Community Vaccination

About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.

The NHS England website is regularly updated and maintains the latest information about who can get a COVID-10 vaccine, the types of COVID-19 vaccines available and information on standards of safety quality and effectiveness.  Visit the NHS England Coronavirus vaccines web page for more information by following this link:>>

Answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID vaccine are published on our COVID Vaccination FAQs page here:>>

Please scroll down for more information about the Crane Valley PCN Community Vaccination Centre.

COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Programme

Vaccinations are offered for all eligible patients in the Crane Valley Primary Care Network of GP Practices. These are

  • The Barcellos Family Practice

  • The Cranborne Practice (including Lake Road Surgery

  • Verwood Surgery

  • West Moors Group Practice

 

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT YOUR GP SURGERY TO ENQUIRE ABOUT BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT FOR A COVID BOOSTER VACCINE.

Bookings are being managed centrally by our Primary Care Network team not the GP surgeries.

Please scroll down for information on the Upcoming Autumn Booster Clinics including scheduled dates and how to book an appointment. 

Crane Valley PCN Autumn/Winter COVID Booster Vaccination Programme Information - Updated 26th November 2022

The Autumn/Winter COVID Booster Vaccination Programme offered out of the Crane Valley Primary Care Network Community Vaccination site will finish soon with our last clinic being held on Saturday 17th December, between 9.00 am and 11.00 am.
 
Anyone who requires a COVID booster vaccination after the 17th December clinic date will need to contact the NHS National Booking Service online for an appointment at another vaccination centre or pharmacy.  People who can not or do not want to use the online booking service can phone 119.

Please scroll down for information on how to request an appointment. Clinics offered are not walk-in sessions, so patients eligible for an Autumn Booster vaccine must have confirmed appointments booked in advance.

Bookings are being accepted for patients registered with one of our PCN Practices who are either
  • aged 50 and over
  • pregnant
  • aged 12 + who are at high risk from COVID-19 due to a health condition or weakened immune system or are living with someone that is immunosupressed 
  • aged 16 and over and a carer, either paid or unpaid
  • a frontline health and social care worker
  • children aged between 5 and 11 years of age who are in a clinical risk group or a contact of an immunosuppressed person in their household.
For information about eligibility for an Autumn COVID booster, visit the UK Government website here>> https://bit.ly/3KqJN2R 
 

A clinic has been scheduled to administer COVID  booster shots to children aged between 5 and 11 in a clinical risk group or a contact of an immunosuppressed person in their household:

Thursday 8th December - inside The Bungalow, 131 Newtown Road from 3.30 pm to 5 pm.

 

 

The Crane Valley PCN Vaccination Centre

December 2021 saw the launch of a new vaccination centre led by GP Practices within the Crane Valley Primary Care Network (PCN). The Crane Valley PCN vaccination site enabled GP practices in the area to accelerate the delivery of booster vaccines to local patients.

Since then, site staff have delivered over 6,000 doses to the local community. The Spring COVID Booster Programme commenced in March with vaccines being delivered to all eligible patients in the network through a mixture of drive-through and in site clinics.

The Community Vaccination centre is located at 131 Newtown Road, Verwood  BH31 6EH, and is based in the bungalow nextdoor to Lake Road surgery, and the Verwood Pharmacy.  

COVID booster clinics are offered as a mixture of drive through and in site clinics.  Please scroll down for details of how to book an appointment.

Surgeries in the Network offer a range of Vaccinations, including seasonal flu, routinely provided to adults, young people and children.  Contact your GP surgery directly about vaccines other than for COVID.  Please visit individual surgery websites for more information on vaccinations offered.

How to book a COVID vaccine appointment

Bookings are being accepted for patients registered with one of our PCN Practices who are either
  • aged 50 and over
  • pregnant
  • aged 12 + who are immunosuppressed or are living with someone that is
  • aged 16 and over and a carer, either paid or unpaid
  • a frontline health and social care worker
  • children aged between 5 and 11 years of age who are in a clinical risk group or a contact of an immunosuppressed person in their household.

Patients who are eligible for an Autumn Booster vaccine must request an appointment and receive a confirmed booking at the Crane Valley PCN Vaccination Centre in advance.  This can be done by:

Completing our online COVID Vaccination Appointment Request form:>>

Or send us a Direct Message via our Facebook page>> 

We accept telephone appointment requests to 01202 280390 between 9 am and 2.30 pm Mondays to Fridays only.  

Had a COVID-19 infection?

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine.

You need to:

  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 18 years old or over
  • wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you're aged 5 to 17 years old if not immunosuppressed
  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old and at high-risk from COVID-19

This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.