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Vaccination centres

We are running large public COVID-19 vaccination centres in Kent.

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Grab a Jab

If you're aged 16-18 then please check the national booking system for your nearest centre taking under 18s or find your local walk-in here. 

Not all sites are doing 16-18 years so, check before travelling.

Alternatively, book an appointment online.

Vaccination centres

We are responsible for the large-scale covid vaccination centres in Kent. Our professional teams at each site look forward to welcoming you if you decide to book a vaccination with us. Our centres are all laid out differently, but the process you will follow is the same at each one.

Please don't bring anyone else with you unless you absolutely have to.

We need to limit the number of people in our vaccination centres, so if you bring children with you, you may be asked to join a separate queuing system which could delay you getting your vaccine.

You do not have to wait to be invited. If you are eligible you can book your vaccination online now.

What if I already have an appointment through my GP? If you have already been given an appointment by your GP practice, please keep it – do not book an appointment via the national system.

Will I have to queue? We try to keep queuing to a minimum both inside and outside the centre, but please come dressed for a short wait outside and visit the loo beforehand. We will protect staff and patients by limiting numbers inside the building.

Find out more about each site:

Our vaccination centres in Kent

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What happens?

You may have to queue outside for a while, please dress appropriately. There are no refreshments at our centres, so you may wish to bring a bottle of water and a snack. Visit the toilet beforehand.

Please don’t bring anyone else with you, unless you have to.

You may accompany someone who is having their vaccination, if they cannot attend without your help. Once inside the centre, we may ask you to wait in a different area. Let us know if they need to be accompanied at all times.

If you need to queue while inside, please remember to stay two metres apart and wear your face mask.

Check-in

Please check in at the entrance, someone will be there to greet you and make sure you have a correct appointment. You'll then be guided to our consent area.

Consent

We need to make sure you understand your vaccination and you fully consent to us vaccinating you. We need to check what current medication you are on.

Tell us if you are unwell and remember to bring a list of medications with you.

Vaccination

In one of our vaccination pods, a trained vaccinator will check your details once more.

It’s then time to have your vaccination.

Afterwards

After the jab, please follow the exit signs.

If you have had the Pfizer vaccination you will be asked to wait in the centre for 15 minutes.

Please don’t drive for at least 15 minutes following your Pfizer, AZ or Moderna vaccination.

Most side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:

  • a sore arm where the needle went in
  • feeling tired
  • a headache
  • feeling achy
  • feeling or being sick.

You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to. If you have a high temperature, you may have Coronavirus or another infection. If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111.

Well done. Please continue to follow all guidelines and remember:

  • Hands
  • Face
  • Space.

Watch a walkthrough of our Folkestone centre

Our vaccinations centres are all laid out differently, but the process you will follow is the same at each one.

Courtesy of BBC South East.