Preparing for your COVID Vaccination

We are now vaccinating patients who are over 65 or clinical extremely vulnerable (on the governments shielding list)

Since December 2020 we have given just over 5000 vaccinations to our most vulnerable patients at present we are vaccination Priority Groups 1-4.

When can I have my vaccination?

The government has set the target to have all over 50’s vaccinated by May this year and these are broken down into priority groups 5- 9.

  • Priority Group 5:  65 years to 69 years
  • Priority Group 6: 16- 64 years with underlying conditions
  • Priority Group 7: 60-64 years old
  • Priority Group 8: 55-59 years old
  • Priority Group 9: 50-54 years old

How will I be contacted?

We will contact you when we have been told we can vaccinate your priority group.

How do I book?

You can book in 4 different ways

  • Call our dedicated coronavirus booking line on 07719 555397 (Mon-Fri 8am -6pm)
  • Use the link that we will send you by text to book the appointment online
  • Use the webchat facility
  • Contact appointment line on 01582 722525

Online Booking

Once we are able to vaccinate your priority group we will send you a text inviting you to book your appointment online.

An example of the message we will send you is below, we know people are worried about fraud so please be assured if you receive this text it is from us for you to book your vaccination.

Dear (Your name)

You have been invited to book your COVID-19 vaccinations.  Please click the list to book your vaccination times: accurx.thirdparty.nhs.uk

Having the vaccine

There are two vaccines available these are Pfizer Biotech or the Astra Zeneca Oxford vaccination. We are not able to offer patients a choice of vaccination it will depend on what we have been supplied.

www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccine

Both vaccinations require a second dose at 12 weeks and we will book your appointment for the booster vaccination when you attend your first appointment.

If you are having the Pfizer vaccination you will need to wait in the waiting room for 15 minutes.

If you are having an Astra Zeneca Oxford vaccination you can leave straightaway but it is advisable not to drive for 15 minutes.

We will tell you which vaccination you are having on the day.

We know the weather is still unpredictable but please wear clothes suitable for the clinicians to be able to reach the top of your arm.

Where do I go?

Our main vaccination hub is at Bushmead Medical Centre, 131 Bushmead Road, Luton, LU2 7YT we have turned this surgery into a specialist vaccination centre to ensure we can vaccinate as many people as quickly and safely as possible.  All staff will be wearing PPE and we expect you to wear a face covering or a face visor when entering the surgery.

Parking is limited on site, you are able to park on the road nearby and walk to the surgery, or park at the local shops and walk across.

We look forward to seeing you for your vaccination.