COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
We are very keen to keep our patients informed of where we are in the COVID vaccination programme but occasionally we fall behind due to the current workload.
We are strictly bound by the rules on priority groups to be vaccinated set by the Scottish Government. The priority groups are:
Older care home residents and their carers*
80 years of age and over and Frontline health and social care workers
75 years of age and over
70 years of age and over and Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (officially shielded patients)
65 years of age and over
16 – 64 years of age with underlying health conditions and at clinically higher risk of serious disease and mortality
Unpaid carers, including all adult carers and young carers aged 16 to 18
60 years of age and over
55 years of age and over
50 years of age and over
We are currently working through the patients in priority group 6. If you fall under groups 1-5 and have not yet been contacted, please contact us.
Self-registration portal for unpaid carers
For Patients in Groups 7 – 9
You will be appointed by NHS Tayside using the national ServiceNow appointing system.
This system utilises patient postcodes and appoints them into one of their vaccination centres at Dewars, Pitlochry or Blairgowrie.
As with all new systems there may be a few patients who would prefer a different appointment, or appointment venue and the letter you receive will advise you how change this.
Group 7 are currently being appointed.
Group 8 will be appointed week commencing 22nd March.
Group 9 will be appointed week commencing 29nd March.
These letters will arrive in BLUE envelopes.
This is all the current information we have. We have no further information on patients 49 years and under so please do not contact the Health Centre.
PLEASE WEAR A FLUID REPELLANT SURGICAL MASK WHEN ATTENDING THE HEALTH CENTRE, AND OTHER BUILDINGS IN NHS TAYSIDE.
CORONAVIRUS - If you have a persistent cough and fever or CORONAVIRUS related symptoms and are managing at home please self isolate in line with national guidelines.
If you feel you need further clinical assessment please call NHS24 on 111 at all times.
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE HEALTH CENTRE IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS
For general CORONAVIRUS enquiries visit www.nhsinform.scot
Copy of letter sent to Very High Risk patients
Very High Risk Groups - Asthma and COPD
Sleep Apnoea - Guidance for patients regarding coronavirus
LINKS FOR PATIENTS WHO NEED HELP WHILE SELF ISOLATING OR SHIELDING
Chest Heart and Stroke Volunteers offering Help
Community Support Strathearn and Strathallan area
Mindspace has a new listening service If you are struggling during lockdown
Age Concern Help and Advice
Scottish Government Helpline - 0800 111 4000
The Importance of Care Planning