We have recently added a Vaccination Rollout page to the website where we will post updates received from NHS Surrey Heartlands as we receive them. To view the most recent updates, please visit the page here. A summary, along with useful contacts and links, is available below.
Patients aged 70+ and clinically extremely vulnerable can now have the vaccine.
The NHS has confirmed today (18 January) that COVID-19 vaccinations can now be offered to cohorts 3 (75-79 year olds) and 4 (70-74 year olds and the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable under 70).
In Surrey Heartlands we are continuing to prioritise people over 80 and care home residents for vaccinations before contacting patients aged 70 and above and those in the clinically extremely vulnerable groups. We will be in touch with patients aged 70+ and the clinically extremely vulnerable, but this will not happen immediately.
We all have an important part to play to help the NHS.
Please do not contact the NHS to seek a vaccine; the NHS will contact you. When you are contacted, please attend your appointments.
Please continue to follow the rules to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
HANDS – FACE – SPACE
w/c 18 January 2021
Our vaccination programme scaled up considerably this week with the launch of our large vaccination centre at Epsom Racecourse on Monday (11 January).
This site is also shared with some of our GP-led vaccination services. It means significantly more people can be vaccinated and is initially focusing on people over 80 years of age and health and care workers.
We also now have all our planned GP-led services up and running and the first pharmacy vaccination site open in Guildford.
Vaccination services have been running in a number of community locations:
- G Live in Guildford
- Cranleigh Village Hall
- Chertsey Hall
- H&M Building at The Heart Centre in Walton
- The Westway in Caterham
- St Christopher’s Church in Haslemere (service will be restored when Oxford AZ vaccine supply increases)
- The Hythe Centre near Egham and Staines
- Victoria Gate in central Woking
- Woodhatch in Reigate
- Emberbrook Surgery in Thames Ditton
- Epsom Racecourse
- Medwyn Surgery in Dorking
- Fitznells Manor Surgery in Ewell
- Holmhurst Surgery in Redhill
- Tandridge District Council Offices in Oxted
- Centenary Hall in Horley
- Superdrug pharmacy in Guildford
- Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford
- Surrey and Sussex Hospitals in Redhill
We are starting to receive more supplies of the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine. As this is easier to transport, it means significant progress is also being made with vaccinating care home residents and staff.
We have also been vaccinating at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, and Surrey and Sussex Hospitals in Redhill. Other NHS staff hubs will join shortly to cover all frontline health and care staff across the county.
As more vaccine becomes available, we will move – where possible – to providing services 12 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Booking a vaccination
If you are aged over 80 you may have received a letter from NHS England inviting you for a vaccine at a larger vaccination centre which is located up to 45 minutes from your home. This is part of the national booking system. On receipt of this letter, an appointment can be made online or by calling 119.
You may also be contacted by your local GP Network. These appointments will be available in a community setting and could be closer to home. We would recommend that you take an appointment as soon as possible – this may be at a local GP-led service.
Those over 80s who haven’t been contacted yet will be invited soon; they won’t be missed out. We will then expand the programme to further cohorts, starting with the over 75s.
All vaccination sites will keep you safe from COVID-19 through a range of measures including cleaning and disinfecting and having social distancing in waiting areas. Please also wear a face covering to your appointment.
Help us to help you
- Please do not contact your GP practice or the wider NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you (if you haven’t heard yet, we haven’t forgotten you)
- When we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments
- Please do not arrive too early for your vaccination appointment to help us maintain social distancing measures
Vaccination Service Questions and Updates
Visit our dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Frequently Asked Questions page to find an answer to a number of questions about the Coronavirus Vaccination programme in Surrey Heartlands.
If you cannot find an answer to your question you can contact our Vaccination team via:
- 0300 561 2500 – lines are open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday only
Please note: this is NOT a vaccination booking service.
For further information please see: https://www.surreyheartlandsccg.nhs.uk/your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
Additional queries can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org