COVID-19 Vaccination in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin: Please Wait to be Contacted

31 December 2020 1:45pm

Issued by Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Partnership 

The NHS vaccination programme is underway in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin as part of the national roll out. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. Please do not contact the NHS.

We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and we would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted. For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet.

In Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, a few different health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the COVID-19 vaccination programme. This means when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be at your GP practice. You will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book.

Vaccination started in the county on Tuesday, 8 December, at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Hub who are vaccinating those aged 80 and over, as well as care home workers and front-line staff at risk, identified as priority groups for the life-saving vaccine.

The vaccine roll-out was initially being co-ordinated by the Hospital Hub who are calling forward patients who meet the criteria based on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s recommendations.

However, since then other local vaccination centres within the community have also started to be launched across the county with further centres and local vaccination services expected in the coming weeks.

We will be offering the vaccine to more people and at other locations as soon as possible. These will include local vaccine services provided by GPs and pharmacists, in people’s homes if they can’t come to us and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but you will be invited for a vaccine when it’s your turn so you do not need to contact your practice or the NHS.

This will be the largest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS and you can really help us to deliver it to those that need it most by doing the following:

  • Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine – we will contact you when it’s the right time.
  • When we do contact you, please act immediately and make sure you attend your appointments.
  • Please continue to follow all the guidelines – hand hygiene and social distancing in particular – to control the virus and save lives.

Thank you.

For more information about the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk or view the patient information on the following topics;