TyneHealth, together with the four Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and NTCCG, are working on the final details to deliver the COVID-19 Vaccine for the North Tyneside Borough.
The BMA GP Committee and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) have agreed an Enhanced Service (ES) for General Practice in England to lead the delivery of the CVP (COVID-19 vaccination programme).
The intention is to prepare for a service to be delivered from early December 2020, however the actual start date will depend on the availability of vaccines with the expectation that vaccine availability will be limited to small numbers at the outset with most vaccinations taking place early in 2021.
At present, based on the information known to us, the vaccines require two doses per patient, with a 21- 28 day gap betweendoses. The timing and roll out to patients will be confirmed, but are expected to be in line with the latest JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations) recommendations.
Similar to the flu groups they include:
- Care home residents & staff
- All health & social care workers
- People at high risk clinically
- Those over the age of 50 years
The high priority groups will be vaccinated first as the vaccine becomes more available, with increasing numbers vaccinated in line with vaccine availability. The Enhanced Service (ES) includes provision of vaccinations to housebound patients via home visits, with community service providers expecting to play a role in this service.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme will operate 8am–8pm, 7 days a week, and North Tyneside sites will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.Leave a reply