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Beverley to receive COVID vaccinations in the community

Beverley residents who are the most at risk and vulnerable are to start being offered the
COVID vaccination from this week. The Beverley Primary Care Network (PCN), which
includes all of Beverley’s GP practices, will start to administer the vaccine over the coming
days.

Because of the storage and transportation requirements of the vaccination, the practices
must administer them all from one designated location. Patients over the age of 80 with the
greatest clinical risk are being offered appointments first.

Dr Colin Garnham, local GP and Clinical Director for Beverley PCN said, “We are delighted
to have been given the opportunity to start offering this vaccine to our most vulnerable
patients here in Beverley.

“We would like to reassure our patients, across all of our practices, that we will be contacting
you all to offer you this vaccine. This is being done according to clinical priority, starting with
our most vulnerable patients. In time, we will be extending this to our other at risk patients,
but please be patient and wait for us to contact you as we have dedicated staff allocated to
doing this.

“We would like to thank all of our staff, who have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic,
and have stepped up to this new task of delivering the coronavirus vaccine without
hesitation.”

The order in which patients are prioritised for the vaccinations has been determined by the
Joint Committee of Vaccinations and Immunisation (JCVI) as they are at the greatest risk
from COVID-19.

People are required to have two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, up to 12 weeks apart and
may not be protected until at least seven days after their second dose of the vaccine. When
booking a patient’s first appointment the practice will also book their second appointment
and it’s important that people attend their second appointment.

 

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