Latest Covid vaccination news
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