Following the recent government announcement in response to the public health emergency from the Omicron variant of COVID-19, we have massively expanded our local vaccination appointment availability leading up to Christmas.
All of the Ely PCN sites (St George’s Medical Centre, St Mary’s Surgery, Burwell Surgery, Haddenham Surgery, Staploe Medical Centre and Cathedral Medical Centre) will be offering local vaccination appointments during surgery hours. We expect to deliver around 10,000 doses before Christmas.
Over the next few days we will be sending text messages for you to book your appointment, and the National Booking System has also increased their capacity and are making appointments, so you should be able to find something suitable for you. For people who do not have a mobile number, your surgery will be in contact shortly.
The government has asked that this push on booster vaccinations to be the NHS number one priority. We will continue to provide necessary essential and urgent care, but routine procedures and appointments will be lower priority – temporarily – to enable us to focus on getting the vaccinations done.
To be clear, this DOES NOT mean that GP Practices are closed, we are simply asking you to contact us only if you really need, for the next few weeks. Please consider the local Pharmacy or 111 for minor ailments and the NHS website is an excellent place to find help and guidance, but DO contact us for serious or urgent advice.
Thank you – your continued support and understanding is very much appreciated.