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 the end of March 2021 we have invited all patients aged 50 and up, plus all those in clinical at-risk groups. This means that all patients in priority groups 1-9 should have had at least one invitation.
The Headcorn Aerodrome vaccination service has now moved on to providing second doses. Patients in group 1-9 who have not yet been vaccinated can still get appointments via the national system, either by dialling 119 or by clicking on the following link: Book a coronavirus vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Patients aged under 50 are being invited to have their first jabs as the vaccine becomes available.
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?
Mostly by text, sometimes by telephone or letter. NHS England are now in control of the invites.
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 you will need to call 119 to let them know.
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.