The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
The Thornbury Road vaccine clinic has MOVED to Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, 658 Chiswick High Rd, Brentford TW8 0HJ, from Friday 26th March 2021 . This will enable us to have a larger and separate space to carryout vaccinations.
The first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has begun. See this leaflet explaining who was chosen for the first group and why.
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 or other NHS services 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.
What about my 2nd dose?
You will be offered your 2nd dose in the 12th week after you received the first dose. You will receive an invitation by text message shortly before your 2nd dose is due.
Your 2nd dose will be the SAME vaccine as your 1st dose, so if you had Pfizer for your 1st dose you will receive Pfizer for your second dose.
There is not a shortage of Pfizer in the country. Pfizer vaccines are being kept back to ensure enough vaccines are available for 2nd doses.
You will not be able to get your 2nd dose early, so please do not contact the practice to request this.
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 contact your own GP practice to help you rebook.
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 4/5/21