This week the news has highlighted the fact that Covid-19 booster jabs are being given at walk-in clinics across the country. Sites providing walk-ins can be found as below.
The Rye site is not currently on the list as at present we prefer patients to book either via the official site or by telephoning 119.
By booking you help us forecast demand , enabling us to plan vaccine, vaccinators and volunteers. As demand eases we will offer walk-ins and will notify this via @ryepfizer.
In response to the NHS call to increase vaccine uptake before what is expected to be a challenging winter, we have seen hundreds at the Rye centre. As some patients reporting for booster jabs have not been eligible, a reminder :
- entitlement to a booster or third jab is for those aged 50 and over; people who live and work in care homes; frontline health and social care workers; people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19, or who are a main carer for someone at high risk from the virus, or who live with someone more likely to get infections because of reduced immunity. For the vulnerable category we expect to see a letter from the NHS or a doctor.
- in Rye we adhere to NHS guidance that booster or third jabs come 182 days or more after the second jab.
- as the booster or third jab is a separate vaccination programme, regardless of the vaccine delivered in jabs 1 or 2, the booster or third jab is usually Pfizer, which we deliver in Rye.
The Rye centre at the former Tilling Green school can be contacted via @ryepfizer.
Image Credits: Anthony Kimber .