Covid Vaccination Update

The Royal Well Surgery is planning to start Covid vaccinations from a Central Cheltenham site in December, initially on a Wednesday all day. We will do this in partnership with other local practices and other local agencies many of whom have volunteered to help.

Initially, as per national guidance, we will be inviting the over 80 years and then over the following weeks younger and younger age groups. This process will continue for several months until all patients over 50 years or those deemed to be at risk have been offered vaccination. For more guidance please see national websites.

Patients will need two appointments ideally 4weeks apart.

We plan to send the first letters to patients during December but there could be delays.

As there will be up to 2000 people a week wanting to contact our telephone booking line it is very important that we try and steer you towards other ways of booking appointments

It would be very helpful therefore if you could make plans in advance whilst awaiting your letter

  • 1. Ensure that you have an email that you or relative or friend use so that when you get your invite you can email not the practice but a specific email for booking which will be on the letter to confirm you will be attending.(We will follow up any patients we have no heard from).
  • 2. Please consider making plans on how you will be able to drive or be driven safely to this Central Cheltenham location 3 weeks apart on a Wednesday morning during next few months (confirmation of site will be with your letter). There will be a carpark nearby.
  • 3. It is very important that the clinic runs smoothly so please ensure all questions are answered before you attend hopefully by reading the information in you appointment letter.
  • 4. We will be actively contacting vulnerable people or their relatives and patients who are housebound to ensure there are alternative ways for them to be vaccinated. Details will be on the invite letter.

Please try and avoid phoning the practice regarding Covid Vaccination. If you have any questions which that need answering then please use this link to ask us /navigator/ask-the-reception-a-question/