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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 

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Flu Clinics

Our main surgery on Folkestone Road is now operating a walk-in service between
8am and 3pm Monday to Friday for those eligible for a flu vaccination.

Our Shepherdswell branch will have flu clinics between 9am and 3pm on
Wednesdays and Fridays. Shepherdswell patients are also welcome to access
the drop-in clinics at our main branch.


Shepherdswell Surgery

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.

This includes our Shepherdswell branch.

Please be aware that our Shepherdswell branch is not closed, but patients cannot just turn up to the practice; you must call our main surgery on 01304 201705 and arrangements for access to the branch surgery will be made for you.

The dispensary will still be staffed for your prescriptions to collect.

Collecting your Prescription: please ring the doorbell and one of the
dispensing staff will hand you your prescription.

Please note they will not be dealing with any other requests, these must be dealt with by calling our main surgery at Folkestone Road.

All telephone calls to the Shepherdswell branch will be diverted
to our main surgery at Folkestone Road.


Stay Alert

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We all know that the NHS is here to help and support us through the current crisis.  

Don't forget the NHS are also here to guide and help you with any other health concerns you may have.

Its very important that patients who are having health problems contact
the appropriate NHS provider to ask for help or advice.

Please open the attached document for more information. 

NHS Key information for patients

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NHS Help to Care app

Supporting everyone who provides care
for others in 
Kent and Medway

The app is designed to help spot the signs of a health problem and find the
right information and advice. There is an assessment section which will help
you decide if the person you care for is developing a health problem that
needs medical help. The app will direct you to good quality advice.

You can download the app by searching for Help to Care in the app store on
your Apple device, or in Google Play if you have an android device.

Find out more at

https://www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/news/nhs-and-social-care-launch-app-support-people-who-care-others

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