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Vaccination in the Dover District

Vaccine roll-out concerns

We are aware of the current lack of clear information with regards the vaccine roll-out in the Dover district, and the apparent delay.  Dover District Council Councillors have been working hard to try and provide some clarity on this national issue.  We have written to, and been in contact with, the relevant departments, both locally and nationally, to try and aid communication and offer suitable locations around the district as vaccination sites.

We appreciate the concerns of many of our elderly and vulnerable residents, that travelling from one side of the district to the other for a vaccination is both, impractical for some, and associated with risks for those who have been shielding since March last year.

We will keep our website updated with any information as we receive it. 

Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group

There will be a range of places to get COVID-19 vaccines from across Kent and Medway. People will be contacted when the vaccine is available for them. Please do not phone GP surgeries, the CCG, or other NHS services with general queries about when you will be able to get the vaccine.

For further details, please visit the Kent and Medway CCG Covid-19 vaccination webpage.

The Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Covid-19 vaccination webpage provides information about the progress of the rollout of the vaccination programme across Kent and Medway. This includes a list and map of the current vaccination sites, as well as information on the priority list for getting a vaccine. This is a rolling programme and more vaccination services will be opening across Kent and Medway, including the Dover District, as further supplies of the vaccine become available. 

GP surgeries are working together in groups called Primary Care Networks (PCN) to provide the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Local Vaccination Sites 

The Covid-19 vaccination programme for GP practices in the Dover District starts the week commencing Monday, 11 January. This is for GP practices in three Primary Care Networks - Total Health Excellence Dover PCN, Dover Town PCN, and the Deal and Sandwich PCN. 

This covers the following GP practices:

  • Aylesham Medical Practice
  • Balmoral Surgery, Walmer
  • Buckland Medical Practice, Dover
  • High Street Surgery, Dover
  • Lydden Surgery
  • Manor Road Surgery, Deal
  • Pencester Surgery, Dover
  • Peter Street Surgery, Dover
  • St James' Surgery, Dover
  • St Richard's Road Surgery, Deal
  • Sandwich Medical Practice
  • The Cedars Surgery, Walmer
  • White Cliffs Medical Centre

All vaccinations for the above GP practices will be administered at the Dover Health Centre, Maison Dieu Road, Dover, CT16 1RH.  

Vaccinations for Ash Surgery are being provided from Minster Surgery, Thanet. 

The Aylesham Health Centre is a vaccination centre providing vaccinations for NHS and care home staff arranged in advance. 

None of these locations offer a drop-in vaccination service. All vaccinations are arranged in advance through invitation based on the national priority groups. Please wait to be contacted for when you can get the vaccine.

For further details, please visit the Kent and Medway CCG Covid-19 vaccination webpage.

Vaccine Scam Alert

We are aware that some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a charge being applied to their phone bill. In other cases, callers are offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details.

Please be alert to these scams.

The vaccine is only available from the NHS and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. The NHS will:

  • NEVER ask you to press a button on your keypad to confirm you want a vaccine.
  • NEVER ask for payment for the vaccine or for your bank details.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Kent Police online or phone 101.

NHS Information 

You can also find more information about the vaccines on the NHS COVID-19 vaccinations webpage. 

Public Health England has also published guidance COVID-19 vaccination: why you are being asked to wait

 

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