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COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Dear patients, 

As you will know, the Covid vaccination programme is underway and some of our patients have already been able to receive the jab at Portchester Health Centre.  Our staff have been proud to be part of a huge local effort to protect so many people, so quickly. 

In time, a vaccine will be available for everyone, but at the moment the clear priority – nationally and for us – is to focus on the most vulnerable first, those aged 80 or over,  people in nursing homes and nursing home staff, and some frontline health and care staff.. 

Please be reassured that we will be in touch with you when it is your turn. We know that many of you are keen to be vaccinated as soon as possible, but we must ask everyone to be patient – we are not holding reserve stocks of the vaccine and so cannot simply add in extra appointments. Calling or messaging the practice will not get you an appointment more quickly, but it will take our staff away from their other work. 

The government has said that the vaccination process will be a marathon, not a sprint. It will take time to protect everybody, but we will be in touch with you all as soon as we possibly can. And while you wait for that invitation please remember to do the basics, to keep yourselves safe – wash your hands, cover your face, and give other people space. 

Very best wishes, 

 

The Partners at Westlands Medical Centre

Prescriptions

If possible, please continue to request repeat prescriptions via Patient Access (EMIS) if you are already registered, or the NHS App which you can self-verify for. Alternatively you can click this icon to detail the medications you need.

If you have not already nominated a pharmacy, you can do it here.

Please note the advice here on 'rescue' medication.