Over 65s invited to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments
The NHS in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire is inviting people aged 65 and over to log on to the national booking service website and arrange to have their COVID-19 vaccination.
The COVID vaccination programme across Humber, Coast and Vale is progressing at pace. Local NHS is now inviting over 65s to have their vaccine at one of the region’s large scale vaccination centres (Askham Bar in York or Hull City Hall) or local pharmacy services.
Eligible people can book their appointment by contacting the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. Those who cannot do it online can call a free 119 number, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. The system allows patients to pick a convenient location and time. The phone line can get very busy, so please try to ring later in the day if you can’t get through straight away. British Sign Language, text relay and interpreter services are available. If you can’t book any slots in your preferred location, please try again later, when more appointments are added to the system.
Alternatively, if travelling to one of the sites available via the national booking system is difficult, over 65s can choose to wait until their local GP-led vaccination services contact them to have their vaccine closer to home. The NHS assures that no one will be missed and local practices will be in touch at the appropriate time with those who could not go to a large scale vaccination centre.
This vaccination programme is the biggest in our history. While it will take some time to offer the vaccine to all eligible people, we are pleased that we are moving swiftly through cohorts identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and are now able to invite over 65s to book their jabs.
COVID VACCINE NEWS
We are in the process of calling patients and booking appointments at the Beverley Racecourse for COVID-19 vaccinations. Patients will be contacted as soon as it is their turn to receive the vaccine so please DO NOT contact us to enquire as we need to keep the phone lines available for patients booking routine appointments. Thank you.
WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS
Following the latest Government guidance, we will be asking everyone into our surgeries to wear a face covering.
If you are exempt from wearing one (see guidance below), we understand and would not ask you to provide evidence of this.
Please also note, we cannot provide any letters for patients confirming their exemption from wearing face coverings due to illness or disability. It should be sufficient for you to declare that you are eligible for exemption from wearing face covering, if you are challenged.
However, certain organisations have excellent face covering exemption cards that patients can print off or add to smartphones.
The Keepsafe ones (on the link above) are very good and there are also easyread posters explaining about face coverings and exemptions and cards that can be printed off for you to use.
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