PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE IN ANY WAY TO ENQUIRE ABOUT BOOKING YOUR COVID BOOSTER VACCINE OR ASK WHEN YOU ARE DUE. We must ensure our patients requiring medical attention are able to get through and access the surgery for their healthcare needs. We will invite you as soon as we are able to and when it’s your turn, please wait to hear from us.
You may have heard in the media that the JCVI have announced that they now recommend all adults are to be offered a booster vaccine and that the booster can now be given as early as 3 months following your 2nd dose, as opposed to the current 6-month gap.
Please note this new guidance is NOT yet operational and will take several weeks to put into place. In addition, the offer of a booster jab will continue to be prioritised according to age and for at risk groups. We therefore ask that you please continue to WAIT FOR US TO INVITE YOU for your booster jab.
In line with NHS England instruction to vaccinate the most vulnerable patients first, we will continue to invite those aged 50+ and 16-49 ‘at risk’ the week they are due under current guidance: 6 months after your 2nd dose. Moving forward, we will work hard to bring our offer in line with the changing guidance but please appreciate that, for many reasons, we simply cannot do this with immediate effect. Please be assured we continue to run clinics week-in, week-out and we are doing all we can to offer the vaccine to our patients as quickly as we can.
The JCVI also announced that 12 – 15-year-olds should be offered a 2nd dose, 3 months after their first. Again, plans need to be put in to place for this and we do not yet know how this will be rolled out, though it is likely that the school immunisation team will provide this service. We have not been commissioned to offer these 2nd doses at this time, so please do not contact us to enquire.
For up-to-date information on the vaccine programme (eligibility, dosing schedules etc.) please check the NHS webpage, link below, regularly. You can also use this site to book your covid vaccine at one of the national booking sites.
Thank you for your understanding.