We are pleased to announce that, we have now invited all patients aged 18 years and over for a COVID-19 vaccination. People can book to receive their vaccination at our local site at Church Farm in Ripley. Alternatively you can access a vaccine at other sites by calling 119 (including some pharmacy sites and Derby Arena). If you (or a family member/friend) have not been contacted by us, then please let us know as we may need updated contact details.
We have now given nearly 60000 Covid-19 vaccines locally and are keen to get as many remaining people vaccinated as soon as we can. Vaccines are the way out of this pandemic and they are the best way to protect people from coronavirus and have saved thousands of lives. We know that vaccinated people are far less likely to get COVID-19 with symptoms. Vaccinated people are even more unlikely to get serious COVID-19, to be admitted to hospital, or to die from it. There is growing evidence that vaccinated people are less likely to pass the virus to others. It is so important that as many people as possible are vaccinated against COVID-19 and we would urge all of our patients to get vaccinated and to encourage their family and friends to have the vaccine also.
People under 40 are being offered the Pfizer vaccine following national guidance. Those that have already had a first vaccine will be invited for a second dose (of the same vaccine) at the appropriate time. If anyone believes that they may have been overlooked then please contact us at the practice.
If you want the latest vaccination updates, you can follow events and the latest news via the links below:
For more detailed information; visit our Joined Up Care Derbyshire website.