Updated 21st September 2021
COVID BOOSTER CLINICS
We will be starting our booster campaign on Wednesday 6th October 2021. The clinics will be held at the Melcombe Day Unit at Weymouth Hospital and will run Wednesday – Sunday each week (excluding Saturdays in October).
Patients in cohort 1-9 will be invited (over 50s and vulnerable 16-49yrs), no earlier than 26 weeks after their 2nd jab, starting with the most elderly/clinically extremely vulnerable and working down through the cohorts.
We can co-administer flu vaccine (once available), and plan to do so for anyone not already vaccinated by their practice. We have been advised that whilst we can co-administer, patients should not significantly delay having either vaccine in order to have them both at the same time.
Please be aware all patients who are eligible will be contacted either via phone call or text to book their appt when they are due.
59,109 patients in Weymouth & Portland have received their first vaccine and 55,646 patients have received both vaccines!
Pfizer Vaccine Clinic Dates
Please call your GP surgery if you are eligible and would like to book an appointment. Patients who had their 1st dose of either vaccine more than 8 weeks ago can also book into these clinics for their 2nd dose.
Saturday 25th September 2021 - Weymouth Community Hospital 09:30 -12:30
Locally, patients in the following groups are currently eligible to receive their primary vaccinations at our Weymouth Hospital site:
- Individuals aged 12 years or above at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection
- Individuals aged over 12 years who are contacts of immunosuppressed individuals
- All those 16 years of age and over
- Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which puts them at higher risk (including all those on the learning disability register and household contacts of immunosuppressed patients)
Eligible patients will be invited to attend when it is their turn, usually via a link in a text message or a telephone call from your GP surgery or our central covid admin team. If you are in one of the above groups and have not yet been contacted then please phone your usual GP surgery as they will be able to book your appointment for you.
Running alongside our local service is the National Booking Service. This is accessed via calling 119 or clicking here. You may be invited to use the national booking service via letter or a text from 'NHSvaccine' before you hear from your GP surgery. Please be aware you will not be able to book an appointment at Weymouth Hospital via this route. One of the nearest sites available to book this way is Day Lewis Pharmacy in Chickerell.
We are also currently vaccinating our housebound patients - the majority of those in the eligible groups have been vaccinated. We will continue to offer home visits to those who need one – please contact your usual GP surgery should you need this to be arranged.
Please note this vaccine is FREE! You will never be asked to pay for it.
- Vaccine Information Leaflet Links
- COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting (publishing.service.gov.uk)
- A guide to COVID-19 vaccination – All women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding Version 4 (publishing.service.gov.uk)
- What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination (publishing.service.gov.uk)
- COVID-19 vaccination – A guide to the programme (publishing.service.gov.uk)
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