Covid-19 Vaccine (including Boosters)

Everyone over the age of 18 is now eligible to receive their vaccine. If you have not yet been invited, or know of anyone over the age of 18 who has not yet been invited, please direct them to the new National Booking System.

From Friday 18th June 2021, this service will replace the system which GP practices have been using so we are no longer able to book appointments on patients’ behalf, nor send out web links for them to follow. Everyone will now need to use the above online system, or phone 119. This is both for first vaccinations and second vaccinations, regardless of the system that was used to book the first.

Please help protect yourself, friends and loved ones by getting vaccinated at your earliest opportunity.

Please see the following link for information on eligibility for Covid booster vaccinations. You will ne notified directly exactly 6 months after your second dose to arrange your booster. e.g. If you had your second dose on 1st May, your notification will be sent to you on 1st November. Please allow up to 1 week for your letter to arrive.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

These vaccinations, as with the first and second doses, are now fully managed by the National Booking System. We are unable to book appointments on patients’ behalf. When you become eligible, you will be contacted directly and asked to book an appointment. You are welcome to book at any location that the website offers, however the Folkestone Folca Centre and Dover Health Centre will likely be the most convenient for Lydden patients.

If you are immunosuppressed, you should receive a letter advising you to have a 3rd Covid vaccination, followed by a booster in 6 months time. At the moment these 3rd doses cannot be booked via they national booking system. We can arrange them on your behalf, but this process does take longer as there is no automated system in place. Please notify us if you think you are in this category and we will make arrangements for your vaccination.

We are now preparing to start both the spring booster vaccination programme and all 5-11 year old children vaccinations. We are open to all ages for first, second and booster doses.

The spring programme will start week commencing:

·      21st March at Folca (formerly Debenhams)

·      28th March at Dover Health Centre

·      All 5-11 year olds week commencing the 4th April

 

The eligibility for access to the spring booster vaccination programme is:

·         Adults aged 75 years and over

·         Residents in care homes for older adults

·         Individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed or have a weakened immune system –  written proof will be required from your GP or Consultant that you are in this group

 

This sites are open as follows for both walk in and bookable appointments:

Folca  (formally Debenhams)

Tuesdays –   8.30 – 5.30

Thursdays – 8.30 – 5.30

Saturday –   8.30 – 5.30

Sundays –   10.00 – 4.15

 

Dover Health Centre

 Friday  –    8.30 –  5.30 (week commencing 28th March)

Saturday – 8.30 – 5.30

Sunday   –  8.30 – 5.30

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