Latest Covid vaccination news


As at 20/1/21

Well the first wave of clinics has been completed and the second and third will run back to back from 19/1/21.

We have now been able to contact the majority of those over 80 and booked them into the clinics which is great.  

Housebound patients unfortunately have to wait for the Oxford vaccine (Astra Zenica) as the Pfizer cannot be transported so we await delivery of this and we will be in contact as soon as we know.

We will shortly be contacting all those aged between 75-79.  Please don't call us we will call you.

As at 09/01/21

Good news, we now have an anticipated first delivery date.

We are working towards our first covid vaccination clinics taking place at Wareham Hospital on:

Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th January 2021

We are telephoning our eligible patients who meet the priority criteria set out below.

in the meantime please do not call us, we will call you when we are able to book an appointment for you or the person you care for.

We are using the information from the JCVI on the priority groups that should be called for the covid vaccination -

Cohort 1 are residents in a care home for older adults – The Wellbridge Practice do not have any patients in this cohort

Cohort 2 are all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers – please note in this first delivery we do not have enough vaccinations to cover all patients in this cohort therefore we have applied the priority order listed below.

The patients from the first cohorts being called to the first covid vaccination clinics at Wareham Hospital are:

When we have the next delivery of vaccines (which we hope will be very soon) we will then be calling:

  • Those aged 80 years of age or older who do not fall into one of the above categories.
  • Front line health and social care workers – only those who have provided proof of employment and received their flu vaccination from us this flu season (since 01/09/2020), plus those who have not had their flu vaccination with the surgery but have contacted the surgery subsequently and have provided proof of employment)**.

As these clinics are taking place at Wareham Hospital we are, as yet, unable to call housebound patients to book appointments even if they fall into one of the above categories, this is due to the logistic arrangements around the storage and transportation of the vaccines. When we have a delivery of vaccines for our housebound patients we will make contact with these patients to arrange for them to receive their vaccinations at home, as per the usual arrangements for having their flu vaccination.

If you appear in one of the other cohorts in the JCVI list which are not detailed above please do not call or contact the surgery or Wareham hospital to ask when you are likely to receive your vaccination.

We will be calling eligible patients when we have vaccines for your cohort. Thank you for understanding.

**Frontline health and social care workers - we have been advised that there are not enough vaccines in this first delivery to cover this cohort of patients, we will therefore be in contact with those staff who have already provided us with evidence at the earliest possibility when we have further vaccinations and are able to book appointments for you. If you are yet to provide us with confirmation of your employment, we require a letter from your employer with your job title, and confirmation from you about your interaction with patients/clients, ie do you visit their home addresses, are you visiting multiple patients, do you care for patients in the 80+ age category? Each request will be reviewed on a case by case basis to provide priority for those who can receive the vaccination in advance of their own age cohort. Please provide the required documentation to the surgery reception to be considered for the vaccination. Many thanks

As at 06/01/21

We understand that our delivery has been delayed, and if not delayed then we will have less notice of its arrival. We are poised and ready to call our eligible patients just as soon as we know when we will be vaccinating. Thank you for bearing with us.

As at 30/12/20

As you are all aware the Covid-19 vaccine is imminent. However, it will not be coming to individual practices. The 6 Purbeck practices are working together under the Purbeck Primary Care Network to deliver the programme.


At this time we are working towards the vaccination programme for the Purbeck area, for those able to travel, taking place for the majority of patients at Wareham Hospital; using a central site will allow practices to keep running in an effective manner as possible (albeit with reduced staffing) and allow for the required mass storage of the vaccination at the necessary temperature.


At this time we are working towards an anticipated delivery date of the vaccine of 11th January, as you may have seen in the press there are strict deadlines for the use of the vaccine so we anticipate that our first clinics will take place 12th - 14th January. We will only receive 7 days notice that the delivery is confirmed to take place on the anticipated date, as soon as we receive the confirmation we will then begin contacting our patients in the priority order set out in the government guidelines. These guidelines are changing regularly based on findings from the first waves of vaccination programmes and the additional documentation following approval of a second vaccination.

We are currently working through our patient lists to ensure we have up to date information. Please do not contact the surgery or Wareham Hospital to enquire when you are likely to receive your vaccination or how to book an appointment, however if you wish to be as prepared as possible, please ensure we have your latest mobile number, if you haven't received a text from us recently (ie to book your flu vaccination) it means we may have an old, or no mobile telephone number for you. The quickest and most efficient way for us to organise your covid vaccination appointment is to text you. You can ensure we have your up to date information by using this form - contact details form

We will keep this page up to date with as much information as possible.

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