Walk-in covid reminder clinic now available at Westwood vaccination site – The Isle Of Thanet News

The vaccination site

The Westwood GP covid vaccination center is now offering walk-in service as part of the fall booster program.

The fall Covid-19 booster program began on September 5.

Kent and Medway NHS says the seasonal booster dose (autumn booster) is available if you are:

  • aged 65 or over
  • Pregnant
  • ages 5 and older and at high risk due to a medical condition
  • ages 5 and older and at high risk due to a weakened immune system
  • 5 years of age or older and living with someone who has a weakened immune system
  • 16 years and over and an accompanying person, paid or unpaid
  • live or work in a retirement home for the elderly
  • a frontline health and social worker

People between the ages of 50 and 64 who are not in any of these groups will be able to get a seasonal booster (fall booster) later in the fall of 2022.

You can receive your seasonal booster (autumn booster) if it has been at least 3 months (91 days) since you received your previous dose.

The Vaccination Center in the former PC World store next to the Currys/PC World shared unit at Broadstairs Retail Park, runs an appointment-only clinic, but walk-in visits are now taken.

Currently, the team is offering the seasonal booster to people aged 65 and over.

The clinic is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The vaccines recommended for the fall 2022 booster campaign are Spikevax Bivalent (Moderna) and Comirnaty Bivalent (Pfizer). The tailored Covid-19 vaccine targets two different variants of the coronavirus – the original 2020 virus and the Omicron variant.

The Astra Zeneca (AZ) vaccine is no longer available through the UK vaccination programme.

People who received the AZ vaccine for their primary and previous booster doses can receive Spikevax Bivalent (Moderna) and Comirnaty Bivalent (Pfizer).

A new vaccine, Nuvaxovid, is available for patients who cannot receive Pfizer/Moderna vaccines due to a history of true anaphylactic/allergic reactions. Patients can only be referred if they have already been seen by an allergist. Access to this vaccine will be by referral to Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

Callbacks can also be booked by appointment on the national reservation system or by calling 119.

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