Brilliant................we have a source............shhhhhhI can not comment on every health board.
But the vaccine is only trickling into the country.
We are working off the Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation list which has produced a priority list.*
As such we are giving the first doses to vaccinators, then care home residents and staff.
We are having to go around the various care homes which takes time. I was pat of a team of 6 today. By the time the vaccine was released from pharmacy, then travelled to care home, set up, vaccinated 90 staff and residents it was the end of the day.
Each Health Board is getting a share of the vaccine as it is available, they then distribute it as appropriate. we have had some GP practices get some up here but only because we are at capacity with care home vaccinations. The GP practices are then vaccinating their own staff first and then calling in all over 80s. Was at an GP practice Tuesday, they received a few dpses on Monday for staff, then 200 doses on Tuesday morning, they were only expecting 100, so could expand their clinic quite dramatically.
Monday I was in a practice doing dentistry but helped oversee the installation of their fridge in preparation for vaccine arriving this week.
It is looking as if we have overcome the issues with storage of Pfizer vaccine but it will probably be kept for Health Board use for now, with the easier stored AZ vaccine being dispensed to GPs when it comes up here.
This priority list is as follows:
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers.
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers.
- all those 75 years of age and over.
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.
- all those 65 years of age and over.
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality.
- all those 60 years of age and over.
- all those 55 years of age and over.