COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION AND UPDATES
FLU & COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION AND UPDATES
COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION
At present, Covid vaccinations for our patients are being carried out by Central Surrey Health (CSH) at Artington Park and Ride and also at participating pharmacies.
You will be invited by NHS England to book via the National Booking Service or by calling 119.
CSH are in the process of vaccinating patients in a care home as well as our housebound patients and we expect general appointments to be available from mid-September.
If you have any queries about booking your Covid booster please contact 119 in the first instance.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY ABOUT YOUR COVID VACCINATION AS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO BOOK THIS FOR YOU. PLEASE CALL 119 OR BOOK ONLINE USING THIS LINK - national booking system
IF YOU HAVE PATIENT ACCESS PLEASE BOOK YOUR FLU JAB ONLINE ENSURING YOU USE THE APPOINTMENT TYPE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR AGE. For more information about setting up patient access please CLICK HERE
UPDATED 31.10.2022 - If you have not yet had your Covid autumn booster, but find you are struggling to get to Artington, there is a pop-up clinic at Farncombe Cricket Club on Wednesday 2nd November - click here for more details.
UPDATED 28.10.2022 - We are currently taking bookings for flu jabs for all patients over the age of 50 and those in an at-risk group. We also have some space for eligible 2- and 3-year-old children.
We have clinics set up on 1st, 10th and 29th November. Please book online using the appointment type appropriate for you age or call reception.
UPDATED 23.09.2022 - We are now taking bookings for our flu clinic on Saturday 1st October and are in the process of inviting eligible patients. Please book once you have received your invite which will be via text message or post. This clinic will only be for patients aged 65 and over or those who are at risk; we are not yet authorised to vaccinate patients aged 50-64 who are not in an at risk category.
We are currently compiling a list of housebound patients and will arrange to vaccinate this group at home over the next few weeks.
NHS England is sending texts to parents of 2 & 3 year old children, however we do not have the vaccine in stock yet so please do not contact us to book. We will update this page regularly and let you know when clinics for this age group are available. PLEASE BOOK YOUR FLU JAB APPOINTMENT ONLINE IF YOU ARE ABLE.
UPDATED 13.09.2022 - FLU - We are currently planning our flu clinics and expect to start inviting eligible patients early next week. We are provisionally planning to hold our flu clinic on Saturday 1st October so please make a note of this date in your diaries!
Patients aged 65 and over, and those in an at risk group will be invited first and as per NHS guidance patients aged 50-64 who are not at risk will be invited later on.
We are waiting for our vaccine delivery to arrive; once the stock is here we will confirm the dates and open up the appointments.
This year, we are urging patients to please book online via Patient Access; this really helps to limit the number of phone calls we receive and enables the reception team to help patients who are unwell. If you do have Patient Access please do us this to book your appointment once you have received your invitation.
UPDATED 13.09.2022 - COVID - Patients should start to receive invitations from the National Booking Line to book for their Autumn Booster. Please book via the link in the text, by calling 119 or online at Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Boosters will be given at Artington Park & Ride as well as at some local pharmacies. This includes Binscombe Pharmacy but you must use the link above or call 119. Please DO NOT call the pharmacy directly.
We have been advised that Central Surrey Health (CSH) will administer the Covid Autumn Boosters to eligible patients from the Artington site. So far, due to the complexity of arranging home visits, we have submitted a list of our housebound patients to CSH and they will be making contact with these patients as well as with the care homes we look after to arrange to administer the vaccine. This will start from the first week of September. CSH expect it will take around 8 weeks to vaccinate this group of people across Guildford and Waverley.
We do not have any information regarding when CSH will be open to administer the vaccine to other cohorts but as soon as we hear, we will let you know.
We are in the early stages of planning our flu clinics - these will be for patients who are over 65 or who are in an at-risk group. Patients aged 50-64 are also eligible but they are not able to receive the vaccination before 14th October.
We will publish details of our flu clinics once we have arranged a date.
Following a change in provider, the ‘Guildford and Waverly Vaccination Hub' at Artington has now re-opened as the ‘Artington Mass Vaccination Centre’ and appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations are now available via the national booking system or by calling 119.
The site also offers an Overseas Vaccination Validation Service.