Covid Vaccination


If you or a member of your family require a Covid vaccination this should help you book an appointment.


Children aged 12 – 15 without any underlying heath conditions
This group will be offered a single dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccination, with the initial offer made by the School aged Immunisation Service and delivered at school. Once completed unvaccinated individuals will be offered the opportunity to be vaccinated via the Large Vaccination Centres call 119 (see below) The Avon Valley Local Vaccination Service is not offering this service.


Children aged 12 – 15 who have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk or a child in this age group who lives in the household of someone who is Immunocompromised
They will be offered 2 doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks.  This vaccination will need to be delivered via the Local Vaccination Service (see below).


People aged 16 and 17 without any underlying health conditions
They will be offered a single dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine unless they are aged 17 ¾ or older where they will be offered 2 doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks between the doses.  These vaccinations can be delivered via the Large Vaccination Centres (see below),  Local Vaccination Service (see below) or Community Pharmacies.

Pregnant women
They will be offered 2 doses of an approved Covid vaccine with a minimum gap of 8 weeks between doses. These vaccinations can be delivered via the Large Vaccination Centres (see below), Local Vaccination Service (see below) or Community Pharmacies (see below).


People who are Immunosuppressed
These people may be contacted by practices, or via a letter from the hospital. They will normally require a 3rd dose of Pfizer Covid vaccine to complete the primary course and will then need a booster dose 6 months after the 3rd dose.
These vaccinations can be given a via the Large Vaccination Centres (see below), Local Vaccination Service (see below) or Community Pharmacies (see below).


Children aged 11 and less
Currently in this country there is not a licenced Covid vaccine for children in this age group and therefore this is not available.

How to book an appointment
Your Local Vaccination Service will contact you when your booster is due.

For boosters If you have not heard after 182 days after  your second dose or  youwant to take up your first or second vaccination please call us.

Large Vaccination Centres (also call Mass Vaccination Centres)
Phone 119 or book via the National Booking Service by putting ‘national booking service’ into your search engine.

Community Pharmacies
Phone 119 or book via the National Booking Service by putting ‘national booking service’ into your search engine.

Patients will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a text, call or a letter from their GP or a letter from the NHS.

Whichever way you are contacted, you will receive details of how to book your Covid vaccination appointment.

Please do not contact us or the NHS to get an appointment until you get this invitation.

If you have had an invitation letter from the NHS but would prefer to have your vaccination at the Fordingbridge Hospital site, you may find that you are waiting longer than other patients and we encourage you to take up the offer of an appointment at a larger vaccination site.

If you are a Health and Social Care Worker Click here

Please click here to  read the Frequently asked questions before contacting the Surgery

 

Age Concern Hampshire are now providing free Covid vaccination and medical appointment transport for anyone aged 50+ in Ringwood and surrounding areas, including Fordingbridge

Tel 01962 868545       or      enquiries@ageconcernhampshire.org.uk

Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website

Please click here for References to Support Queries Concerning VTE/clotting Risk with the Astra-Zeneca Covid-19 Vaccine (March 2021)

National Information for older adults

National Information for health care workers

National Information for socal care workers

National Information for those with allergies