Surrey Heartlands Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Partner Update 19th March 2021

Partner update received 19th March 2021
Welcome to our regular Covid-19 vaccination update.  This short update will be published and circulated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, in addition to our weekly vaccination newsletter.
Latest Covid-19 vaccination data The following infographic gives a summary of how we’re doing with our vaccination programme across Surrey Heartlands, as we are approaching having vaccinated almost half of our adult population (with at least one dose):    

Vaccination supply update Despite lower levels of vaccine supply during April, we have really good supply over the next two weeks and local GPs are urging all eligible residents to book their jabs as soon as possible. Anyone in these groups can get their jab by responding to invitations from their local GP-led vaccination service (text messages or phone calls) or via the national booking system (letters and texts). Those waiting for second doses will be contacted directly by the teams who delivered their first dose and all second dose appointments will go ahead as planned. GP led vaccination services are also continuing to contact patients who have not yet received their vaccination to offer them an appointment.  More information here. Lower supply for April means no new appointments are available for larger vaccination centres and pharmacy-led services after the end of March via the national booking service (online and by calling 119).  Vaccination services will continue to focus on those most at risk and second vaccinations (with the vaccine supply for second doses confirmed).  

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
You can find a comprehensive set of FAQs on the local programme on our website here  

Do I need to fill out any forms at the vaccination centre?   No – all necessary information is already available through our IT computer systems. You do not need to bring a pen or write on any forms to receive your vaccination.

Useful links ·       FAQs ·       NHS.UK Covid-19 vaccine ·       GOV.UK Covid-19 vaccination programme ·       Data release ·       Information on priority groups