you will be contacted to have your jab by your GP led vaccination service.
Priority groups 7 to 9
People who are:
- 60 years and over
- 55 years and over
- 50 years and over
If you are in one of these groups, we are aiming to vaccinate you by mid-April 2021.
All other adults
The national and local target is to offer a vaccination to all adults by the end of July 2021.
Find out more
Call: 0800 433 4545 (9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday).
Note: You will not be able to book a vaccine on this number.
NEW! COVID VACCINATIONS INVITATIONS
We are now sending invites from the surgery - If you have been sent a text to invite you for your COVID vaccination at Crowborough - please click on the link to book.
Patients 65 to 70
We are texting invites out to this group of patients for clinics next week - please book your appointment.
If there are no appointments left when you try to book please retain the text message and try back later (leave it 3/4 days) as we will add additional clinics when the vaccine becomes available.
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COVID VACCINATION BOOKINGS – The surgery will now be using a text message/booking service for covid vaccinations called AccuBook.
Please read the following carefully:
If you DO NOT have a mobile phone, we will phone your landline when it is your turn. If you DO have a mobile phone AND you have EVER received a text message from us, we have your number and will text when it is your turn. If you DO have a mobile phone BUT you have NEVER received a text message from us, you can let us know your mobile number and give consent for messaging. When you receive your invitation text message, you will be asked to confirm your date of birth and then be able to book your appointment at Saxonbury House Surgery, without needing to speak to us. We will never ask for bank details/payment. Please note, we are not informed of who the central booking service have invited and do not have access to their appointment details – if you have already made an appointment through them, please make sure you attend that appointment. Front Line Health Workers should ask their employer to register for vaccination.
Please do not contact the practice for an appointment
The vaccinations for our patients will be at Saxonbury House practice in Croft Road as only one centre is currently possible in any locality.
There has been a considerable amount of work involved to set up this centre and all the GPs in the locality are working together to enable vaccination as quickly as stocks will allow.
NHSE have given practices a list of priorities for the Vaccination and full details are available at:
Health and Care Workforce Covid Vaccinations 12/1/2021
All health and care workers in Sussex are able to book a vaccination at one of the six hospital-based vaccination sites across Sussex. This includes:
- All NHS staff from primary (including general practice and general dental practice), community and secondary care.
- Staff of independent and third sector health providers.
- Care and care home staff in public, private and not for profit sectors
Health and Care workers can follow the link below to book an appointment: https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/workforcevax/
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES
The NHS is now ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England so that those who need it most will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available.
Currently NHS England (NHSE) are working to provide a number of vaccination centres and are only authorising a single practice in each area to act as the vaccination centre. There is a considerable amount of work involved in setting up these centres. We are working with all other local practices to ensure that there is a vaccination centre in Crowborough and more details will be published as soon as possible.
Please do not contact the practice at this time as we have no further details.