A new Large Vaccination Centre will open its doors to patients today (Tuesday 26 January). Located in Hall 1 at Stoneleigh NAEC, the new centre will vaccinate patients who have received an invitation through the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Booking Service.
The NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service The NHS service will send out letters for eligible people to book their vaccine appointment.
They can do this in two ways: · Booking online at
· Phoning 119.
How it works The NHS will write to eligible people (based on the JCVI cohorts) offering them to book through this service. People will be able to book their appointment in a vaccination centre or community pharmacy when these come online.
Letters will initially go to people aged over 70 and over who live in reasonable travelling distance of Stoneleigh and Birmingham (currently up to 45 minutes), and who haven’t already been vaccinated through other NHS vaccination services.
The letter that people will receive also explains that people may have also been contacted by their GP services and if they have booked with them, they should take no further action. Information on which patients have not been vaccinated or booked in is drawn from GP records, so it is important that you keep these as up to date as possible.
Ensuring patients can access the service when they need to In line with the process already in place for other vaccination services, the NHS will contact people when it is their turn to book their vaccine.
It will also not be possible to get a vaccine at a Vaccination Centre or Community Pharmacy without an appointment.
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