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Covid-19 February 2021 Update

If you are over 70 and haven’t had your first vaccination yet you can contact the NHS National Booking Service for an appointment.

We are working to contact all patients over 70 by the middle of February but if you haven’t heard from us yet and want to book an appointment, please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.

This will allow you to choose a time slot and location that suits you. If you are not able to book online you can call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. (Please be aware that phone lines can get very busy so you may prefer to call later in the day when it is can be less busy.)

This is only available for first vaccination appointments and if you are aged 70 or over. Everyone else will still need to wait to be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn for a vaccination or for an appointment for their second vaccination if they don’t already have one.

You still need an appointment to get a vaccination so please do not go to any of the centres unless you have one booked. This is important because booking slots are carefully managed to allow for social distancing and the number of appointments is based on the supply available that day.

We are also contacting all patients who are registered as clinically extremely vulnerable and have been asked to shield, as well as people in the eligible cohorts who are housebound. If you haven’t been contacted yet, you should hear from us this week.

Finding your NHS number

You can still book an appointment if you don’t have your NHS number, provided you are registered with a GP practice. However, it will be quicker if you have your number: this will be on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, including prescriptions, or you can find it online at

www.nhs.uk/find-nhs-number

Registering with a GP

You can find a GP practice on the NHS.uk website. You will need to fill in a form to register - for some practices you can do this on their website so check there first. Alternatively, you can download a GMS1 registration form on GOV.UK or arrange a time to pick up a registration form from the GP surgery. If you have problems registering with a GP practice, call the NHS England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 311 22 33.

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An NHS letter will soon land on the doormats of everyone over the age of 80 in Calderdale. This invites you to book your Covid-19 vaccination using a national booking service.

If you have already had your first vaccination, you can just ignore this letter. We will be in touch with you when we're ready to give you your second vaccination.

If you are over 80 and not had your first vaccination you can go ahead and book online or by calling 119. The booking service will offer you the choice to attend your nearest National Vaccination Centre, or if you prefer, you can choose to attend our local Community Pharmacy Vaccination Centre.

This is based at Boots, which is on Market Street in Halifax.

Or you can choose to wait to be invited for a vaccination by your local GP practice.

Please do not call your GP practice as they are extremely busy dealing with patients in need of immediate medical assistance.

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