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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme 15.12.21

Across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.

You can book your booster from three months after your second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from two months.

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System.

Alternatively, our local vaccination service from Waterlooville Health Centre will contact patients directly as fast as we possibly can. New appointments are being added daily.

We encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second book a vaccine.

If you are yet to have your first or second dose of the vaccination then please do come forward and have these.

In terms of any non-covid planned pre-booked appointments with Vine Medical Group, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

We urge you keep our phone lines free for patients to call with non-vaccination healthcare needs. The NHS will share details on other ways to access booster appointments across our communities as soon as possible.

See more about the vaccination programme in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, including the vaccination services: https://www.hampshiresouthamptonandisleofwightccg.nhs.uk/.

Thank You

Details of who is eligible for the vaccine are as follows:

  • People aged over 16 who are yet to receive a first or second COVID-19 vaccination dose remain eligible. Even if you have previously declined the opportunity of a vaccine, the offer is still open for you to get the jab should you wish to.
  • The vaccine is also now being offered to people between the ages of 12 and 15. Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought by vaccination healthcare staff prior to vaccination of anyone aged 12 to 15.
  • We continue to identify and offer the vaccination to those aged 12 to 15 who either live with someone who is more likely to get infections or have a condition that means they're at high risk from COVID-19.
  • We also continue to identify and offer a third jab to people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed following updated guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
  • People aged 30 and over, along with those in high risk groups will be able to book their life-saving booster jab three months after their second dose. From Wednesday 15 December 2021 this will reduce to include anyone aged 18 and over.
  • The NHS will contact people when it is time for them to receive the booster vaccination.

For more information regarding Coronavirus (COVID‑19), please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

How to book an appointment

Local Vaccination Service

Waterlooville Health Centre. You will be contacted by telephone, email or SMS text message to book an appointment when you are eligible.

Large Vaccination Centres (also call Mass Vaccination Centres)

Phone 119 or book via the National Booking Service by putting ‘national booking service’ into your search engine.

Community Pharmacies

Phone 119 or book via the National Booking Service by putting ‘national booking service’ into your search engine.

Vaccines

There are currently two vaccines available; the Pfizer/BiNtech and the Oxford/AstraZeneca. You will be required to have two doses and it is important that you have the same type of vaccination for both the first and second doses.

Pfizer/BioNtech

Any person with a history of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reation) to this vaccine or an ingredient of the vaccine should not be vaccinated with this medicine.

The ingredients of thie Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine can be found here (in section 6).

Possible side effects:

Very Common
(Over 1 in 10)
Common
(up to 1 in 10)
Uncommon
(up to 1 in 100)
Pain at the injection site. Tiredness. Headache. Muscle pain. Chills/fever. Joint pain. Injection site swelling. Redness at injection site. Nausea Enlarged lymph nodes. Feeling unwell

Oxford/AstraZeneca

Any person with a history of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) to this vaccine or an ingredient of the vaccine should not be vaccinated with this medicine.

The ingredients of this Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine can be found here (in section 6).

Possible side effects:

Very Common
(Over 1 in 10)
Common
(up to 1 in 10)
Uncommon
(up to 1 in 100)
Tenderness, pain, warmth, redness, itching, swelling or bruising where the injection is given. Generally feeling unwell. Feeling tired (fatigue). Chills or feeling feverish. Headache. Feeling sick (nausea). Joint pain or Muscle ache. A lump at the injection site. Fever. Being sick (vomiting). Flu-like symptoms, such as high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, cough and chills Feeling dizzy. Decreased appetite. Abdominal pain. Enlarged lymph nodes. Excessive sweating, itchy skin or rash
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