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Lakeside Healthcare in Stamford will continue Covid-19 vaccinations despite national slowdown of vaccine supply

Lakeside Healthcare Stamford is reassuring patients that appointments they have booked for the Covid-19 vaccine will not be affected by a slow down in the supply nationally.

The primary healthcare provider, which is organising jabs at the St Mary's Medical Centre in Stamford, has said it is receiving a high volume of calls from patients who are concerned, having heard about the supply constraints over the next few weeks.

NHS England warned of a reduction in supply in April in a letter to local health organisations on Wednesday (March 17).

A marquee 'waiting room' at St Mary's Medical Centre in Stamford
A marquee 'waiting room' at St Mary's Medical Centre in Stamford

Lakeside Healthcare Stamford has now stated:

  • If you have an appointment for your first dose vaccination at one of our vaccination centres, this is not affected and you should still attend.
  • We are assured by NHS England that the supply issues will not affect second dose vaccinations, therefore we do not expect any disruption to our second dose clinics.
  • Second dose clinics will take place between 11 and 12 weeks after first dose clinics. You will automatically receive an invitation for your second dose no more than a week before your second dose clinic. Please do not call the practice unless asked to do so.
  • If you are in one of the top nine cohorts and are waiting for your first dose vaccination, we will contact you to arrange your appointment. Please do not call the practice unless you have been asked to do so.
  • As soon as we have confirmation of vaccine deliveries for first doses we will arrange clinics and send out invitations. Please respond to invitations as quickly as you can after receiving them.
  • If you receive an invitation but do not wish to be vaccinated, please ‘decline’ it so we can offer an appointment to another patient.

Lakeside added: "We would like to thank those patients who continue to treat our staff and volunteers with patience, kindness and respect at a time when our teams are working under increased pressure to keep you safe and well. It is very much appreciated."

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