Covid vaccination booster programme – December 1, 2021

The government has announced the ambition to offer third Covid ‘booster’ jabs to all over 18 years as a way to help us all cope with the new Omicron variant of coronavirus. In this campaign jabs are being given in the large vaccination centres, pharmacies and other sites as well as via our practice-based service. You do not need to have your booster at the same site where you had your first jabs.

If you are eligible and able to get to a large vaccination site please do so, so that we can offer practice-based or local centre vaccination to those with greatest mobility or transport issues.

 

Please do not contact the surgery to ask when it will be your turn for your booster. This is to help us by keeping our phone lines free for patients with other illnesses at this time of extraordinary pressure on the NHS.

We are contacting eligible patients for our local service but are concentrating on the most vulnerable. If you can make use of one of the other services this will help us greatly, and may also mean you get your booster sooner.

As before, housebound patients are being offered their boosters through community services.

We know from our own patient experiences that vaccinated patients have a much lesser illness if they catch Covid, broadly comparable to someone 30 years younger, and full vaccination is still currently expected to provide significant protection from the Omicron variant. If you have previously declined your offer of a vaccine, please reconsider. We will welcome you with pleasure. Please submit a Contact Us  request on this website and we will get in touch. We will help you with honest and accurate advice. Get yourself safe, protect your loved ones and help avoid further lockdowns.

If you have a question that cannot be answered from the information on this page, please use the Contact Us link to ask us, instead of phoning us. We will aim to respond as soon as possible and within a week at the latest.