COVID VACCINATION UPDATE
We know many people are interested in the covid-19 vaccination and want to assure you that we are working through a priority list set by the Department of Health. You will however have seen media coverage about reduced AstraZeneca supplies at this time.
Therefore we have been advised by the Health and Social Care Board to ensure we try to reserve sufficient vaccine supplies for those needing their 2nd dose over the next 4 weeks.
We have already started to deliver 2nd doses. If you have a date already for your 2nd dose (this is on the vaccine recording card you were given), please attend as planned.
We have been advised to pause calling patients for 1st doses until we can ensure we have reserved sufficient vaccines for those needing their 2nd dose.
We will contact patients needing their 1st doses once we have a supply of the vaccine in order of priority.
Please DO NOT phone the health centre. Our website will be updated with the latest information.
Clinics will usually be held in Donaghadee Parish Church Hall, and we will phone you to make an appointment and advise.
On some of the vaccination days there will be staff shortages and in that situation we may be able to deal with emergencies only.
Latest Information on Covid vaccination
Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses. When enough people get vaccinated, its harder for a disease to spread to those who cant have vaccines.
THOSE AGED BETWEEN 45 AND 69 : YOU CAN NOW BOOK A COVID VACCINATION AT ONE OF NORTHERN IRELANDS 7 VACCINATION CENTRES EITHER ONLINE OR VIA THIS LINK
https://covid-19.hscni.net/ or telephone 0300 200 7813
CARERS: Public Messaging will invite carers ages 60-64 in receipt of Carers allowance, Carer's credit or a registered care home care partner or the main carer for a vulnerable person as well as patients aged 70 or older, and those aged 16-64 who are CEV and have a shielding letter from either their GP or hospital to book to have their vaccination at the regional centres. Carers aged 18 and over can now be vaccinated at the regional centres.
FLU VACCINATION available for patients aged 50 and over
APPOINTMENT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR A FLU VACCINATION AND PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND WITHOUT BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT.
We are now able to give the flu vaccine to those patients aged 50 and over. Please phone the health centre on 028 91 882176 to make an appointment. Alternatively the flu vaccine is also available via local chemists.
(Site updated 08/04/2021)