The Covid booster programme is being delivered through some GP Practices, some Pharmacies and designated Vaccination Centres.
Flitwick Surgery is offering the Covid booster to those who are eligible starting with our most vulnerable patients who may struggle to attend an appointment at the vaccine centre.
People will be invited in the following order once 6 months has passed since their second dose:
– adults aged 16 years and over who are severely immunosuppressed (many of this group will be invited by the national vaccination centres);
– those living in residential care homes for older adults;
– adults aged 70 years or over;
– adults aged 16 years and over who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable;
– frontline health and social care workers.
– all adults aged 50 years and over
– adults aged 16 – 49 years who are in an influenza or COVID-19 at-risk group.
– adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.
If eligible when and where can you get a vaccination?
This GP Practice IS delivering boosters and so there is a choice of where to have the vaccination.
Eligible patients will be invited to book an appointment directly by the NHS and the GP Practice – they should not contact the surgery.
Once they have received their NHS or GP invitation, they can choose to book via the National Booking System to be vaccinated at the Vaccination Centre or local Pharmacy. Alternatively, if they have received a GP practice invite, they can follow the link in the message to book into the Flitwick Surgery clinic – they must please wait for an invitation to do this. Please only book via ONE of these methods to avoid wasted appointments. There are NO walk-in facilities for boosters to ensure safety.
Bookings via the National Booking System can be made by calling 119 or online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
You can find a list of the Pharmacies and Large Vaccination Centres dispensing the booster vaccine here: https://www.blmkccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information/