COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Update - 11/05/21

The vaccination site will be continuing at the North Devon Leisure Centre in Barnstaple, however the running of the site will be taken over by the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust for cohorts 10-12 (those aged 18-49 years old) and bookings can be made through the National Booking Service, not the GP practice.

For a period, the site will be shared with GP teams as they finish second doses to people in cohorts 1-9.

Andrea Bell, deputy chief nurse at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, said: "Our team has delivered over 15,000 vaccinations at our clinics for health and social care workers at North Devon District Hospital. Now that those clinics have come to and end, we're delighted that we can move on to support the vaccinating local people in cohorts 10-12, once eligible, at the Leisure Centre in Barnstaple. Our vaccinators, admin team and volunteers are all looking forward to supporting the next stage of the vaccination programme so that our community in Northern Devon gets the best available protection from coronavirus. Once you are eligible for vaccination, please make your booking through the National Booking Service from early May. We look forward to seeing you."

A spokesperson for the 14 GP practices who have been running the vaccination centre at Barnstaple Leisure Centre said: "We have sucessfully vaccinated over 50,000 people and we are now focusing on the second doses for this group. We have been pleased to be involved with the national programme, vaccinating the highest risk patients, however we are now handing over the running of the vaccination programme for cohorts 10-12 (those aged 18-49) and we are working with the hospital for a smooth transition."

The national Booking Service now offers appointments at Arnold's Pharmacy in Westward Ho!, Barnstaple Leisure Centre and a pharmacy in Lynton. If at first appointments do not show for North Devon then please keep trying as the system is updated regularly.

Fremington Medical Centre has now finished vaccinating 1st doses therefore if you wish to have a vaccine please contact the national booking service by phoning 119 or going online by clicking the link below:

Book a coronavirus vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

We will contact you to book your 2nd dose however due to the short notice of vaccine delivery dates we may only be able to contact you a few days before your due date. If you have not heard from us a week after you are due a 2nd dose then please contact the practice.

We are using text messages booking as much as possible for all vaccinations, so if you've got a mobile number and you've not given it to us then please contact the surgery to tell us the number. For anyone without a mobile we will ring your landline or send letters.


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