Local Coronavirus Vaccination Programme
To date 20 local vaccination centres have opened and official figures released week show that 64,000 vaccinations have been delivered in seven weeks across the region.
Roving teams have now vaccinated care home residents and their efforts will now turn to vaccinating patients who are housebound. These patients will be contacted by their GP surgery or by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust.
Hospital Hubs at University Hospital, Coventry, George Eliot Hospital and Warwick Hospital are continuing at pace to vaccine their staff as well as health and social care from throughout Coventry and Warwickshire.
Local Large Vaccination Centre at Stoneleigh NAEC
A new Large Vaccination Centre opened its doors to patients on Tuesday 26 January. Located in Hall 1 at Stoneleigh NAEC, the new centre will vaccinate patients who have received an invitation through the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Booking Service.
The NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service
The NHS will write to eligible people (based on the JCVI cohorts) offering them to book through this service.
People will be able to book their appointment in a vaccination centre or community pharmacy when these come online.
Letters will initially go to people aged over 70 and over who live in reasonable travelling distance of Stoneleigh and Birmingham (currently up to 45 minutes), and who haven’t already been vaccinated through other NHS vaccination services.
As more locations go live across the country, the number of letters going out to people will significantly increase, expanding to other priority groups.
Ensuring patients can access the service when they need to
In line with the process already in place for other vaccination services, the NHS will contact people when it is their turn to book their vaccine.
It will also not be possible to get a vaccine at a Vaccination Centre or Community Pharmacy without an appointment.
Reaching out to local communities
Local councils continue to work closely with faith and community leaders, local organisations and support services to address common misconceptions and myths. So far they have reached out to the following groups to equip people with the information they need to communicate with their communities.
Covid-19 vaccination guides for older adults are available in a range of languages, including Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Turkish.
Across the country pharmacies are beginning to be able to offer the vaccine and we can expect to see some this being available in Coventry and Warwickshire. These will be announced by NHS England closer to the time.
Websites and Useful Information
- Coventry and Rugby CCG https://www.coventryrugbyccg.nhs.uk/Be-Healthy/COVID-19-vaccination
- South Warwickshire CCG https://www.southwarwickshireccg.nhs.uk/Your-Health/COVID-19-Vaccination
- Warwickshire North https://www.warwickshirenorthccg.nhs.uk/Be-Healthy/COVID-19-vaccination