Andover PCN (Adelaide Medical, Andover Health , Charlton Hill, Shepherds Spring and St Mary’s GP Practices) are collaborating to deliver a Community COVID Vaccination Centre from The Lights Theatre, Andover SP10 1AH. We aim to offer clinics 7 days with AM/ PM appointments available. Our service is geared up to vaccinate 2000 patients per week but we will be restricted by government stock distribution levels..
Please do not phone your surgery to request an appointment. We will contact you when it is your turn to be offered a vaccination. There is a strict priority list which can be review here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/
Current expected timelines when you might be called (as of 1st Jan 2021)
* residents in a care home for older adults and their carers (ETA by end of January)
* all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers (ETA by end of January)
* all those 75 years of age and over (ETA by start of February)
* all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (ETA mid February)
* all those 65 years of age and over (ETA by end of February)
* all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality (ETA by start of March)
* all those 60 years of age and over (ETA mid March)
* all those 55 years of age and over (ETA end of March)
* all those 50 years of age and over (ETA April)
For care home residents an people who are housebound, the NHS will establish a roving vaccine delivery services in care homes and people’s own homes, working with Community Providers (Southern Health), local councils and social care providers. None housebound patients are expected to attend a local vaccination sites.
The following people currently cannot be vaccinated:
Any person with a history of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) to a vaccine, medicine or food should not receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
What should you do now?
Do consider getting your Seasonal Influenza and/or Shingles vaccination if you have not done so already.
Wait to be contacted to be booked in for your COVID19 vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine guides
Please arrive for your appointment 5 mins before your appointment and not early or late, as we are aiming to avoid queue formation in order to maintain social distancing.
Please do not attend your appointment if you feel unwell on the day. If you are unable to attend, please contact the surgery as soon as you can to cancel the appointment so that we can offer this space to someone else.
To be effective, two doses of the vaccine are required within 12 weeks apart. A single vaccine is not considered sufficient to provide protection, so it is important to attend for both appointments.
The Lights Theatre, West Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1AH
The entrance to the COVID Vaccination site is towards the rear of the Magistrates car park and will be well signposted.
Arriving by car.
There are several car parks close by, please see the enclosed map. Please also note that TVBC may charge £2 for parking. There is no guarantee of car parking space. Please arrive in good time and allow the time needed for you to walk from your car to the vaccination centre. Please be aware that there will be demand for car parking so please do not park for longer than necessary to receive your vaccine.
Blue Badge Holders.
There will be some limited Blue Badge spaces available. Please see the map enclosed.
You may also park for free in medium and long stay car parks, please display your Blue Badge with the expiry date face up. You can park free of charge for up to three hours in Short stay car parks, or in the marked bays in the High Street for up to two hours. Please display your time clock and display your Blue Badge with expiry date face up.
If you are a Health or Social Care Worker please make us aware