Covid Vaccine Over 70's
February 11th 2021
If you are 70 or over and haven’t had your COVID-19 vaccination please book now
NHS teams in Kent and Medway are working hard to offer the first crucial dose of the vaccine to everyone in the top priority groups by the middle of February.
The last invites to those aged 70 and over or on the Shielded Patients’ List (extremely clinically vulnerable) who are yet to be vaccinated have now either been delivered or are due to arrive this week (w/c 8th Feb), meaning vaccines have been offered to everyone eligible whose contact details the NHS has.
The NHS is determined that nobody should be left behind. So if you are aged 70 and over and haven’t had your first dose yet, please come forward now and make an appointment at nhs.uk/covidvaccination, or by phoning 119 if you can’t use the internet.
The NHS will also be directly following up with the remaining people in this group by phone and letter, particularly those the Shielded Patients’ List – if that is you and you haven’t been written to, you can contact your GP.
GPs and their teams will also be prioritising going out to housebound patients this week too.
The NHS is well-used to delivering millions of vaccines a year and is moving quickly to roll out this vaccine to those who need it, but it’s important that we remember this will be a marathon, not a sprint.
The public have an important part to play to help the NHS, so we are asking:
please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – that means staying at home as much as possible and following the ‘hands, face, space’ guidance when you are out;
please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine unless you are 70 or over or on the Shielded Patient List, we will contact you when it is the right time;
and when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments, and try to arrive exactly when you’re asked to, so that we can avoid queues in this cold weather.