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COVID Vaccination Update

COVID Vaccination Update

Patients who have already received the first dose of vaccination against COVID-19 and are awaiting their second dose of the vaccination. Based on the current situation in the UK, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have revised their guidance about what the priority should be for vaccination.
Both of the currently available vaccinations offer good protection, which builds from the first dose, and the JCVI have therefore advised that given the current situation in the UK, it’s better to provide a first dose for more people than to slightly improve the immune response for those who have already had a dose.
A second dose will be provided, but with a slightly longer gap than initially suggested.
Patients who have second vaccinations booked on the 10th and 11th January and the 20th and 21st January at Louth Hospital will have these cancelled.
We know this will be disappointing news for those who had a second appointment booked for the COVID vaccination.
Rebooking patients is always the last thing we want to do, and even more so in these circumstances, but we know that our patients are understanding and will support the Government in trying to give the best outcomes for the greatest number of people.
Please also be aware that this is out of the Practices control.