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IMPORTANT: Covid -19 vaccination update

Updated 08:49   02/03/2021

You can now book your first COVID-19 vaccination without receiving an invitation

If you are aged 60 and over you can book your COVID vaccination at the mass vaccination centres. To book an appointment please call 119 or visit the online booking system where you will be able to pick a site, a date and a time.

People can wait to be vaccinated by their local GP-led vaccination service but will need to wait to be invited by them. We are unable to give timescales, but please do not contact your GP practice to ask for updates or an appointment.

We are currently vaccinating  those aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions at St Boniface.  We aren’t yet vaccinating people under 65 without underlying health issues, but patients aged 60 and over can book themselves into the mass vaccination centres.  Please do not contact us about an appointment. 

If you have received a letter from the national NHS booking system, please book an appointment through their website www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119.  New appointments are regularly added to the system, so please keep checking back with the site if you need to. 

Please do not call or email the surgery to ask when your appointment will be  - we cannot provide an answer and it diverts the team from booking patients in for their vaccinations. We appreciate your understanding.

If you have a mobile phone please make sure we have your number.
Our initial contact to offer an appointment will be by text. There will be a link you can follow to book your appointment at St Boniface. 
Please note that although Chillington Surgery may appear as a vaccination centre option we do not anticipate any more clinics being held at the surgery so please book into St Boniface.
If you do not book through the link or do not have a mobile phone we will contact you, you will not be forgotten but please do not call the surgery.

Important information for patients who have been invited to attend an appointment at St Boniface House for a COVID-19 Vaccination. Watch a short instructional video about your visit from Dr Will Kumar.

Please click here and carefully read the information sheet to prepare for your vaccination appointments. 

Your appointment date and time will be on the text message you received. Please note, patients who attend that do not have a booked appointment will be turned away and asked to wait until they are invited. 

How to find St Boniface House (Google Maps)
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine - patient information leaflet
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - patient information leaflet
Guidance for Older Adults
What to expect after your vaccination

Contacting 111 first will get you the right treatment more quickly

 

A new national campaign to help people get the right healthcare quickly and safely launched this week.

Think 111 First encourages people to contact 111 by phone or online if they have an urgent – but not serious or life-threatening – injury or illness.

In some cases, people will be able to book direct appointments or get a referral for a time slot into a service that is right for them, including A&E .

Arrangements will not change for serious or life-threatening illnesses or injuries - people should continue to dial 999.

Those who attend an A&E without contacting 111 first will not be turned away and will be prioritised depending on clinical need, as is the current practice.