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COVID VACCINE UPDATE

NHS England has announced that they’ve written to patients in cohort 7 (those aged 60 years and over) inviting them to book an appointment at one of the local nationally run vaccine clinics. This is great news and means more people will have access to the vaccine. We continue to work through cohorts 5 (those aged 65-69) and 6 (those aged 18 – 65 years in an at risk group).

WHAT THIS MEANS

Cohort 6 – those aged 18 – 65 years in an at risk group:

If you are aged 18 – 65 years with an underlying health condition that puts you at greater risk, or the carer of someone who is at greater risk, we will contact you to invite you for your vaccine when we have one for you. Please don’t worry if you don’t get the call right away, there are lots of people in this cohort and it will take us some weeks to get to everyone. If you think you may be in cohort 6, you can check the list of medical conditions on this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – https://healthierwigan.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination-faqs

Cohorts 5 and 7– Those aged 60 – 70

If you are aged 60 – 70 years without an underlying health condition you will receive a letter from NHS England inviting you to book an appointment at one of the local nationally run clinics. If you are able to we would strongly encourage you to take up an appointment at one of the national clinics. However, if you are housebound or you are unable to get to the location of the local nationally run clinics, please don’t worry. Just let us know and we will put you on the list for a vaccine at one of our GP led clinics.

If you are aged 65+ and didn’t action your letter or have changed your mind about having the vaccine, you can still book your appointment, you just need to call 119 or visit www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine