Covid-19 vaccination

Page updated 15 January 2021

People will be contacted when the vaccine is available for them.

Please do not phone GP surgeries, the CCG, or other NHS services with general queries about when you will be able to get the vaccine.

The vaccine is a critical part of beating the pandemic, protecting the most vulnerable and helping everyone return to more normal lives. The NHS in Kent and Medway is committed to ensuring there is a local vaccination service for each of the 42 primary care network areas.

The vaccination services for more than 98 per cent of our 200+ GP practices have now been confirmed and the majority have started vaccinating.

Of the 42 primary care networks in Kent and Medway:

  • 30 have sites that have already started
  • nine are starting by the end of this week 11-17 January
  • two are starting by the end of next week 18-24 January

The final area where plans are being confirmed is for three practices in the Medway Peninsula Primary Care Network. We are working hard to finalise the services for the peninsula as quickly as possible.

Kent and Medway Covid-19 vaccination services

All Covid-19 vaccinations will be provided through booked appointments. The list of locations is for information only. Please do not directly contact or visit locations unless you have been invited to attend.

GP surgeries are working together in groups (primary care networks) to provide the Covid-19 vaccine. Services are now listed for 41 of our 42 primary care network areas, see the progress update box above for more information.

 

Site name Providing vaccinations for

Building A, Fleet Health Centre, Gravesend

Chalk Surgery, Old Road West Surgery, Gravesend Medical Centre, Parrock Street Surgery, Pelham Medical Centre, Rochester Road Surgery
Building B, Fleet Health Centre, Gravesend Oakfield Health Centre, Springhead Health Ltd, The Shrubbery and Riverview Park Surgery

Dartford Football Club

(Begins during the week of 11-17 January)

Horsmans Place Surgery, Redwood Practice, Temple Hill Group
Meopham Medical Centre Meopham Medical Practice, Jubilee Medical Centre

Swanley Town Council, Alexandra Suite

(Begins during the week of 11-17 January)

Devon Road Surgery, Farningham (Braeside Surgery), The Cedars Surgery, The Oaks Surgery
Swanscombe Health Centre Downs Way Medical Practice, Pilgrims Way Surgery, Swanscombe Health Centre
The Orchard Practice, Dartford Dartford East Health Centre, Lowfield Medical Centre, Maple Practice, The Orchard Practice 

Site name Providing vaccinations for

Bridge Health Centre, Canterbury

New Dover Road Surgery, University Medical Centre, Canterbury Medical Practice, Bridge Health Centre
Charing Surgery  Woodchurch Surgery, Charing Surgery, Ivy Court Surgery, Hamstreet Surgery

Dover Health Centre

(Begins during the week of 11-17 January)    

Practices in three PCNs (Total Health Excellence Dover, Dover Town, Deal and Sandwich)
Lydden Surgery, Aylesham Medical Practice, White Cliffs Medical Centre, St James' Surgery, Pencester Surgery, High Street Surgery, Peter Street Surgery, Buckland Medical Practice, Balmoral Surgery, St Richard's Road Surgery, Sandwich Medical Practice, The Cedars Surgery, Manor Road Surgery
Estuary View Medical Centre, Whitstable Whitstable Medical Practice
Faversham Health Centre Faversham Medical Practice, Newton Place Surgery

Folkestone Civic Centre

(Begins during the week of 18-24 January)

The New Surgery, Guildhall Street Surgery, Sandgate Road Surgery, Manor Clinic

Lydd Airport 

(Begins during the week of 18-24 January)

Church Lane Surgery, Orchard House Surgery, Oak Hall Surgery, Martello Health Centre
Minster Surgery, Thanet Westgate Surgery, Minster Surgery, St Peter’s Surgery, Birchington Medical Practice, Broadstairs Medical Practice, Ash Surgery
Mocketts Wood, Margate  The Limes Medical Centre, Northdown Surgery, Bethesda Medical Centre, Mocketts Wood Surgery
Montefiore Centre, Ramsgate The Grange Medical Practice, Summerhill Surgery,  Dashwood Medical Centre, East Cliff Practice, Newington Road Surgery
Musgrove Park Medical Centre, Ashford Hollington Surgery, Sydenham House, New Hayesbank Surgery, Wye Surgery, Sellindge Surgery, Kingsnorth Medical Practice

Northgate Medical Practice, Canterbury 

Canterbury Health Centre
Oaklands Health Centre, Folkestone and Hythe Sun Lane Surgery, White House Surgery, Oaklands Health Centre, Hawkinge and Elham Surgery, The Folkestone Surgery, Folkestone Health Centre, New Lyminge Surgery
Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Herne Bay The Heron Medical Practice, Park Surgery

St Stephens Medical Centre, Ashford

 

St Stephens Medical Centre 

15/01/2021 update: A service for the Medway Peninsula primary care network is in the final planning stages. 

Site name Providing vaccinations for

Age Concern, Sittingbourne 

(Begins during the week of 11-17 January)

The Chestnuts Surgery, London Road Medical Centre, The Surgery Teynham, Memorial Medical Centre, Grovehurst Surgery, Iwade Health Centre, The Meads Medical Practice, Milton Regis Surgery, Lakeside Medical Centre
Long Catlis Road Surgery, Gillingham Thames Avenue Surgery, Orchard Family Practice, Maidstone Road Rainham Surgery, Waltham Road Medical Centre, Wigmore Medical Centre, Eastcourt Lane Surgery, The Church View Practice, Parkwood Family Practice, Long Catlis Road Surgery

Lordswood Healthy Living Centre, Rochester and Chatham 

 

Practices in Rochester, Medway South and Strood PCNs
Matrix Medical Practice (Luton MC), King George Road Surgery Stonecross and West Drive Surgeries, Maidstone Rd Chatham Surgery, Reach Walderslade Village Surgery, Churchill Medical Group, Princes Park Medical Centre, City Way Medical Practice, Thorndike Health Care Centre, Castle Medical Practice, Borstal Village Surgery, Chalk Surgery, Old Road West Surgery, Gravesend Medical Centre, Parrock Street Surgery, Pelham Medical Centre, Rochester Road Surgery, The Medical Centre Gun Lane, Court View Surgery, Marlowe Park Medical Centre, Apex Medical Centre Gun Lane, Riverside Medical Practice

Rochester Healthy Living Centre, Rochester and Chatham 

(Begins during the week of 11-17 January)

Practices in Rochester, Medway South and Strood PCNs
Matrix Medical Practice (Luton MC), King George Road Surgery Stonecross and West Drive Surgeries, Maidstone Rd Chatham Surgery, Reach Walderslade Village Surgery, Churchill Medical Group, Princes Park Medical Centre, City Way Medical Practice, Thorndike Health Care Centre, Castle Medical Practice, Borstal Village Surgery, Chalk Surgery, Old Road West Surgery, Gravesend Medical Centre, Parrock Street Surgery, Pelham Medical Centre, Rochester Road Surgery, The Medical Centre Gun Lane, Court View Surgery, Marlowe Park Medical Centre, Apex Medical Centre Gun Lane, Riverside Medical Practice
Sheerness Health Centre, Sheppey Sheerness Health Centre, St George's Medical Centre, The OM Medical Centre, Dr Witt’s Practice, Sheerness Health Centre, Minster Medical Group, Sheppey Healthy Living Centre,  Sheppey NHS Healthcare Centre, Sheppey Community Hospital

St Marys Medical Centre,Strood 

(Begins during the week of 11-17 January)

St Marys Medical Centre, The Medical Centre Bryant Street, St Mary's Island Surgery, The Halfway Surgery
Woodlands Family Practice, Gillingham Woodlands Family Practice, Medway Medical Centre, Glebe Family Practice, Pump Lane Surgery, Napier Road Surgery, Upper Canterbury Street Surgery

Site name Providing vaccinations for
Abbey Court Medical Centre, Tunbridge Wells Kingswood Surgery, Speldhurst & Greggswood Medical Practice, Clanricarde Medical Centre, Grosvenor & St James Medical Practice, Abbey Court Medical Centre, St Andrews Medical Centre, Rusthall Medical Centre, Waterfield House Practice, Lonsdale Medical Centre
Avicenna Medical Centre, West Malling Thornhills Medical Practice, Snodland Medical Practice, West Malling Group Practice,  Wateringbury Surgery, Phoenix Medical Practice
Blackthorn Medical Centre, Maidstone Aylesford Medical Centre, Blackthorn Medical Centre, College Practice
Bower Mount Medical Centre, Maidstone Bower Mount Medical Practice, Bower Mount Medical Practice, The Vine Medical Centre, Northumberland Court
Greensands Branch Surgery (Loose), Maidstone Albion Place Medical Practice, Greensand Health Centre - Stockett Lane, The Mote Medical Practice, Wallis Avenue Surgery

Headcorn Surgery and Ticehurst Village Hall

(for practices in the Weald) 

(Begins at Headcorn during the week of 11-17 January and Ticehurst 18-24 January)

Howell Surgery, Northridge Medical Practice, Yalding Surgery, Lamberhurst Surgery, Marden Medical Centre, Old Parsonage Surgery, Old School Surgery, Crane Practice, Malling Four Health (Staplehurst), Wish Valley Surgery, Orchard End Surgery
Len Valley Branch Surgery (Glebe), Maidstone Bearsted Medical Practice, Len Valley Practice, Headcorn Surgery, Sutton Valence Surgery, Orchard Surgery (Langley)

Sevenoaks Medical Centre

 

Amherst Medical Practice, Edenbridge Medical Practice, Westerham Practice, Town Medical Centre, Borough Green Medical Practice, Otford Medical Practice, St Johns Medical Practice, South Park Medical Centre

Tonbridge Baptist Church

(Begins during the week of 11-17 January)

Hildenborough Medical Group, Tonbridge Medical Group (Dunorlan), Warders Medical Centre, Woodlands Health Centre, Hadlow Medical Centre

Hospital based Covid-19 vaccine services are predominantly focusing on high priority patients who would be coming to hospital for other care, plus NHS and care home staff. All vaccinations are through booked appointments.

Hospital based services are currently run from:

  • William Harvey Hospital in Ashford 
  • Medway Maritime Hospital 
  • Maidstone Hospital 
  • Darrent Valley Hospital 
  • Aylesham Health Centre
  • Sheppey Community Hospital

Vaccination services at other hospitals will follow as part of the vaccination programme roll out.

Across England seven large public vaccination centres opened in the week of 11 January. These are only the first to open and more will follow including in Kent.

Local residents are not expected to book appointments and travel to any of the seven current sites. If you do recieve a letter inviting you to use the national booking service you can use any service that appears on the national booking system. But if there are no services listed within a reasonable travel distance you do not have to make a booking. The service being run through GPs will still contact you when they are inviting people in your age/priority group.

Details of large vaccination centres in this area will be published when available. 

WATCH: Dr Pandya talks about the safety of the vaccine and how important it is to have it, particularly for people from Black, Asian or ethnic minority communities.

WATCH: Our Chief Nurse Paula Wilkins talks about the Covid-19 vaccine programme.

Rene Petts, 101, was one of the first people in Kent to receive their Covid-19 vaccination when the Herne Bay site launched.

92-year-old Derrick Richardson received his first vaccine dose from Advanced Paramedic Jessica Willetts.

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