Booking Covid Booster Vaccinations
If and when patients are eligible they can now book their appointment online at the National Booking Service (NBS) or call 119 if you are:
- aged 18 and over
- aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19
- You’ll only be able to book an appointment for a booster dose if it’s been at least 3 months since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.
- You need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before booking if you’ve had a positive COVID-19 test, starting from the date you had the test.
- Purbeck CVP at Wareham Hospital is your local choice.
If possible please use the below link for the National Booking Service. We are trying to contact patients direct to book them in at Wareham but it is an uphill struggle with the new 3 month gap. We are trying our best.
The Purbeck CVP help line 01929 557559 / 557589 is extremely busy. Please only use this to cancel or change an appointment already booked. Please leave your full name, date of birth and date of booster.
Any queries for 12 – 15 year olds please call the dedicated Dorset Healthcare School Children line on 01425 891162
IMPORTANT: Wearing of Face Masks If you are given an appointment to attend the practice, please bring your own face cover / mask for further protection. Our clinical staff will be wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when seeing patients face to face.
The general clinical case definition for COVID-19 has been updated to include loss of or change in smell or taste. It is now:
New continuous cough OR fever OR loss of / change in smell or taste.
Everyone should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of / change in smell or taste.
The individual’s household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell or taste.
BCP Council Community Response Helpline
BCP Council has set up a COVID-19 community response helpline which is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week for people in vital need of food and essential household items. Their priority is to deliver the most essential services to those most in need and to keep vulnerable residents as safe as possible.
Dorset Community Response
If you need help and don’t have any support. Call us on 01305 221000
If you don’t have family, friends or a support network that can help you get the things you need, you can call 01305 221000, 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week to get specific help and advice.
Alternatively, you can email [email protected].
Age UK Support
There is a helpline running – Mon-Fri 9am-5pm on 01305 269 444. This number is for help with delivering medication and food.