MWEB – Covid Vaccinations

5300 patients have been given their 1st vaccination so far. All of those registered patients aged over 75 have been vaccinated and all residents of care homes in our area have also been vaccinated.

We are told when there is a delivery and we arrange a clinic around this, often this can be with minimal notice. It could be the Pfizer vaccine or the Astra Zeneca vaccine.

The national vaccination programme is focused on the direct prevention of mortality and supporting the NHS and social care system. All patients have been prioritised into groups, starting with patients residing in care homes and patients aged over 80.

The decision about the priority order for which patients receive the vaccination first is made by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

You can read the full guidance on the prioritisation cohorts via the GOV.UK website.