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Message from NHS Wigan Borough CCG on the Covid-19 vaccination programme

The Government have asked all GP Practices to get ready to deliver a Covid-19 vaccination programme.

We don’t currently know when a Covid-19 vaccine will be available. Your GP practice is working hard with us and local GP practices to make sure that they are ready to offer the vaccine when it is available.

It is likely that, like the flu vaccination, the most vulnerable people will be offered the vaccination first, with larger numbers of people being offered the vaccine later in the New Year when we expect more vaccine to be available.

We can assure you that in the Borough we will follow the clinical guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care and the Joint Committee of Immunisation and Vaccination on the prioritised people eligible for Covid-19 vaccination.

Different vaccines are currently in clinical trials with each vaccine having different practical requirements for delivery. Our plans will be finalised when we know when and what vaccines will be approved and available for us to use.

At the moment we don’t have any further details and can’t give you any information on when you will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccination, so please don’t ring your GP practice for details about the vaccine.

When we are able to take bookings, details will be on our website, your practice website and in the local paper.

In the meantime, we are encouraging people to have their flu vaccination as soon as possible as you may need a short gap between your flu vaccination and COVID vaccination. As well as protecting yourself against the flu virus, you are also protecting your family and friends.