We are very pleased to announce that Sheringham Medical Practice has been chosen as a Wave 6 site for Norfolk and will be going live for the delivery of a Covid vaccination service from Saturday 16 January.
In the first cohort, we are to vaccinate all over 80s who are able to get to the surgery and will then continue to invite patients in line with government guidance. We will write to all patients as they become eligible for vaccination and then we will telephone to make an appointment.
Please be aware, however, that as some clinics will be scheduled at very short notice you might get a call to book your appointment before receiving your letter. When you are contacted by telephone you will be booked for both your first and second vaccinations. The second dose will be given twelve weeks after the first. Please ensure you can attend both appointments when offered your appointment slot.
Please do not contact the practice about booking an appointment. We will be in touch as soon as we are able to. Patients are being clinically prioritised by age and other risk factors and we need to ask a number of questions prior to booking. This is time-intensive process and we will not be taking any bookings if patients call us.
We will be diverting staff to make these calls so please be aware that you may experience longer wait times on the phone if you are calling for a routine appointment.
We are very excited and proud to have the opportunity to provide the Covid-19 vaccination to patients and we very much look forward to welcoming you to the practice to receive the vaccine.