Update on the COVID-19 Booster Programme 13/12/21
Across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
You can book your booster from three months after your second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from two months.
We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.
Once you are eligible you then have two options
- Wait for an invitation from us, this will be by text/e mail link or a telephone call. We do not use the national booking service at Milford Memorial Hospital. The number of appointments we provide depends on vaccine allocation & staffing levels.
- Book elsewhere using the national booking service which you can access from here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/book-or-manage-a-booster-dose-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine/
New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services.
All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
If you are yet to have your first or second dose of the vaccination then please do come forward and have these.
In terms of any planned appointments with Wistaria & Milford Surgeries, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.
We urge you keep our phone lines free for patients to call with non-vaccination healthcare needs. The NHS will share details on other ways to access booster appointments across our communities as soon as possible.
See more about the vaccination programme in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, including the vaccination services: www.hampshiresouthamptonandisleofwightccg.nhs.uk and on our Primary Care Website at COVID Vaccine | New Forest PCN
Jan Lamont, Practice Manager