The Covid-19 vaccination programme is now concentrating on inviting younger age groups to nationally-run vaccination sites through the NHS National Booking Service.
As the numbers requiring first vaccination reduces, we have reviewed the capacity needed locally for the remainder of the vaccination programme. In addition, the vaccination site that we have been using at the Forum, Northallerton is now keen to return to hosting events as we progress along the Government’s roadmap to a more normal life. The Hambleton Primary Care Networks have therefore taken the decision to move out of the Forum from 21st June 2021 to allow the site to get back to ‘business as usual’ and also to allow local practices to place an increased emphasis on GP services after a period of intense vaccination delivery.
All patients who received their first vaccination at the Forum and are due a second dose of their vaccination prior to 21st June can attend their appointment at the Forum. Those due a second vaccination after that date will, instead, be invited to a GP practice site. The surgery will be in touch if the venue for your second vaccination has changed so there is no need to contact the surgery.
For patients still requiring their 1st vaccination, appointments will continue to be offered in the Northallerton area and will be delivered through the National Booking Service at a site operated by a local pharmacy. It is anticipated that this site will be operational from 2nd June 2021.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Forum for their support over the last 6 months and also all our staff, volunteers and community partners. Our phenomenal success would not have been possible without them.