19th March 2021
I'm over 60 and finally got a text from the surgery w/c 15 March telling me to book a time for my covid vaccine the same week that the rest of the country had been told the over 50s could book a vaccination, not sure why. They gave me two days notice not a problem for me but I'm sure it could have been for others with childcare and work commitments.
The text said if I've had the vaccine or didn't want it to text back with a code, I would have thought it would give a better understanding of who didn't want it and who had it if there were separate questions as can't see how they are going manage figures in the future.
My wife booked through the NHS website and had to provide a date for the second vaccination, after my vaccination I phoned the surgery to ask why everyone I know has a follow up appointment and I don't. The lady on reception said she didn't know why the NHS asked for second appointment and I would be contacted nearer to the 12 week second dose as they wont know until then if they will have the vaccine.
The government has said they will honour all booked appointments so if you want to make sure of the second dose and don't want to sit around waiting for a last minute appointment I suggest you book through the NHS website.
Ask separate question re had the vaccine or don't want it.
Book second appointments when giving the vaccine, if not let people know if they book through the NHS they will get dates for both vaccinations