Horncastle Medical Group are part of the East Lindsey Primary Care Network (PCN) and we are working collectively at Louth County Hospital to provide this service for all East Lindsey patients in the PCN. Staff are being provided for these clinics at Louth County Hospital from Horncastle Medical Group .
In addition to this Horncastle Medical Group will be offering clinics at the Surgery as we receive vaccines, which is often at very short notice. These clinics, where possible will be used for those patients who are unable to travel to the sites at Louth and Boston and high risk patients will be prioritised.
The list of COHORTs are detailed below:
1 Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
2 All those 80 years of age and over
Frontline health and social care workers
3 All those 75 years of age and over
4 All those 70 years of age and over and Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
5 All those 65 years of age and over
6 All individuals aged 16 years** to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
7 All those 60 years of age and over
8 All those 55 years of age and over
9 All those 50 years of age and over
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorised in those aged 16 years and over. The AstraZeneca vaccine is only authorised for use in those aged 18 years of age and over
Further guidance can be found here: Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 30 December 2020 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
If you are a carer you will be vaccinated in COHORT 6, when we vaccinate patients aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions (this is not extremely clinically vulnerable)
Please do not contact the surgery in regards to your COVID vaccination we will contact you. We are contacting patients as per the guidance issued by the Government and we are unable to vaccinate outside of the cohorts. The situation is changing on a daily basis so please bear with us and we will keep patients updated on our website and Facebook page.
If you do not know your NHS number, which you need to organise your appointment, you can find it using this service: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/