May 2021 update
Moreton and Meols PCN have successfully delivered 12,718 vaccinations, our team are continuing to work extremely hard to deliver vaccines at a quick pace in line with government legislation.
Vaccination appointment booking
Your practice reception team will be in touch with you directly when eligible for your COVID 19 Vaccine. We ask that you do not call reception during this time, as phone lines must be left available for all other medical needs.
We are up to date and following all government guidance when contacting patients to book in for your vaccine.
Our Facebook page, posts regular updates regarding the cohorts.
Vaccine priority groups
If you are in the following priority groups and have not been contacted by your surgery, please call your surgery to book an appointment:
Group 5 and 6
The National COVID vaccination programme has now been targeted to vaccinate people in cohorts 5 and 6.
Building on the success that General Practice has already shown in targeting vaccines for the clinically extremely vulnerable we have now been asked to focus our priority on those patients in cohort 6 (those 18 -64 years with underlying health conditions) given the relationship between general practice and those with long term conditions and the importance of maintaining continuity of care.
As PCN led sites like Moreton & Meols PCN will be focussing on vaccinating cohort 6, patients in cohort 5 (those aged 65-69) will have received letters inviting them to book in for their vaccinations at a mass vaccination centre.
However in Wirral we are keen to provide a local offer for those patients in cohort 5 and as such patients may be contacted from staff at our vaccination centre at Clatterbridge to arrange booking of vaccination appointments.
If patients are unable to attend the Clatterbridge site then they can of course request to be vaccinated within our local PCN site, however please note you may be able to be booked in quicker via Clatterbridge as we are focussing on cohort 6 patients currently.
Changes recently announced aimed to ensure that carers supporting those most at risk of COVID-19 morbidity are vaccinated. This means that whilst vaccinating carers of adults remains largely unchanged, it does now mean that we will not automatically be able to vaccinate the carers of children who are eligible and this is in line with the greatest mortality factor for COVID-19 of age as instructed by NHS England.
Carers of adults we will be primarily offered an appointment for vaccination at Clatterbridge. The appointments will be booked via WIRED by contacting the following number: 0151 670 0777
Carers will need to have their NHS number ready as without it they can’t book an appointment. The link to the area on nhs.uk where people can find their NHS number is here.
As mentioned previously, carers will be offered an appointment at Clatterbridge. However, if they are unable to get there or would prefer to be vaccinated at a PCN site this will be accommodated.
Please note we are working through cohorts as quickly as we can and in line with NHS England guidelines but we are proud to say that Wirral are performing well in terms of COVID vaccinations. However please note that we are reliant on national supply and therefore we can only vaccinate with the supply we have each week.
Please also note that we are restricted to only vaccinating within the eligible cohorts and so we ask for patients understanding in this area.
Second dose update
Patients who have received a first dose should ideally have their second dose in the same location. Therefore all patients that have been vaccinated via the Moreton & Meols PCN will be offered appointments for their second dose at the appropriate date which will most likely be 11 weeks after their first dose.
Some first dose vaccinations may be administered from individual practices so please ensure when your appointment is booked that you are clear exactly which site to attend.
Your practice reception team will contact you when you are due for yoursecond dose.
Thank you all again for your cooperation through such a crucial time.
For more information on the COVID -19 Vaccine please view the following links below: