New Bicester vaccination TEXT BOOKING begins
The Bicester GP practices are texting their patients who have not yet had their Covid-19 vaccination and who are in priority groups 1 to 9. This includes everyone aged 50 and above and patients of any adult age with certain medical conditions that make them more vulnerable to Covid-19.
IF YOU RECEIVE OUR TEXT YOU’LL BE ABLE TO BOOK A FIRST DOSE VACCINATION BY SIMPLY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE AND TO RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION MESSAGE OF YOUR VACCINATION DAY AND TIME - ALSO SENT DIRECT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE.
Getting our text enables you to immediately choose a day and time that suits you to book a vaccination at the BICESTER Vaccination Centre. Respond and you’ll be able to avoid significant journeys to get your jab in a vaccination centre elsewhere.
DO NOT CONTACT US TO ASK FOR YOUR TEXT - WE WILL SEND IT TO YOU IF YOU’RE SOMEONE WHO SHOULD RECEIVE IT.
If you don’t have a mobile phone then don’t worry as we’re also still calling patients from our surgery to arrange your vaccination bookings via your landline number.
HOW TO BE SURE THAT OUR TEXT IS GENUINE AND SAFE
Your text will include your name and the name of the Bicester GP practice at which you are a registered patient. It will ask you to click on a link to book your vaccination. The NHS will NEVER ask you for financial details or your personal documents (such as a passport) or to pay for a Covid-19 vaccination. Please be aware of scams.
WHY THE BICESTER PRACTICES ARE NOW ABLE TO OFFER THIS NEW SERVICE
Our success in vaccinating people already means we’ve also moved much closer to the target of offering everyone aged 50 and over a Covid-19 vaccination by the government’s target date of April 15th. If you are aged 50 or over and feel you may have missed being contacted then you may call us at the surgery on 01865 248585.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT YOUR SURGERY TO ASK ABOUT A COVID-19 VACCINATION UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN SPECIFICALLY ASKED TO DO SO AS THIS IMPACTS OUR OTHER WORK, INCLUDING HELPING PEOPLE WHO ARE ILL AND IN NEED OF URGENT ADVICE OR TREATMENT.
WHEN A VACCINATION IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU WE WILL GET IN TOUCH VIA OUR TEXT, A CALL OR A LETTER.
Page updated: 6th April 2021
Published: Mar 10, 2021