Westgate Surgery

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Extending the Covid-19 Booster Programme

Following the Government’s announcement that the booster programme will be extended to all adults aged 18 and over in the coming days and weeks, please can practices make sure information on your websites is up-to-date and accurate. We expect regular national announcements on age-based eligibility for boosters so would advise that all practices add some general messages with links to relevant national websites to avoid needing to update frequently. While we await information around how the programme will roll out and operational detail, please can you add something along these lines to websites, below. As more information becomes available, we will share so websites can be updated again. Thank you for your help.

Booster vaccinations

The booster vaccination programme is opening up to all adults aged 18 and over. Eligibility will be opened up based on age. For the latest detail on who is eligible, please check https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ Please wait until you are contacted by the NHS or you see national publicity that your age range is now eligible. The time between your second dose and a booster must be at least three months.Please do not call the practice with general queries about Covid-19 vaccination.Local teams are vaccinating as many people as quickly as possible, working through general practice, community pharmacies and other NHS teams. 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