Covid-19 vaccination

Page updated 13 October 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 50 or over
  • 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.

  • Individuals with primary or acquired immunodeficiency states at the time of vaccination
  • Individuals on immunosuppressive or immunomodulating therapy at the time of vaccination
  • Individuals with chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease who were receiving or had received immunosuppressive therapy prior to vaccination
  • Individuals 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 require 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 or bookable clinic, 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.

However, work is currently underway in hospitals and GP practices to identify eligible patients, and letters or invitations to vaccination clinics will be sent to those eligible.

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

Vaccinations for children and young people, aged 12 to 17

Walk-in vaccine clinics

The map and boxes below show local walk-in services; more dates are regularly added, so please keep checking this page. Not all walk-in services offer boosters or vaccines for 16 and 17-year-olds, so please check the details before attending.

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.

Friday 15 October

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

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

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

Aged 18 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Rochester Healthy Living Centre, Delce Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 2EL​​​​​

Time: TBC

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Regent Pharmacy, 19 Windmill St, Gravesend DA12 1AS

Time: 5pm to 6pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Jubilee Sports Hall, Pippin Rd, East Peckham, Tonbridge, TN12 5BT

Time: 9am to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Avicenna Medical Centre, Oxley Shaw Lane, Leybourne, West Malling, ME19 5PU

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Saturday 16 October

Location: Saga building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, CT12 5ZW​​​​​​​

Time: 8am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over

Location: Jubilee Sports Hall, Pippin Rd, East Peckham, Tonbridge, TN12 5BT

Time: 9am to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Avicenna Medical Centre, Oxley Shaw Lane, Leybourne, West Malling, ME19 5PU

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Sunday 17 October

Location: Jubilee Sports Hall, Pippin Rd, East Peckham, Tonbridge, TN12 5BT

Time: 9am to 12.45pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Monday 18 October

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

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

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

Aged 18 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Cliffeswoods Pharmacy, 7 Parkside Parade, Rochester ME3 8HX

Time: 9am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TQ​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Pharmacy 1st, 186-188 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5XG

Time: 10am to 3pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Tuesday 19 October

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

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

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

Aged 18 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Cliffeswoods Pharmacy, 7 Parkside Parade, Rochester ME3 8HX

Time: 9am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TQ​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Saga building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CT12 5ZW​​​​​​​

Time: 8am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over

Wednesday 20 October

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

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

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

Aged 18 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Cliffeswoods Pharmacy, 7 Parkside Parade, Rochester ME3 8HX

Time: 9am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Jubilee Sports Hall, Pippin Rd, East Peckham, Tonbridge, TN12 5BT

Time: 9am to 12.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TQ​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Pharmacy 1st, 186-188 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5XG

Time: 10am to 3pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Thursday 21 October

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

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

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

Aged 18 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Cliffeswoods Pharmacy, 7 Parkside Parade, Rochester ME3 8HX

Time: 9am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TQ​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Pharmacy 1st, 186-188 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5XG

Time: 10am to 3pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Saga building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CT12 5ZW​​​​​​​

Time: 8am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over

Friday 22 October

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

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

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

Aged 18 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Avicenna Medical Centre, Oxley Shaw Lane, Leybourne, West Malling, ME19 5PU

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Cliffeswoods Pharmacy, 7 Parkside Parade, Rochester ME3 8HX

Time: 9am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TQ​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Pharmacy 1st, 186-188 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5XG

Time: 10am to 3pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Saturday 23 October

Location: Avicenna Medical Centre, Oxley Shaw Lane, Leybourne, West Malling, ME19 5PU

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Saga building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CT12 5ZW​​​​​​​

Time: 8am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over

Wednesday 13 October

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

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

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

Saturday 16 October

Location: Avicenna Medical Centre, Oxley Shaw Lane, Leybourne, West Malling, ME19 5PU

Time: 1.30pm to 5pm

Wednesday 20 October

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

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

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

Friday 22 October

Location: Avicenna Medical Centre, Oxley Shaw Lane, Leybourne, West Malling, ME19 5PU

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Saturday 23 October

Location: Avicenna Medical Centre, Oxley Shaw Lane, Leybourne, West Malling, ME19 5PU

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

There are currently no clinics planned

There are two large-scale vaccination centres running in Kent and Medway:

Appointments are booked either online or by calling 119.

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

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.

  • ASDA Pharmacy, Sittingbourne
  • 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
  • New Romney Pharmacy, vaccinations at New Romney Old School
  • Paydens Pharmacy, Larkfield
  • Pharmacy 1st, Gillingham
  • Pharmacy2U, Odeon Cinema, St George’s Place, Canterbury 
  • Pharmacy2U, Army Reserve Barracks, 210 St John's Road, Tunbridge Wells
  • Pharmacy2U, 40–42 Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre (ex-Laura Ashley Store), Maidstone
  • Regent Pharmacy, Gravesend
  • Sevenoaks Pharmacy
  • Singlewell Pharmacy, Gravesend
  • Sturdee Avenue Pharmacy, Gillingham
  • Superdrug, Sittingbourne
  • Tankerton Pharmacy, Whistable

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