Covid-19 Vaccinations will start this week for Tarporley residents.
Tarporley Health Centre, who are working in conjunction with other local GP Practices in The Rural Alliance Primary Care Network have published the following statement.
“The Rural Alliance practices will receive 975 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday 6th January. We will be delivering the Rural Alliance Covid vaccine clinics, using this vaccine, on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th January. These clinics will be held as Primary Care Network clinics at Cheshire View which is the Freemasons Hall in Christleton. The address is: Cheshire View, Plough Lane, Christleton, Chester CH3 7PT.
Drs Adey & Dancy have 145 appointments to book across the 3 days. We will be working with our colleagues from Bunbury, Kelsall, Malpas, Tarporley & The Village Surgeries Group.
We will be arranging for our most elderly and frail patients to attend for a 10 minute appointment on one of these days, with a second appointment exactly 12 weeks later. They will be expected to wait in the building for 15 minutes after their vaccine for observation.
We ask that patients do not attempt to enter Cheshire View until their designated appointment time. Patients can attend with a member of their family or carer if required, e.g. if they have poor mobility etc. Wheelchairs or walking aids can be used throughout the building, the access is via a ramp.
We ask that everyone attending socially distances themselves from the person in front of them.
Patients will need to bear with us, this will be approximately 35% of our over 80s. We are limited by the national supply and we do not know when the next delivery will be. However we are told that vaccine delivery will improve over the coming weeks.
This is very great news for our patients.”
For further updates see https://tarporleydoctors.gpsurgery.net/…/covid-19…/…
Additionally, CWAC Council have published this urgent message from the NHS:
“If you’re eligible for a vaccine, but are yet to be contacted, please remain patient. You will not be missed. More vaccination services will be available in the New Year and the NHS will contact you when it is the right time to come forward.
Please do not contact your GP practice, local hospital or council to seek a COVID-19 vaccine appointment – appointments cannot be made in this way.
The recent rise in cases and emergence of a new variant of the virus also shows that we cannot let our guard down now.
Continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing and hand hygiene guidance as, until a vaccine has been fully rolled out, this is the most effective way to reduce transmission of the virus and help save lives.”
For futher CWAC Covid-19 updates see https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/…/coronavirus…