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MetiNews.Com - Around 5,000 patients are expected to be vaccinated in Sutton Coldfield by the weekend and 2,500 more next week
Breaking News ! The Covid-19 vaccination roll-out has continued apace in Sutton Coldfield with almost all care home residents and staff receiving the jab and over 80s set to be completed next week. The Sutton Coldfield Group Practice (SCGP) has converted its Falcon Medical Practice in Falcon Lodge into a Covid vaccination centre - and has already vaccinated more than 2,700 people. The practice said it has vaccinated nearly all the town’s nursing and residential home residents and workers – with 389 of the former and 310 of the latter receiving the jab. Pictured is a patient receiving an injection of a Covid-19 vaccine at an NHS vaccine centre (Image: PA) In addition more than 2,000 people aged 80 or over have been vaccinated. Everyone in that older most at-risk group, who are not housebound, and remaining care home staff and residents will be vaccinated by the end of next week – January 24. District nursing teams are also set to vaccinate those who are housebound. SCGP has four staff vaccinating for nine hours a day, seven-days-a-week and said it will continue to do so ‘as long as the vaccines are supplied’. The team are expected to vaccinate a further 2,200 – so nearly 5,000 by this Sunday (January 17), with 2,500 jabs to be given next week. Read More Related Articles Birmingham and Midlands has vaccinated more people than anywhere else in UK Read More Related Articles Mapped - every Covid-19 vaccination centre in West Midlands confirmed by NHS England The practice said they chose its Falcon Lodge surgery as it was the group’s smallest and would cause the ‘least impact’ on patients. Dr Jean-Claude Desveaux from Sutton Coldfield Group Practice said: “We are hugely indebted to the patience and forbearance of the patients of Falcon practice for coping with the displacement of their usual service to other sites.” The Sutton group practice is also supporting the Association of Sutton Practices and is using the Falcon Medical Practice to vaccinate their patients too.
“We are inviting people following the guidelines set by NHS England. “Please do not call us to arrange a vaccination. We have lots of patients over the age of 80 who we are trying to vaccinate as soon as possible. We will be calling you when the time comes for you to book in for the vaccination! “Some patients will be invited to book an appointment at the vaccination super hub at Millenium Point in Birmingham city centre.
“If anyone receives such an invitation and feel it is too far to travel please be assured that they will still receive a call from the practice in due course if they do not attend the super hub. Patients do not lose their chance of vaccination by not going to Millennium Point.” Dr Desveaux said vaccinations were being carried out while carrying out its usual service and despite staff off ill with Covid or self-isolating. He added: “We are trying our best to provide a good service and are grateful for the patience of our patients at this unprecedented time of national crisis. We will get through this together.”
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