Bildeston Health Centre COVID Vaccination – February update

Bildeston Health Centre continues to undertake the covid vaccination programme run collaboratively with our two local practices, Constable Country Practice at East Bergholt and Hadleigh Health Centre. The two hubs will be Hadleigh and East Bergholt.

We are not writing to patients to invite them due to the short notice required to deliver the programme, instead we are calling our patients from the surgery by telephone to invite you to attend either the Hadleigh or East Bergholt site. This may change as we move through the cohorts. Please can we request that you do not call us, we will call you. Please help us by waiting for your turn according to the Government’s guidelines. Patients will be invited following the strict criteria we have to follow. The first cohort, patients aged 80 and over, have been called and we are now working our way through the next cohort of 70 and over. We cannot vaccinate you earlier outside your cohort. Please be patient with us, the roll out of the covid vaccination programme requires a lot of planning in order for us all to deliver safely and efficiently while we continue to deliver our normal service.

A dangerous fake NHS text has been circulating, telling people they’re eligible to apply for the
Covid-19 vaccine. It takes you to a fake website and asks for your personal details, which the
scammers then use to access your bank. Please take extra care during this vaccination period and delete any suspicious texts or emails.