Your GP surgery needs your help with the latest stage of the Covid-19 Vaccination programme.
We will be writing to immunosuppressed patients asking them to let adults that share their home know, that they can now also book a Covid-19 vaccination appointment via their registered GP practice.
Anyone over 16 years of age, who lives with a patient with severe immunosuppression will be offered a COVID-19 vaccination and it is very important that they take this offer up.
The aim is to reduce the risk of infection to immunosuppressed patients by vaccinating those most likely to transmit to them. Immunosuppressed patients may have a lower protection from the vaccine and as such this will offer these patients further protection from the infection.
If an adult is supporting you through a period of treatment, for example chemotherapy, and they are unable to provide a valid proof of address, they should contact their registered GP, who will be able to advise them.
Unfortunately members of ‘bubbles’ that do not live with an immunosuppressed person for the majority of the week, such as frequent visitors and other non-carers who might visit the house often, are not included in this guidance.