The first care home in Harrow has received the covid-19 vaccine

The residents and staff at Anita Dorfman House in Sandringham were the first care home in Harrow to receive the Covid-19 vaccinations.

This was part of a larger collaborative effort across Harrow, seeing Primary Care Networks and Harrow Health GPF collectively administering the covid vaccination to over 230 care home patients.

Residents and staff received the covid-19 vaccine.

This would have not been possible without the early involvement from Dr Amol Kelshiker (PCN Clinical Director) & Dr Mehul Lakhani (Harrow Health Clinical Director). Bothtaking delivery of the delicate vaccinations to ensure that the planning and complex delivery was executed well.

Residents and staff of Anita Dorfman House were excited to receive the vaccine as part of the national vaccination programme and expressed gratitude to the doctors, nurses and support team, led by Dr. David Lubel.

Dr. Lubel explained, “With the virus at an all-time high we need to do our best to protect the most vulnerable against this deadly disease. Coronavirus breakouts in nursing and residential homes can be absolutely devastating for the residents, staff and their families; this is why as a system with local GP’s and networks, we will not stop until all care homes in Harrow are vaccinated.

The NHS under severe pressure, annual leave is being cancelled and staff are being called out to work, it’s all hands on deck. Harrow CCG is working closely with Harrow Health GP Federation for a safe, structured and timely delivery of the vaccine across the borough.

Covid 19 vaccinations were given to residents.

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. The vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and hundreds of local vaccination centres run by GPs. It’s being given to:

Some people aged 80 and over who already have a hospital appointment in the next few weeks
People who live or work in care homes
Health care workers at high risk
The vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible.
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).