Vaccination Update

Leyburn Medical Practice has provided the following update

The programme for groups 1-4 in Richmondshire has been substantially completed, with a take-up rate within Richmondshire, Hambleton & Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group area of 97% and in excess of 90% for the Leyburn practice.

Currently, groups 5 & 6 are being contacted for vaccination. While NHS policy is to contact those in group 5 and ask them to attend mass vaccination centres, the option remains for those in that group to wait to be contacted to attend the local vaccination centre. The practice is contacting patients in those groups in order of age.

While vaccine supplies have been uncertain recently, as the pharmaceutical companies reconfigure their plants to increase output, this will pick up again in March.

Patients who received their first dose before Christmas will be contacted to attend for their second dose on either 11 or 12 March at Tennants.