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Over-80s invited to register for Covid vaccine

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Letters will be sent to those over 80 over next 10 days

More than 4300 Island residents over the age of 80 are being invited to have the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.
 
Over the next 7-10 days, letters will be sent to those over the age of 80 along with an information leaflet explaining what is involved in having a vaccination and the vital role the vaccination programme plays in the fight against the pandemic.

A separate process is in place to arrange vaccinations for those over 80 who live in a care or nursing home.
 
Residents are asked to respond swiftly to the letter so that they can register initially.

Only those who are able to make their own way to Noble’s are invited to register at this point; further information will be sent to those who need support with travel or who are housebound.
 
After registering, individuals are asked to await their appointment call, which may come several weeks later, in line with the delivery of vaccines to the Island and the roll-out programme. 

Appointments will be released for both doses of the vaccine and filled on a rolling basis.
 
Vaccinations are currently given at Ward 20, the hub created on the Newlands site at Noble’s Hospital, where PPE and social distancing protocols are in place.    
 
Patients should not call 111 unless they have received a letter or if they are unable to make their own way to Noble’s at this time. 
 
Information about the vaccination programme is available on the government website at www.gov.im/covidvaccination