Last opportunity to book in for your 1st dose Covid vaccine!

We have some vaccines left from Saturday's clinic - so we are putting on a small 1st dose clinic in the morning of Wednesday 23rd June.

We have sent out SMS messages to all patients today, please contact us if you haven't received a text message but would like to book in. Thanks to those of you who have replied so far!

Once this batch is used on the 23rd June, if you haven't had your first vaccine, we will have to advise you to book in at a mass vaccination site through 119 or book through the website

Coronavirus: Latest 1st & 2nd Dose information

We have been busy vaccinating all our patients in cohorts 1-12.  These are patients over 18 years and over and also those who have conditions that put them at higher risk of COVID.  We continue to vaccinate with 2nd doses.

Please be aware that your appointment for your second dose may change to the one you were given at the clinic.  This is due to the advise being updated frequently changing the time between doses.  We are really sorry if this causes inconvenience. 

Please can you make sure your mobile and email details are up to date in your medical records.  This will help us contact you more quickly to notify you of any changes.

We have been trying to contact everyone either using a text message or by letter.  When we contact you by text or letter please can you respond to the text message by either booking your appointment or sending a message back declining the invite.  You can of course also contact 119 to arrange to be vaccinated at one of the mass vaccination sites such as Bournemouth International Centre, or find a local pharmacy who are offering the vaccination site if you prefer.

Coronavirus: Latest Update

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), a new illness that affects your lungs and airways

  COVID-19 Vaccinations in Dorset

We know there is intense interest in the COVID-19 vaccination, and you will want to know when and where you will be able to get yours.

The NHS is working extremely hard to deliver the COVID-19 vaccination to the most vulnerable local people.

We have made very good progress in a very short space of time since the vaccination first became available.

We continue to provide Covid vaccine clinics as and when we receive vaccines from the Department.


UK regulator confirms that people should continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca,

Following suspensions by some countries of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca over suspected blood clots, the MHRA confirms that the benefits of the vaccine in preventing COVID-19 far outweigh the risks. People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so.

If you've received an invite from the National Booking Service, you can book on-line in one of the Mass Vaccination Centres. If you've had an invite from both, please choose whichever is more convenient to you.

Unfortunately we do not know when vaccines are going to be delivered to us until a few days before so planning is a little difficult and frustrating for us all.


34,912 vaccines have been provided to our patients in The Vale Primary Care Network which includes Blackmore Vale Partnership (Shaftesbury, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton and Fontmell Magna) and Gillingham.  This means over 80% of our adult population has been vaccinated.  Here are a few statistics of who has been vaccinated within The Blackmore Vale Partnership:

  • 100% Care Home residents
  • 98.5% over 80s
  • 97.6% over 70s
  • 92% over 60s
  • 90% over 50s
  • 93% Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
  • 90% clinically at risk aged 16-64
  • 80% over 40s
  • 63% over 30s
  • 30% over 18-29s

We hope the information here about the roll out of the programme in Dorset is helpful. 

For information about the roll out of the vaccine across Dorset, please click on this link for a short video   

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ADVICE ACCURATE AS OF 10:00 15/06/2021