Westgate and the other surgeries in the CARE PCN Network which are Minster, Birchington, Broadstairs Medical Practice, St Peters and Ash Surgery will be in the first wave of the roll out. In this first wave each network will be given 975 vaccines. The specific requirement for us will be to offer vaccines to patients over 80 years of age who are able to come to our designated site at Minster Surgery. We are aware that many of our over 80s are in residential care or who are housebound and there are plans developing to vaccinate this group. This first wave for our network is to vaccinate those over 80 who can get to the designated site.
The vaccines arrive on Monday 14th December and we will be vaccinating from Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th December.
We will contact patients to book an appointment. We have more than 3,000 patients in this age group and we won’t be able to offer this to everyone in the first wave and are prioritising those that we can contact quickly or who are the most vulnerable so that we use all of the doses available for the most vulnerable.
We ask that you do not contact your surgery to check on deliveries but wait for a message about booking
There will be a second vaccination for the first group of patients in the first week of January. We hope then to receive further batches and will contact the other patients aged over 80 when we have more information about future deliveries. We aim to vaccinate all of our cover 80s before the end of January.