Covid-19 vaccination information
Covid-19 vaccinations for our patients are being provided from Sevenoaks Medical Centre. There will be home visits for housebound patients.
We are currently vaccinating groups 5, all those 65 years of age and over, and group 6 which are all individuals aged 16 -64 years with underlying health conditions. Patients who have been classed as “clinically extremely vulnerable” will also be invited for vaccinations at one of the Mass Vaccination Sites, most locally this is in Epsom, Surrey. Patients will receive a letter regarding this when it is available.
Please read the questions and answers below about our local vaccination service. Our phone lines are very busy; please help us to keep lines open for people needing to make appointments for other health matters.
Which priority group are you currently inviting?
“More local vaccinations for other groups will be available as per the governments guidelines. You will be contacted when we move to the next groups so please be patient with us.”
How are you contacting people to invite them for a vaccine?
Our dedicated team will contact patients by telephone to book their vaccination.
If I cannot attend an appointment what should I do?
If you have received and accepted an invitation for a Covid-19 vaccine we would strongly encourage you to prioritise coming to the appointment. If for unavoidable reasons you cannot make it please call Edenbridge Medical Practice to cancel so that we can invite someone else.
How are you supporting patients with dementia to get vaccinated?
Where appropriate we will liaise with a patients’ Lasting Power of Attorney and support patients to make decisions about their own healthcare. More complex issues will be managed on a case by case basis with the input of the patients’ own GP if necessary.
Is there transport available for getting to the vaccine clinic?
We would ask that anyone who does not have their own transport tries to arrange a lift with a friend or relative.
In Edenbridge, Relyon Cars – 01732 863800 are offering to take drivers at reduced rates to Epsom (30% discount) and Sevenoaks (20% discount), with no waiting time charged either. Please call to make your booking.
Will there be clinics run from Edenbridge Medical Practice?
We will be able to run a limited number of vaccination clinics from the surgery itself, depending on local vaccine supply, eligible patients will be contacted by the Practice as the appointments become available.The situation is rapidly changing however and we will provide updates on this page. Patients will be contacted and offered slots according to their priority group.