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Posted on January 11th, 2021

Acorn Surgery has now had official notice to start delivering the COVID vaccination programme along with the other Practices in the Huntingdon Primary Care Network (PCN) – Hicks Group, Priory Fields and Papworth Surgery. The patients of all 4 Practices will be invited to one central Vaccination Site in Huntingdon with the first appointments due shortly for the most vulnerable patients aged 80 and over. Patients in care homes and those who are housebound will also take priority, in line with NHS England’s plan. Patients in other age groups and also patients who are clinically extremely vulnerable due to their health condition will be invited as soon as we have notification from NHS England of our next vaccine delivery date.

Some patients in the first priority group may have already received a text to their mobile phone with a link to book an appointment, others will be contacted by one of our Team by telephone in the next day or two so we can book on their behalf.

PLEASE DO NOT RING THE SURGERY as we need to leave our phone lines clear to continue to delivery our regular GP services. We will contact you. Our staff can’t answer any queries you might have about the vaccine, or cancel vaccine bookings.

Thank you for your patience, we have been keen to start for some time and our Team is looking forward to starting the process of vaccinating our patients against this virus.

Patients who are classified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable include:-

  • chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and severe asthma
  • chronic heart disease (and vascular disease)
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease
  • chronic neurological disease including epilepsy
  • Down’s syndrome
  • severe and profound learning disability
  • diabetes
  • solid organ, bone marrow and stem cell transplant recipients
  • people with specific cancers
  • immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
  • asplenia and splenic dysfunction
  • morbid obesity
  • severe mental illness
These are the priority groups in order, as decided by NHS England

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