Oldham GPs urge residents to take up their 'crucial' jab offer

Date published: 26 March 2021

Oldham's GPs have urged everyone in the town to get themselves vaccinated as it was revealed that close to 100,000 people have now been given the jab across the borough.

Internet speculation has led to a degree of scepticism among some in the community regarding the vailidity and effect of the vaccine, and some jab appointments have been missed.

However, in an open letter to all Oldham residents, the town's GPs insist that taking up your vaccination offer is the key to life returning to normal.

The open letter read: "As Oldham’s GPs, we have come together to write an open letter to all Oldham residents about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at the first opportunity.

"The good news is that as of March 25, 2021, almost 100,000 of our patients have now had their first COVID-19 vaccine, which is key to protecting Oldham residents and their loved ones against the virus.

"Taking up the offer of the vaccine is crucial if our lives are to return to normal as soon as possible.

"However, we still have patients who are over 50 or who have underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality, but have not yet taken up the offer of the vaccination.

"If you have been invited to have your jab but have not yet had it – please come forward now.

"Putting off vaccination leaves you and those around you at continued risk of contracting COVID-19 and we really don’t want to see any more patients being avoidably infected with this awful virus.

"We have complete confidence that all vaccines being used are safe.

"All those available in the UK have undergone rigorous safety tests prior to the vaccination programme being rolled out and they are continually monitored.

"We have all been vaccinated and would not be strongly encouraging you to come forward for vaccination if we still had any doubts the vaccines are safe and effective.

"If you have been offered an appointment for your first COVID-19 vaccine but had to cancel or simply just weren’t able to make the slot offered, there’s still time to get your jab."

To book an appointment you can:

• Call your GP surgery

• Book an appointment online

• Call 119

From the GP's at:

Alexandra Group Medical Practice

Block Lane Surgery

CH Medical

Chadderton Medical Practice

Danson Family Practice

Dr Perkins

Failsworth Group Practice

Greenbank Medical Practice

Hill Top Medical Practice

Hollinwood Medical Practice

Hopwood House Medical Practice

Jarvis Medical Practice

John Street Medical Practice

Kapur Family Care

Lees Medical Practice

Lindley Medical Practice

Littletown Family Medical Practice

Medlock Medical Practice

Moorside Medical Practice

Oldham Family Practice

Pennine Medical Centre

Quayside Medical Practice

Royton and Crompton Family Practice

Royton Medical Centre

Saraf Medical Practice

South Chadderton Health Centre

Springfield House Medical Centre

St Chad's St Mary's Medical Centre

Sunvalley Medical Practice

The Chowdhury Practice

The Duru Practice

The Jalal Practice

The Oak Gables Partnership

The Village Medical Practice

Werneth Medical Practice

Woodlands Medical Leesbrook Surgery

Oldham Medical Services

Saddleworth Medical Practice

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