The vaccination programme is being rolled out nationally and locally as quickly as possible with large vaccination sites being set up in a variety of locations, rather than individual GP practices vaccinating their own patients, to meet the national requirements. Wigan CCG and Wigan Borough GP practices have set up 4 vaccine centres: Robin Park Leisure Centre, Wigan, Leigh Leisure Centre, Leigh, St Peters Pavilion Hindley and Golborne Parkside Community Centre.
Wigan GP practice staff and vaccinators are working really hard across the Borough with over 10,000 vaccinations administered so far.
– Over 80s or care home residents (group 1&2) – GP practices are continuing to prioritise residents in these two groups.
– If you are aged 70-79 or clinically extremely vulnerable (previously received a shielding letter from Government) (group 3&4) please wait for your GP practice to contact you when it’s your turn.
We understand how much people want to be vaccinated themselves or to have their loved one vaccinated. At this moment in time we cannot give you a definite date or timescale but please be assured you/your family member are on our list and will get invited in turn.
If you receive a letter from NHS England inviting you to book an appointment at one of the National sites but you would rather attend a local centre, that’s fine, you don’t need to do anything your GP practice will be in touch soon.
Dr Patel and Partners have staff dedicated to making these very important telephone calls and as soon as stock arrives we are on the phone booking patients in. We have now made at least one attempt to contact all our patients aged over 80. Please call the surgery if you are over 80 years old and have not yet secured an appointment.
Thank you for your patience.