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Covid-19 vaccinations: GPs will inform patients of time

THE Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway with over 150,000 doses of the vaccine administered to healthcare workers, care home residents and those aged over 80 and over.

Healthcare teams are working very hard to vaccinate everyone in order of priority and GPs will contact you when it’s your turn.

Those at greatest risk of catching the disease and suffering serious complications from Covid-19 are being offered the vaccine first.

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The Department of Health has published the phased plan for Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme which closely follows the prioritisation list recommended by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

The programme will be progressed by offering vaccination in order of age, to those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, and to those with an underlying health condition.

The rate of progress from one phase to the next will depend on the availability of vaccines which are supplied as part of UK-wide arrangements.

You will be invited for vaccination when it is your turn and as more supplies become available, you do not need to contact your GP.

 

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