Message to our Patients – update on the Covid-19 Booster Programme

Dear Patients,

Across Derby and Derbyshire, the NHS and its partners (including Mickleover Medical Centre) are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.

All adults are eligible from Monday 13th December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15th December.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services may also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15th December.

We will be working with all of our sites and colleagues to take further steps to increase what we/they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.

All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so. If you are unable to do this yourself, please ask for help from relatives or carers.

We understand that NHS England will be issuing further guidance shortly and we will be having further discussions about what may need to happen to support the vaccination programme, but at this current time there is no change to your planned appointment, unless we contact you.

Your Team at Mickleover Medical Centre