Covid Vaccination

Our surgery are delivering the COVID vaccine at the University Health Centre. We are following government guidance as to who we invite and vaccinate.

How we are inviting patients

We will be inviting patients directly using text messages and phone calls.

Text messages will look like the picture below. We are aware of vaccine scams that may look very convincing. We will only ask for your date of birth to verify your identity. We will never ask for any other information or credit card details. If you are asked for this, it is probably a scam. If you have any doubt, call the surgery reception.

A sample invite message

Who are we inviting/Where are we up to?

We are currently inviting patients from Group 9 and above from the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation priority list. Some household contacts of people with reduced immune systems are also elidable. Find out more here.

If you are in one of the Groups 1-9 (including Health and Social Care workers) and have not had your first vaccine, please visit the National Booking Service which allows patients to choose a time slot and location that suits them. Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. Alternatively, contact the surgery reception.

Second Doses

We will be inviting people for their second dose between 10 and 12 weeks after their first dose. If more than 11 weeks have passed since your first dose and you have not been sent an invite, please contact reception.

I had a reaction to my first dose, can I have a second dose?

Most people who have had a reaction to their first dose can still have their second dose. A small number of people who had a more serious reaction may need to have their second dose in a larger vaccine clinic. At the bottom of page 18 of the Green Book Chapter 14a you will find a flow chart that we follow to decide who is suitable for a vaccination at our clinic. If you had a reaction to the first dose, please contact reception when you are invited to discuss this.

If you did have a reaction, please consider reporting it to the government who are analysing data on reactions.

Other Useful information

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID Vaccination

Last modified: April 6, 2021