The NHS vaccination programme is underway in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire as part of the national roll out.
Vaccinations started in the county on 8 December in Nottingham University Hospitals and Sherwood Forest Hospitals who are vaccinating those aged 80 and over, as well as care home workers and residents, identified as priority groups for the life-saving vaccine.
The vaccine roll-out is initially being co-ordinated by Hospital Hubs who are calling forward patients who meet the criteria based on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s recommendations.
Amanda Sullivan, Accountable Officer, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG, said: “Healthcare professionals in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have been working tirelessly over the last 10 months to care for the public and keep them safe throughout the pandemic.
“We have been working closely as a system to roll out this programme of work over the last few months as part of a huge national effort to protect our patients against the virus. I would urge the public to come forward when they are called up for the vaccine and to make sure they attend their appointments. Please do not contact your GP for a vaccine; you will be contacted by the NHS when it is your turn.”
- please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you;
- when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments; and
- please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
Press release issued by the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG