Extending the GP cohorts for COVID-19 vaccination

“I wrote to you on 26th January about extending the GP cohorts for COVID-19 vaccination. Practices were asked to start actively calling and vaccinating patients in the 75-79 and 70-74 age groups and those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) as their vaccine supply allows. This is a further update to that letter.

The Department of Health has asked that, in line with the current policy, GPs priority order should be as follows:
1. Patients over 80 (DoB on or before 31 March 1941) AND practice staff
2. Patients over 70 (DoB 1 April 1941 to 31 March 1951) AND Patients who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.”