Covid-19 Vaccination

Covid-19 Booster Vaccination

We are offering patients the Pfizer Covid-19 booster vaccine at Danbury Medical Centre.

The JCVI advises a preference for the Pfizer vaccine for the booster programme, regardless of which vaccine brand someone received for their primary doses. This follows data from the COV-BOOST trial that indicates the Pfizer vaccine is well tolerated as a third dose and provides a strong booster response.

The booster vaccine helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from Covid-19.

Booster vaccine doses are available for all over 50's and those who are clinically vulnerable. The vaccine will be offered 6 months after your second vaccine.

You will be contacted by text to book your booster vaccine in order of cohorts. Please wait for the text message to book, please do not call or email the surgery to book before receiving this text message.

Covid-19 Third Dose Vaccine

People aged 12 years and over who were immunosuppressed should receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Patients who are eligible for the third vaccine will receive a letter from the NHS informing them of this, you do not need to inform the surgery of this.

We will invite patients by text message to book the third dose Pfizer vaccine. This will appear as a booster vaccine.

Please wait for the text message to book, please do not call or email the surgery to book before receiving this text message.

These patients will then receive their booster vaccine 6 months after their third dose.

The JCVI advises a preference for the Pfizer vaccine for the booster programme, regardless of which vaccine brand someone received for their primary doses. This follows data from the COV-BOOST trial that indicates the Pfizer vaccine is well tolerated as a third dose and provides a strong booster response.

Requests for earlier vaccination due to booked holidays and accessing vaccine passes

A booked holiday is not a clinical reason for earlier vaccination.

There is no obligation for practices to provide 'vaccine certificates' and patients have been discouraged from contacting practices about this. Please use the NHS App or 119 for this.

Alternative Locations

Some patients have already received letters and texts to book in for both their vaccines at alternative locations.

The surgery has no knowledge of the information regarding other vaccination centres or regarding the booking system.

You are not able to book to receive your vaccine at Danbury Medical Centre through the national booking system.

Housebound Patients

Housebound patients are being contacted for the vaccine.

We are calling and texting patients to book these appointments.

Please do not call or email the surgery to book. 

Yellow Card Scheme

You can report suspected side effects of vaccines and medicines through the Yellow Card scheme.
You can do this online by visiting the Coronavirus Yellow Card or by downloading the Yellow Card app.