COVID-19 vaccination programme – what you need to know
The NHS is making good progress rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination programme. You can find more information about how this is happening in Sefton and what you can do to support the programme on our website here.
How you can help
We ask for your support and patience as we continue to roll out the programme. Please be assured, you will be contacted when it is your turn to be vaccinated.
Over the last few weeks, practices have seen a sharp rise in the number of phone calls and queries received all relating to the vaccine.
Practices need to ensure their phone lines are accessible for those who need help and support with their healthcare needs and are therefore asking patients to not contact the NHS and to wait their turn.
In addition, for those people who have been invited for an appointment, we ask them to:
- Attend their booked appointments at exactly the time they are asked to, so that we can avoid queues in this cold weather
- Please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – even if you have received a first dose of vaccine, you should still continue to follow these rules to keep you and those around you safe and free from COVID-19.
Once you have received your first dose of the vaccine, arrangements will be made for you to receive the second dose 12 weeks afterwards. This will be done in the same place as your first vaccine. You do not need to contact the NHS to arrange this, we will contact you.
You can also find some frequently asked questions that we are receiving in Sefton regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations here.
Frequently asked questions