6/5/21 - Second doses
Please be aware that second dose appointments may be from 8 weeks after the first dose so do not be concerned if you get your invite for a second dose sooner than you were expecting. If you have not heard anything by 12 weeks please contact your surgery to make sure you have not been missed.
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.
22/4/21 - Vaccination and Pregnancy update
New guidance has been released which advises that those who are pregnant should have their vaccination along with other people in their age group (unless in an at risk group when they should have been vaccinated already). It is advised that the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine should be used in this group. We will be contacting our patients who are aged over 30 and pregnant shortly. Those under 30 will need to wait until all the over 30's have been offered a vaccine.
22/4/21 - AstraZeneca Update
A new leaflet has been released which helps outline the risks and benefits of vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine. For those aged 30 and above vaccination with AstraZeneca is strongly recommended apart from in some very rare cases.
8/4/21 - AstraZeneca Update
Following the news yesterday we are cancelling all first dose AstraZeneca appointments for those aged under 30. Second doses in this group are still advised. We do not have alternative vaccine available for this group at the moment so you will need to wait for an update. The vaccination of those aged over 30 with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is still strongly recommended.
1/4/21 - Immunocompromised Households
Do you have a weakened immune system and have people aged 16 or above in your household who need prioritising for vaccination? Let us know by using this form.
27/3/21 - Apologies & Thanks
The team would like to apologise for the queues yesterday afternoon. A number of factors conspired to create an unusual situation with a longer queue than normal. Thanks for everyone's patience, we will take steps to try and avoid this occurring in the future. We would also like to thank people for their generosity with various treats for the staff and volunteers being very gratefully received over recent months.
17/3/21 - UPDATED AGAIN - National Booking Available for those aged 50 and above
We are now booking anyone over 50, please do not phone the surgery, we will call you or repond to a text link from us to book. If you are aged 50 and above you can also book using the national booking service via this link or by phoning 119. If you use the national booking service this will not be for an appointment at Milford War Memorial Hospital.
19/2/21 - Shielding update
Have you received a letter to shield which you were not expecting?
The QCovid system which has been used to identify additional high risk people. These letters have not come from your GP surgery. If you have any queries please visit COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment - NHS Digital which has a lot of detail about the tool which has been used. If this does not answer your question about the COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment, please email email@example.com.
18/2/21 - Recommended video:
15/2/21 - Some new updates:
4/2/21 - New FAQ page added
We have added a new page of Frequently Asked Questions. Please avoid phoning the surgery about the vaccination programme if possible as we need to maintain our normal services for patients. The British Society for Immunology have published "A guide to vaccinations for COVID-19" which is available here.
28/1/21 - A couple of updates:
18/1/21 - Want to discuss an invitation from Bournemouth for vaccination?
Please do not phone your surgery to discuss these letters which were not sent by us. We need to keep phone lines available for unwell patients. We plan to vaccinate all over 80's this week and are in the process of phoning those without appointments to book them in. Those under 80 and in Shielding groups are unlikely to be offered an appointment with us for at least a week so you should consider going to Bournemouth if you would like to.
17/1/21 - Have you received an invitation for vaccination at the BIC in Bournemouth?
It has come to our attention that some of our patients have received invitations to book their vaccinations in Bournemouth. We will be phoning and inviting all those aged over 80 and plan to vaccinate the whole of this population within the next 7 days at Milford. Please take this into account before responding to any written invite.
14/1/21 - We are now booking appointments via text message.
We are sending out booking links via text message to those with mobile phone numbers when they are eligible to book their injection. We will then be phoning those without mobile numbers and those who don't respond to the texts. More information is found on our Appointment Booking Page.
12/3/21 - The start of second doses