Covid-19 vaccination information
Covid-19 vaccinations for our patients are being provided from the Headcorn Aerodrome. There will be home visits for housebound patients.
Please read the questions and answers below about our local vaccination service. Our phone lines are very busy; please help us to keep lines open for people needing to make appointments for other health matters.
Which priority group are you currently inviting?
As of mid-February 2021 we are currently inviting:
All those aged 65-70
All patients with medical conditions that put them in a 'high priority' group
How do you prioritise who is invited first from people in each priority group?
How are you contacting people to invite them for a vaccine?
By telephone in most cases - sometimes by text or letter.
If I cannot attend an appointment what should I do?
If you have received and accepted an invitation for a Covid-19 vaccine we would strongly encourage you to prioritise coming to the appointment. If for unavoidable reasons you cannot make it please call us to cancel so that we can invite someone else.
How are you supporting patients with dementia to get vaccinated?
Arrangements for housebound and demented patients are still being finalised (although the patients in our local care home, Hartley House, have had their first vaccinations already). Where we have good contact details for next of kin, carers or helpers, who may be able to take demented patients to vaccination appointments, we are making use of those.
Is there transport available for getting to the vaccine clinic?
We would ask that anyone who does not have their own transport tries to arrange a lift with a friend or relative. If that is not possible, ring us and we can give you the details of the local Voluntary Service - but obviously they can't take a lot of people at the same time, so they may not always be able to help.