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Letter From Adrian Osbourne at PTHB Regarding Access to Vaccines

 

Dear Colleagues

We have added two new web forms to our website to help provide an alternative means of (a) making a request to cancel or rearrange an appointment at a mass vaccination centre and (b) to notify that an invitation letter has not yet been received by someone aged 80 and over.

Both of these forms are available from our main COVID-19 vaccination web page at https://pthb.nhs.wales/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/ but direct links are provided below for your convenience

If someone is unable to attend an appointment at a mass vaccination centre and would like to request an alternative (e.g. via GP practice) or cancel completely (e.g. because they do not wish to have the vaccine) they can use the following web form:

https://pthb.nhs.wales/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/are-you-unable-to-attend-a-mass-vaccination-centre/  

This form can be completed by the individual themselves, or by someone on their behalf.

As discussed on Friday, we do still encourage everyone who CAN attend an appointment at a mass vaccination centre to do so, as this will help us ensure that as many people as possible are vaccinated as quickly as possible. However, clearly an appointment at a mass vaccination centre is not an option for some, and this form provides them with another route to contact us.

If you are aware of someone aged over 80 who is registered with a GP in Powys and who has not yet received an invitation for COVID-19 vaccination you can use the form here to notify our team:

https://pthb.nhs.wales/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/over-80-in-powys-and-not-received-an-invitation-to-vaccination/

This form can be completed by the individual themselves, or by someone on their behalf.

If you are aware of someone aged 80 or over who is registered with a GP outside Powys and who has not yet received an invitation for COVID-19 vaccination, there is information about the COVID-19 vaccination programmes in neighbouring health boards on our website (we request updates on an ongoing basis from our neighbouring health boards in Wales and neighbouring CCGs in England):

https://pthb.nhs.wales/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/are-you-registered-with-a-gp-outside-powys/

I hope these forms help you with the enquiries you are receiving in relation to COVID-19 vaccination.

With kind regards,

Adrian Osborne

Assistant Director (Engagement and Communication)

Powys Teaching Health Board