Covid vaccines Update

Dear Patients,

If you are eligible, you can now book online for your covid booster.

Please use the following link¬†‘Book or manage a booster dose’

If you are unable to use the internet – which is the fastest way to do so, you could ask someone to help you do it, or you can call 119.

The issue with calling 119 is that we have had reports that they are turning patients away because they say they are not due for their booster or that they are too soon to book or have their booster.

You can BOOK to have your booster from the 152 days (5 months) mark since your 2nd dose and you’re in one of these groups:

– aged 50 and over

– aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19

HOWEVER::::::

PLEASE NOTE THIS LINE from the government website:
You’ll be offered appointment dates from 182 days (6 months) after the date of your 2nd dose.

You can also use this service if you’re a frontline health and social care worker. You’ll be able to book an appointment for a booster dose if it’s been at least 182 days (6 months) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.

Important

All people aged 40 to 49 years old who have not previously been eligible will soon be able to book an appointment for a booster dose using this service.

They will update the booster site with more information when these appointments are available to book. We expect this to be from Monday 22 November 2021.

To clarify

They are offering patients an opportunity to book the appointment early at 152 days but they will not let you physically have the vaccination until after the 182nd day from your 2nd Dose. Assuming there are appointments available – there is a slight Pfizer supply delay at the moment.

Please avoid calling the Practice to book your covid booster as we are unable to take bookings,  the advice to us by NHS England, is to point patients to the 119 calling service, or the government website (above) to book online.

We would like to thank the staff for giving up their Saturdays days to help with the program.

Your Team at Mickleover Medical Centre