Penn Hill Surgery

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NHS COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME UPDATE

Across Somerset the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.

All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services may will also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.

We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.

All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

In terms of any planned appointments with <insert name of the GP practice>, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

 

You can really help to support the local vaccination programme and our surgery by:

 

  • Attending all booked vaccination appointments at exactly the right time you’re asked to
  • Unless you are in the groups being invited now, please don’t contact the surgery to seek a vaccine, you will be contacted by the NHS when it is the right time;
  • and whether you have had your vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.