Covid-19 vaccination information
Covid-19 vaccinations for our patients will be a mixture of appointments at Charing & Hamstreet surgeries. There will be home visits for housebound patients.
We are inviting patients based on the national priority list. Please be patient and wait to be contacted about when the vaccine is available for you. You do not need to contact the surgery until you receive a letter, text or phone call about getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
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 always 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?
From 30 December the national guidance changed and second doses will now be scheduled for 10-12 weeks after the first dose.
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 www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/covid19vaccine
How to access your GP surgery:
when to wear one and how to make your own
If you need information and/or help with anything click the links below for more information:
Information for Hamstreet and Ashford Rural Area
Organisations in East Kent
NHS Health at Home Toolkit
Stay At Home advice can be found here. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/ Please use the online 111 service link if you need an isolation note for your employer https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website
Welcome to Hamstreet Surgery Online
We are a progressive and forward thinking practice, in purpose built modern premises and we provide an efficient service in a friendly, caring manner.
The practice is on the edge of Romney Marsh, which is steeped in local history, with beautiful old churches and the military canal. We are within easy reach of many interesting towns, including the Cathedral city of Canterbury and the Cinque Ports.
We are a rural dispensing practice covering an area of 150 square miles. With Eurostar stopping at Ashford International, our local station, Paris is as easily accessible as London.
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