Primary Care Booster Programme

We’re stepping up our COVID-19 vaccine rollout – please bear with us

Following the announcement from the Government on Sunday 12 December, GP practices across the country are stepping up their efforts to deliver life-saving COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to patients – and Dorset GPs are rising to the challenge.

Bookings for booster jabs are now open to every adult over 18 who has had a second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago, and the national aim is that everyone who is eligible will have had their booster by the end of the year. Primary care staff are essential in making that happen.

As a result, routine and non-urgent primary care appointments may be moved or postponed until the new year. If you have an urgent need you will still be able to make a face-to-face, phone or video appointment with a member of your practice team. Urgent tests and screening will also continue.

For mild conditions, such as colds and flu, your local community pharmacy will be able to provide medicines and guidance, and NHS 111 can offer advice if you’re unsure of where to go. If you are in an emergency or life-threatening situation, please call 999.

Dorset’s primary care staff would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding and ask that you please bear with us through what is a very difficult time for everyone.

Thank you.

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