Vaccinations for frontline health and social care workers

COVID-19 Boosters for frontline health and social care workers – update October 2021

 

The Covid-19 booster programme for health and social care workers In Surrey Heartlands (Northwest Surrey, Guildford and Waverley, East Surrey and Surrey Downs areas) is launching.


The programme will be rolled out to the same priority groups as previously. This means care home residents, health and social care workers, people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals will be prioritised.


Therefore, Health Care Workers in Primary Care, Independent, Voluntary, Charity, NHS Commissioned Services, Social Care and their supporting organisations will now be able to book to get their booster vaccine at a Local Vaccination Service (Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Centres (surreyheartlandsccg.nhs.uk)) or a Community Pharmacy.


Residential Care Home Staff will be offered the booster at the same time as Care Home residents and this programme will be led by the GP Federation.


This approach is based on recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and aims to prolong the protection the vaccination provides against Covid-19 ahead of the winter months.


To book an appointment please use the following methods based on your location (your NHS Number will be required):


• East Surrey - Alliance for Better Care (ABC) Please complete the self-service form using the following web-link: ABC Webform (a text will then be sent allowing you to book an appointment once registered)


• North West Surrey - North West Surrey Integrated Care Service (NICS) Please complete the self-service form using the following web-link: NICS Webform (a text will then be sent allowing you to book an appointment once registered)


• Guildford and Waverley - ProCare Please call ProCare to make an appointment on 01483 362 522


• Surrey Downs - please see details below:
- Epsom, Leatherhead or Banstead - contact GP Health Partners on 01372 232 001
- East Elmbridge - contact Emberbrook Health Centre on 020 8187 1361
- Ewell – contact Fitznells Vaccination Centre on 01372 724 434
- Dorking – contact the GP surgery in which you are registered

 

Health and Social Care Workers also have the option to book their COVID-19 booster vaccinations through the National Booking Service (Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or by ringing 119.


Frequently asked questions

A series of FAQs have produced specifically for booster vaccinations, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions webpage for more FAQs relating to the vaccination programme.

Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Updates page to find out the latest news and updates about the Vaccination Programme in Surrey Heartlands. 

How soon can I get my booster?

All those eligible can receive their booster from six months after their second doses. This approach will allow more vulnerable people to be given their boosters quicker.


Covid-19 Vaccination Services in Surrey

Vaccination services are running in a number of community locations.

You can find out more, including details of locations and availability of walk-in vaccination clinics with no appointments required on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Centres webpage. Please note we are currently unable to offer walk-in vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds.


Covid-19 Vaccination Resources

For a range of helpful resources, including information in community languages, research, videos and much more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Resources webpage.

 

 

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