GP is investigated after taking 300 Covid jabs and giving them to patients outside of official vaccination centre in Portsmouth
- An unnamed GP is being investigated for allegedly taking 300 Covd-19 vaccines
- Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group warned they may not be as effective
- PHE have contacted those who received jab to offer another one as precaution
A GP is being investigated for allegedly taking 300 Covid-19 vaccines to be administered outside of an official vaccination centre.
Patients in Portsmouth, Hampshire, who received one of the doses are being offered an additional jab as a precaution.
The Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group has warned that the 300 vaccinations given by the GP, who has not been named, might not be as effective if they had not been stored at the correct temperature.
Patients in Portsmouth, Hampshire, who received one of the doses are being offered an additional jab as a precaution
A spokeswoman said: ‘These vaccinations were given by a GP outside of an NHS-approved vaccination site.
‘While there is no reason to suggest that people vaccinated at this site are at any increased risk, we are acting on advice from Public Health England and contacting them to offer an additional vaccination as a precaution.’
Speaking to Portsmouth News, Healthwatch Portsmouth chairman Roger Batterbury said: ‘We understand that this is a recent occurrence and that Portsmouth CCG has now contacted all patients who had reportedly received the vaccine from the particular GP from outside of an NHS vaccination site.
‘Healthwatch Portsmouth has been fully supporting the Covid-19 vaccination programme being run by the NHS and provided information on Friday, July 23 on our website www.healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk giving details of the designated NHS vaccination sites in Portsmouth that were inviting the public to come along (with no appointment necessary) to receive their Covid-19 vaccination during the remainder of July.
The Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group has warned that the 300 vaccinations given by the GP, who has not been named, might not be as effective. (Pictured, Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group)
‘Vaccines against Covid-19 are still recommended by the NHS and the public are being encouraged to have them if possible.
‘We understand that the main Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group phone number (023 9289 9500) will be able to take calls from anyone affected.’