Covid-19 Vaccination Service
Rushcliffe PCN Covid-19 Vaccination Team
GP practices and services across Rushcliffe are working together to provide a local Covid Vaccination and booster programme. Vaccination Clinics will be available at designated GP practices that Rushcliffe patients can access. A team has been developed to support this service for all GP practices across Rushcliffe
Booster Eligibility Guidance
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.
• people aged 50 and over
• people who live and work in care homes
• frontline health and social care workers
• people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
• carers aged 16 and over
• people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
You will be eligible for a booster dose 6 months (182 days) after you had your 2nd dose.
Please be assured that you will be contacted when it’s your turn to have a booster dose. We are encouraging patients to wait for their invites and not to contact your GP surgeries.
How you can help:
• Please wait for your invitation and only contact your GP Practice to update your details; mobile number / email. You will be invited in priority order
• If you have any difficulties booking an appointment when you receive the vaccination invite link, please email; firstname.lastname@example.org and the vaccination team will be happy to help
Please Note: You will only be eligible for your booster vaccination 182 days (6 months) after your 2nd dose.
Where to book your Covid Vaccination or booster?
There are a number of ways to book a Covid Vaccination. GP practices and services across Rushcliffe are working together to provide a local covid vaccination and booster programme. Designated practices will hold regular clinics that all Rushcliffe patients can access. These clinics will be invitation only. So please wait to receive an invite before attending.
You can also access hospital hubs, vaccination centres, pharmacy-led sites and a vaccination bus where you can get your vaccination if you are eligible.
How to book your vaccination:
Rushcliffe PCN Vaccination Team will send you an invite on behalf of your GP practice for a booster vaccination. You will receive an invite via text message with a link to available clinics, appointment times and instructions on how to book at one of the clinics being run at the GP practices, that are working together in Rushcliffe.
If you would like to access the hospital hubs, vaccination centres etc then once you have received your invite you can book direct using the link below or call 119
Book or manage a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Covid Vaccine Third doses for People Who are Immunosuppressed
People who were immunosuppressed at the time of their 1st / 2nd Covid-19 vaccination may require a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – this is not a booster. It is a third dose to ensure that such people receive the same protection given by two doses for those with normal immune systems.
Letters are being sent from specialist teams at the hospitals to invite those eligible to receive their vaccine. People who are eligible can then walk into any of the vaccination sites with their eligibility letter to receive this third dose. Please note, you will still need to receive a booster dose six months from the date of your third primary course dose.
If a person believes they are eligible for this third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, but have not been contacted by the specialist team from the hospital they can contact their GP or hospital consultant to discuss eligibility and provision of an appropriate letter.