Covid-19 vaccination

Page updated 26 November 2021

Kent and Medway Covid-19 vaccination services

Booster vaccinations

The booster rollout is now live, with the following groups being offered a booster vaccine;

  • care home residents
  • those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (including family they live with)
  • those aged 40 or over - anyone between 40 and 49-years-old will be able to book their booster from 22 November 2021
  • front line health and social care workers.

The booster vaccine can only be administered at least six months after your second dose. This means that although you may sit within stage one of the booster rollout, you will need to wait until it has been six months since your second dose.

Anyone eligible for the booster dose of the vaccine will be contacted by the NHS. This could be by letter, text message or a phone call from your GP. We need to prioritise those who are most at risk, so please wait to be contacted.

The booster will be one jab. It has been confirmed by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that the booster does not need to be the same brand as your earlier jabs. Most vaccine supply in Kent and Medway is Pfizer.

The third primary dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is running alongside the rollout of boosters. It is available to anyone who meets the criteria below and can be offered eight weeks after their second dose.

  • People with primary or acquired immunodeficiency states at the time of vaccination.
  • Anyone on immunosuppressive or immunomodulating therapy at the time of vaccination.
  • Those with chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease who were receiving or had received immunosuppressive therapy prior to vaccination.
  • People who had received high-dose steroids (equivalent to >40mg prednisolone per day for more than a week) for any reason in the month before vaccination.

For full details of eligibility, please visit the government website.

Patients who need a third primary dose, which is different to a booster dose, of the Covid-19 vaccine will need a letter from their consultant or GP stating their eligibility.

This letter can be presented by the patient at any walk-in, which is administering booster doses, as evidence of eligibility. These patients can also be vaccinated by their GP or hospital, if they are involved in the vaccination programme.

If you believe you are immunosuppressed, you may wish to contact your consultant or GP directly to request a letter of eligibility.

Work is under way in hospitals and GP practices to identify eligible patients and letters or invitations to vaccination clinics will be sent to those eligible.

Patients who have had, or already booked a booster dose, but have also received a letter or text message informing them that they are eligible for a third primary dose, do not need to take any further action at this time. It is likely that they will be invited for their actual booster dose in six months’ time. Please do not phone your GP practice if this applies to you.

We are unable to book appointments for third primary doses on behalf of patients.

Vaccinations for children and young people, aged 12 to 17

Bookable appointments

There are many sites across Kent and Medway offering bookable appointments. Blue dots on the map below show these, or you can see the closest options for you when you book online

If a site in Kent and Medway does not appear when you try to book online, it means all current slots are taken, but more are regularly added. Please check back later. You should not need to travel outside of Kent and Medway to have a vaccination.

A small number of eligible patients may find the national booking service does not recognise them. If you have tried to book via the system but have been unsuccessful, please contact kmccg.covidvaccine@nhs.net.

Walk-in vaccine clinics

Local walk-in services are taking place across Kent and Medway. If you don't see a site providing walk-in clinics near you, please keep checking this page as more dates are regularly added. Not all walk-in services offer boosters or vaccines for 12 to 17-year-olds, so please check the details before attending.

Finding a bookable or walk-in clinic near you

The map below shows local bookable and walk-in sites across Kent and Medway. Please check that a clinic is providing a walk-in service before you attend. A full list of walk-in clinics can be found in the boxes below.

  • Blue symbols are for bookable services only
  • Green, orange or yellow symbols show a walk-in site

Friday 26 November

Location: St Mary's Church Hall, St Mary's Road, Swanley, BR8 7AQ

Time: 9am to 6pm

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sea Cadets hub, Vauxhall Road, Canterbury, CT1 1ZN

Time: 9am to 4pm

Parking available in nearby car parks, not at the hub.

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Vaccine Bus, Tesco superstore car park, Bridge Road, Sheerness, ME12 1RH

Time: 10am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Saturday 27 November

Location: Saga Building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5ZW

Time: 8am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: St Mary's Church Hall, St Mary's Road, Swanley, BR8 7AQ

Time: 8am to 2pm

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Montefiore Centre, Dumpton Park Drive, CT11 8AD

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Vaccine Bus, Tesco superstore car park, Bridge Road, Sheerness, ME12 1RH

Time: 10am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Sunday 28 November

Location: St Mary's Church Hall, St Mary's Road, Swanley, BR8 7AQ

Time: 12.30pm to 7.30pm

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Vaccine Bus, Tesco superstore car park, Bridge Road, Sheerness, ME12 1RH

Time: 10am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Monday 29 November

Location: Sea Cadets hub, Vauxhall Road, Canterbury, CT1 1ZN

Time: 9am to 4pm

Parking available in nearby car parks, not at the hub.

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 3TQ

Time: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Tuesday 30 November

Location: Saga Building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5ZW

Time: 8am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sea Cadets hub, Vauxhall Road, Canterbury, CT1 1ZN

Time: 9am to 4pm

Parking available in nearby car parks, not at the hub.

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 3TQ

Time: 9am to 11.30am and 1pm to 4pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Wednesday 1 December

Location: St Mary's Church Hall, St Mary's Road, Swanley, BR8 7AQ

Time: 9am to 6pm

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sea Cadets hub, Vauxhall Road, Canterbury, CT1 1ZN

Time: 9am to 4pm

Parking available in nearby car parks, not at the hub.

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Meopham Medical Centre, Wrotham Rd, Meopham, Gravesend DA13 0AH

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Aged 16 and over

Boosters are not available at this clinic

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 3TQ

Time: 9am to 12pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Thursday 2 December

Location: St Mary's Church Hall, St Mary's Road, Swanley, BR8 7AQ

Time: 9am to 7.30pm

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Saga Building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5ZW

Time: 8am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sea Cadets hub, Vauxhall Road, Canterbury, CT1 1ZN

Time: 9am to 4pm

Parking available in nearby car parks, not at the hub.

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 3TQ

Time: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Friday 3 December

Location: St Mary's Church Hall, St Mary's Road, Swanley, BR8 7AQ

Time: 9am to 6pm

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sea Cadets hub, Vauxhall Road, Canterbury, CT1 1ZN

Time: 9am to 4pm

Parking available in nearby car parks, not at the hub.

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 3TQ​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Saturday 4 December

Location: Saga Building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5ZW​​​​​​​

Time: 8am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: St Mary's Church Hall, St Mary's Road, Swanley, BR8 7AQ​​​​​​​

Time: 8am to 2pm

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Sunday 5 December

Location: St Mary's Church Hall, St Mary's Road, Swanley, BR8 7AQ​​​​​​​

Time: 12.30pm to 7.30pm

Aged 12 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Most of our vaccinations clinics will offer you either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

If you need to have the AstraZeneca vaccine for for medical reasons, or you are still waiting for your second dose, please email kmccg.covidvaccine@nhs.net for information on your nearest clinic.

There is a range of pharmacy-run vaccination services open across Kent and Medway. More may follow in later stages of the vaccination programme.

All bookings for these services must be through the national Covid-19 vaccine booking service.

  • Ashworths Dispensing Chemist, Ashford
  • Avicenna Pharmacy, Tonbridge
  • Boots Bluewater
  • Boots Chatham
  • Bryant Road Pharmacy, Rochester
  • Central Pharmacy, 142 Northdown Road, Cliftonville
  • Cliffe Woods Pharmacy, Rochester
  • Clockwork Pharmacy, Deal
  • Delmergate Ltd, Swanscombe
  • Field Pharmacy, East Peckham, vaccinations at Jubilee Hall
  • Lawsat Pharmacy, vaccinations at Cliffe Woods Community Centre
  • Leysdown Pharmcay, Sheerness
  • Paydens Pharmacy, Larkfield
  • Pharmacy 1st, Gillingham
  • Pharmacy2U, Maidstone
  • Pharmacy2U, Tunbridge Wells
  • Regent Pharmacy, Gravesend
  • Sevenoaks Pharmacy
  • Singlewell Pharmacy, Gravesend
  • Sturdee Avenue Pharmacy, Gillingham
  • Superdrug, Sittingbourne
  • Tankerton Pharmacy, Whistable

The Covid-19 vaccine is still recommended for people with a history of allergic reactions provided those are not linked to ingredients within the vaccines. We have a dedicated process for supporting people with severe allergies. This includes specialist allergy advice from Guys and St Thomas' Hospital to help local clinicians and their patients agree the best approach for them. 

If you do have a history of severe allergic reactions, especially anaphylactic shock, please contact your GP when you are eligible for the vaccine. If appropriate they will be able to arrange a referral to a hospital based service to receive the vaccine. Please do this rather than booking a vaccine appointment directly through the national booking service.

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