Covid-19 Vaccination Information

Covid-19 vaccinations for our patients are being provided from Chadwell Medical Centre. There will be home visits for housebound patients and those in care homes.

We are inviting patients based on the National Priority List. Please be patient and wait to be contacted about when the vaccine is available for you.

You do not need to contact the surgery until you receive a letter, text or phone call about getting the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Our phone lines are very busy; please help us to keep lines open for people needing to make appointments for other health matters.

 

Find out more: For more information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Thurrock we have developed a local link please visit: http://www.thurrockcovidhubs.com/

 

If you have questions about the vaccine please read the information below.

Why is the vaccine not available from our own surgery?
Across the country GPs are working in groups of practices to provide the Covid-19 vaccine. We understand the people would like to get the vaccine from their own practice but unfortunately this is not possible at this time. If this changes we will update this information.

Should I come for a vaccine if I have symptoms of Covid-19?
No. If you or someone in your immediate household has symptoms of the virus it is essential that you self-isolate and book a test. Your vaccine can be re-arranged after your self-isolation.

If I’ve had Covid-19 do I need the vaccines?
Yes, vaccination is as important for those who have had Covid-19 as it is for those who haven’t.

How soon after having Covid-19 can I have the vaccine?
It is recommended that people wait 4 weeks after recovering from Covid-19 or from being tested positive but not experiencing symptoms. We will rearrange invitations if you are in this situation when first invited to have the vaccine.

When will the second dose be given?
National guidance has changed, second doses will now be scheduled 10-12 weeks after first dose.

Can I pay for the vaccines privately?
No, all Covid-19 vaccines are being provided free by the NHS. If you see any offers to get the vaccine privately it will be a scam and you must not contact them.



 
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