COVID-19 Vaccine Status Update #7: New age group now eligible

People aged 44 – or who will turn 44 before 1st July – are now able to book covid vaccination through the national online system. Follow the link to book your covid-19 vaccination appointment.

All appointments for those aged 44-49 are being scheduled through the national booking system, with appointments at the mass vaccinations sites – the nearest being Centre for Life in Newcastle (details in our vaccines FAQ).

We can’t access this booking system through the practice, so would ask patients to book themselves and please not contact us.

We’re look9ng at ways to make the most of the vaccine supply, and streamline the booking process between the national system, and the city-wide GP programme. We will of course update you as and when the process changes.

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 between the 9th and 13th of February.

Over 33.6 million first doses have been administered in the UK, with more than 12.5 million people also receiving their second jab. 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 mid-February. This week we’ll be contacting those who had their first jab on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, or 13th
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 mid-February. This week we’ll be contacting those who had their first jab on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, or 13th 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 mid-February. This week we’ll be contacting those who had their first jab on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, or 13th 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 mid-February. This week we’ll be contacting those who had their first jab on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, or 13th 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 mid-February. This week we’ll be contacting those who had their first jab on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, or 13th of February.
7*Aged 60-64Yes1st 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 mid-February. This week we’ll be contacting those who had their first jab on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, or 13th of February.
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 44-49 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 40-43 are expected to be invited to be vaccinated soon.
11Aged 30-39WaitNone
12Aged 18-30WaitNone

Additional Information (Updated 26/04/21)

  • *We are contacting patients who had their first jab on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, or 13th of February about their second dose.
  • * 44-Year-olds now eligible to book through the national system.
  • 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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