The Westway Community Centre in Caterham has started administering the vaccinations again. GP Dr Emon Malik and the Alliance for Better Care (ABC) compliance manager Hayley Bath, who have led the project, have received incredible support from all the practices in North Tandridge and also from the team at the Westway.
Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership Team explained:
"We are progressing well towards meeting the target of vaccinating the first four priority groups by mid-February. A total of 103,329 people have, to date, received their first vaccine dose. We have completed all eligible care homes (apart from a small number with current COVID outbreaks, which are being rescheduled). We're also coming to the end of vaccinating local people over 80 years of age (first doses) and are starting to invite the next two cohorts, those over 70 and the clinically extremely vulnerable. Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable living within 45 minutes of a large vaccination centre will be contacted from now via letter from the national booking system. They have the option to wait for a local centre invitation if they prefer. Others living outside this radius will be contacted via their local service."
The Westway team has worked extremely hard, and the ABC are hugely grateful for the support from staff, patients and volunteers within the area.