Housebound patients

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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 have prioritised vaccinations for the housebound with the vast majority now being vaccinated. 

 

GPs have a list of their patients who are housebound and will contact them to make an appointment for vaccination when it is their turn.  The JCVI advice is followed for all patients, including the housebound.

 

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