We got our application forms to book our jabs, there are over 1,000 places to have it done, we got offered four places, nearest14 miles away farthest 100 miles away.!!!
Started: 11th Jan 2021 at 16:10
People waiting to receive the Covid-19 vaccine say they are confused by NHS letters inviting them to travel to centres miles away from their homes.
The first 130,000 letters have been sent to people aged 80 or older who live about 30 to 45 minutes' drive away from one of seven new regional centres.
But patients, many of whom are shielding, questioned why they had to travel so far in a pandemic.
Local jabs are available to people if they wait, the NHS said.
The seven centres include Ashton Gate in Bristol, Epsom racecourse in Surrey, London's Nightingale hospital, Newcastle's Centre for Life, the Manchester Tennis and Football Centre, Robertson House in Stevenage and Birmingham's Millennium Point.
People will not miss out on their vaccination if they do not use the letters to make an appointment at one of the centres, the NHS said.
Two Labour MPs tweeted about their concerns about the letters being delayed in getting out to people due to coronavirus affecting Royal Mail staff.
From the BBC.
Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 17:32
But surely there is a danger of catching the virus from other people, when you go to be vaccinated against it
Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 17:43
In the last 30mins I have been told to ignore the letter from the NHS, we will get another letter from our GP and we will get a local place.
Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 18:11
"And Prof Powis is asked if there have been any incidences of people catching Covid on their way to, or back, from vaccine centres.
He replies that all of those set up, whether large-scale centres or GP-led hubs, have infection prevention measures in place to minimise the risk of catching the virus.
There is appropriate social distancing so people stay apart and the risk of transmission is as low as possible, adds Prof Powis."
From tonight's briefing.
Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 18:15
In other words if you gel your hands regularly ,wear a mask and keep two metres apart you will be ok as far as it goes.
Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 19:20