Vitamin B12 Injections- changes during Covid-19 pandemic situation

It is very important that we prioritise the health of our patients at this time and we have had to make some decisions for their protection to keep them potentially unwittingly coming into contact with Covid-19 positive people.

We are not currently giving B12 injections at the surgery. However, if you normally have these injections you can, as an alternative, buy over the counter B12 vitamin supplements from all good pharmacies and health food stores.

Over the counter vitamin B12 (may also be called Cyanocobalamin) dosage would be 50micrograms three times daily, but patients may find it easier to buy 1000microgram tablets once daily which is fine as an alternative .

We have resumed some B12 injections for patients now but only after GP has recommended this.