Covid Vaccinations

Cohort 7!!

Some people in cohort 7 (aged 60-64) will start to receive invites from the national booking service over the next few days. These patients are being directed to the national booking website and will be able to book appointments for the national sites.

If you have received a letter from the national NHS booking system, please book an appointment through their website or by calling 119.  New appointments are regularly added to the system, so please keep checking back with the site if you need to. 

Please DO NOT contact us to book your appointment, we are currently vaccinating people aged 65 and over, or those aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions.  We aren’t yet vaccinating people under 65 without underlying health issues.

When we move to vaccinating this group, along with the other North Devon GP practices, we will contact you.

Vaccination Roll Out!

Here at Caen Medical Centre, we have started the roll out of the covid vaccination programme and working alongside 14 other GP practices we are holding clinics in the Barnstaple Leisure Centre.  We are reliant on the national delivery of vaccines and we then arrange our clinics around those dates. 

We are delighted that there is a vaccination and we will be playing our part in the NHS wide roll out over the coming months as it will take some time to vaccinate everyone  – we thank you for your patience and understanding.

We are working our way through the cohorts, as set out by the national team. We are now starting to starting to send invites via SMS (text message) rather than telephone calls, if you have registered a mobile phone number with us. This will include a link to book your appointment directly through a system called Accurx. The SMS (text message) will say…..

Dear *Patient name*

You have been invited to book your COVID-19 vaccinations. Please click the link to book your vaccination times *link to site*

Caen Medical Centre

If we do not have your mobile phone details you will be contacted by telephone by one of our team, but please ensure we have your up to date details on record.

Invites to the mass vaccination centres at Exeter, Taunton and Wadebridge as well as Westward Ho! are also being sent out by a central national team and we do not have the facilities to book for those. We are working hard to vaccinate as many of our patients as quickly as we can and we hope that this service will be easier for patients to book in when is most convenient for them.

Please do not contact the practice about these vaccinations as we or NHS England will contact patients directly and we will share all the information as it develops on our websites and social media to keep you as informed as possible.

Information about the COVID19 vaccination programme can be found here:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/