GP COVID-19 vaccination roll-out

4 Jan 2021 Shauna O'Neill    Last updated: 4 Jan 2021

GPs roll out COVID-19 vaccine

GP practices will start rolling out the free COVID-19 vaccination programme from today, Monday 4th January 2021.

Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our community against serious illnesses and so it is important to attend and get the vaccination when invited.

GP practices will be contacting patients in order of priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. This priority list has been set by the Department of Health and patients will not need to contact GP practices or pay for the vaccination.

Supplies of the vaccine will be limited initially but are expected to build up rapidly in the months ahead. The initial vaccinations will begin today for a small number of GP Practices while most Practices should be able to begin the vaccination programme from Monday 11 January 2021. The first priority group will be patients aged 80 years and over, followed by those aged 75 years and older.

The full programme will take some time to deliver due to the number of individuals that will require vaccination but patients will be called according to set priority groups and your patience is appreciated. The roll out of the vaccine will take place over a number of months.

There may be some minor disruption to services when the vaccination clinics are being delivered but patients who need care and need to be seen, will continue to be seen. Please allow some extra time if you are ordering repeat prescriptions or need other routine services during this time.

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by Shauna O'Neill

Information Officer

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