Since opening the GP Led Rural Rother Rother Vaccination Site in Etchingham in mid January, here is an update on patients registered with Ferry Road Health Centre who have been vaccinated (as of 12th February 2021).
90% of Priority Risk Group 2 (All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers) have received their first vaccination
87% of Priority Risk Group 3 (All those 75-79 years of age and over) have received their first vaccination
86% of Priority Risk Group 4 (All those 70-74 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals) have received their first vaccination
Patients aged 65-69 (Priority Risk Group 5) will be receiving letters from NHS England over the next few days asking them to log on to the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination to book an appointment at either the larger scale vaccination centres or a pharmacy. Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week, to arrange their appointment.
Over this weekend and during the early part of next week, the surgery will be contacting those in Priority Risk Group 6 (clinically at risk https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/961287/Greenbook_chapter_14a_v7_12Feb2021.pdf) to offer appointments at the Etchingham site (transport will continue to be provided, free of charge, by Rye & District Community Transport).
We are aware that some patients are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination, including asking for payment for the vaccination. Sussex Health Care Partnership have published information on this. Please follow the link for details on how to deal with, and report, any calls you may receive.
With effect from Friday 24th July patients MUST wear a face mask or face covering when attending the surgery. This is to protect other patients and our staff, who will continue to wear PPE, including surgical masks, for all face to face appointments. Thank you for your continued co-operation and support.