Local COVID-19 vaccination updates

This area provides patients with up to date information on vaccination clinics and sites and the types of vaccine being offered at them.

If you have any non-clinical questions (not individual or personal health enquiries) get in touch at: bucksccg.bucksqueries.vaccination-covid-19@nhs.net

 

Update: 23 June 2021:

First dose Pfizer clinics all weekend (please book first): Stoke Mandeville Stadium/ Guttman Centre, Fri 24  June – Sun 26 June

Vaccination clinics  are running in Buckinghamshire this weekend for anyone aged 18 – 39 who needs a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.  Anyone who wishes to attend must book an appointment first – these are not drop-in clinics.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust will be running the clinics on Friday 25, Saturday 26, and Sunday 27 June at Stoke Mandeville Stadium/ Guttman Centre, Aylesbury.

You can book your appointment via the National Booking System:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call free 119.

 

 

Update: 18 June 2021:

Pfizer drop-in clinic: Adams Park, High Wycombe, Weds 23 June

If you are over 18 years old or over and have not yet had a vaccination, OR need a second Pfizer jab (if you were unable to have AZ for any clinical reason), OR not a permanent resident over 18 years, you can attend a drop in vaccination clinic at Adams Park, High Wycombe on Wed 23 June, from 9am – 11am.

 

Update: 17 June 2021:

All adults now eligible for their vaccination

Anyone aged 18 and over is now eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination. You can book a vaccination online via the NHS website or by calling 119.

Newly updated national vaccination guidance can be found here COVID-19 vaccination: a guide to phase 2 of the programme – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

 

AstraZeneca drop-in clinics: Vale Retail Park, Aylesbury, 22 & 23 June

If you are over 40 years old or over and have not yet had a vaccination yet, OR 18+ and need a second Astra Zeneca jab, OR not a permanent resident over 40 years, you can attend a drop in vaccination clinic at Unit 3, Vale Retail Park, Aylesbury, HP20 1DH (just along from Pets at Home)

Dates: Tue 22 and Wed 23 June

Times: 9am – 4pm both days

Please have details of Name, DOB and NHS number handy. If you can’t find your NHS number in advance,  you can still be vaccinated, your appointment may just take a little longer.

Get your NHS number online https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

If you had a PFIZER vaccination or under 40 and not had a vaccine, book online or call 119 for an appointment.

It’s really important to get your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to receive the maximum protection possible. Find out more here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

 

 

Update: 16 June 2021:

Change to AZ second dose timings for people aged 40+

As of Monday 14 June, anyone aged 40 or over can book their 2nd AstraZeneca vaccination 8 weeks after their first dose. This is reduced from the previous gap of 12 weeks. If you want to change your booking, you can do so on the National Booking System here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/.

 

New vaccine group announced

Anyone aged 21 or over (or who will be 21 by 1 July) can book their vaccination online via the NHS website or by calling 119.

Newly updated national vaccination guidance can be found here COVID-19 vaccination: a guide to phase 2 of the programme – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

 

 

Update: 15 June 2021:

New vaccine group announced

If you are aged 23 or over (or will be 23 by 1 July), or are in a priority group, you can book your vaccination online via the NHS website or by calling 119.

Newly updated national vaccination guidance can be found here COVID-19 vaccination: a guide to phase 2 of the programme – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

 

Update: 14 June 2021:

Vaccine update

If you’re eligible and haven’t had your COVID-19 vaccine yet, you may get a call from the Contact Tracing team this week. This will predominantly be for people aged 40+ who haven’t had their first dose yet.

They will be letting you know of drop-in clinics happening this weekend.

AstraZeneca drop-in clinic at Stoke Mandeville Stadium – 19 June

If you are over 40 years and have not yet had a vaccination yet OR over 18 and need a second Astra Zeneca jab OR not a permanent resident over 40 years, you can attend a drop in vaccination clinic at Stoke Mandeville Stadium this Saturday, 19 June, between 9am and 1pm.

Please have details of Name, DOB and NHS number during these times.

Get your NHS number online https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

If you had a PFIZER vaccination or under 40 and not had a vaccine please phone 119 for an appointment.

If you can’t find your NHS number in advance,  you can still be vaccinated, your appointment may just take a little longer.

It’s really important to get your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to receive the maximum protection possible. Find out more here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

 

Update: 11 June 2021:

 

AstraZeneca drop-in vaccination clinic on Sat 19 June (Burnham)

AstraZeneca drop-in vaccination clinic Sat 19 June

If you live in or near Burnham, are aged 40 or over and haven’t had your first COVID-19 vaccine yet or are due a second dose as per cohort advice, a local drop- in clinic is running from 2pm – 4pm on Saturday 19 June.

This is at Burnham Health Centre, Minniecroft Rd, SL1 7DE and for people living nearby and in the  surrounding area.

There is no need to book an appointment, we just need your name, date of birth and NHS number (get your NHS number here )

If you can’t find  your NHS number don’t worry,  you can still be vaccinated. It may just take a little longer to book you in.

N.B. If you are under 40 years old you will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Please use the online booking system or call 119 for an appointment when eligible. Find out more about eligibility here

 

Update: 10 June 2021:

AstraZeneca vaccine

When booking your second AstraZeneca vaccine, you need to leave 11 – 12 weeks between doses. If you are in cohorts 1-9, your second dose should be 8-9 weeks after the first one.

 

 

Update: 8 June 2021:

New vaccine group announced

If you are aged 25 or over (or will be 25 by 1 July), or are in a priority group, you can book your vaccination online via the NHS website or by calling 119.

 

 

Update: 7 June 2021:

Drop-in clinics at Stoke Mandeville Stadium  – 11 and 12 June

Due to the success of the drop-in clinic last week, we are extending this service again.

If you are over 40 years and have not yet had a vaccination yet OR over 18 and need a second Astra Zeneca jab OR not a permanent resident over 40 years:

  1. Friday 11 June from 9.30am-1pm and 2pm– 5pm
  2. Saturday 12 June from 9am-1pm

Please have details of Name, DOB and NHS number during these times.

Get your NHS number online https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

If you had a PFIZER vaccination or under 40 and not had a vaccine please phone 119 for an appointment.

If you can’t find your NHS number in advance,  you can still be vaccinated, your appointment may just take a little longer.

It’s really important to get your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to receive the maximum protection possible. Find out more here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

 

Update: 6 June 2021:

Clinic updates for June

  • Norden House GP led clinic finishes vaccinating at Winslow Health Centre on Wednesday 9 June, many thanks for the hard work in getting the people most at risk vaccinated.
  • The GP led clinic at Chesham Town Hall is finishing on Sunday 13 June after their sterling work on site there. Chess and Hughenden Pharmacy will take over this clinic so expect a few days handover.
  • The GP led Risborough Community Centre clinic currently will finish on Wednesday 30 June. Huge thanks for supporting communities with vaccination there.
  • The GP led Stoke Mandeville Stadium site will finish on Thursday 24 June. A fantastic effort by all involved: vaccinators, volunteers and all support staff.

The Stoke Mandeville Stadium (Guttman Vaccination Centre) will continue to run as the Bucks Mass Vaccination Site with Oxford Health looking after the site and covering for other GP led sites closing in the area.

 

Update: 3 June 2021:

Clinic update

The GP run vaccination clinic at Buckingham Community Centre finishes this week (Sunday 6 June) after doing a fantastic job of vaccination all those most at risk. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard over the last few months.

From the 11 June, Jardines Pharmacy will take over this clinic, allowing for more space and capacity to book via the National Booking System. We ask people to please be patient whilst this handover takes place.

 

Update: 1 June 2021:

Odeon Cinema (Aylesbury) vaccination clinic closed – reminder

The vaccination clinic based at the Odeon Cinema in Aylesbury closed in mid-May. Anyone who has an appointment saying it is at the Odeon should go to the Buckinghamshire New University vaccination site.

Buckinghamshire New University, Aylesbury Campus, 59 Walton Street, HP21 7QG.

Drop-in clinics (first and second jabs) at Stoke Mandeville Stadium

If you are over 40 years and have not had a vaccination yet OR over 18 and need a second Astra Zeneca jab OR not a permanent resident over 40 years of age, please see below:

  1. Stoke Mandeville Stadium Vaccination Centre will be holding a drop-in clinic on Friday 4 June from 10.00am – 12.30 pm and 2.30pm – 5pm
  2. Stoke Mandeville Stadium Vaccination Centre will be holding a drop-in clinic on Saturday 5 June from 9.30am – 1pm.

Please arrive with details of Name, DOB and NHS number during these times. You can find your NHS number online at: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

If you can’t find your NHS number in advance,  you can still be vaccinated, your appointment may just take a little longer.

 

The NHS updates the age groups that qualify, so please keep an eye on announcements in the media.

 

Update: 28 May 2021:

Clarification over vaccination sites operating at Stoke Mandeville Stadium (Guttman Vaccination Centre)

Please be aware, there has been some confusion around the two different vaccination sites currently running from the Stoke Mandeville Stadium location (also known as the Guttman Stadium). Each of these vaccination sites operates at the stadium on different days, and with different teams, and they are completely separate from one another.

One is the GP-led vaccination site which has been operating at the stadium since January. In most cases appointments for this vaccination site are arranged when patients are contacted by their GP practice (or, in some cases, when patients have contacted their GP practice to book). This site is offering vaccines to patients in priority groups 1-9 (people aged 50 and over, the clinically extremely vulnerable, health and social care staff, and carers). It will continue to operate at the stadium until 19 June.

The other is the National Large-Scale Vaccination Site, which was previously based at Bucks New University in Aylesbury. Appointments for this vaccination site can only be arranged via the online National Booking System or by calling 119. This is offering appointments to patients in all eligible priority groups – not just 1-9.

Although operating at the same location, each site has separate appointment systems and separate stocks of vaccines. It is not possible for one vaccination site to book appointments at the other, or to advise on the available vaccine stocks of the other site.

So, if you have any queries around your vaccine appointment at this location, please try to ensure you contact your GP only for queries around the GP-led site, or call 119 for queries around the national large-scale vaccination site.

 

GP vaccinations news – reminder

Reminder: If you are in the priority groups 10 – 12 (people aged 49 down to 18) you will need to book your appointment via the national NHS booking service when your age group becomes eligible. Some GP-led vaccination sites will not be offering vaccinations to patients in these age groups. There will continue to be, however, a number of vaccination sites available throughout Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas via the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

GP-led vaccination sites that will not be vaccinating patient priority groups 10–12 are:

  • Norden House, Winslow
  • Buckingham Community Centre, Buckingham
  • Stoke Mandeville Stadium (please note, however – only the GP-led site will stop, from 19 June; the national Large-Scale Vaccination site also running at Stoke Mandeville Stadium will continue to operate).

 

Bookings at national vaccination centres

  • Some patients in Buckinghamshire have been contacting their GP practice in the hope of booking a vaccine appointment at one of the national Large Scale or Pharmacy led vaccination sites. This is not possible – all bookings for these sites must be via the online National Booking System or by calling 119. GP practices can only arrange or advise on a booking for a clinic they are running themselves.

 

  • Please also be aware – if patients have booked a vaccination via the National Booking System or 119, their GP Practice will not be able to confirm which type of vaccine they will be receiving.

 

Update: 26 May 2021:

New vaccine group announced

If you are aged 30 or over, or are in a priority group, you can book your vaccination online via the NHS website or by calling 119.

On the advice of the government and Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), people aged 50 and over and the clinically vulnerable are having their second doses brought forward to counter the spread of the Indian variant. Nobody needs to contact the NHS and people will be told to rebook if they need to.

Update: 24 May 2021:

New vaccine group announced

If you are aged 32 or over by 1 July, or are in a priority group, you can book your vaccination online via the NHS website or by calling 119.

 

Vaccination sites

Please be aware,  the vaccination sites in Buckinghamshire are very busy at the moment. Please be prepared for the weather in case you have to wait outside the clinic for a short time ahead of your appointment, and please also be aware that traffic into the sites may be slightly busier than usual.

 

Update: 20 May 2021:

New vaccine group announced

If you are aged 34 or over by 1 July, or are in a priority group, you can book your vaccination online via the NHS website or by calling 119.

Update: 19 May 2021:

New variants of concern

New variants of a virus are always a cause for concern and the NHS really wants to help protect those most at risk, as well as everyone else.

It’s really important that anyone in priority groups 1-9 get vaccinated as soon as possible. This group includes people aged 50 and over, the clinically extremely vulnerable, health and social care staff, and carers.

The strong advice for those in group 1-9 is:

  • if you haven’t had your vaccine yet, the time to book is now. Don’t delay. Book online or call 119.
  • if you are waiting for your second dose, this may be brought forward as per the latest Government advice of a maximum 8 week gap between doses. You will be contacted by the NHS or your GP, depending on how you booked initially.

If you or anyone you know has concerns or questions they want answering, please speak to a healthcare professional to get the facts.

 

New vaccine group announced

Anyone aged 36 and over before the 1 July can book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Book online or call 119.

Following the latest JCVI advice, you will be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

 

Update: 12 May 2021:

Vaccine news – new vaccine group announced

From Thursday, 13 May, people aged 38 or 39 can book their COVID-19 vaccination via the online booking site or by calling 119. GP’s may also send patients a text. As per the latest Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice, patients in this age group will be offered either the Pfizer of Moderna vaccines.

 Pregnant women will also be able to book through the online booking site from Thursday, 13 May, and will be directed to vaccination centres offering Pfizer and Moderna in the local area, in line with JCVI Guidance.

For more details on vaccines for 38/ 39-year olds and for pregnant women, please click here.

Update: 10 May 2021:

 Vaccine news

Following a change to government advice, people aged 30 – 39 will now receive either a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as advised by the JCVI. You will be able to book online at sites offering those COVID-19 vaccines when the time is right.

Currently, all large scale vaccination sites in Oxford, Reading and Aylesbury are using the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine for second doses.

Anyone who has already had an AZ first dose with no reaction will get a second dose and are asked to attend appointments as planned. If you had a serious side effect (other than sore arm or mild headache) speak with your GP for advice.

 

Vaccination site news

The ‘Guttmann’ large scale vaccination site at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, will be using AZ for first doses until Sunday, 16 May.

Alternative first doses to AZ are expected to be available at Oxford (Kassam) and Reading during the week commencing Monday, 10 May.

At all sites, first dose appointment slots for eligible groups will be opened up via the 119 telephone line or the online national booking system as soon as they become available. Visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/

 

The vaccination clinic based at the Odeon Cinema in Aylesbury has now moved just up the road to Buckinghamshire New University, Aylesbury Campus, 59 Walton Street, HP21 7QG. Anyone who has an appointment booked will be contacted, but please note this change if it affects your vaccination booking.

 

GP vaccinations news

Some GP practices are only offering COVID-19 vaccinations to those patients in priority groups 1-9 who have not yet had their first dose or are awaiting a second dose. Please do not contact us about vaccinations unless you are in one of these groups. You can check your eligibility here.

If you are in the priority groups 10 – 12 (people aged 49 down to 18) you will need to book your appointment via the national NHS booking service when your age group becomes eligible. This will allow you to find a suitable date and time at another site, including the Guttman Vaccination Centre at Stoke Mandeville (or another large centre in a neighbouring county) or at a participating community pharmacy. Currently, people aged 40 – 49 can book their first dose on the system, together with people in patient priority groups 1 – 9.

GP-led vaccination sites that will not be vaccinating patient priority groups 10–12 are:

  • Norden House, Winslow
  • Buckingham Community Centre, Buckingham