COVID-19 vaccinations

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The NHS is now offering vaccinations to people who are over the age of 32. 

Affinity Care are providing vaccines from Shipley Medical Practice and will contact eligible patients when it is their turn.

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but you will be invited for a vaccine when it’s your turn so please do not contact your practice or the NHS for an appointment. The NHS is working hard to make sure those at greatest risk are offered the vaccine first and people will not be able to make an appointment until they have received their invitation.

Please note that vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112. The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.

This will be the largest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS and you can really help us to deliver it to those that need it most by doing the following:

  • please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine – we will contact you when it’s the right time.
  • when we do contact you, please act immediately and make sure you attend your appointments.
  • please continue to follow all the guidelines – hand hygiene and social distancing in particular – to control the virus and save lives.

For more information about the vaccine, please visit the NHS website – www.nhs.uk or have a look at these frequently asked questions