A ROLLOUT of Covid-19 vaccinations by the Bromsgrove Primary Care Network (PCN) will launch tomorrow (Friday, January 8).

The team has asked residents to be patient and wait until they are contacted by surgeries to receive their vaccinations.

The PCN’s clinical director Dr David Hughes said: “We are excited to get this service up and running.

“By working together our nine practices expect to make sure that all 800 patients in the locality care homes and many staff there will be vaccinated in the first 24 hours.

“We will then follow national guidelines to focus on the most clinically vulnerable and at risk groups including all patients over 80, frontline healthcare professionals and carers.”

Deliveries of the vaccine were expected to be unpredictable for a couple of weeks. Now, it is expected to lead to more than 2,500 vaccines per week being delivered from BHI Parkside building.

As more certain vaccine supplies come online, they will then be delivered from individual surgeries.

Dr Hughes added: “We are working with very limited delivery notice and are really trying to make sure we don’t waste a single vaccine.”

People are being urged not call surgeries as it will have a detrimental effect on the rapid rollout plans.

The PCN team is also keen to stress it will be in touch with patients when it is their turn.

The team is keen to stress that they will be in touch with patients to come in for vaccination by phone and patients should avoid calling surgeries about this.

If supplies permit, practices are geared up to deliver as many as 10,000 vaccines to the most at risk before the end of the current lockdown.