*VACCINATIONS UPDATE*

As you will be aware, the government have recommended offering booster vaccines to 40-50 year olds as well as those patients already eligible in cohorts 1-9.

Unfortunately the four practices in our primary care network feel that due to rising demand for appointments, and the increase in demand that we can usually expect during the winter months, we are unable to support any further extension of the booster programme.

We have therefore had to withdraw from offering this service.

We will continue to offer booster vaccines to patients in cohorts 1-9 (i.e. the over 50s and anyone eligible for a flu jab) and have clinics planned over the next four weekends based out of Cadbury Heath Health Centre. However after these clinics have finished we will be stopping.

Patients who are not in cohorts 1-9 can arrange a vaccine by calling 119 or going online (click here) . There are a number of local pharmacies who are offering the service as well as the mass vaccination centres at UWE and Bath Racecourse. You can also go to the Grabajab website (click here) and see what walk-in options are available in the area.

Over the course of the programme we have delivered 54,976 vaccines. Our staff have worked over and above their normal hours to stand up clinics on evenings and weekends and ensure our patients are double-jabbed. We have ensured we have offered boosters to our most vulnerable patients and have vaccinated all patients in care homes and who are housebound. This has been a phenomenal achievement and we are very proud to have been a part of the programme. We also want to thank our patients who have supported us while the programme has been ongoing.