The HSE plans to distribute Covid Vaccination via GP Surgeries to patients aged 70 years and over. It is anticipated that this roll-out will begin in late February 2021. This is entirely dependent on the availability of supply from the manufacturers
INITIAL DELIVERIES OF VACCINE
Due to this uncertainty it is unlikely that the initial deliveries will be sufficient to cover all over 70s in the first instance. Therefore a hierarchy has been determined by the HSE. The vaccine will first be offered to those aged 85 and over, then to those aged 80-84 years, 75-79 and so on as supply becomes available. Age is the only criteria for vaccine distribution in this phase of the roll-out as determined by the government.
Patients in the over 70 category can only receive the vaccine from their GMS registered GP. The vaccine will not be available from Pharmacies or other GPs than your own GP.
It is also important to note that there is no 'List' for vaccination. Once the practice receives vaccines we will contact you to organise your Covid vaccination.
Further details will be announced when this information is known as this situation is rapidly evolving
As per media reports Covid vaccination in some General Practices in Ireland should commence from next week
Annagh Medical Centre does not expect to receive any vaccines until early March 2021 as per HSE Delivery Schedule
There is no need to contact the surgery to arrange vaccination. Once we are aware of if/when/how many vaccines we will receive we will contact patients directly to come in and receive their vaccine.
For further information I will update our website www.annaghmedicalcentre.com with same as soon as it is made available to us
If you are concerned that you might have contracted the Coronavirus, please DO NOT attend the practice. Please call the practice for further advice)
Further information and guidance can be found at:
Health Service Executive:
Department of Foreign Affairs travel advice: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/