COVID-19 vaccination update – January 26th 2021
Please do not contact the practice to ask for a COVID-19 vaccination. You will be
contacted when you are eligible.
To make sure everyone gets the vaccine in a safe and controlled way, a prioritisation
list has been established so the vaccine can be given to those who need it first.
We will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you
with information about location and date, so please don’t contact the practice to
ask for a vaccine before then.
We are aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages
offering the COVID-19 vaccination.
Coronavirus vaccines are only available on the NHS. You can be contacted by the
NHS, your employer, or a GP surgery local to you, to receive your vaccine.
Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.
- The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
- The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.
- The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
- The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal
documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.
If you receive a text message from your practice it should start with:
This is a message for [name], date of birth [DOB], from [organisation name].
We are very busy at the moment vaccinating people against both COVID and flu
and also supporting our patients with routine and urgent health requests so we are
unable to answer questions about the Covid vaccination.
If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.