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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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When the practice is closed, please dial 111 in the following situations:

- Need medical help fast, but it's not a 999 emergency
- Think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service (other than 999)
- Need health information or reassurance about what to do next.

Buckland Hospital and the Kent & Canterbury Hospital have minor injury services, the nearest A&E Departments are at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, and the QEQM Hospital in Margate.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

 

Consider downloading the free Health Help App, available to help you find the most appropriate local health service for common symptoms in Kent.

 

www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net

 

Please remember to use 999 for

EMERGENCY or

LIFE THREATENING situations ONLY

 

 
 
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