National invite letters start to be sent to those Clinically Extremely Vulnerable in Sussex
From today, people aged 18 and over in the clinically extremely vulnerable priority group will start to receive letters from the national booking service inviting them to book a vaccination appointment.
People in this priority group are those in the Shielded Patient List and includes those who are undergoing cancer treatment, people who have severe respiratory conditions and those who are at risk of severe infection due to immunodeficiency.
The letters make it clear that people have a choice of where to get vaccinated and can choose to wait for their GP led vaccination services to make contact directly, if they haven’t already, or book into a vaccination centre or community pharmacy via the national website or phone number.
If people in the eligible groups want to receive the vaccination at your GP led vaccination service, you do not need to do anything; you will remain on the list for the GP led vaccination service and they will contact you as soon as an appointment is available. Please do not call your GP practice or any local venues which are being used for the vaccination service on specific days; you will be contacted directly in the next two weeks.