Over 17,000 vaccinations delivered locally so far

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The five GP surgeries that make up CHAW Primary Care Network (Chelford, Handforth, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow) have worked together to deliver over 17,000 doses of vaccines since the beginning of January.

In total local patients have received 17,661 jabs so far, 4,160 of these being second doses.

Having seen a significant fall in the number of patients being vaccinated against COVID-19 in recent weeks, due to the limited supply of vaccines, CHAW PCN received only 640 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine last week.

Dr Amar Ahmed, Partner at Wilmslow Health Centre, said " As a PCN, we are focussing on delivering the second doses for the patients already vaccinated in phase 1 of the programme (cohorts 1 to 9).

"The lower age cohort of population below the age of 50 will receive appointments centrally via NHS England to have their vaccinations at the Mass Vaccination Centres across the region (the nearest one being at Alderley Park) in the coming weeks."

Dr Ahmed added "We are expecting 1170 doses of Pfizer to be delivered later this week and we expect to administer all of these as second doses on Friday 16th April. We will also receive a further 88 doses of Astra Zeneca Vaccine."

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Mike Hennessy
Thursday 15th April 2021 at 4:50 pm
whilst the government is figuring out how to modify the test and trace app as a vaccination passport, does anyone know why it can't use the Patient Access app we use to book appointments and order prescriptions ? our vaccination records are already there, accessed via our fingerprints, and therefore secure, and easy to produce at airports, pubs, sporting events etc as deemed necessary. seems like the government is reinventing the wheel
Jon Armstrong
Friday 16th April 2021 at 10:00 am
Just because your GP uses Patient Access doesn't mean all do... It's a large player on the market but only one of them.

But a more important thing is showing a screen on your phone doesn't actually prove anything at all. It could be your Great Aunt Ethel's vaccination record you are showing them.

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