Latest Covid vaccination news
Spring boosters (as at 5.4.22)
Purbeck CVP Spring Covid booster campaign
The Purbeck Covid-19 Vaccination hub at Wareham Hospital will be offering a spring Covid-19 booster to those aged 75+ and age 12+ who are immunosuppressed (ie transplant and chemotherapy patients on some rheumatoid drugs and high dose steroids etc).
The booster will be 6 months from your previous Covid-19 vaccination. Those eligible will be invited by letter by the CVP admin team at Wareham Hospital. Appointments are also available to book on the National Booking System.
If you don't receive a letter, and you believe you are part of this group, please contact the Vaccination Hub on 01929 557559 / 557589. This phone line is manned Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings but also has an answerphone.
Please DO NOT phone your surgery for appointments. Early vaccination requests will need a referral from a clinician.
Purbeck CVP Clinical Lead GP
As of 1.12.21
We are aware of the changes and expansion of the Covid Booster Programme announced by the government and we are working very hard with the Wareham vaccination site to arrange this but in reality this will take time so please bear with us.
Our reception team are inundated with calls from those wanting to book a booster vaccination which is preventing many other patients from getting through to us. Please do not call us about your booster vaccine we are working through the cohorts the same way as the first doses, which is by age groups, regardless of when you had your second dose. This guidance was announced by the government yesterday.
We are texting and calling patients as quick as we can but please consider we are doing this on top of the normal day to day work. We are doing our very best to get all of our patients booked in. You can still book on the National Booking System too. Wareham Hospital appointments are still being released so do keep trying there too.
You must have a pre-booked appointment at Wareham hospital for your booster, they are not offering 'walk ins' due to the high demand for this service currently.
First and second dose of vaccine
If you are yet to receive either of your first two doses, you can book yourself an appointment, Wareham Hospital now appears on the national booking service list of venues to choose from to visit to have your covid vaccination. Please do not turn up at the hospital without an appointment.
If you are eligible, you can check your eligibility here, you can click on the link below, or call 119, to book your appointment.
You can use the above link to book your appointments for either your first or your second dose appointments.
Second dose appointments are dependent upon the right type of vaccine being available and enough time having passed since your first appointment, you may have to keep checking to see if the availability changes.
You can use this link to rebook your appointment if you missed a previous appointment for any reason.
Please see the archive for the previous guidance on covid vaccinations.
Third primary doses
Some people, who have received a letter from NHS England are eligible for a third primary dose where they are immunocompromised or are at increased risk of complications, please call the surgery to book this appointment. THIS IS DIFFERENT TO A BOOSTER VACCINATION, we cannot book boosters.
Covid Vaccination Status (Covid Pass/passport)
You can get your Covid vaccination status by using any of the options below:
NHS App Online
or by calling 119
We are unable to provide letters for travel companies, airlines or proof of vaccination.
We are aware that some travel companies are asking for letter regarding children. Wessex LMC have produced a letter for you to print please see link below to access this letter.
Letter to Travel Companies Re; Children
Latest news about covid passport - from Friday 19th November we are aware that the booster vaccination has been added to the covid passport for international travel, which patients may need to prove for international travel to certain countries in the future. The latest news is here - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/boosters-to-be-added-to-nhs-covid-pass-for-travel