Covid-19 vaccination information

Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters for our patients are being provided from Musgrove Park Medical Centre. There will be home visits for housebound patients. 


Our phone lines are very busy; please help us to keep lines open for people needing to make appointments for other health matters. 

If you have questions about the vaccine please read the information below. 

Why is the vaccine not available from our own surgery?

Across the country GPs are working in groups of practices to provide the Covid-19 vaccine. We understand the people would like to get the vaccine from their own practice but unfortunately this is not possible at this time. If this changes we will update this information. 

Should I come for a vaccine if I have symptoms of Covid-19?

No. If you or someone in your immediate household has symptoms of the virus it is essential that you self-isolate and book a test. Your vaccine can be re-arranged after your self-isolation. 

If I’ve had Covid-19 do I need the vaccines?

Yes, getting vaccinated is just as important for those who have already had Covid-19 as it is for those who haven’t. 

How soon after having Covid-19 can I have the vaccine?

It is recommended that people wait 4 weeks after recovering from Covid-19 or from being tested positive but not experiencing symptoms. We will rearrange invitations if you are in this situation when first invited to have the vaccine. 

When will the second dose be given?

You can have the second dose of the vaccine 8 weeks after your first dose.

When can I have my booster dose?

You will be eligible for your booster dose 6 months after the date of your second vaccine, please be aware that these are strict guidelines and we cannot vaccinate any earlier. The practice will text you to advise you when you are eligible. 

When can I have the Spring Dose?

For those aged 75 years and older or aged 12 and over with a weakened immune system, you will be invited via National booking for your Spring booster dose, it is advised you wait 6 months from your last booster to maximise effectiveness of the booster.


Can I pay for the vaccines privately?

No, all Covid-19 vaccines are being provided free by the NHS. If you see any offers to get the vaccine privately it will be a scam and you must not contact them. 

Find out more: For more information about the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme in Kent and Medway please visit