Covid Vaccine: ‘Don’t call us, we’ll call you’

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Molebridge GP practice is appealing to patients to wait until they are called at home, rather than calling the surgery themselves to ask when they might be vaccinated. 

With Covid rates in Mole Valley still very high, Practice Manager Laura Hammond told the FRA: “We are getting so many inquiries, but you will be called when it’s your time.”

The only exception to this would be if you need to make it known to the practice that you are a health care worker.

At present, Molebridge is still working through its priority patients: the over 80s and care home residents. You can check where you are in the order of priority to receive the vaccine here.

“I don’t think people realise how many over 80s there are in the area.  It takes a while and we haven’t reached them all yet, ” said Laura.

So far Fetcham priority patients have been vaccinated at the Epsom racecourse facility.  From this week its capacity is being greatly expanded, but everything depends on an increasing supply of vaccine.

“They are working their socks off up there, but they can only work as fast as the supply of vaccine allows,” said Laura.

And she stressed that patients will never be asked over the telephone for any confidential information such as National Insurance numbers, or bank details.  Any calls such as this are likely to be scams.

The vaccine is free on the NHS and is not available privately.

Please follow the links for more detailed information on the vaccine programme available on the Molebridge Practice and at Eastwick Park practice websites.

There is also a vaccination update on the Surrey Heartlands Clincial Commissioning Group website.

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