TWO GP surgeries have voiced their frustration over the number of coronavirus vaccines they have received.

Stretton Medical Centre and The Branch Surgery in Appleton took to their joint website to make their thoughts clear on the issue.

Both surgeries also say they have been inundated with calls from patients regarding the availability of the Covid-19 vaccine.

They say that they hope to receive a larger supply of doses over the coming weeks.

In a statement online, the surgeries said: “Please rest assured that we are working as quickly as possible to have our patients vaccinated.

“Currently, the service is being delivered at Halliwell Jones Stadium entrance 44, also known as Wolves.

“Our current supply of the vaccine is very limited. Our first delivery provided us with only 45 vaccines to offer our 2nd cohort of patients – those over 80 years of age.

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“We too are frustrated about the limited amount of vaccines available to our patients and hope this will increase over the coming weeks.”

The statement went on to say: “You will be called automatically by the practice when it come to your cohort. Please can you ensure you inform the practice if you are a health and social care worker or a registered carer.

“We understand that some patients are very anxious and feel more vulnerable than others, but we have to keep to strict guidance from NHS England with regards to the cohorts we are vaccinating.

“Our phone lines are being inundated with queries about the Covid vaccination.

“This is understandable due to the lack of information available to you, but please try to avoid contacting us and trust.

“We will contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated.”