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Over 8,200 Covid Jab bookings missed in just one week on Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

A total of 8,296 bookings booked through the National Booking Service missed more than 1,100 a day across the region in the seven days until December 28th.

However, actual numbers can be much higher as they do not include appointment slots that were absent from general practitioner practice across the region.

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Photo: GV at the Covid-19 Vaccination Center at St. James Hospital in Portsmouth Photo: Habibur Rahman

That’s because our dedicated health care team continues to do everything we can to ensure all adults. Hampshire Booster jabs will be available on the Isle of Wight by December 31st. This includes delivery of jabs via up-and-coming walk-in clinics, GP clinics and outreach clinics, hospital hubs, pharmacies, and mass vaccination centers.

Dr. Matt Nisbet, GP and Clinical Leader of the Regional Vaccination Program, said: We continue to work hard to expand capacity across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, but ensure that communities are protected from viruses, especially in areas where evidence is most needed. I am supporting.

“To be able to provide vaccines to as many people as possible is much more important than canceling or moving slots if someone with a reservation is present or if the vaccine is no longer needed for some reason. is.”

Eligible individuals who have not yet received a first, second, or booster immunization are strongly advised to do so as soon as possible to protect them from the virus as much as possible. Covid jabs are offered indefinitely, so anyone invited can be vaccinated. The same is true if you decline before and change your mind.

To cancel or move a vaccine reservation booked through the National Reservation Service, please visit the website or call 119, which is open daily from 7 am to 11 pm.

If you need to cancel or move an appointment booked at a pharmacy or family doctor, please contact us directly.

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Over 8,200 Covid Jab bookings missed in just one week on Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

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