We are currently preparing for COVID vaccinations and staff are undergoing additional training. We have placed an order for the first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccines and are awaiting delivery. 

Unfortunately, as there is a cap on the amount of vaccines we can order, we will have very limited stock initially. We have been told however, that these vaccine order numbers will be increasing weekly from here on.

Priority for vaccination has been given to the following group of patients:

1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers.

2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers.

All patients will need to consent to having the vaccine, so it may be worth having a conversation with family members in advance of our telephone call. We may also telephone at short notice to attend an appointment, so please ensure travel arrangements, if needed, have been agreed with family/friends beforehand.

COVID vaccination clinics will be held at the practice, Ystwyth Medical Group, Parc y Llyn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, SY23 3AU.

All patients need to bear in mind that due to GP and Nurse appointments being allocated to COVID vaccination clinics, availability of routine appointments will be affected. Priority will therefore be given to urgent problems and COVID vaccinations for the foreseeable future.

We are excited to be one of the first GP surgeries in Ceredigion to be receiving COVID vaccines and we will ensure that every patient eligible is vaccinated (in priority group order) as soon as is possible.

In the meantime, please continue to stay at home whenever possible, respect social distancing at all times, wear a face mask in public places and wash your hands regularly.

Further information and answers to questions can be found on the Public Health website: https://phw.nhs.wales/.../covid-19-vaccination-information/

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