The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
The Covid-19 Booster programme will be starting at Thornbury Road Centre for Health in mid- October.
Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.
- 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.
For further information on whether you are considered a “high risk” patient, please review the government website by clicking HERE
Which COVID-19 vaccine will I get?
At Thornbury Road Centre for Health, patients will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
This means your booster dose may be different from the vaccines you had for your 1st and 2nd doses.
When Can I Have My Booster?
You will become eligible for the Covid-19 booster SIX MONTHS AFTER receiving your 2nd dose.
If you are in a priority group, when it is the right time, you will receive an invitation to come forward for your vaccination. For most people this will be by text message, so please ensure we have your up to date contact telephone number. To update your telephone number you can fill in the this FORM.
Please help us and do not contact the practice to get an appointment for a COVID vaccination until you receive your invitation. Please also continue to follow the national guidance to control the virus and save lives.
- Covid-19 Vaccination: guide for older adults – GOV.UK
- COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding – GOV.UK
- COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination – GOV.UK
- AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots
I have been invited, how do I book an appointment?
You will receive an invitation by text message. Please click the link and book yourself into an appointment slot. If you need help with the booking process, please ask a family member or friend in the first instance.
Please contacted the GP practice with whom you are registered if you are unable to book your appointment via the online system. ONLY contact them once you have been invited.
I have an appointment and want to change or cancel my appointment
Due to the large number of vaccinations being administered and the administrative burden that this is placing on general practice, we advise you to keep your booked appointment unless you absolutely are unable to attend.
If you are definitely unable to attend, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org asking us to cancel your appointment and send you a new booking invitation by text message so you can rebook your own appointment.
Please note the the staff at Thornbury Road Centre for Health are unable to book, cancel or change appointments for patients NOT registered with our practice.
Is there parking available?
There are a limited number of car parking spaces at Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre. If you must come by car, please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time to get a parking space. Please wait in your car and only come to the entrance at your booked appointment time.
How long will I be there?
Please allow 30 minutes for your appointment. Once you have received your vaccination you will be required to wait at the surgery for 15 minutes until you can leave.
I would like further information about the vaccine
Please read the Covid-19 Vaccination Guide for Adults
I would like proof that I have been vaccinated
Please register for an NHS Login account which will show your covid-19 vaccination history. Click HERE for further information.
Last updated 01/10/21