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.
Medway Peninsula Primary Care Network - Wainscott Surgery Vaccination Centre - Latest Update 23/02/2021
We are coming up to the four week point since the vaccination centre started on the 28th January 2021 and according to our records the centre at Wainscott has vaccinated a total of 6585 patients so far.
In the last update there was some confusion over a typo so we apologise about that so just to clarify the PCN Vaccination Site (Wainscott Surgery) are currently booking in the following cohort of patients:
- Cohort 6 (At Risk Patients between the age of 16 and 64)
Please note that patients aged between 65 and 69 are currently being invited to attend mass vaccination centres.
Once we are assured that patients in cohorts 6 have been invited and booked in for their vaccination we will seek authority to move onto the next list of patients. For example:
- Cohort 7 – 60 years and over
- Cohort 8 – 55 years and over
- Cohort 9 – 50 years and over
Please remember that vaccinations are by appointment only and patients may be turned away if they arrive too early or without a booked appointment. Invites for booking appointments will be in the form of a text message, phone call or letter from your registered practice. If you receive an invite from your registered GP practice please follow the instructions to book in. Please try to avoid calling your GP practice unless you have been invited as this can overwhelm an already busy service. Email queries to practices regarding vaccinations cohorts may be advised to refer directly to government guidance.
As a reminder, patients who attended an appointment at Wainscott surgery are issued an appointment card. On the card it shows the date of the first vaccine and a date of when the 2nd vaccination should be administered. (12 weeks). This is a reminder only and not a booked appointment. Patients will be sent an invite to book in for their 2nd vaccination at the appropriate time.
The vaccination site has been issued with sufficient vaccinations for it to run clinics up until Friday 5th March 2021. We await further instructions on deliveries from NHS England before planning further vaccination clinics.
Finally it doesn’t seem right to end an update without thanking a specific group who contribute to the running of our vaccination centre. This week a huge thank you goes to those that were involved in the donation and instillation of a semi-permanent awning to the rear entrance to the vaccination centre at Wainscott. A very kind company “C & A Building Products” donated the materials and delivered them to site. A member of our nursing team and her local scout group volunteers erected the awning over the weekend. It now provides a semi-permanent covered roof area to protect patients against the elements. Lastly thank you to our patients who have sent in their gratitude on thank you cards. To know that our services are well received really help keep our staff motivated especially after a long days clinic so thank you all very much.
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.