Vaccine Update

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun. 

In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a few different health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programme. This means that when it is your turn to be vaccinated, you will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book. Please note that this may not be at your GP practice.

When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. Please do not contact the Surgery.

If you have received a letter asking you to book an appointmnet for your vaccine then please follow the appropriate links below to access the vaccination hub.

Age specific cohorts

Please note that there is an age cut off applied


Clincally Extremely Vulnerable

Please note that you must take your invitation to Book or Sheilding letter to your appointment or you will be turned away


Frontline Workers

Please note that you need to provide a disclaimer on booking to confirm you are a frontline Health or Social Care worker.

And you must show ID on arrival if requested. This could be staff badge, payslip, contract of employment or eligibility letter (provided by Programme)


Priority Groups in order 

In line with the current goverment guidance,please see the list below of groups to be vaccinated in priority order.

The groups highlighted in green are currently being contacted. Please do not contact the surgery.

The groups highlighted in amber are due to be contacted. We will update this information accordingly .


Priority Risk group
1 Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
2 All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3 All those 75 years of age and over
4 All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
5 All those 65 years of age and over
6 Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (see below)
7 All those 60 years of age and over
8 All those 55 years of age and over
9 All those 50 years of age and over
10 Rest of the population (to be determined)

We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and we would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted.

For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet.

Clinically Vulnerable (Cohort 6) - Frequently Asked Questions

Clinically Vulnerable (Cohort 6) - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cohort 6 (Clinically Vulnerable)? 

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) states that the Clinically Vulnerable (Cohort 6) includes ‘all individuals aged 16 years to 65 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality’.


This includes:

  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Chronic heart disease and vascular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease, including severe or profound learning disability
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Immunosuppression
  • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
  • Morbid obesity
  • Severe mental illness.


Cohort 6 also includes:

  • Those who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
  • Residents in a long-term residential facility, including those with learning disabilities.


How do I book an appointment?

We will be rolling out vaccinations for the Clinically Vulnerable (cohort 6) from Thursday 18 February.

If you are eligible under one of the above categories, you can book your Covid-19 vaccination appointment by visiting this website - or calling the local booking centre on 0115 883 4640 between 8am – 8pm during weekdays and 9am – 5pm on weekends.

I was in an earlier cohort 1-5 – have I missed my chance for an appointment now you have moved onto Cohort 6?

No, absolutely not. We want to get everyone vaccinated who is eligible.

Is Clinically Vulnerable different to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable?

Yes, people classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people have already been called for their vaccination and booking remains open to this cohort. This group of people have been asked to shield in the first and second waves of Covid-19 and include those with many risk factors such as cancer or renal failure requiring specialist care.      

I am aged 16 or 17 – what vaccine can I have?

Due to age restrictions we must offer 16 and 17 year olds the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. This is in line with the instructions laid down by the Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

These citizens will be offered a separate booking slot at a hospital site that uses Pfizer only.

Will I receive an invite letter through the post?
Yes, we are writing to everyone eligible which is 100,000 people locally over the next ten days. We will also send a follow-up text message where possible as well.

If you are eligible, you do not need to wait for your letter to book in.

Will I need to attend my appointment with a letter?

No, but we ask that everyone observes the guidance when booking their appointment.

If you are a staff member, we will ask that you present a name badge or confirmation letter from your organisation.

If you are an unpaid carer, we ask that you state this if questioned.

If you are not eligible, please do not try to book in for your Covid-19 vaccination appointment. It is important these appointments are protected for those who are now eligible under this cohort to help protect them against Covid-19.

Why are there no appointments showing as available?

Please check back daily, we are releasing appointments every day and do have enough vaccine for you. 

Who can I talk to as my family member/friend believes they have been forgotten?

If your patient/family member/friend is concerned, ask them to contact 0115 883 4640 between the hours of 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday or 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday. The bookings desk will take their name, and ensure they are logged and recorded within our system. In all cases the bookings team will ensure an appointment is made.

Can I book for a family member or friend?

Yes, please use the Swiftqueue website - or call the local booking centre on 0115 883 4640 between 8am – 8pm during weekdays and 9am – 5pm on weekends.

I am struggling to travel to a vaccination centre – what can I do?

We are working with volunteer drivers and taxi companies to take people to their appointment.

This free of charge service is available to those in vulnerable groups and anyone who is geographically or socially isolated.

Please telephone the Booking Centre on 0115 883 4640 between 8am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) and 9am-5pm (Sat to Sun) and ask for transport support.

I live in a long-term residential facility – how do I get my jab?

You do not need to do anything. All residents in a long-term residential facility, including those with learning disabilities, will be visited by our ‘roving team’ of vaccinators. This is the same set up that we carried out for care home residents. The roving team will be in touch asap to book in your date for vaccinations.

Who can I talk to if I have any questions or concerns?

We are working closely with the local councils during the pandemic. The County Council are supporting us with managing requests for information and assistance related to the vaccine rollout so if you have any questions that are not answered by the information here please contact or call 0300 500 80 80.



Covid-19 Update









Hello Everyone, 

I firstly wanted to ensure patients have the most relevant and up to date information regarding the Vaccination Programme for Covid 19 being rolled out across Mid Notts.

Having had some questions about the Covid Vaccine roll-out I am forwarding you the latest information circulated from the NHS Mid Notts Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  Written on 18th December 2020.

In Short…


v  The vaccine is still in short supply so very valuable and should not be wasted.

v  The order in which we are being prioritised for a vaccination is in the attached NHS Tool-kit, but essentially, they are starting with the eldest and most vulnerable.

v  These will be administered locally to ensure the safety and well-being of patients.

v  You will be contacted personally by Letter when you have been allocated a vaccination PLEASE RESPOND IMMEDIATELY.  

v  PLEASE NOTE- No one can bypass the system or buy one early – DO NOT CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SURGERY!!!!  The programme is being organised centrally

v  Vaccination are to be done at designated locations and this will not necessarily at a GP Surgery.

v  Please note you are not covered by the vaccine until 7 days after your second treatment.  The vaccine is administered in two doses 21 days apart.

v  All Hands, Face and Space advise needs to covered continually. Your help is needed to stem the spread of this virus, this means everyone.


Please note we will endeavour to keep you up to date with local information.  For those who use Facebook the PPG uses the `Blidworth News’ Facebook to share health and social care advice and information.  This will be updated regularly as will the Abbey Medical Group’s Practice Web-site.


Please follow the link for the Tool-kit below for you to review and keep for information.

 COVID-19 Vaccination toolkit- Edition 1 (

Keep Safe & Well.  Season’s Greetings.

Gilly Hagen

NHS Patient Leader


COVID Vaccines


With effect from 15/6/2020, all patients attending AMG for a face to face appointment MUST arrive wearing a face covering or mask please

Due to national public advice on social isolation we are changing our appointments to minimise risk of contact in the community.

We need to limit the spread of the Corona virus in our community to protect our vulnerable. We have to cancel all booked face to face appointments, effective immediately. We WILL run urgent and necessary appointments only. If you have an appointment you will be contacted by our team. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have been instructed to. We will be running a telephone service but please be patient as we are experiencing very high demand at the moment. Many Thanks.