COVID-19 VACCINE

Covid-19 Booster Vaccination Programme - 30th September 2021 UPDATE

 

The COVID vaccination programme, has started taking online and phone bookings from people invited for a booster jab.

People who are more vulnerable to the virus are being invited to top up their protection ahead of winter six months or more after receiving their second jab.

They do not need to contact the NHS but will be invited when it is their turn. Texts and letters are going out to around 1.5 million people this week.

People will be able to book an appointment online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination at one of the convenient vaccine sites across the country. People that aren’t able go online can book by phoning 119.

Amherst have started inviting the following groups of patients for the Booster vaccine. 

Those who are eligible for a booster include:

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • all adults aged 50 years or over
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers
  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

The practice staff are working hard to offer as many in practice clinics as we can but please be patient with us as the practice is also providing primary care services to our patient population. Therefore, if you have been invited to book your Booster vaccination, and do not wish to wait till our next clinic, please book at one of the other vaccination centres e.g. Sevenoaks Pharmacy. You can book via the link listed above or by calling 119. 

Covid-19 vaccination information

20/10/21 - Information for pregnant/new mothers on the safety of the covid vaccine can be found on the following website page: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/coronavirus-covid-19-pregnancy-and-womens-health/covid-19-vaccines-and-pregnancy/covid-19-vaccines-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding/

27/8/21 - Walk in Clinics for 12 - 17 year olds

Canterbury Vaccination Centre – Sea Cadet Hub,Training Ship Corageous, Vauxhall Road, Canterbury Kent CT1 1ZN is able to vaccinate eligible 12-15s and 16 years and up patients.
They have a walk in daily Monday – Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm

Walk in Clinics for 16&17 year olds

https://www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/your-health/coronavirus/covid19vaccine

July 2021 - Vaccinations 

We are no longer offering Covid-19 vaccinations. Patients will now need to book their vaccination online or by calling 119. You will need to check online that vaccines are being offered for your specific age, and this is updated on a regular basis. If you are under 50 but in another eligible group, such as an unpaid carer or with a long-term condition, please call the practice to arrange your vaccination. More details on who is eligible and how to book: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

08/04/2021 - PHE Patient Information Leaflet

17/03/21 - Patient FAQ on recent headlines regarding safety of Astra Zeneca vaccine

 

COVID vaccine status

The Government has announced that from 17 May 2021, people will be able to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccine status for travelling purposes, by accessing the NHS app, or by calling 119. People are also strongly advised not to contact their GP to prove their vaccine status.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status

Please see the Gov.uk website for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from here for iPhone or here for android.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

FIND OUT MORE:

FAQs - Concerns about Astra Zeneca 15.3.21

Patient information leaflet on the Vaccine

Further information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Kent and Medway

National information about the vaccine

NHS Volunteering information

Retired clinicians wishing to help with the programme

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