Covid Vaccine Update

This week we begin to invite Cohort 6 for their Covid vaccination at Newbury Racecourse. Cohort 6 consists of those aged 16-64 with certain underlying health conditions including those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. (JCVI cohort 6) This is a large cohort and this cohort will take us some time so please bear with us as we work through this group.

For further guidance on the cohort groups can be found on the Gov.uk website.

We are aware that the government has begun to send letters to patients in the 65-69 age group (JCVI cohort 5) inviting them to book their vaccination. If you are in this group this means you will not be routinely called in to the Newbury racecourse because the government/NHS will send you a letter to book at a mass vaccination centre or pharmacy site for your vaccination.

If you would rather come to the racecourse because of any accessibility issues or because that is your preference, you should contact us via email hungerfordsurgery@nhs.net or via an enquiry form on our website. Please avoid phoning as this makes it difficult for patients who need to receive medical attention to get through. Please note however we may not be able to offer you an appointment within the same timescales as you may be offered one at a mass vaccination centre.

Please also note that you will receive your second dose at the same location as your first.

If you are aged  70 or over and have not yet had the vaccine, you should call us as soon as possible.