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Booster Vaccinations

Please do not call the practice with general queries about the Covid-19 vaccination.

The booster vaccination programme is now aiming to offer appointments to all adults aged 18 and over by 31 December 2021. Local vaccination teams are working to rapidly increase the availability of appointments.

The national booking system has opened for over 30s and will open for 18-29-year-olds on Wednesday, 15 December. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.

The time between your second dose and a booster must be at least three months.

You can book using the national booking service by calling 119 or at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ 

The national booking service will only show clinics that have appointments available when you visit the site/call 119; but clinics regularly add more dates.

For a full list of all vaccination sites in Kent and Medway, visit https://www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/your-health/coronavirus/covid19vaccine 

Appointments

DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, FOR THE SAFETY OF PATIENTS AND STAFF WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAINTAIN OUR SYSTEM FOR MANAGING FOOTFALL INTO BOTH OUR PRACTICES. PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY ARE REQUIRED TO RING THE DOORBELL AND WAIT TO BE ATTENDED BY A MEMBER OF STAFF.

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WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING A TELEPHONE TRIAGE SYSTEM, WHEREBY A GP OR SPECIALIST NURSE WILL CALL YOU FIRST AND THEN BOOK A FACE-TO-FACE APPOINTMENT FOR YOU, SHOULD ONE BE NECESSARY.

For a same day telephone call, please phone 01304 201705 between the following times:

  • 07:30 – 09:30 Mon, Tues and Fri
  • 08:00 – 09:30 Wed and Thurs

This applies for appointments at our main Folkestone Road surgery and our branch surgery at Shepherdswell.

At Folkestone Road Surgery we have a Nurse led surgery. Come and see our Specialist Nurse Prescriber, Hailie, for all your minor ailments.

Open to adults and children aged 5 years and over.

Practice Nurses

In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many medical problems.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

 
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