Oldham GPs urge residents to take up their 'crucial' jab offer
Date published: 26 March 2021
Oldham's GPs insist that taking up your vaccination offer is the key to life returning to normal
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
Chadderton Medical Practice
Danson Family Practice
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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