We are texting patients to book in their COVID vaccine our texts will end in A87019.text@NHs.net. This is NOT a scam! Please follow the link when you have been sent it to book both appointments in.
For up to date information on the GP led North Tyneside COVID-19 vaccination programme, please go to https://tynehealth.org.uk/covid-19/. This includes information on who is currently being invited for their vaccination and a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Please be assured, we will contact you for your COVID vaccine when it is your turn.
Worried about the North shields COVID-19 Vaccination Centre click here to see how easy it is https://voda.org.uk/north-shields-covid-19-vaccination-centre-walkthrough/
We are currently working through groups 1-6. Please don't contact the surgery if you are not in these groups we will contact you soon.
Alice Holliday is VODA’s new Community Health Champion who can listen to the concerns of the patient and signpost where necessary. You can pass on Alice’s work contact details for the patient to contact her direct:-
Alice Holliday - Community Health Champion
Tel: (0191) 643 2626 Mob: 07709 244 578 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice works Monday to Thursday part time, so there may be a slight delay in her reply.
More info on Community Health Champions available at : https://voda.org.uk/community-health-champion/
Following extensive trials, the first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK and is now available to priority groups.
Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The vaccinations may not take place at your GP practice, but rather a local vaccination service (led by GPs, practice nurses and community pharmacists) who are responsible for delivering the vaccine to people in your community.
When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccination, you will receive an invitation to come forward. This may be via the phone, or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system. We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we are asking people not to contact us to get an appointment as you will not be able to get one until you are contacted.
If you have been invited to receive your COVID-19 vaccination at the Centre for Life you can still choose to have your vaccination locally in North Tyneside. You do not need to travel to Newcastle for your vaccination. You can wait until you receive an invite for a vaccination at one of the local vaccination venues in North Tyneside.
FAQs and the latest vaccination information can be found on the TyneHealth website.