New: COVID-19 Vaccine Status Update #6

People aged 45 and over are now eligible to book their first covid-19 vaccine, and other news in our 6th weekly update.

Please remember, our Reception team does not have additional information or access to lists for first or second jabs. We are asking patients to refer to these updates for information, leaving the phone lines open for patients who need to speak to us.

Last week, eligibility was opened up to part of the 10th priority group – people aged 45-49. People in this group can book online at one of the national vaccination sites, with the closest being Centre for Life in Newcastle (details in our vaccines FAQ).

Appointments can be booked at NHS.uk.

We are not yet able to book appointments for 45-49-year-olds through our systems. Please book via the national system and don’t ring the practice.

Everyone in groups 1-9 have now been offered the vaccine. Clinics for second doses are released weekly and will be 11-12 weeks after your first dose. This week we will be recalling patients for their second jabs who received their first on the 3rd, 4th, 6th, or 7th of February.

Nearly 33 million first doses have been administered in the UK, with almost 10 million people also receiving their second jab. We will next contact people who received their first jab on 27th, 28th, and 30th January. The latest figures can be found on the Government vaccine dashboard.

Status by Group:

All current statuses, availability and actions are shown below, with changes in bold with asterisks.

PriorityGroupAvailabilityAction
1Care Home residents and carersYes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine

2nd dose: These are scheduled through care homes
2*80+, Front line health workersYes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available)

2nd dose: Appointments for a second jab are now available for those who received their first vaccination in early February. This week we’ll be contacting those who had their first jab on the 3rd, 4th, 6th, or 7th of February.
3*Aged 75-79Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available)

2nd dose: Appointments for a second jab are now available for those who received their first vaccination in early February. This week we’ll be contacting those who had their first jab on the 3rd, 4th, 6th, or 7th of February.
4*Aged 70-74Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available)

2nd dose: Appointments for a second jab are now available for those who received their first vaccination in early February. This week we’ll be contacting those who had their first jab on the 3rd, 4th, 6th, or 7th of February.
5*Aged 65-69Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available)

2nd dose: Appointments for a second jab are now available for those who received their first vaccination in early February. This week we’ll be contacting those who had their first jab on the 3rd, 4th, 6th, or 7th of February.
6*Aged 16-64 with health conditionsYes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available)

2nd dose: Appointments for a second jab are now available for those who received their first vaccination in early February. This week we’ll be contacting those who had their first jab on the 3rd, 4th, 6th, or 7th of February.
7Aged 60-64Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available).

2nd dose: These will be scheduled 11-12 weeks after the first.
8Aged 55-59Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available).

2nd dose: These will be scheduled 11-12 weeks after the first.
9Aged 50-54Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available).

2nd dose: These will be scheduled 11-12 weeks after the first.
*10Aged 40-49Yes (Aged 45-49)Those aged 45-49 can now book through the national system at this link.

We are not yet able to schedule appointments through our system, so please use the national booking system rather than contact u
s.

Those aged 40-44 need to continue to be patient and wait for eligibility to expand.
11Aged 30-39WaitNone
12Aged 18-30WaitNone

Additional Information (Updated 19/04/21)

  • *We are contacting patients who had their first jab on the 3rd, 4th, 6th or 7th of February about their second dose.
  • *Public Health England has released new guidance on the AstraZeneca vaccine. Find out more about the AZ vaccine here.
  • If you were called at short notice by an external source to Eagles or Newcastle Racecourse and haven’t completed a short notice form, contact us as soon as possible.*A small number of patients were sent text messages in error last week – details of text message error are here.
  • New clinics for second doses are released a week in advance and will follow the order of the first dose clinics.
  • If you came to a short notice appointment for your first jab, you should have submitted a short notice form. If you haven’t, please contact us as soon as possible. Those who came to short notice appointments will be contacted by NGPS directly about their second vaccine.
  • A virtual booking system is in place. Read our post from 19th March for information.
  • If you’re attempting to book at a mass site and are being given locations outside of Newcastle and can’t travel, either keep trying as availability will change, or wait to be contacted by us.
  • For information on second doses and the process for adult carers, please look at our earlier post at this link.

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