Primary care supportive of Covid vaccine programme

Primary care across Lincolnshire are fully supportive of the Covid vaccine delivery programme.

That is the message from NHS Lincolnshire CCG.

Speaking last Tuesday, a spokesman added: “Primary care across Lincolnshire are fully supportive of the COVID vaccine delivery programme.

“The county’s NHS has approached primary care delivery of the COVID vaccine in accordance with geographical coverage, ensuring that all areas and people of the county will benefit from local access.

“In some parts of the county, neighbouring practices will deliver the vaccine, supported through our primary care network structure.

“This improves our ability to balance the delivery programme with ongoing primary care services whilst having developing a vaccine delivery programme that 
covers all of our patient population.”

Dr Dave Baker, GP and South West Lincolnshire Locality Lead, NHS Lincolnshire CCG, added: “Healthcare professionals are already playing a key role across 
Lincolnshire in protecting people against coronavirus, and will continue to do so as the vaccination is rolled out to more people over the coming weeks and months.

“This is the greatest vaccination programme ever undertaken by the NHS and, to help vaccinate people safely we will be working with local communities to deliver it in convenient and familiar settings.

“This is a huge national effort to protect our patients against the virus and I would urge the public to come forward when they are called up for the vaccine.”

The latest phase of the rollout is being co-ordinated by GP-led primary care networks with more practices and community pharmacies in other parts of England joining during December and in the coming months.