Birmingham and Solihull CCG have launched a new vaccination programme website which includes really useful information about Covid vaccination role out locally.
The website includes a frequently asked questions page as well as information for people who have been invited for an appointment. Please promote this through your networks.
- GPs are vaccinating those aged 80 and over, as well as care home workers and residents, identified as priority groups for the life-saving vaccine.
- This is going well and early data suggest that Birmingham and Solihull are ahead of the national average.
- The vaccine will then start to be offered to people, in order of priority.
- In parallel to this, health and social care staff are being vaccinated at the vaccination centre based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
- Further hospital hubs at Birmingham Children’s, Heartlands and Good Hope Hospitals are set to open imminently.
- Birmingham’s first mass vaccination site is due to open soon.
- Community pharmacies have been identified to offer the vaccination.
- Health are expecting the first deliveries of AstraZeneca ‘Oxford’ vaccine in the coming days.
- Patients will be contacted and invited for vaccination; we would urge them not to contact the NHS enquiring about vaccination, we will contact them. Your help with reinforcing this message and encouraging patients not to arrive too early for their vaccination would be very much appreciated.
- Work is ongoing with local clinicians to engage with community and faith leaders, to encourage communities and individuals with concerns to come forward for the vaccine.