2024 Spring Covid Vaccination

 

As in previous years, our PCN (Primary Care Network) has started to send out invitations to eligible patients to receive their Spring Covid vaccination. Patients who have registered a mobile phone with the practice will receive a text message with a link to book an appointment. For those patients without a mobile number, please be assured that we will be in contact with you very soon.

Regardless of where you are registered, patients can book an appointment into any clinic, at a time and place convenient to you. Clinics will run from 22nd April to 30th June 2024. 

Schedule Clinic Times

  • Tuesday - The Orchard Medical Centre Kingswood - 1pm to 4:30pm
  • Tuesday - Emersons Green Medical Centre - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday - Marshfield Community Hall (every other week) - 2pm to 5pm
  • Thursday - Leap Valley Medical Centre Downend - 9am to 12pm
  • Thursday 9th May 2024 - Pucklechurch Surgery - 1:30pm to 5pm
  • Saturday - Christchurch Family Medical Centre Downend - 9am to 5pm
    • Please got to the reception desk in the main Christchurch building

Patients who are registered as housebound will receive a visit from our vaccination team between the hours of 9am to 6pm, at some point from May 1st to June 30th 2024. Please do let us know if you have scheduled hospital appointments during this time so we can visit at a convenient time. 

Carers and staff in care homes, please note you will not be eligible for the Spring Covid vaccination.

Patients who are eligible for the Spring Booster vaccine are:

  • Adults aged 75 years and over
  • Residents in a care home for older adults
  • Patients who are between the ages of 6 months and 74 years old with a weakened immune system. You may have a weakened immune system due to a health condition, treatment or medicine, including if you:
    • have ever had a blood cancer, such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma.
    • have had an organ, bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
    • have HIV (at any stage).
    • have a genetic disorder affecting your immune system.
    • have certain medical treatments, such as steroid medicine (depending on your dose), certain antibody therapies, chemotherapy or radiotherapy (including those whose treatment ended up to 6 months ago).
    • take certain medicines that increase your risk of infection, such as azathioprine, dexamethasone, prednisolone, ciclosporin or mycophenolate (depending on your dose).
    • take long-term immunosuppressive treatment for conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma and psoriasis.

Patients with a weakened immune system will need to confirm this at their vaccination appointment. It will be helpful to bring to your appointment either:

  • A repeat prescription or medicine box for the treatment that weakens your immune system.
  • An NHS letter confirming your condition that weakens your immune system.
  • Your health record or prescription history in the NHS App.

If your health has changed and you no longer have a weakened immune system, you do not need to have a spring COVID-19 vaccine.

While the above list summarises the majority of eligible groups, it doesn’t cover everything. If you consider yourself to be eligible for the Spring vaccine, please complete the form below. Our teams will review your application and respond within 10 working days.

Complete a Covid Spring Booster Eligibility Form

Published: Apr 30, 2024