Covid-19 vaccination information
Please help protect yourself, friends and loved ones by getting vaccinated.
Covid 19 Booster Vaccine
You are eligible for a Covid19 Booster vaccine if you are over 50 and 6 months post second dose. Please continue to book an appointment at a hub by calling 119 or using the National Booking Service portal https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/book-or-manage-a-booster-dose-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine/. We are also calling our most vulnerable patients to see if they have managed to arrange a booster and offering appointments as we are able to do so. (NB the proposed PCN walk in clinic at Charing on 6th November has been CANCELLED due to concerns about the volumes of traffic around Charing Surgery. Please do NOT attend there).
What if I have symptoms of Covid-19 when I get invited for the vaccines?
If you or someone in your immediate household has symptoms of the virus it is essential that you self-isolate and book a test. Your invitation for the vaccines can be re-arranged after your self-isolation.
If I’ve had Covid-19 do I need the vaccines?
The national body which has approved the vaccine have looked at this and decided that getting vaccinated is just as important for those who have already had Covid-19 as it is for those who haven’t. To receive the vaccine you need to be 4 weeks post positive Covid test.
Can I pay for the vaccines privately?
No, all Covid-19 vaccines are being provided free by the NHS. If you see any offers to get the vaccine privately it will be a scam and you must not contact them.
Find out more
For more information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Kent and Medway please visit www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/covid19vaccine
Proof of Vaccine Status
Please do NOT call the surgery for this. You can download the NHS App to your smartphone which from 17th May 2021 will show your vaccine status. If you are unable to access the NHS App you can call 119 to request a letter from the NHS. The surgery will not be providing confirmation of vaccine status. If you don't know your NHS number to register for the app, you can find it here: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/
The NHS App also mentions you can access your detailed coded record if you wish by contacting your practice. This won't show your vaccine status but if you wish to access your record please complete the application form below and bring it with two forms of ID (one with a photo i.e. passport and one a recent proof of address) for reception to verify. This form will then be passed for review before a code is posted to you. (NB due to workload there will be a delay between receiving your application and it being processed).
Application for Detailed Coded Record Access
Things to consider about Detailed Coded Record Access