COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Lyndhurst Surgery, New Forest Medical Group, Chawton House Surgery and Wistaria and Milford Surgeries are collaborating to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations from Milford on Sea War Memorial Hospital (SO41 0EQ for sat navs).

Have a look at the following pages to learn about the COVID-19 vaccination process locally:

    No COVID Vaccinations at Milford Hospital during July or August 2022. For more details see latest news below.

    Latest News:

    25/6/22 - Vaccinations from Milford Hospital currently paused

    There will be no COVID vaccinations from Milford War Memorial Hospital during July or August. If you are still due a vaccination you can still book using the National Booking Service but will need to be seen elsewhere.

    We expect the vaccination centre will be opening again in September for an Autumn Booster campaign.

    26/4/22 - 5-11 year old vaccinations

    We have vaccinated those aged 5-11 with underlying health problems but will not be vaccinating any more in this age group at Milford Hospital. Vaccinations are available from other locations and can be booked via the National Booking Service or by calling 119.


    We have completed Spring boosters for our Nursing and Care Home patients. We are now providing Spring Boosters to those aged 75 and over who are at least 6 months after their last dose.

    Those aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed and were eligible for a third primary dose (and have now had four doses) should have their next dose 3 months after their last dose.

    For this next phase of the vaccination programme, we will be taking bookings in a different way. You will not receive booking links by text like you did in the past but instead should make use of the National Booking Service. You can also do this by phone on 119. PLEASE BRING YOUR BOOKING REFERENCE NUMBER TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.

    If there is no availability at Milford then you can use that same system to book elsewhere. Appointments only appear 4 weeks in advance so you can try checking back on a Saturday or Sunday when new appointments should become available for booking. 

    23/1/22 - Had a dose abroad not showing on the NHS app?

    Have you had a dose of a UK approved COVID vaccine abroad which is not showing on the NHS app? You can get this added but need to arrange an appointment with a specific clinic outside our area and take evidence with you. To learn more and to book an appointment click here.

    17/1/22 - Recent COVID infection? Your vaccination may need rescheduling

    If you have had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine. You need to:

    • Wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you are aged 18 years old or over
    • Wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you are aged 12 to 17 years old
    • Wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you are aged 12 to 17 years old and at high risk from COVID-19.

    17/1/22 - Dose interval reminder

    For those aged 18 and over:

    • Boosters needs to be a minimum of 12 weeks after a second dose
    • You must wait at least 4 weeks after a COVID infection
    • Second doses should be at least 7 weeks since a first dose

    For those aged 12-17:

    • Second doses should be 12 weeks after your first dose
    • You must wait 12 weeks after a COVID infection before having a first or second dose

    20/12/21 - Have COVID? You could take part in a study using antiviral medication in early infection

    Do you have symptoms which started in the last 5 days and a positive PCR result? Are you over 50 or over 18 with an underlying medical problem? You might be able to take part in a clinical trial looking at the use of antiviral tablets. Click here to learn more.

    18/8/21 - Information for young people

    An information leaflet has been published for young people coming for their COVID vaccine. We would recommend this is read before attending as we are not sure if we will get physical copies of this in time. You can find the content of the leaflet here.

    14/5/21 - Our Vaccination Centre in the local paper

    We have now given over 26,000 doses with this achievement featured in this article in the local paper. Well done to the whole team especially our wonderful volunteers.

    13/5/21 - Proof of vaccination

    Are you looking for proof you have been vaccinated? This is not something your GP surgery can help you with. You have various options which you will find detailed here.

    26/4/21 - Oakhaven Donations

    For the past two weeks Oakhaven Hospice has provided lamination pouches for completed vaccination cards for a suggested donation. So far you have raised £1770.26. Thank you so much for your generosity. The pouches are located at the exit door of the observation room.

    23/9/21 - Boosters in progress

    12/3/21 - The start of second doses

    Credit: Mirrorpix but appearing in this article in The Sun Newspaper.

    Image from the Daily Express