Covid-19 vaccination

Page updated 24 February 2021

GP surgeries, the CCG, and other NHS services are extremely busy delivering the vaccination programme. Please read the information on this page and our questions and answers for the latest news.

The NHS is now offering Covid19 vaccine appointments to people in JCVI cohorts five and six.

Cohort five is people aged 65 to 69. If you are in this group, you will receive a letter from the national booking service and you can book an appointment at one of our large vaccination sites or community pharmacy services.

People in cohort six – those aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions (considered clinically vulnerable) will be invited by their GP surgery for a vaccination appointment. Check our FAQs for further guidance for who is eligible.

Carers - those who receive carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of: An elderly or disabled person, someone who has a severe mental illness or whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill - are also eligible.

​​​​Carers will be invited either by the national booking system or by their GP for a vaccination appointment. To be invited for a vaccination as a carer of someone who is clinically vulnerable, you will need to be registered as a carer with your local authority (council) or on your GP record.

There are significant numbers of people in the next two cohorts to be vaccinated and we will shortly begin offering second doses to people 12 weeks after their first dose. Our teams are working very hard to vaccinate people quickly and safely.

Please continue to be patient – we won’t leave anyone behind who wants a vaccine and is eligible for one.

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.

More local sites: GP sites listed on this page and in the map below are the main vaccination site for each primary care network. With AstraZeneca vaccine some GP services are now taking vaccine to other locations in their area. More than 35 additional sites have been approved to provide the vaccine locally. You may find this means when you are invited there will be a closer option than the main sites listed.

 

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

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

Swanley Town Council, Alexandra Suite

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    

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

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

Lydd Airport 

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 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 

Site name Providing vaccinations for

Age Concern, Sittingbourne 

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 

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 

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

Wainscott Surgery, Rochester

(part of Highparks Medical Practice)

St Werburgh Medical Practice, Highparks Medical Practice, The Elms Medical Centre

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, Brewer Street Surgery, 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) 

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

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

There are now four large-scale vaccination centres open in Kent and Medway:

A centre is being developed in Medway (details to follow once start date confirmed)

To use these centres you must have an appointment. People in the priority groups will receive a letter from the NHS inviting you to book.

You can ignore the letter if:

  • you have already had a first vaccine locally - you will need to have the second dose through the same service.
  • you do not want to travel to the large centres – you will need to contact your local service (GP).

If you do book online or by phone for one of the large centres, and the centre closest to you does not appear as an option it means there are no slots currently available. You can try again later. You do not have to travel to a centre that is a long way away.

Find out what to expect at the large vaccination centres.

These centres are run by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Seven pharmacy run vaccination services are currently open in 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.

  • Sevenoaks Pharmacy
  • Lawsat Pharmacy, vaccinations at Cliffe Woods Community Centre
  • New Romney Pharmacy, vaccinations at New Romney Old School
  • Clockwork Pharmacy, Deal
  • Boots Bluewater
  • Boots Chatham
  • Pharmacy2U, Maidstone, vaccinations at Odeon Cinema, Lockmeadow

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

Hospital-based services are being run from:

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At all times, even after you have been vaccinated, it is important to remember:

  • Hands, face, space

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