Vaccination appointments in Kenilworth cancelled as vaccines not delivered

  Posted: 30.12.20 at 14:15 by The Editor

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Vaccinations for Covid-19 at the Castle and Abbey medical centres in Kenilworth have had to be cancelled due to vaccines not being delivered

Appointments for today (Wednesday, December 30) and tomorrow (December 31) have had to be cancelled and patients with appointments have been notified.

Vaccinations for next week are still expected to go ahead.

The medical centres have also requested that patients who have had their appointments cancelled do not phone the centres to re-arrange. The medical centres will contact patients individually to reschedule appointments.

Dr David Spraggett, Chair of South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group said "This is the largest vaccination programme the NHS has ever run, and, as with any programme there will be logistical challenges that need to be resolved.

"Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances outside of the practice’s control, some vaccination clinics have had to be postponed. We apologise for any difficulties that this postponement may have caused to patients and the practice will be in touch to rebook all affected patients as soon as possible.

"Staff across all the GP practices in Warwickshire have been working really hard over the past weeks to deliver the vaccination to as many eligible people as possible and we are grateful to all our local residents for their support."

MP for Stratford-Upon-Avon Nadhim Zahawi, the DHSC for the Covid-19 vaccination programme has been contacted for more information also.

A post on social media by Castle Medical Centre said "Regrettably, despite our best efforts we have not been supplied with our ordered vaccine for appointments scheduled for today (Wednesday 30th December) and tomorrow (Thursday 31st December).

"We have therefore cancelled all appointments.

"We apologise for this but it is due to non delivery of vaccine. Please be aware all Five practices in Kenilworth and Warwick are calling patients booked into these clinics, as we wish to prevent patients having to travel unnecessarily.

"As soon as we receive a confirmed delivery date we will contact all cancelled patients to re-book appointments.

"Any patient due their second vaccination next week, should still come for their vaccination as planned.

"Please can we request you do not phone the surgery to try and re-book, as we will call you as soon as we have confirmed dates.

"Our apologies, please be reassured we are totally committed to vaccinating our patients, as soon as we receive vaccine from the National supply."

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