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GP surgeries confirm second Pfizer doses to start from March 31

Octagon Medical Practice - which manages several GP surgeries in Peterborough including Bretton Surgery, Park medical, Eye, Thorney and Thomas Walker among others - has confirmed the beginning of the roll-out for the second vaccination doses. 
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Octagon Medical practice that manages several GP surgeries including Thomas Walker, Bretton, Park Medical and others has confirmed Pfizer second doses will start rolling out rom March 31

During the recent Healthwatch meeting, held via Zoom on March 25, Lynette Brennan from the Octagon Medical Practice confirmed they are set to receive the next batch of the Pfizer vaccine from March 31. 

Following this, patients will receive their invitations for their second jab. There was a 12-week gap between the first and second dose of the Pfizer-biotech jab. 

Lynette assured people will receive an invitation nearer to this window. 

Speaking at the meeting, she said: “We have now vaccinated 95% of the cohorts one to six. 

“Cohort five, which is the ages between 55-60 of which we have 8,000 patients, will only be done by NHS groups and not the Octagon PCN.  

"I can confirm we are getting our next batch of Pfizer vaccines from March 31 and will be getting in touch with people for their second doses. 

“I would ask people not to panic and they will be receive information for their second dose.  It is a twelve-week cycle and you will receive an invitation nearer to that window." 

As of Thursday, 10am, Octagon had given out 23776 jabs. 

Care homes they work with have started to receive their second doses as well. There are 571 people on their list, which Octagon aims to finish by next week. 

As of last week, in Peterborough a total of 65,416 people, which is 33% of the population, have had their first dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines, rising from last week's total of 57,778. This means that in the week from March 8 to March 14, around 7,600 further vaccines were delivered.