COVID VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS
Venue and important Information:
- Venue address: Saxonbury House Surgery, Croft Road, Crowborough, TN6 1DL
- Do not book an appointment if you have had/will have had any other vaccination (other than the 'flu jab) in the 7 days before your Covid-19 vaccination
- Do not book an appointment if you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 28 days (or in the last 12 weeks if you are less than 18 years old and not in an 'at risk' group)
- Please DO NOT arrive early for your appointment, arrive at your given time or you may have to queue
- Park in Waitrose Car Park (FREE)
- On the day of your appointment please ensure you are well hydrated (i.e. drink plenty of fluids) and have had a recent snack as this will reduce the possibility of feeling light-headed or feeling faint after your vaccination
- Wear short sleeves so the vaccinators can access your arm easily. Have an emergency contact number with you
- Please do not contact the Surgery as the phone lines are already busy dealing with medical issues.
Please do not contact the Surgery as the phone lines are already busy dealing with medical issues.
Booster dose appointments:
Booster doses may be given from 3 months after the second dose.
Further details are available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/
Appointments are bookable via the National Booking Service, once you have received an invitation to book via letter or text message from the NHS. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY as we will not be able to book the appointment for you and will be dealing with our normal GP-related work.
** Walk-in appointments are also available **
We are now accepting walk-in appointments for anyone who is eligible aged 12 years or older for 1st, 2nd, and booster doses (as well as 3rd doses for people with a weakened immune system or their household contacts- see the website below for more details).
We are giving the Pfizer vaccine from our site.
Further details are available at:
Our opening hours currently are Monday to Saturday, 8am-12pm & Monday to Friday 1.30pm-5.30pm (i.e. no Saturday afternoon clinics). Please note there are no appointments available between 12pm-1.30pm.
Alternatively, appointments are available to pre-book online or by calling 119. You can pre-book online via the following link- if you have your 10-digit NHS number this makes the process easier.:
Immunosuppressed patients requiring a 3rd dose or subsequent booster dose:
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE NOT A REGISTERED PATIENT AT SAXONBURY HOUSE MEDICAL GROUP WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ELIGIBILITY OR REASON FOR YOUR INVITATION TO RECEIVE A 3RD DOSE. Please ask your own GP surgery or your Hospital team if you have any questions about your eligibility for or timing of a 3rd dose/subsequent booster dose. You are able to attend as a walk-in appointment if you bring the relevant letter/text message received to invite you for your 3rd dose or subsequent booster.
If you have been identified as being immunosuppressed around the time of your first or second (or both) COVID-19 vaccine doses you will be contacted directly to arrange a 3rd dose and subsequently a booster dose. The JCVI have advised that you should receive a third vaccine dose, which forms part of your primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations, and subsequently a booster dose after a further 3 months after your 3rd dose.
This 3rd dose needs to be given at least 8 weeks after the 2nd dose. You will receive the Pfizer vaccine unless you have any contraindications to this (which can be discussed with the vaccinating team on the day of the appointment).
If there is any current or planned immunosuppressive treatment then where possible, the third primary dose should be delayed until 2 weeks after the period of immunosuppression, or between doses of treatment. You may wish to speak to your Hospital team to determine the best timing of your 3rd dose and booster dose where applicable.
If you have already been contacted by the NHS to book your Booster appointment (if you are 3 months or more since your 2nd dose), please proceed to book this as a Booster dose as this will be subsequently recorded as your 3rd dose. You will be able to see available vaccination appointments at Saxonbury House Medical Group if you book online- go to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/book-or-manage-a-booster-dose-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine/ or call 119.
Second dose appointments:
All second doses should be given at least 8 weeks apart unless there is a clinical reason for it to be given any earlier. i.e. prior to chemotherapy / widespread radiotherapy / immunosuppressive treatment or organ transplant.
• This site follows the current national guidance on dosing intervals for second doses which states that second doses must be given at least eight weeks apart from the first dose.
• We are aware that there are mixed messages in the mainstream media about this which is causing some confusion for individuals, however having your second dose at least eight weeks after the first will give you the best possible protection.
• The manufacturer recommended dose intervals were based on data at the time of the clinical trials; Public Health England and JCVI now have real world data from the billions of vaccinations given worldwide that show a longer dosing interval between first and second doses offers individuals even more protection. This is especially important in the context of rising case rates and the delta variant.
• Therefore, we won’t be giving you your second dose any earlier than 8 weeks unless there is a clinical reason to do so.
• It is still really important for you to have a second dose so that you can get the best possible protection, so please come back at 8 weeks. You can book an appointment in advance through the National Booking System.
Eligible children and young people in specific groups:
Children and young people in specific groups are eligible for Covid-19 vaccination. Please click on the link below for further information.
- The JCVI has reviewed extensive clinical evidence for the safety of giving the COVID-19 vaccine to children and young people in the eligible groups and have determined it to be safe and effective. The JCVI has determined that the benefit of vaccinating children in these groups outweighs the risks.