Covid-19 vaccine update 31 Dec 2021

31 December 2021

The booster programme continues to move at speed with more than 955,000 booster jabs given.

There is ample capacity for anyone who wants their first, second or booster vaccination in Kent and Medway. You can find out more at: http://www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/your-health/coronavirus/covid19vaccine

Booster jabs for immunosuppressed

People who are immunosuppressed and have had their third dose will now be reaching the time to have a booster (their fourth dose). The national team is working on changes to the vaccination records and national booking service to allow booking these; but, in the meantime, people can use local walk-in vaccination services.

Patients will need to take their confirmation of immunosuppression letter from a GP or hospital service. All local vaccination teams should be able to record vaccinations for patients in this cohort.

Roving vaccination buses

There is a range of pop-ups clinics running in the following places in the coming days; all are walk-in sessions:

  • Friday, 31 December, 11am to 3pm: Kemsley Community Centre, The Square, Ridham Avenue, Kemsley, Sittingbourne ME10 2SF
  • Friday, 31 December, 11am to 3pm: Canterbury Cricket Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NZ
  • Tuesday, 4 January, 9am to 5pm: Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 1LW
  • Tuesday, 4 January 2022, 9am to 5pm: Kemsley Community Centre, The Square, Ridham Avenue, Kemsley, Sittingbourne ME10 2SF
  • Wednesday, 5 January, 9am to 5pm: High Halstow village hall, The Street, Rochester, ME3 8SQ
  • Wednesday, 5 January, 9am to 5pm: Canterbury Cricket Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NZ
  • Thursday, 6 January, 9am to 5pm: The Pantiles car park, Major York's Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TP
  • Friday, 7 January, 9am to 5pm: The Pantiles car park, Major York's Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TP

Remember to book your booster if you have Covid-19

If you have been unable to book a booster vaccination or pop along to a local walk-in clinic because you have had Covid-19 in the past 28 days, please don’t forget to be vaccinated once the time has passed.

You must be clear of Covid-19 for 28 days to have your booster – please make sure you do so as quickly as possible and please don’t forget to cancel an appointment if you can no longer attend because you have the virus.

You won’t be able to cancel within 24 hours of an appointment, but if you know earlier than that, please cancel or reschedule your appointment.

Vaccinating people who are housebound

We have now given booster jabs to 80 per cent of eligible housebound patients and local vaccination services are continuing to prioritise scheduling visits for the remaining patients.

Our latest statistics:

  • 3,580,416 total doses, of which 955,852 are third booster doses
  • 98 per cent of cohorts 1-9 have had two doses
  • 92 per cent of everyone over 18 have had two doses
  • 67 per cent of 16 to 17-year-olds have had one dose
  • 53 per cent of 12 to 15-year-olds have had one dose

Booster stats:

  • 77 per cent of those eligible have had their booster
  • 92 per cent of cohorts 1-4 have had their booster
  • 87 per cent of cohorts 1-9 have had their booster

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