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Vaccination

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination?

We are only permitted to vaccinate in line with national guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI). 

For more information please visit nhs.ukIf you meet the current critera group, you can book an appointment via the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

 

Home ParkOur Vaccination Centre Opening Hours

We will accept drop-ins for first and second doses of the vaccines we are running on the days we are operational, alongside those people arriving with booked appointments. Second doses must be at least 8 weeks after the first dose. There will be a separate queue for booked appointments and drop-ins. 

We are now accepting 16 and 17 year olds as drop-ins.

Please, where possible, book a vaccination appointment through the National Booking System.

 

 

 

Home Park drop in vaccination timetable

Monday, 29th November Tuesday, 30th November Wednesday, 1st December Thursday, 2nd December Friday, 3rd December Saturday, 4th December Sunday, 5th December
09:00 – 18:00 Moderna (over 18 only) 09:00 – 18:00 Moderna (over 18 only)

09:00 – 17:00 Moderna (over 18 only)

19:30 – 21:00 Pfizer (1st, 2nd and booster doses)

09:00 – 18:00 Moderna (over 18 only)

 

09:00 – 15:00 Pfizer (over 16s)

09:00 – 12:00 Moderna (over 18 only)

15:00 – 18:00 Pfizer 2nd doses only

09:00 – 13:00 Moderna (over 18 only)

15:00 – 18:00 12 to 15 year olds only

Monday, 6 December Tuesday, 7 December Wednesday, 8 December Thursday, 9 December Friday, 10 December Saturday, 11 December Sunday 12 December
No drop-ins 09:00 –22:00  – Booster and Moderna / 1st/2nd – over 18 only

09:00 – 14:00 – Booster & Pfizer 1st & 2nd – age 16 +

17:00 – 18:30 – 12 – 15 year olds ONLY  

09:00 – 21:00 – Booster and Moderna / 1st/2nd – over 18 only 09:00 – 17:00 – Booster and Moderna / 1st/2nd – over 18 only 09:00 – 18:00 – Booster and Moderna / 1st/2nd – over 18 only

09:00 – 14:00 - Booster and Moderna / 1st/2nd – over 18 only15:00 – 18:00 – Booster & Pfizer 1st & 2nd – age 16 + 

Monday, 13 December Tuesday, 14 December Wednesday, 15 December Thursday, 16 December Friday, 17 December Saturday, 18 December Sunday, 19 December
No drop-ins 09:00 – 11:30 – Booster and Moderna / 1st/2nd – over 18 only 09:00 – 18:00 – Booster and Moderna / 1st/2nd – over 18 only  09:00 – 12:00 – Booster and Moderna / 1st/2nd – over 18 only   09:00 – 14:00 – Booster and Moderna / 1st/2nd – over 18 only  CLOSED

09:00 – 14:00 - Booster and Moderna / 1st/2nd – over 18 only 

16:00 – 17:00 – Booster & Pfizer 1st & 2nd – age 16 + 

The above timetable is for drop in sessions only. Booked appointments, including those for booster jabs, might be booked at different times. 

Please note the Booster walk ins are not vaccine specific, however 2nd doses have had to communicate specific vaccine.

If the centre is at capacity we reserve the right to temporary halt walk in’s for patient safety. We will do our best to avoid this and apologise for any potential inconvenience caused. If you want to avoid any disappointment please utilise the National Booking System.

 

Covid-19 vaccination drop in clinics offered by UHP around Plymouth

December

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
29 November 30 01 02 03 04 05
Mutley Baptist 12.00 - 17.00     Central Methodist 12.00 - 17.30 St Budeaux Library 13.00 - 19.00    
06 07 08 09 10 11 12

Tothill Community Centre 12:00 – 19:00  

Booster/ 1st/2nd – over 18 only 

   

Methodist Church, City Centre – 11:00 – 17:30 

Booster/ 1st/2nd – over 18 only 

Elm Community Centre – 11:00 – 17:00 

Booster/ 1st/2nd – over 18 only 

Fredrick Street 13.00 - 19.00  
13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Mutley Baptist Church 11:00 – 17:00  

Booster/ 1st/2nd – over 18 only 

Four Greens Community Trust 12:00 – 19:00 

Booster/ 1st/2nd – over 18 only 

 

Central Methodist Church – 11:00 – 17:30 

Booster/ 1st/2nd – over 18 only 

    Plymstock Library 13.00 - 17.30
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Tothill CC 13.00 - 19.00 Morice Town (Salvation Army) 13.00 - 19.00   Central Methodist 12.00 - 17.30      

For further information about future drop in services around Plymouth please follow @PlymouthCityCouncil or @NHSDEVONCCG on Facebook or Twitter or visit the NHS drop-in covid-19 vaccination site finder.

 

Booster vaccinations

The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have a booster dose. It's important not to contact the NHS for one before then. Please wait to be contacted via letter, text or email before trying to book. Once you have received your invitation, you can book using the National Booking Service.

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.

This includes:

  • people 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
  • carers aged 16 and over
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

You'll be offered a booster dose at least 26 weeks/6 months after you had your 2nd dose.

 

Identifying unpaid carers

Unpaid carers are eligible for COVID-19 booster vaccinations. Those currently in receipt of a carer’s allowance or identified in March 2021 as receiving support from a Local Authority or Carers Organisation, are being called nationally for booster vaccinations providing it’s been six months since they completed their primary course. To create a sustainable process for calling unpaid carers for any future COVID-19 vaccinations, a letter from NHS Call and Recall will be sent to nationally identified unpaid carers instructing them to show it to their GP practice and request they’re recorded as a carer on their record. Practices may ask some routine questions before making any changes to a person's GP record. Please refer to NICE guidance for identifying new unpaid carers.

 

Information leaflets, including other languages

Public Health England has published various information leaflets about COVID-19 vaccination in various languages. Click on the links below to see all languages:

 

 

Please note, the NHS will NOT ask for payment or bank details to book any vaccine or testing appointments, or to prove your identity.

Cybercriminals are using the roll out of the NHS COVID-19 vaccine to target victims with convincing looking text messages. The text appears to be from the NHS and state that the recepient is elegible to receive the vaccine. Recipients are then encouraged to click on a hyperlink to an application form. The link takes you to an extremely convincing fake NHS website which asks for personal and financial details. Remember, the NHS will NEVER ask for your payment details.

 

Testing

The main symptoms of coronavirus are: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, get a PCR test as soon as possible. You can book a PCR test online on the gov.uk website or by ringing 119. We do not offer drop-in COVID-19 testing.

If you don't have Covid-19 symptoms, you should do a rapid test twice a week (every 3 to 4 days), to check if you have the virus. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading. You can do these tests at home for free. You can order a pack of seven tests to be mailed to your home, or pick it up from a pharmacy or a test site. More information on how to get Lateral Flow Tests in the NHS website. If your rapid test comes out positive, you'll need to book a PCR test online, or by phoning 119.

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