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COVID-19 UPDATE (20/01/2021)

SHP Text Messages inviting patients to book their COVID-19 vaccination...

We are now starting to offer electronic COVID-19 vaccine bookings for Solihull Healthcare Partnership (SHP) patients who have mobile phones.

If you receive a text message from SHP, this is a legitimate way to book your vaccine appointment. Please follow the instructions within the message, which will enable you to book your first COVID-19 Vaccination appointment.

As with calls and letters, text messages inviting patients for their vaccinations will be prioritised according to Government guidelines and those at highest risk.

If you are unable to book your vaccine via text message or you do not have a mobile phone, rest assured we will be calling you when it is your turn for your vaccination. Please do not call the practice. Thank you for your continued patience.

NB: Please note you may have received an initial text message in error due to a technical glitch, for which we apologise, this has now been remedied and resent correctly.

For the latest information, we will be updating this page and social media regularly.

COVID-19 Vaccine Text Message

 

COVID-19 UPDATE (18/01/2021)

We are continuing to work hard to deliver our COVID-19 vaccination programme to patients and are making good progress.

Did you know?

To date we have delivered 3,643 vaccines to SHP Patients, care homes and healthcare workers*, with no wastage, last week we administered 1,496 vaccines (11th to 17th January 2021) and this week we are administering a further 1965 vaccines (18th to 24th January 2021).

PLEASE DO NOT CALL, Please wait your turn…

You may have seen on news reports that in some areas of England, people over 70 and those considered clinically extremely vulnerable are now being invited for their COVID-19 vaccinations.

We are continuing to work hard to prioritise vaccinating care home residents and staff, and those aged 80 and over. We will then be offering the vaccine to SHP patients who are aged 75 and over, and those people who are aged 70s and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.

You'll be invited to get a vaccine as soon as it's your turn, by phone or letter. In the meantime, PLEASE DO NOT CALL the practice to ask about your COVID-19 Vaccination. Please wait your turn.

To find out more…

COVID-19 Vaccine - What you need to know - Click here to find out more 

COVID-19 Vaccine – Why do I have to wait? - Click here to find out more 

If you think you should be eligible for the vaccine you can call the national NHS helpline on 119.

Thank you for your patience…

For the latest information, we will be updating this page and social media regularly.

 

*COVID-19 Vaccines administered from 16th December 2020 to 17th January 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE (13/01/2021)

We are continuing to work hard to deliver our COVID-19 vaccination programme to patients and are making good progress.

Did you know?

To date we have delivered 2147 vaccines to SHP Patients, care homes and healthcare workers, with no wastage (from 16th December 2020 to 10th January 2021), and this week (11th to 17th January 2021) we are administering a further 1435 vaccines.

Who is being offered a COVID-19 vaccine currently?

SHP are prioritising giving vaccines according to Government guidelines and it is being offered to those at highest risk. We are currently prioritising vaccinating people in care homes, and people aged 80 years and over – that’s over 3,300 SHP patients!

The order in which people are being offered the vaccine is in age order and as follows;

  • Those aged over 80 years with multiple clinical conditions and/or a weakened immune system
  • Those aged over 80 years
  • Those aged over 75 years
  • Those aged over 70 years
  • Adults on the NHS shielded patient list
  • Those aged over 65 years
  • Adults under 65 years with long term conditions

Those aged 50-64 will be offered it later.

Why would I not be offered the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine?

Due to the complexity of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, we have been unable to offer it to patients who have a history of allergies, those on blood thinning agents and patients who are housebound. However, with the planned roll-out of further vaccines over the coming weeks, the list of people who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine will change as more people are offered it.

COVID-19 Vaccine Hub…

We are proud to be amongst the first to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and to continue to protect our patients. SHP Monkspath is one of four COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs in Solihull and we are committed to get to everyone as quickly as supply allows us.

To date SHP has received 3582 vaccines, and as soon as further supplies have been confirmed by NHS England and are available, we will be administering these as quickly as possible.

How are patients invited for a vaccination?

In England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local vaccination centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL or contact the practice to ask about your COVID-19 Vaccination - We are working in accordance to Government guidelines and will be in touch with you directly when you are eligible and it is time for your COVID-19 vaccination. It is important not to contact the practice for a vaccination before then. We are currently being inundated with calls daily and would please ask that you wait your turn for your vaccine.

For most patients you will be either be called by SHP to attend locally or by letter for the national booking system.

If you have received a letter?

If you have received a letter from the NHS national booking centre inviting you to book your COVID-19 vaccination you can do this online or on the phone using the details provided.

We will call you…

If you receive a letter and have already booked a vaccination with SHP, please ignore the letter. If you receive a letter but wish to have your vaccination locally, we will be contacting all patients when it is time for your vaccination.

Letters sent by the national booking team are different to contact from us, your GP. If you wish to book into a mass vaccination centre, please do not contact the practice, as they will be unable to book you into the mass centre.  Please use the details in the letter to book your appointment.

Thank you for your patience…

From all the team at SHP, we thank you for your continued patience and understanding whilst we roll-out our COVID-19 vaccination programme.

A reminder, please DO NOT CALL or contact the practice to ask about your vaccination.

For the latest information, we will be updating this page and social media regularly.

 

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