I am housebound, how will I receive my vaccine?
We will continue to follow the national Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice and vaccinate those most at risk first.
We are prioritising vaccinations for the housebound. We would like to assure all housebound patients that we are on track to vaccinate all housebound patients by mid-February. GPs have a list of their patients who are housebound. The new Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine also enables us to be able to offer vaccines to housebound patients and this is being rolled out at the moment to all at risk housebound patients.
Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable will be invited to attend an appointment when it is their turn. It is important for people to understand that clinically extremely vulnerable does not necessarily mean housebound. Housebound by definition is those who cannot physically leave the home, if patients usually leave home to attend a medical appointment or to receive their annual flu vaccine they would be expected to travel to their local vaccination site when invited. For anyone who has real concerns about travelling we encourage them to speak to the advisor when booking the appointment.