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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 136059, tabled on 11 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what measures his Department is putting in place to ensure that invitations from his Department or the NHS to vaccination hubs do not overlap with the populations covered by (a) Primary Care Network-organised or (b) GP-led vaccination centres.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

7 April 2021

Individuals in the cohort being vaccinated receive a letter which explains how they can book an appointment through either a vaccination Centre or a community pharmacy. The letter makes clear that people have the option to be vaccinated at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy, and if the distance to travel makes this difficult, they can have the vaccine at their local GP vaccination service.

In some cases, the national and local invitations can overlap but it means individuals who receive invitations from both providers can choose based on what is most convenient for them.

When people call the national booking service they are told the location of the vaccination centre and the date and time being offered before the booking is confirmed. The vaccination invite letter can be found at the following link:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-booking-an-appointment-letter

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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