Details of how GP practices in Liverpool are starting to vaccinate priority patients.
Groups of GP practices in Liverpool are beginning to invite people aged over 80 to have the Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine – this brief update explains more about how the process works.
You don’t need to contact your GP practice or another NHS organisation to ask for your vaccination – or to request one for a member of your family – you will be invited when it is time for you to be vaccinated, either with a letter or a phone call.
The city’s GP practices are working together to vaccinate patients, so you might not be contacted by your usual practice, and you might need to go to a different location for the vaccination itself – you will be told where to attend when you are invited in. When you have had your vaccination you will be told when you will need to go back for your second dose.
Not all areas of the city have started vaccinating yet, so don’t be worried if you or a family member is over 80 but hasn’t heard anything so far. You might know others over 80 who have been invited for their vaccination already, but that doesn’t mean that you are a lower priority. GPs and other practice staff are working hard to vaccinate as many people in this group as quickly as possible, and during January many more people will be invited in, but it is only the start of the vaccination programme and it will take some time to work through everyone.
For further information about the Covid-19 vaccine, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
You can also find general information about the Covid-19 vaccine here: www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine.
Hi There, i was hoping to find out who to contact to register our organisation for COVID vaccine for frontline workers. we are working with vulnerable users as frontline service. thanks in advance.
Hello, I am in phase one group vulnerable and also my son. My GP is contacting all other GP's within practice to get advice on me having Pfizer as I have 14 sensitivities and allergies to drugs, one was breathing and rash, no anaphylaxis. But have reacted to previous vacs and had to have steroids each time. I have requested steroids in advance for the covid vac. Right now GP has said do not have it until he gets more info back. My question is, if I cannot have Pfizer then maybe I can have Oxford at some point, but how would I know when it is avail and how to get it? A complex problem which you may not be able to answer. Thank you for your time
Thank you for your response. Yes she has had a letter through and I attempted to ring for advice on 119, they advised I speak to GP has they did not know what to advise. I spoke to GP after initial call who stated she should receive it in a hospital setting but this could take months? When I asked how we would know he stated to just keep phoning. Her doctors aren't the easiest to get in touch with (took us 3 days and then an hour and a half just to request a prescription) so she is worrying about it alot. Thanks
My grandmother is 80 years old, she has received her letter for vaccination, however she has previous history of anaphylaxis from penicillin. I have spoke to call handler from 119 and her GP and I am unable to find resolution as to what she should do, or whether she will still be getting the vaccine. Noone is providing concise answers! How do I find out what will happen. She has underlying health conditions also
Hi I have had a kidney transplant currently I only have 14% function left and I am also immunosuppressive will I still be able to get the vaccine....
Thank you for your reply to my previous email. My mum has now has her first vaccine so anyone who is also anxious might be be reassured by that.
Hi. My elderly clinically vulnerable mum received her letter. On attempting to book a vaccine there were no local options iin Liverpool - not one anywhere in the ciity. She can't travel far. How is it that no Liverpool options appear for her when we type in her postcode? Can we type in a random postcode in Liverpool instead - to see if a local city based centre actually exists?
My Dad is 87 and just received his vaccination appointment. When we tried to book him in for the vaccine, the Medical centres were in St Helens, Blackburn, Manchester and Stoke and West Yorkshire. He`s in a Wheelchair and it is hard for him to travel. He lives in Walton, Liverpool. Why are they sending people over 80 out of there own city.
My mum is 83 with heart condition at woolton medical centre quarry street. Has had no contact re vaccine.she is very anxious as we lost my dad to covid in october. She thinks invite might be lost in post. Is there any way to check if and when an invite has been sent. She cant get through to gp ?
Hi My father who is 80 has not yet been contacted to go for his vaccine .yet in other parts of Liverpool people in their 70s we know are receiving their vaccines . Surely this is not fair and shouldn’t depend on what part of Liverpool you live in . This is not sticking to the government guidelines .
Hi Will front line health care workers be able to get vaccine from GP thank you
Has the roll out of the vaccine started in South Liverpool yet? I haven't heard of anyone getting a call.
How much notice to attend will the invitation letters give- within days,a week,fortnight?Will a specific time slot be allocated,or is it necessary to make an appointment?If so,can this be done online?Thank you.
Why has my 91 year old mother heard nothing about getting the vaccine but 70 year olds are getting it and they don’t have any underlying health conditions. Her surgery is Childwall five ways but there doesn’t seem to be anyone getting vaccinated from there at the Valley health medical which is the vaccination centre allotted to her. Liverpool had a lower percentage of over 80s than many parts of the country who have completed their over 80 population. What is actually going on.Do we need to make a request under the freedom of information act or are you going to tell people what is actually going on and when they can expect to have the vaccine if they are in priority group 1 in Liverpool. Is it incompetence or is wrongful prioritising on purpose due to discrimination on behalf of those making the appointments.
Can you advise when West Derby Medical Centre will start contacting the over 80s my mum is 84 and has still not heard anything, yet when I have rand the practise I am being told they are not responsible for contacting people for the vaccine, so who is responsible and how is this being done? As with other comments above I am aware of people under 80 in North Liverpool Vauxhall,Clubmoor area who have received their vaccine so all of the GPs are obliviously not following the protocol and this should be easy to check by seeing who under 80 has received the Vaccine as this will be on their records.
I am a registered nurse working full time but willing to assist with the administration of covid vacines on a voluntary basis in between shifts Let me know if you require me to do so
I would like to know how people in my age bracket (70) are getting the vaccine, whilst people I know who are 86 have heard nothing either you do in a fair way or make it a free for all ......There is little trust in this government his isn’t helping
I wonder if you can explain why some people in the under 60’s age bracket are being invited for their vaccinations and my husband who is 74 and myself who is classed as clinically vulnerable have yet to be invited for the vaccine. I was under the impression that at present it was still over 80 and residents of nursing and care homes that were to be vaccinated first. I will not mention the surgery these patients are registered with but have seen the text they have received asking them to book their appointment.
I contacted Rocky Lane Medical Centre where my GP practices. I enquired about the criteria for the Covid vaccine and when they would begin rolling it out. I was informed that Rocky Lane did not have the facilities or capacity to administer vaccines. Can you explain why a relatively modern medical centre does not have the facilities nor capacity.? I am aware that the vaccine may not be given at a particular location or your own GPs practice. However I would like to know who decides whether a modern medical centre with numerous rooms is considered unsuitable to give out vaccines. Regards David Williamson.
Can you please advise how dental professionals who are primary care frontline staff will be able to get their vaccine as I'm aware that GP primary care have started to get their staff vaccinated already. Thanks
My mother is 87yrs with underlying health conditions and my mother in law is 88yrs Neither have had an appointment yet for a vaccine so it is upsetting to hear that Tom Jones at 80yrs has already had his vaccination in December and that people in their 70s living locally have already had theirs. How will they hear about their vaccination appointments? My mother is hard of hearing and may not hear a phone call and at the moment her post is infrequent (on monday she received a letter from December 11th!) I have asked the GP surgery to take my contact details and phone or text me the appt, but they said they dont send the appt, so although they put my contact details on their notes they were not sure that this would happen. Who do I contact to ensure I am contacted about my mums appt so that she does not miss it? Given that my mum is 87 with underlying health conditions, why have people much younger than her already had the vaccine? Are the post office able to identify that the letters sent out are for vaccine appt so that they can prioritise above junk mail etc? Is there a shortage of the vaccine or of people to give it? If there is a shortage of staff to give the vaccine, have recently retired drs and nurses been contacted about returming to work to support this? I realise that this is a huge task but just finding the lack of information frustrating.
Subject to your reple. Please make sure the hubs who are vaccinating in Liverpool are aware you are stating over 80s only as in my neighbourhood app community there are 70s who have already had it. I understand the wait for vaccines and patience but trust in guidelines and procedures will disintegrate if your information and what is actually happening are disparate.
Mum is 87 with underlying conditions not heard a thing yet now i know of 79 year olds being invited surely over 80s should get their first dose before over 70s. All seems very random at moment. I know its a big logistical problem but why publish guidance that does not appear ti be followed. Then we have celebrities like Tom Jones at 80 telling us he has had his. Its very demoralising.
My father is 86 years of age is classed as high risk and vulnerable so falls into the priority group for his Covid vaccine. I have been unable to gain any information from his GP surgery only to be informed that the nurse responsible will contact at some point as it is only care home residents being vaccinated at present. As a nurse myself I am aware of the pressures at the moment but am struggling to understand how in Kent where I reside they have been able to vaccinate the high risk over 80s but in Liverpool they are not able to ? I would like to be given a time frame as to when over 80s will be vaccinated and how many have been vaccinated in Liverpool to date. Further can you inform me whom is responsible for deciding who and when patients are or are not vaccinated ?
Why is my mums surgery telling over 80s that the CCG is advising them not to complete first dose of covid vaccine? And to make appointments now only for second dose?
My family's Practice has just advised that appointments are now only being made for the second dose. Where does this leave those who haven't yet had the first? It contradicts everything we hear from the PM and Sage. Does anybody really know what's supposed to happen?
Over 80 listed as elderly vulnerable living alone and in isolation supported by shopping deliveries and well meaning neighbours and family FaceTime calls. I am very fortunate but finding the waiting for a call to be vaccinated very unsettling. The pressure cap was released with the prospect of the availability of a vaccine to the over eighties . But now I’m in Limbo with no direction. My General Practice simply states in a recording that they are not conducting vaccinations.