COVID Vaccination update

The practices across Kingston continue to vaccine our patients in line with NHS England guidance, starting with our patients over 80 years old and health and social care workers.  NHS England requires us to work in groups of practices to deliver the vaccine, this means for our patients vaccines will be delivered from:

Kingston University Health Centre, Penryn Road, Kingston (postcode for access - KT1 2DD)

Any patients who received their first dose of Pfizer vaccine before 27th December 2020 will still receive their second dose at their original appointment time so please come in for your vaccine.

We will receive a further delivery of vaccine each week and will be contacting patients in order of priority.  Currently, we are booking in our patients aged over 80, if you have not heard from us and want your vaccine please call the surgery and we will book you in.  If you are under 80 please do not call at this time, we will be in touch when it is your turn to come in.  We will keep our website updated so check back to see when we are vaccinating your age cohort. 

AGE COHORTS

Residents in care homes for older adults and their carers – vaccinating this cohort now

80-year-olds and over and frontline health and social care workers – vaccinating this cohort now

75-year-olds and over

70-year-olds and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

65-year-olds and over

16- to 64-year-olds with serious underlying health conditions

60-year-olds and over

55-year-olds and over

50-year-olds and over

 

Which vaccine will I have?

We will receive Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccine.  It will not be possible to chose which vaccine you receive as we are not in control of the supplies we receive from NHS England. 

How many doses do I need?

You require 2 doses of both Pfizer and Astra Zeneca.  NHS England and the Joint Committee on Immunisation and Vaccination guidance is for both vaccines to be given at 12 week intervals.  You can read more about this and the vaccination programme in general here:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

What do I do if I am housebound?

We will be in touch with you once NHS England have agreed a method for delivering vaccines to our housebound patients.  Please keep an eye on the website for further updates.

What to do if you miss your appointment

If you miss your appointment or are unable to attend either of your doses please contact the practice as soon as possible to re-arrange.  The practice may not be able to give you a second appointment straight away, but will contact you once further appointments are available. 

 

Please visit the link below for further information about how the vaccine programme is being rolled out:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/948678/PHE_11920_Covid-19_why_do_I_have_to_wait_leaflet_v2.pdf

Published: Jan 4, 2021

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