The COVID vaccine and Surrey carers

The COVID vaccine and Surrey carers

The mass vaccination programme continues in Surrey. You can still get vaccinated if you haven't already, and the next series of boosters is now being rolled out.

Vaccinations in Surrey

The COVID vaccine roll-out has been a huge success in Surrey. Anyone who has missed any jabs for any reason, is encouraged to make a vaccination appointment.

You can book via your local GP-run service, or online with the national NHS service. In many places you can get a walk-in vaccination without an appointment.

COVID-19 Spring Booster

You are eligible for a Spring Booster if you are:

  • Aged 75 years old or over
  • Aged 12 years old or over with a weakened immune system

People are advised to wait 6 months since their previous dose to get maximum protection from a spring booster.

You’ll be contacted by the NHS, inviting you to book an appointment. Dates you’ll be offered start from 3 months (91 days) after your previous dose, but booking an appointment around 6 months after your previous dose is preferable.

More about Surrey Heartlands boosters

Getting the vaccine in Surrey

If you haven’t already, please ensure that you are registered with your GP as a carer. It’s a good idea for all carers anyway, but even more important now.

Register with your GP

If you’re looking after someone who can’t leave the house, your surgery can arrange to have it done at home. Contact your GP surgery for more information.

FAQs on getting the vaccine in Surrey: Surrey Heartlands areas

FAQs on getting the vaccine in Surrey: Surrey Heath

Vaccination locations

Some centres offer vaccinations without an appointment; for the latest list of places, times, and which age-group they are covering see the links below. You should also be able to get a jab even if you’re not registered with a GP at all.

See the Surrey Heartlands website  and Frimley Health and Care website for the latest locations and times.

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Some areas (such as Mole Valley and Surrey Heath) can help with getting you safely to the vaccination venue using their community transport service; you can find out more when you book your jab.

It’s not too late to start

Don’t forget that if you or the person you’re caring for didn’t take up the initial offer of a vaccine, you can still have it now. If someone was uncertain or perhaps weren’t well, it’s not too late. Just contact the NHS central bookings by phone or online, or your GP surgery, or go to one of Surrey’s many walk-in sessions.

Boosters for carers – a Surrey GP explains

In this video, Surrey GP Dr Pamit Patel, explains the importance of boosters, how they work, and the benefit to unpaid carers.

Vaccine information for different audiences

For Nepalese speakers, there’s also this helpful video explaining the vaccine. Surrey’s Muslim Association has also given a Statement on the vaccine.

Easy Read information about the COVID and the vaccine is here. There’s an Easy Read booklet on getting your vaccination.

Surrey Heartlands NHS have further information and links on alternative formats and languages giving information on the vaccine.

Register with us

To get free support with your caring role, register with us (also free). We can help you in lots of ways.

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