Covid Vaccination Update 26/02/2021

We are delighted to inform our patients that we have now invited all of those in Group 6 for their first vaccination. If you are in Groups 1-6 and have not received your invitation to book your appointment please let us know.

Below is the criteria for Group 6 as determined by JCVI:

1) Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group which includes:

  • Chronic respiratory disease (see notes below for asthma)
  • Chronic heart disease and vascular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease, including epilepsy or learning disability.
  • Diabetes mellitus (Any diabetes, including diet-controlled diabetes).
  • Immunosuppression
  • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
  • Morbid obesity BMI >40
  • Severe mental illness i.e., those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or any mental illness that causes severe functional impairment

2) Younger adults in long-stay in-patient, nursing and residential care settings.

3) Adult carers: Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person, someone who has a severe mental illness or whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.


Only severe asthmatics are included in Group 6. Severe asthma is defined as those that have had a previous hospital admission for asthma or needed 3 courses of oral steroids in the past 3 months. All other asthmatics will be vaccinated as you become eligible according to your age in the future.

We hope to be able to invite our Group 7 patients (60-64 year olds) in the very near future. As this is another large cohort this will be done eldest first. Please be assured we will contact you when we have appointments available. As always, we thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.