Covid-19 vaccination information
We are providing Covid-19 vaccinations at Woodlands Family Practice for our own patients and those from the following practices:
- Glebe Family Practice
- Upper Canterbury Street
- Napier Road
- Pump Lane Surgery
- MMC - Malvern Road, Railside & Railway Street Surgeries
We are inviting patients based on the national priority list. There will be home visits for housebound patients. Please be patient and wait to be contacted about when the vaccine is available for you.
You do not need to contact the surgery until you receive a letter, text or phone call about getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
Our phone lines are very busy; please help us to keep lines open for people needing to make appointments for other health matters.
If you think we do not have an up to date mobile/home phone number for you please email the practice with an update to this for our records.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Should I come for a vaccine if I have symptoms of Covid-19?
No. If you or someone in your immediate household has symptoms of the virus it is essential that you self-isolate and book a test. Your vaccine can be re-arranged after your self-isolation.
If I’ve had Covid-19 do I need the vaccines?
Yes, getting vaccinated is just as important for those who have already had Covid-19 as it is for those who haven’t.
How soon after having Covid-19 can I have the vaccine?
It is recommended that people wait 4 weeks after recovering from Covid-19 or from being tested positive but not experiencing symptoms. We will rearrange invitations if you are in this situation when first invited to have the vaccine.
When will the second dose be given?
The latest national guidance has changed and second doses will now be scheduled for 10 -12 weeks after the first dose.
Can I pay for the vaccines privately?
No, all Covid-19 vaccines are being provided free by the NHS. If you see any offers to get the vaccine privately it will be a scam and you should not contact them.
To Find out more
For more information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Kent and Medway please visit www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/covid19vaccine
For national information about the vaccine visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/