Appointment Booking

    Wait to be contacted

    We will be contacting people when it is their turn to be booked in for their first (or second) vaccination. If you have a mobile phone number on your medical record then you will be invited to book by text message. There will be a link to click on which will then take you through the process. The only personal information you will be asked about is your date of birth. Be aware there are scams around pretending to be offering vaccination appointments. If you do not have a mobile number or a smart phone then do not worry, we will contact you by email or phone. Couples who are both eligible should try and attend together but both need booked appointments.

      We are currently vaccinating:

      • Anyone aged 18 and over
      • If we officially move on to the next group (as shown on this website) and you fear you have been missed then you should contact your surgery
      • Second doses will be around 8-11 weeks after your first dose, you will be contacted fairly shortly before it is due to book
      • If you are aged 30 and above you can also book using the national booking service via this link or by phoning 119. This is not for an appointment at Milford War Memorial Hospital.

      Our practices will be using a service from accuRx to enable you to book appointments from your mobile, tablet or desktop. Don't worry if you can't do this as we will book you by phone but don't phone us, we will phone you.

        Frequently Asked Questions:

        I don't have a mobile phone and/or the phone I have does not allow me to click on the link, what should I do?

        Do not be concerned. We will phone you to book you in if you do not book in via the link in the message. Please do not phone the surgery, wait to be contacted. Alternatively:

        • You can type the link into a web browser and book that way
        • You could forward the link to a trusted family member who could book you in for you
        • The link is unique to you so you should not share it with anyone else


        I have received two text invites at the same time, what should I do?

        Most likely this is because you and a partner share the same mobile number. You will need to do the process twice using the correct date of birth for the person the message is addressed to. Try and book appointments at similar times so you can come together.


        What about my second appointment?

        You will be invited again closer to the time of your second appointment. You only need to book one appointment at a time.


        Do you need people for a waiting list?

        Sometimes at the end of a vaccination clinic there are some remaining doses that need using up and cannot be kept overnight. To avoid wastage we may phone a small number of people and ask them to come in at short notice. There is no formal waiting list but the people phoned will be those who were due to be invited soon. In some situations a spare dose might be used on a housebound patient at the end of a clinic to avoid wastage.

          Who will be vaccinated next?

          The government has published guidance on the order in which the vaccines should be prioritised. The order is:

          1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers - 2nd DOSES COMPLETE 
          2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers - 2nd DOSES COMPLETE
          3. All those 75-79 years of age - 2nd DOSES COMPLETE
          4. All those 70-74 years of age and/or clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding) - 2nd DOSES COMPLETE
          5. All those 65-69 years of age - 1st DOSES COMPLETE
          6. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality - 1st DOSES COMPLETE
          7. All those 60-64 years of age - 1st DOSES COMPLETE
          8. All those 55-59 years of age - 1st DOSES COMPLETE
          9. All those 50-54 years of age - BOOKING NOW
          10. All those 40-49
            • 10a - 45-49 years of age - BOOKING NOW
            • 10b - 40-44 years of age - BOOKING NOW
          11. All those 30-39 - BOOKING NOW
          12. All those 18-29 - BOOKING NOW

              Who cannot be vaccinated?

              The following people currently cannot be vaccinated:

              • Any person with a history of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) to an ingredient of the relevant vaccine


              Are you pregnant or breast feeding?


              What should you do now?

              • Wait to be contacted to be booked in
              • Read on to see what to expect when you are invited