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 18's
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.
We are only offering the Spring Booster to patients that are immunosupressed or Housebound.
People are advised to wait 6 months since their previous dose to get maximum protection from a spring booster.
You'll usually be contacted by the NHS, inviting you to book when it's due.
The appointment dates you'll be offered start from 3 months (91 days) after your previous dose, but booking an appointment around 6 months after your previous dose is preferable.
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 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.