We are all excited to hear that there is progress on a Covid vaccine and that this should improve the quality of life for all of us.
We know that you, like us, are struggling with the confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Everyone is trying to make the best of the situation and, as a practice, we are committed to caring for you in the best possible way whilst keeping both you and our team safe.
To keep you as informed as possible, we will update these messages frequently as we become aware of more information from NHS England:
- The 3 Covid vaccines that have been announced are new and have not yet been licensed to be used on patients in the UK – but we are expecting them to be licensed very soon.
- NHS England have said that there will be some large Vaccination Centres and some mobile units to deliver and administer the vaccines. We do not know yet what there will be in our area.
- NHS England are looking at the IT issues and issues about storage of the vaccine. Once they have finalised arrangements, they will let us know.
- The expectation is that the vaccinations will not start for most people until 2021 and it will take some time to vaccinate everyone who is eligible.
Meanwhile, we all need to keep to the advice of hand-washing, face masks and social distancing but we all look forward to the time when we will return to life as normal.
Thank you for your patience
Jan Lamont, Practice Manger 1.12.20