Information for patients in priority groups who are not yet vaccinated

The NHS National Booking Service is now able to offer an appointment to everyone over 45. If you are in this age group, please visit the National Booking Service website by clicking the button below.

If you experience any difficulties with your booking, please call the COVID-19 booking hotline on 119. Please note that if you turned 45 after the 31st March, or if you have recently been recorded as a carer, it may take some weeks for this to be updated on the central booking system.

If you are in a priority group and have not yet received either a vaccine or an invitation to receive a vaccine, you can now book a slot through the NHS Portal by clicking the button below:

 

or by calling (free of charge):

119

When you book through this system, you will be able to choose from a number of local vaccination centres.

AM I IN A PRIORITY GROUP?

If you are in one of the following categories, you will be able to book an appointment through the 119 system:

  • If you are over the age of 45

  • If you have received a government shielding notification or a letter stating that you are vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.

If you are in one of the following categories, please contact the surgery for more information regarding your COVID-19 vaccine eligibility:

  • Patients who are health or social care workers in contact with patients, including clinical psychologists, osteopaths, link workers, and supported housing workers. 

  • Patients who have substantial caring duties for loved ones or members of their household, and who do so on an unpaid basis. Please note that in order to be vaccinated as a carer, you must provide written evidence of the care which you are providing

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently administered as two doses 12 weeks apart, in line with clinical guidelines published by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. This means that you will be invited to receive your second dose around the 12th week after your first dose was administered. If you received your first dose as part of the first wave of vaccinations in January and February, you will be contacted with a date for your second vaccine within the next 4 weeks. 

Please note that we are unable to invite you to book the second dose of your COVID-19 vaccine any earlier than the 12th week after you received the first one. We cannot expedite second doses of the vaccine for any reason.