CORONAVIRUS vaccinations are now being offered to over 70s and vulnerable patients at many surgeries in Dorset and Hampshire.

The Coastal Medical Partnership said it has been delivering vaccines since December 16 and has updated patients on progress.

The partnership includes The Arnewood Surgery, New Milton Health Centre and Barton Webb-Peploe.

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A spokesman said: "We have completed our invites for all 80s, and all 75s to 79s. If you are in either of these categories but have not received your invite please call us on 01425 611788 to get your vaccination booked.

"We are now in the middle of inviting our 70-75s and clinically ‘extremely’ vulnerable i.e. those who were asked to shield (group 4).

"Please keep being patient as we will be inviting you. Depending on levels of stock allocated to us, we should be in a position to have delivered on the government target of the top 4 cohorts of patients receiving their first dose by the middle of February."

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The Hadleigh House Surgery in Broadstone has also confirmed it has started to invite patients in category 4 and that people will be contacted by phone.

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