COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
COVID-19 Vaccination announcement - over 80s only.
Octagon will be starting to offer Covid-19 vaccinations to our patients in the priority groups starting with those patients over 80 yrs in the coming days. Eligible patients will be contacted directly by our staff to arrange an appointment. If you have a valid mobile phone listed to your medical record you will receive a text message to book this yourself. Please don’t contact your practice to request a vaccine as we will contact every patient in the over 80s cohort (or their registered carer) and this may take a few days. There are enough vaccines for every patient over 80 on our patient list so please do not worry, we will ensure that we can support every patient.
If you are under 80 you will not be included in this cohort, with further cohorts being confirmed by NHS England and not Octagon Medical Practice. Please do not call us to request a vaccination or date if you are not within the over 80s cohort as we will not have any information to give to you.
As soon as more vaccines become available, they will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.
Please continue to abide by all the social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
For more information from our CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) please follow the link below.
At this stage, please do not contact your practice regarding a COVID vaccination as we will be contacting you or your nominated carer.
Opportunities for members of the public to volunteer at sites to support the vaccination programme will be available very soon, so please keep an eye on our social media and the Octagon website for further information.