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Who can get the COVID vaccine ?

If you have received an invitation from Primary Healthcare Darlington and you are able to access the booking system after entering your details, it implies that you are eligible to receive the COVID Vaccination. In Darlington, NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service is currently invite only and available to patients who are enrolled in Darlington GP practice or health and social care staff working in Darlington.

People who are suffering from a fever-type illness or COVID symptoms should also postpone having the vaccine until they have recovered.

About the Vaccine

Following extensive trials, the safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 has been approved by regulators and is now available.

The vaccines are being given at special hubs created for joint vaccination of patients from a number of practices belonging to a Primary Care Network (PCN). The vaccines are currently not available at your GP Practices.

Darlington Primary Care Network is working with Primary Healthcare Darlington (PHD) to deliver COVID 19 Vaccinations from a Town Centre site, supported by Darlington Borough Council.

When it is the right time, people will receive an invitation to come forward for the vaccine. For most people this will be a phone call or text message from PHD.

ALL APPOINTMENTS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT YOUR GP PRACTICE TO GET AN APPOINTMENT.

We will be delivering both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca Vaccine, using the AZ vaccine mostly in care homes. Unfortunately we are not able to offer a choice of vaccine due to national guidance regards where each vaccine should be administered.

The target groups are decided nationally by JCVI:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-30-december-2020/joint-committee-on-vaccination-and-immunisation-advice-on-priority-groups-for-covid-19-vaccination-30-december-2020

  • residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  • all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  • all those 75 years of age and over
  • all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • all those 65 years of age and over
  • all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  • all those 60 years of age and over
  • all those 55 years of age and over
  • all those 50 years of age and over

Instructions for attending your vaccination

WHERE POSSIBLE IT IS ADVISED THAT THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DRIVING DO NOT RECEIVE THE VACCINATION. However, if you do not have someone to drive you to the vaccination service, you can still attend but you will have to wait for 15 minutes following your vaccination so that we may make sure that you do not suffer any side-effects.

How many doses will I get?

This is your first dose of the vaccination with possibly a second dose invitation within the next 3 to 12 weeks depending on the NHS England instructions. Following the first dose, please await further instructions.

How do I get a COVID vaccine?

If you have received an invitation to book an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine Vaccination Service, click on book now, or use the form below.

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