HOLDERNESS HEALTH, the combined local GP practices, today announced on their Facebook Page that more than 50% of over 80-year-olds in the area on their priority lists have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Also, by the end of today, the first dose COVID-19 vaccinations will have been completed in all 17 care homes in the patch.
The message from Holderness Health is not to contact surgeries with queries about the vaccine, rather they will contact patients when it is their turn to receive the vaccination in line with the national priorities that have been set. Bookings are being managed by a COVID-19 vaccination support team so appointments cannot be made by ringing the normal contact numbers.
Whilst there is understandably lots of frustration about the lack of information over progress with the vaccination programme, the heartening news is the glowing reports from those who have already been for their jabs; with people describing the experience as a ‘smooth’ and well-organised process.
At HU12 we had a wonderful phone call from a lady in Withernsea just before Christmas who asked us to pass on her thanks to Holderness Health after receiving her vaccination at Hedon Group Practice. Being nervous about it all, she says the staff and experience were “absolutely fantastic; made me feel welcome and reassured”. She couldn’t express her gratitude highly enough.
People are often quick to complain when things don’t go right, but it’s rarer that people take the time to offer positive feedback. So thank you to staff at Holderness Health from this lady and I’m sure from many others who have had a similar experience.