Covid Vaccinations – Who should have one and when

Covid Vaccination Programme

If you or a member of your family require a Covid vaccination or COVID Booster vaccination this should help you book an appointment.

Booster vaccines

All patients aged 50 or above and some patients with certain medical conditions will be due a booster vaccine 6 months post their second COVID vaccine. The practice should contact all patients 1 week before they are 6 months post their second vaccine but, if you do not hear from us please call the practice on 01962 852211.

Please be aware that if you attend the vaccine centre for a booked appointment but, are not eligible or are not at least 5 months post your second vaccine you will be turned away.

People who are Immunosuppressed

These patient’s will be contacted by practices, or via a letter from the hospital. They will normally require a 3rd dose of Pfizer Covid vaccine to complete the primary course and will then need a booster dose 6 months after the 3rd dose.

These vaccinations can be given booked via the practice or via another local vaccination centre by calling 119.  If you feel you may be classed as immunosuppressed but, have not heard from the practice please complete and EConsult on the homepage of our website and then the practice will look into this for you and then be in contact.

Children aged 12 – 15 without any underlying heath conditions

This group will be offered a single dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccination, with the initial offer made by the School aged Immunisation Service and delivered at school.

Children aged 12 – 15 who have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk or a child in this age group who lives in the household of someone who is Immunocompromised

They will be offered 2 doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks.  This vaccination will need to be delivered via the Practice at the Badger Farm Community Centre.

People aged 16 and 17 without any underlying health conditions

They will be offered a single dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine unless they are aged 17 ¾ or older where they will be offered 2 doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks between the doses.  These vaccinations can be booked via the practice or at other local vaccination centres via 119.

Pregnant women

They will be offered 2 doses of an approved Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks between doses. These vaccinations can be booked via the practice or via another local vaccination centre by calling 119.

Children aged 11 and less

Currently in this country there is not a licenced Covid vaccine for children in this age group and therefore this is not available.

Please be aware we DO NOT operate a walk in service and you must have an appointment to attend the vaccine centre.

More information about the vaccine, side effects, etc please refer to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/