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COVID Update Posted on 25 Mar 2021

As of, 25th March 2021, almost 100,000 of our patients have now had their first COVID-19 vaccine, which is key to protecting Oldham residents and their loved ones against the virus.

However, we still have patients who are over 50 or who have underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality, but have not yet taken up the offer of the vaccination.

Putting off vaccination leaves you and those around you at continued risk of contracting COVID-19 and we really don’t want to see any more of patients being avoidably infected with this awful virus.

Oldham GPs have complete confidence that vaccines being used are safe. All those available in the UK have undergone rigorous safety tests prior to the vaccination programme being rolled out and they are continually monitored.

Oldham GPs have been vaccinated and would not be strongly encouraging you to come forward for vaccination if we still had any doubts the vaccines are safe and effective.

If you have been offered an appointment for your first COVID-19 vaccine but had to cancel or simply just weren’t able to make the slot offered, there’s still time to get your jab.

To book an appointment you can:

· Contact your GP surgery · Book an appointment online - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

· Call 119

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