Phase 3 Boosters - September 2021
We have embarked on delivering phase 3 ie booster jabs for those eligible. We are starting by focusing on patients in care homes and those over 80. We will be in contact as and when you are eligible, please do not call the Surgery to enquire before this time. Alternatively, eligible patients can call 119 or book online to receive their vaccine at a hub.
June 2021 - Phase 1 Concludes
Our final Covid Vaccination clinic at New Dover Road Surgery took place on 21st June 2021. This marked exactly 6 months since we started, back on a freezing cold, dark night a few days before Christmas.
Since that date, our whole team, together with PCN colleagues, volunteers making phone calls and marshalling clinics and volunteer vaccinators, including retired GPs, have come together to ensure our all patients in the top priority groups, plus our own staff and staff in care homes, have been offered both doses of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines.
Here are some facts and figures:
We are enormously proud of this achievement, and to have played a part in the hugely successful and vitally important nationwide vaccine programme. It has been challenging, especially needing to continue to provide day-to-day care for our patients alongside vaccinating, but very rewarding. We were even featured in the Kentish Gazette newspaper back in February.
As the country moves on to vaccinating younger adults, we are continuing to contribute by helping staff the new vaccine centre at the Sea Cadets Hall on Vauxhall Road, which has been set up by Northgate Medical Practice. However, we are stepping back from offering vaccines at the New Dover Road site, to allow us more time for other services.
We would like to extend our thanks to every member of the team who supported administratively and in clinics, every volunteer vaccinator who gave up their time to help, every additional staff member who made those countless phone calls, and every patient who attended - clinics were a pleasure to work as we appreciated the good humour, smiling faces and words of thanks.
Published: Jun 18, 2021