Advice for frontline social care staff on second vaccinations
If you were vaccinated at Derriford Hospital Plymouth, Torbay Hospital or North Devon Hospital you should have an appointment for a second vaccination or the hospital will be in contact to confirm your appointment.
If you were vaccinated at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital please refer to the following letter.
If you were vaccinated between Monday 25 and Wednesday 27 January at Westpoint please refer to the attached letter.
Vaccinating health and care staff
COVID-19 vaccinations are currently being delivered across Devon in phases according to priority groups identified nationally by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation.
NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group is working with local hospital hubs and GP practices on a plan that ensures health and social care staff have access to vaccinations as soon as possible, with vulnerable staff within these groups prioritised.
It’s great that so many staff are keen to get vaccinated and getting this delivered is a priority for the Devon health and care system.
We are asking staff not to contact their local GP, hospital, or services like NHS 111 to seek a vaccine.
For more information about vaccines, please see:
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine
Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 30 December 2020
Travelling to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment
DCC have put together this advice to help people get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Register with a GP to ensure you are invited for vaccination
People who aren’t registered with a GP will be encouraged to do so as soon as they can. This will ensure they are invited for the coronavirus vaccination when it’s their turn.
Details of local GP practice are available on the NHS website.
Interval between COVID-19 and flu immunisations
The current guidance from the Green Book. Based on current information about the first COVID-19 vaccines which may be used, scheduling of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines should ideally be separated by an interval of at least 7 days to avoid incorrect attribution of potential adverse events.