COVID- 19 vaccinations:
COVID- 19 vaccinations will be provided through a range of local NHS services. The vaccines will be available to everyone over 18 years old. People will be invited for vaccination based on a nationally set priority list.
If you are 70 years of age or older or a confirmed shielding patient and you haven't yet booked your COVID vaccination, please contact the practice. The vaccination programme will take several months to work through everyone, so it could be some time before you are contacted.
Please help protect yourself, friends and loved ones by getting vaccinated when you are invited.
Patients cannot choose which Covid-19 vaccination to have. However, if you are pregnant or under 30 years old and are in an eligible cohort, you will need to have a Pfizer vaccination. Please call the Practice so we can arrange an appointment.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad.
Countries will decide whether they require proof of COVID vaccination for entry, and it is the traveller's responsibility to check individual requirements. If needed, people in England who have had both vaccine doses will be able to demonstrate their COVID vaccination status via the NHS APP from 17th May. Those without access to the App can request a letter from the NHS proving their vaccination status by calling 119. Please note the practice CANNOT provide this information. Please click on the link below for the Government website which provides details as to how to access proof of your vaccinations for travel.
The Partners would be so grateful if you could share this link and also inform elderly relatives with no internet access.
Medway Peninsula Primary Care Network - Wainscott Surgery Vaccination Centre - Latest Update 29/04/2021
Our latest records show that the site at Wainscott has vaccinated a total of 15586 patients so far since 28th January 2021. Of this total the site has administered 10682 first dose vaccines and 4904 second vaccines so far.
Despite the fact that the government is easing some Covid restrictions the PCN is committed to continue with the vaccination programme at pace. The centre is currently inviting patients in for their 2nd Covid vaccination by text and where necessary by calling patients on the telephone. In some ways it’s a little trickier this time around as we have to invite and vaccinate all those patients we vaccinated for their first vaccine 11/12 weeks earlier. So we are working week by week, systematically inviting and vaccinating, mirroring what we did for the first vaccine until all patients in cohorts 1-9 have received their 2nd Covid vaccination. The current clinical guidance is that patients are to receive the same vaccine as they had for their first vaccine and our supplies will ensure we have the necessary vaccines to deliver this.
We have received numerous calls stating that patients are getting close to their vaccination due date but they have not heard anything. Our advice is to be patient and wait until at least 11 weeks after your first vaccine to expect the text or call. If after this you haven’t heard anything then please call in and we will investigate and book you in as necessary.
Please remember if you have a date on your vaccination card and you had you first vaccination at the Wainscott site then this was a due date and not an actual appointment. The centre is still operating on an appointment only basis and patients who present without a confirmed booking are likely to be turned away as you would be taking a vaccine from someone who is booked in. The same principle applies to patients who went elsewhere for their first vaccine. You should be invited and go back to the place where you had your first. The centre in Wainscott is only receiving deliveries based on the numbers of patients having their first vaccination at the site.
Care homes in our catchment areas have now been visited and had their second vaccinations. Housebound patients are starting to be visited this week by the same paramedics that came to deliver their first vaccinations. Patients are expected to be called in advance of the home visit to ensure the visits can safely take place and provide the patients with some assurance around the visitors purpose and their identity.
In terms when we will be continuing to vaccination patients with their 1st vaccines it is simply when we are given the vaccines to do so. Looking at the schedule of vaccines it is reasonable to say that it will be at least 3-4 weeks before we will start working on 1st vaccines again however patients who are over the age of 42 can book into one of the mass vaccination sites by calling 119 or going on the NHS website on the following link:
Finally we must continue to give thanks to the people who without we could not run a vaccination centre for our registered patients. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who
Medway Peninsula PCN Vaccination Centre
Miller Way, Wainscott, Kent, ME2 4LP
How to get here from Four Elms Roundabout
At Four Elms Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hoo Rd/B2108
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Hoo Rd/B2108
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Hollywood Ln/B2108
Turn left onto Jarrett Ave
Turn left onto Miller Way
Turn left to stay on Miller Way
Please note there is limited parking on site (10 spaces). In order to assist with any possible congestion, it would be appreciated if you are able to either arrange for someone to drop you off and collect you approximately 30 minutes later or park on the street nearby and walk a short distance to the centre.