Coronovirus Vaccinations – Update

Covid Boosters

The UK government have announced a Covid booster programme to administer a third dose of Pfizer vaccine to selected individuals considered to be at higher risk.

These can be arranged at a vaccination centre which will be in Bristol or Thornbury Health Centre (or at residential care homes). Please note these will NOT be done at ST Mary Street Surgery. Patients will be called and invited in due course – please do not phone the surgery but you may be invited to phone 119.

Eligible patients include:

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • all adults aged 50 years or over
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 and adult carers
  • adult household contacts (aged 16 or over) of immunosuppressed individuals

Further information is available on this link

Third dose vaccination for severely immunosuppressed aged 12+

The JCVI has advised that people with severely weakened immune systems should have a third COVID-19 vaccine dose. This is separate to any potential COVID-19 booster vaccination. There are national recommendations as to who is considered eligible for the third vaccine and General Practices are working with Hospital Specialists locally to identify those who should receive this. There is no need contact the NHS. If you or your child is eligible for vaccination, you will be contacted by NHS administration – please do not call the practice.

For more information see JCVI issues advice on third dose vaccination for severely immunosuppressed – GOV.UK (

For those still needing routine first or second vaccinations, follow this link: Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site – NHS (

Further information on the general Covid vaccination campaign is available on this link: