Covid-19 vaccination programme status

Updated: May 27, 2021

New variants of Covid are spreading faster in people who are not yet vaccinated. If you have declined your offer of a vaccine, please contact us now and we will be thrilled to give you your jab. If you are hesitant or have a question, phone the surgery and book a consultation with a doctor or nurse. We will help you with honest and accurate advice. Get yourself safe and protect your loved ones.

Otherwise, we are making good progress working down the age range of under-50s, in keeping with the national plan to offer first doses of vaccine to all adults as soon as possible. We are also inviting people for their second jab at 8 weeks, not 12 weeks as previously, again in step with the accelerated government plan.

Please remember: we will contact you when it is your turn. It really helps us if you do not contact us to ask about your vaccination. Visit this page once a week or so – we update any new information here as we get it. If you have a question that cannot be answered from the information on this page, please use the  link on this website to ask us, instead of phoning us. We will aim to respond as soon as possible and within a week at the latest.

National Priority

Status

Advice

1: Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults.
All invited at least once
We have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQ 1)
2i: All those 80 years of age and over – not housebound
All invited at least once
We have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQ 1)
2ii: All those 80 years of age and over – housebound
All invited at least once
The Community Trust have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQs 1&4)
2: Frontline health and social care workers
All invited at least once
The hospital hub have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQ 1&5)
3: All those 75 years of age and over
All invited at least once
We have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQ 1)
4i: All those 70 years of age and over
All invited at least once
We have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQ 1)
4ii: Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
All invited at least once
We have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQ 1&6)
Government target for inviting priority groups 1-4: Mid-February 2021 – met
6i: All those 65 years and over
All invited at least once
We have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQ 1)
6ii: Adults in an at-risk group or who live with an adult who is immunosuppressed
All invited at least once
We have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQs 1&6)
6iii: Those in receipt of carer’s allowance or those who are main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
All invited at least once
We have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQ 1&7)
6iv: People on the GP register for Learning Disability and their carer
All invited at least once
We have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQ 1)
7: All those 60 years of age and over.
All invited at least once
We have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQ 1)
8: All those 55 years of age and over.
All invited at least once
We will contact you
9: All those 50 years of age and over.
All invited at least once
We have your vaccine – get in touch! (See FAQ 1)
Government target for inviting priority groups 5-9: Spring 2021 – met
10-12: Adults between 18-50 years
Waiting in turn
We will contact you. We are working downwards through this age range in line with national advice.

Vaccine FAQ

Don’t miss out! If you are in one of the priority groups that we have marked as ‘All invited at least once’, but have not been contacted by us, or if we have contacted you and you declined our invitation but have now changed your mind, please phone us or use the ‘Contact us’ link on the homepage to get in touch. Please include ‘Vaccine catchup’ in the subject line and include details of how we can get in touch with you. We will then contact you to offer an appointment.
If you are our patient but are currently staying somewhere else, visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
to book at a centre convenient to where you are. Click here for more information on how to make sure you don’t miss out on getting your vaccine, including how
to register with a GP or get a NHS number if you don’t have one.
Yes -don’t miss out! If you are in one of the priority groups that we have marked as ‘All invited at least once’, but have not been contacted by us, or you declined our invitation but have changed your mind, please phone us or use the ‘Contact us’ link on the homepage to get in touch. Please include ‘Vaccine catchup’ in the subject line and include details of how we can get in touch with you. We will then contact you to offer an appointment.
If you are our patient but are currently staying somewhere else, visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
to book at a centre convenient to where you are. Click here for more information on how to make sure you don’t miss out on getting your vaccine, including how to register with a GP or get a NHS number if you don’t have one.
Patients in this group are being vaccinated by the Community Trust (including District Nurse service). It took a little longer to organise this because of the challenge of taking the vaccine to your homes but we now believe we have reached all of this group.
For frontline health or social care workers the arrangement in Birmingham is for you to obtain your vaccinations at a hospital vaccination centre (even if you are registered with us as a patient). This is because our vaccine supplies are calculated so that we have enough for our ‘regular’ patients in the priority age bands. Therefore, if you are a frontline health or social care worker follow these links to the booking systems of local hospital hubs:

You will be asked to provide the following information to book your vaccination:

  • NHS number
  • Residential post code
  • Mobile telephone number (so that appointment date and time can be texted)
  • Proof of ID and proof of employer. This can be an ID badge, payslip or letter.
If these links do not work, email CovidVaccine@uhb.nhs.uk for advice.
Visit this link for the NHS England letter about vaccination of Health and Social Care workers:
These arrangements include locum doctors who do not currently have a local practice to arrange their vaccination and private practitioners e.g. physiotherapists, audiologists and podiatrists.
For more information about who is in these groups, visit:
The ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ (shielding) group was expanded on February 16 2021 to include patients identified by the government’s new Covid-19 Population Risk Assessment tool. This has effectively moved quite a few people from the ‘at risk’ list to the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ (shielding) list. If you are one of these, you will receive a letter from the government, explaining what this means for you. Both groups are now eligible for their vaccine and we have reached out to everyone in each group at least once. So, if you think you are in either group but we have not been in touch yet, please contact us (see FAQ 1)
Group 6 also includes those in receipt of carer’s allowance or those who are main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. Most of the information on this is obtained from Birmingham City Council Carers website pages, and also the Birmingham Carers Hub. Go to the Council site to register with them as a carer, and the Carers Hub to book your vaccination. It will be helpful if you have registered as a carer with the Council before you book your vaccine, especially if you do not currently receive carer allowance.
Also, we can vaccinate carers at the same time as the person you are caring for, so please ask for this if they are invited before you.
We also invite you to use the form on this website to register with the surgery as a carer. This means we can contact you with helpful information from time to time, to support you in your caring role.
The vaccine requires two doses, up to twelve weeks apart, to be fully effective. The exact date depends a little on availability of your vaccine as the twelve week date approaches. You will be invited by text around a week before your planned second vaccine to book into one or more vaccine sessions that fit your vaccine schedule.

The Nechells Practice is working with the following other local surgeries to vaccinate the patients of our practices:

– Dove Medical Practice

– Kingsbury Road Surgery

– Bloomsbury Medical Centre

– Cotmore Surgery

– The Oaks Medical Centre

– College Road Surgery

Our vaccination centre is at:

The Oaks Medical Centre,

Shady Lane,

Birmingham

B44 9ER.

Map link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oaks+Medical+Centre/@52.5512385,-1.9005486,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4870a3707e0ad5a7:0xbc806e91bba1a2f6!8m2!3d52.551131!4d-1.8983221

We are ensuring that the vaccination centre is Covid-secure for even the most vulnerable. Help us by observing the social distancing rules of ‘Hands, face space’ and wearing a mask.

If getting to the centre is not straightforward for you, please start planning how you can get there safely, for example with help from family. 

We are also vaccinating patients at The Nechells Surgery, where we are well set up to provide your vaccine safely and efficiently.

If you have had a letter from the government inviting you for your vaccination, you can also get your vaccine at one of the mass vaccination centres in the city, which may be more convenient. The nearest of these to The Nechells Practice is at Millennium Point.

The fragile nature of the vaccine and the scale of the vaccination programme means there may be some unavoidable disruption to our normal service from the surgery as we send staff to the vaccination centre. So far, we are pleased that we have been able to keep all our services running, but you might find that your wait for some things, like blood tests, minor surgery, injections and contraceptive device fittings is longer than usual. We are very grateful for your help in all of this, especially in waiting for us to contact you rather than phoning the surgery to ask about your vaccine. This make a very big difference in our ability to maintain our normal services.
If you are a person with a learning disability or are a carer for a person with a learning disability, the government has confirmed that you will now be offered your vaccine within priority group 6. We already hold a good list of people with this condition so at this time we do not need you to get in touch with us. We will offer your carer their vaccine at the same time as you (See also FAQ 7). If they have not already done so, we also invite your carer to use the form on this website to register with us. Please wait for us to contact you to let you know your vaccine is ready.

We know there are some scams around, so you are right to be careful. If we send a SMS message to invite you, we will address you by name. The message will also include the name of the surgery. We will never ask you for bank details. To book your appointment you will be asked to confirm your date of birth, but we do not ask you for any other personal information.

We are working on processes to identify adults who live with adults who have severe immunosuppression and will be inviting you for your vaccination as soon as possible within the next few weeks. Please wait for your invitation. Please do not phone us to discuss this, but if you like, use the Contact Us form on this website to raise a query with us. We will do our best to get back with a response as soon as we can, usually within 2 working days.

Remember that not all patients on the shielding list have immunosuppression so this new group only applies to some adults living with shielding patients.

Click here for the government statement about Covid vaccination for adults living with adults who have severe immunosuppression.

1.For more information on the national Covid-19 vaccination programme,
visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirusvaccine/

2. For more information on the Birmingham and Solihull Covid-19 vaccination programme,
visit: https://www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/.

3. Advice about the coronavirus vaccination during Ramadan in Urdu(with English Subtitles)

visit:https://wetransfer.com/downloads/7309a913f52e764f98ac438ca5078e9e20210413161125/169577e8004306eb8ed4590100aecbae20210413161147/fbf1d7