Vaccination in the Dover District
NHS vaccination information
Please see COVID-19 vaccination on NHS.UK for information on who can get the vaccine, how to book or manage your appointment, information on vaccine safety, and vaccines.
Kent and Medway CCG vaccination information
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, information on who can get a vaccine, as well as the number of vaccines that have been administered to date.
Everyone aged over 18 years can now get a vaccine and anyone within 3 months of their 18th birthday can also get vaccinated. Booked appointments are available through the national booking service by calling 119 or booking online - and walk-in options will continue through the summer. For more local information on COVID vaccinations, please see the Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group webpage.
NHS England, NHS Improvement and Public Health England have written a letter explaining that people do not need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and reassures that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and available to every adult living in the UK, free of charge without any immigration checks.
People can organise their vaccination by contacting their local GP practice or by going to a walk-in or pop-up vaccination centre. Please see the COVID-19: migrant health guide.
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.