Coronavirus and Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccinations


Vaccinations and boosters are now taking place at:

St Mary's Church Hall,1 London Road, SWANLEY, Kent, BR8 7AQ

Our Primary Care Network (Oaks/Cedars/ Hextable/Devon Road/Braeside surgeries) continues to offer COVID-19 Pfizer vaccinations bookable via the National Booking Service or 119 or patients may walk in without appointments during the clnic dates and times shown below.  

Currently booking via the National Booking Service or for walk in patients:

  • 1st and 2nd doses for people aged 5 years old and over

  • boosters for people aged 16 years old and over, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years old

  • spring boosters for people aged 75 years old and over, plus people aged 12 years old and over with a weakened immune system

  • additional primary doses for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 12 years old and over as per Green Book guidance.

If patients are unclear on their immunosuppression or have eligibility queries, they may call St Mary’s Hall Vaccination Clinic on 07456 434073.

COVID-19 clinics are running each day of the week:

Date                                       From                       To

Monday 9am to 2pm
Wednesday 9am to 7pm
Thursday  2.30pm to 7pm
Friday 2.30pm to 7pm
Saturday 8am to 4.30pm
Sunday 12.30pm to 5.30pm

 


Find out more

For more information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Kent and Medway please visit www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/covid19vaccine which also contains information about COVID-19 vaccination scams that are unfortunately currently taking place.  

For national information about the vaccine visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/ 

Frequently Asked Questions about the vaccine.

Our local clinical commissioning group has set up a dedicated telephone helpline and advice service to answer questions from any patients relating to vaccine hesitancy, to provide assurance, information and signposting to encourage booking and attendance at vaccination centres.  The service went live from Monday 28 June and will operate between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.  The helpline telephone number is 0330 320 4444.  Please do take advantage of this telephone number if you wish to have any further advice.

There is also a telephone support line for  advice for our eastern European Roma communities.    This helpline will operate between the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday with effect from Monday 12th July.  The helpline telephone number is 07518 945849.

Overseas Vaccination Record Validation Service

This service enables you to book an appointment to show evidence for any coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had outside of England. This is so the NHS can securely update your vaccination record.

Children under 18 and the NHS COVID Pass

If you're aged 12 to 17 years old:

If you're under 12 you cannot get an NHS COVID Pass. You may need to show proof of a negative test when travelling.

Information:

If you're going abroad, check the foreign travel advice page at GOV.UK to find out the entry requirements of the country you're visiting.

Latest Health Guidance regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Check if you or your child has symptoms

Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.

When to self-isolate and what to do

Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.

Testing and tracing

Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you have been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.  If you have been tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19), your testing centre is responsible for issuing your results and any subsequent action to you directly.  

Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own

Advice and activities whilst staying at home

In addition to the advice given on our home screen, there are may useful information links for those who are already self-isolating.  For example:

Staying Healthy at Home

The Great Indoors - Activities for Children at Home

Digital Links and Resources for Children and Young People

Digital Links and Resources for Parents and Carers

Support & Advice for Young People

New Generation Teachers - a scheme for students at home to learn how to teach.  The website is designed for teenagers (age 13-19) who might be interested in learning to teach. Teens will get a certificate of recognition for doing a short course that includes designing lessons for a younger child.

face mask

Mental and Physical Health

Useful digital resources for Public Health in Kent

  • One You Kent:   information and guidance for healthy lifestyle choices, with a selection of free Apps and support offered via telephone;
  • Live Well Kent:  online & telephone mental and physical health support service;
  • Your Sexual Health Matters:   sexual health information, access to condoms and STI online testing; other useful information on where to get help during COVID-19.
  • Health Visiting Service - contacts for Kent Health Visitors.
  • VitaMinds is your local NHS talking therapies service, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). It is a free service.  We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do. VitaMinds can help. If you are over 17 and a half and live in Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and Swale they can support you and provide you with the tools you need to get things back on track.  Please call on 0333 0153 495 or you can self-refer online.  One of the therapists will take the time to talk with you about what’s concerning you and provide you with the best options and next steps that can help.  The initial appointments will be offered by telephone.
  • Supporting children and young people’s mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • For people of all ages needing immediate mental health support, just text the word “Kent” or “Medway” to 85258. This is a new 24/7 text service provided by SHOUT and the Crisis Text Line as part of the Kent and Medway Release the Pressure campaign.

A guide to your local services provided by Sevenoaks District Council, Version 36, July 2020