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Bridlington to receive COVID vaccinations in the community

Bridlington residents who are the most at risk and vulnerable are to start being offered the
COVID vaccination from this week. The Bridlington Primary Care Network (PCN), which
includes all six of Bridlington’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.

Graham Wood, The Bridlington PCN Manager said, “We are delighted to have been given
the opportunity to start offering this vaccine to our most vulnerable patients here in
Bridlington. I am looking forward to seeing the smile on the face of our oldest resident (103)
when she attends for her vaccination”.

“We would like to reassure our patients, across all six 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, 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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