Due to new advice from the UK Chief Medical Officers, patients who have been booked for a 2nd vaccination are being rescheduled.
The new medical advice is that the second dose of the vaccine remains effective when given up to 12 weeks after the first dose, and should be given towards the end of this 12 week period. The new guidance will also help ensure that as many people as possible benefit from the first dose of the vaccine as soon as possible.
Please be reassured that there are no safety concerns in the new guidance, and it will not impact on how effective the vaccination is in protecting you from Covid-19 once the course is completed. All patients will need two doses of the vaccine to get the best long-term protection from the virus, however there will be a significant level of protection at 22 days after the first dose.
You do not need to call us. We will call you to reschedule your second vaccine appointment.